Partners & Principals

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Joel Brandts

Background

As a Partner, Joel's responsibilities include being involved in all aspects of design, operations and production activities for the firm's complete range of electrical design services.

Joel is involved in all phases of construction document preparation, including schematic and design development services, energy compliance documentation, comprehensive electrical specifications, estimating and construction field support. In addition, he is a design leader for k-12 and higher education campuses, sports complexes, recreational facilities, commercial centers, theaters, hotels and industrial facilities.

Joel also provides principal management and creative direction for all projects and is active in financial, planning and administrative functions.

Professional Affiliations:

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IESNA - Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Education

BS Industrial Design - California State University, Long Beach

Architecture Studies - University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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Roger Carter

P.E., LEED AP, CxA

Background

Roger has 30 years of experience in consulting engineering including over 10 years of practicing experience in the consulting engineering field in Australia and England. This unique background has resulted in creative and resourceful solutions on many of our significant projects. In over 20 years with the firm, Roger has been involved in major healthcare, civic, technology and build-to-suit projects with a focus on providing reliable design solutions and effective client support throughout all phases of a project. As a LEED-accredited professional, he brings sustainable expertise to his projects.

Licences/Registrations:

Registered Professional Engineer in California 1999 #M30980
LEED Accredited Professional
ACG Certified Commissioning Authority, 2009 #409-477

Professional Affiliations:

ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
ICBO - International Conference of Building Officials
ASHE - American Society of Healthcare Engineering
ASPE - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
ACG - AABC Commissioning Group
BCA - Building Commissioning Association

Education

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering - 1982, Wembley College - Perth, Australia

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Joseph Ross

P.E

Background

Joe’s responsibilities include being involved in all aspects of design operations and production activities for the firm’s complete range of mechanical engineering/design services.  Joe serves as the Principal-in-Charge, as well as Mechanical Engineer of Record for all projects with which he is involved.  Additionally, Joe is managing partner of our San Diego office.

Joe’s experience includes a wide range projects that include: healthcare, biotech/life sciences, pharmaceutical manufacturing, hospitality, education, residential and commercial office projects. He has a passion for creating and leading high performing teams and recognizes the importance of integrated project delivery and sustainable design.

Experienced in the Field Since:  1985

Licensure/Registrations:

Registered Professional Engineer in California 1989 #M26277, Michigan
LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations:

ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
ASHE – American Society for Healthcare Engineering
USGBC – US Green Building Council

Education

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering – 1985 from California Polytechnic State University

 

 

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering – 1985 from California Polytechnic State University

 

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Larry Sun

P.E., LEED AP

Background

For more than 30 years Larry has been a vital part of carrying-out the core values that have made this firm successful. Being involved in nearly all of our major market segments has helped Larry develop a keen awareness of client and project requirements, with a focus on details that make a project successful. As the first LEED Accredited professional in the firm, Larry recognizes the critical nature of mechanical systems in supporting sustainable project goals, and enjoys the collaborative process in achieving these.

During his tenure, Larry has helped guide the firm toward continued success. Understanding the need to remain an active participant in the HVAC Industry, both locally and nationally, Larry has served in numerous positions within ASHRAE and also serves as co-chair of the HVAC Industry Advisory Board at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 

Licensure/Registrations:

Registered Professional Engineer in California #M25633, Virginia, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Texas and Colorado
LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations:

ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

ICBO - International Conference of Building Officials
ASPE - American Society of Plumbing Engineers

USGBC

Education

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering - 1985, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, CA

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Raymond Swartz

P.E., IESNA, LEED AP

Background

Ray's responsibilities include being involved in all aspects of design operations and production activities for the firm's complete range of electrical engineering/design services. He services as the Principal-in-Charge over many projects, as well as Electrical Engineer of Record for all projects with which he is involved.

Ray also specializes in architectural lighting design and has been responsible for innovative lighting designs which have enhanced the use, comfort, and grace of numerous architectural and landscape projects.

Licensure/Registrations:

Registered Professional Engineer in California  #E15610

LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations:

AIA - American Institute of Architects/Orange County Chapter
SAME - Society of American Military Engineers
IESNA - Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
USGBC - US Green Building Council

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics - University of California, Riverside, CA

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Tjwan Tang

P.E., LEED AP

Background

Having started his career with the firm nearly 25 years ago as a graduate engineer, Tjwan Tang has the unique perspective of understanding all of the critical details involved in the successful integration of HVAC systems into any number of project types. Tjwan's involvement in major civic, educational, commercial, build-to-suit and tenant improvement projects has demanded an attention to detail and client needs that is part of his approach to every project. A solid understanding of all building systems and their impacts on a well-coordinated project brings invaluable expertise to all aspects of the design and construction process.

Throughout his career Tjwan has provided steady guidance to our staff and contributed significantly to the processes that define the quality of the documents we produce.

Licensure/Registrations:

Registered Professional Engineer in California, 1997, #M29973
LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations:

ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

USGBC

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering - 1991, California State University - Fullerton, CA

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Ron Zawadzki

RCDD, LEED AP, CxA

Background

Ron leads our low voltage / telecommunications / data / AV services, overseeing the team and working with our clients from the initial planning stages to the final construction support services of a large number of projects.

Ron is involved in all phases of construction document preparation including the initial planning, construction documents, energy compliance, comprehensive electrical specifications, estimating and construction field support. In addition, Ron specializes in Telecommunication/Data Systems, data center design, university facilities design, and high voltage power systems engineering.

Licensure/Registrations:

RCDD #126544 - BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer

ACG Certified

Commissioning Authority, 2011 #411-796

Professional Affiliations:

BICSI - Building Industry Consulting Services International

USGBC - US Green Building Council

ACG

BCA

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering – Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Worcester, MA
  • Master of Science, Environmental Management – Westcoast University. Santa Barbara, CA

 

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Louise Belair

P.E., LEED AP, EDAC

Background

Louise is a high-energy, hands-on collaborative leader with more than 21 years of accomplishments in the industry.  She is the managing director of our Los Angeles office, and a principal with the firm.

Proficient in all aspects of mechanical engineering, Louise is involved in all phases of construction document preparation, including schematic and design development services, energy compliance documentation, comprehensive mechanical specifications, estimating and construction field support.

Licenses/Registrations:

Professional Engineer - California #38180, Arizona #37481
Ingenieure - Quebec #106292

Professional Affiliations:

ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineers
ASHE - American Society of Healthcare Engineers
CSHE - California Society of Healthcare Engineers 
USGBC

Education

Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering 1989, University Of Montreal Ecole Polytechnique - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Jeffrey Landreth

P.E., LEED AP, CEA, CEM, CPMP, BEAP

Background

Jeff has 10 years of intensive experience as a Professional Engineer and Energy Consultant.  Jeff is dedicated to high performance building design and brings a highly technical, yet practical approach to understanding and improving systems performance. Jeff continues to be involved with the advancement of building performance tools and research and has taught and lectured at several educational institutions including SCI-Arc, USC, UCLA, Cal-Poly Pomona, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 

Jeff’s project experience includes design, analysis and commissioning for residential, commercial, industrial, high tech, and healthcare projects.  Jeff is a certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) and Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP).

Licensure/Registrations:

Registered Professional Engineer in California, #M34736
Certified Energy Manager (CEM), AEE #16130
LEED Accredited Professional, LEED AP, O+M

Professional Affiliations:

IBPSA-USA/LA Chapter
ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers
USGBC - US Green Building Council
AEE - Association of Energy Engineers

 

Education

Bachelor & Masters of Science, Architectural Engineering  - 2006, Kansas State Univeristy




Senior Directors

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Becky Clift

RCDD, LEED AP

Background

As a Senior Director specializing in electrical and low voltage design, Becky is involved in is responsible for the day-to-day management of projects from the initial planning stages to the final construction support services. Becky is involved in all phases of construction document preparation, including schematic and design development services, energy compliance documentation, comprehensive electrical specifications and construction field support.

In addition, Becky has extensive OSHPD experience including new construction, remodel work, seismic upgrades and major infrastructure upgrades.

With over 20 years of experience, Becky's knowledge and abilities make her a valuable resource for our electrical group.

Registrations:

LEED Accredited Professional

Education

Brigham Young University

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Jennifer Crawford

CPSM

Background

Jennifer is a leader and strategist in business development and marketing, with more than 20 years in the AEC industry. Her career began in marketing communications and research for software and manufacturing companies, working with Battelle in the launch of one of the first searchable text database programs in the late 1980s. She served as the communication manager for Den-Mat, a dental products manufacturing company, and helped launch the very successful Rembrant Toothpaste product line to the mass market during the 1990s. Jennifer was a professor in the Journalism department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where she taught public relations and writing. She has also been a debate coach and judge at both the college and high school levels. Jennifer is a member of SMPS and is a Certified Professional Services Marketer. She has served as a mentor and board member of the SMPS San Diego Chapter, and is active in the Society of College and University Planners and the Design-Build Institute of America.

Certifications

Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)

Professional Affiliations

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
Society of College & University Planners (SCUP)
Society of Professional Services Marketers (SMPS)

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Business & Organizational Communications, University of Akron, Akron Ohio

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Denise Gala

Background

Denise leads our operations team that includes accounting, human relations, IT and administrative group. With over 25 years of experience she finds creative and innovative solutions to organizational processes, fostering team productivity and enhancing our clients' experience. Denise is skilled in all aspect of accounting and job costing, payroll, software inplementation, team building, mentoring and leadership, financial analysis and reporting. Her focus on our processes and their continuous improvement is a significant factor in how we manage our firm

Education

Western Governors University - Business Management and Accounting

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Charles Hutchinson

LEED AP, CxA

Background

Joining the firm in 2010, Charles brought with him 16 years of experience in the engineering and construction fields. Charles has a broad range of project experience in Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning including Civic, Commercial, Educational, Retail and Healthcare Facilities. He currently leads our Commissioning Division.

In addition to commissioning, Charles' background includes Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering in a wide range of projects including Commercial, Municipal, Educational and Retail projects.

Registrations:

- LEED Accredited Professional
- ACG Certified Commissioning Authority, 2011 #411-796

Professional Affiliations:

BCA - Building Commissioning Association

ACG - AABC Commissioning Group, USGBC

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - 2003, New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM

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Peter Maradudin

IALD, IESNA, LC

Background

As Studio Director for StudioK1, Peter Maradudin provides overall aesthetic direction for the lighting design group. 

In addition to his architectural work, Peter has been acknowledged as one of the foremost theatre lighting designers in America, having designed the lighting for over 300 productions for Broadway, Off-Broadway and every major theatre in the country. He brings this theatrical training and practice to his work in architecture, using light to enhance the story each environment wants to tell.

Professional Affiliations:

- IALD - International Association of Lighting Designers - Professional Member
- IESNA - Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
- American Institute of Architects, Orange County Chapter
- United Scenic Artists Local 829

 

Education

  • MFA Design - Yale School of Drama
  • BA History - Stanford University
  • BA Drama - Stanford University
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Andrew Thul

P.E.

Background

Andy joined tk1sc to build and lead our Fire Engineering and Code Consulting Group, a team who specializes in designing fire protection, fire alarm, and smoke evacuation systems. He has managed and participated in projects in multiple markets that include: healthcare, schools and universities, hospitality, assembly, retail, mixed-use, manufacturing,and industrial. Additionally, Andy has experience in hazardous occupancies, materials, and process.

 

Licences and Registrations

Fire Protection Engineer, California #1782

Professional Affiliations

Society of Fire Protection Engineers
National Fire Protection Association
BOMA Greater Los Angeles - Codes and Regulations Committee
City of Los Angeles Fire Code Advisory Committee

Education

Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2010
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007

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Bill Voller

Background

As a Senior Director, Bill Voller provides project management services for a wide variety of engineering projects and is involved in all engineering decisions.  Bill is also responsible for the day-to-day management of projects from the initial planning stages to the final construction support services.

Proficient in all aspects of electrical design, Bill is involved in all phases of construction document preparation including schematic and design development services, energy compliance documentation, project budgeting and construction field support.

Bill's experience includes educational facilities, retail buildings, commercial office buildings, recreational facilities/parks, fitness centers, theaters and commercial storage facilities.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - University of California at Riverside, CA