Dewberry Adds Chao, Akiyama, and Reyes to California Offices
Chao brings more than 10 years of experience to his new position and has a technical background in commercial architecture. He has worked on a variety of projects, including commercial and retail, mixed-use, hospitality, housing, and health care facilities. Chao holds a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University (2007).
Akiyama brings more than 35 years of experience to the firm. Prior to joining Dewberry, she owned her own firm that supported public-sector clients with program and project management. Akiyama has also spent the last five years teaching architecture at State University of New York, Alfred. She will use her background to cultivate relationships and deliver projects for public-sector clients. Akiyama earned a Master of Architecture from the University of California (1982) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Miami University (1976).
Reyes has worked on a variety of transportation and infrastructure projects in California and the Pacific Northwest. He brings Revit knowledge and participation in design-build procurement. He earned a master's degree (2012) and bachelor's degree (2010) in architecture from the University of Idaho and is licensed in California.
“We are pleased to welcome Jason, Sue, and Edgar to Dewberry,” said Dewberry Associate Principal Erica Nelles, AIA, LEED AP. “The wealth of knowledge and varied experience they bring will be a huge asset to our growing California architecture practice as we continue to serve our clients.”