About

We craft innovative solution which enrich programmatic and sensory intent, engage the greater community and achieve tangible success.

Architects Mosher Drew (AMD) was founded in 1948 by Robert Mosher, FAIA, and Roy Drew, AIA, and last year we celebrated 75 years of service in the Southern California region in 2023. Our firm has enjoyed the honor of authoring numerous landmark projects in the San Diego Area, including the Coronado Bridge, UCSD Math and Science Building, SDSU Love Library, and the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.

The firm has six principals:

Edward M. Holakiewicz, AIA

Dan Dubrow, AIA

Benjamin V. Meza, AIA, LEED AP

Alahe Aldo, AIA, LEED AP

Eric Soldau, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP

Victor H. Navarro, AIA, and

Kristi Byers, AIA. 

AMD has a staff of over thirty professionals, including eleven licensed to practice architecture.

With the belief that design is a shared endeavor, we incorporate principles of humanistic design with each interior and exterior environment we plan and create. This includes fostering sensory connections between occupants and their environment and heightening awareness that stimulates thought and social interaction. We promote elemental concepts of ‘Biophilic Design’ such as integrated natural daylight, views, spatial diversity, and flexibility.

Meet our team

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  • Canadian
  • Diehard Los Angeles Kings fan
  • Probably listening to The Who

Edward Holakiewicz

Senior Principal

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  • Avid 2 wheel enthusiast.
  • Devoted Father.
  • Always up for a beer.
  • Carrot Juice drinker.

Dan Dubrow

Senior Principal

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  • Obsessed with cats.
  • Addicted to bird photography.
  • Avid artist.
  • Devoted Astrophotographer.

Ben Meza

Principal

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  • Values time spent with family.
  • Loves International travel.
  • Passionate about biking, paddle balling, skiing, and relaxing at the beach.

Alahe Aldo

Principal

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  • Addicted to my boat or fixing it.
  • Obsessed with documentaries.
  • Always up for lunch at the club.
  • Random acts of kindness inspire me.

Eric Soldau

Principal

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  • Happiness = Wife + Daughter
  • Peace = loud music + sports on boards
  • Roots = Chileno
  • Architecture = passion + patience + perseverance

Victor Navarro

Principal

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  • Love is in the details.
  • Design will save the world.
  • Dogs. Yoga. Nature. Repeat.

Kristi Byers

Principal

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  • Never stop exploring.
  • Runner. Ironman. Climber. Outdoor enthusiast. Globetrotter.
  • To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

David Lam

Associate Principal

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  • Addicted to True Crime Podcasts.
  • Always up for a trip to Mammoth.
  • Diehard SDSU Aztec Alum.
  • Never without my moustache.

Pete Padilla

Associate

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  • Obsessed with experimental architecture.
  • A runner but only with my two daughters in tow.
  • Spaniard who loves travel and new adventure

Ramiro Losada-Amor

Associate

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  • Desert raised, beach living.
  • Amateur sea glass collector, professional Happy Hour hunter.
  • Speaks fluent dog.

Taylor Arnold

Associate

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  • Husband.
  • Father of two
  • Designer.
  • Into bikes.

Chuck Morgan

Associate

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  • Family, friends and the outdoors.
  • Adventure, adrenalin, and no regrets.
  • Do it yourself, you’ll be proud!

Gerardo MacAlpin

Associate

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  • Diehard sports enthusiast.
  • Devoted dog mom.
  • Avid gardener.
  • Always up for great music and a glass of wine!

Diane McClure

Associate

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  • Family comes first!
  • Public Art!
  • Born and raised in San Diego…LETS GO PADRES!!

Mario Campuzano

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  • Huge fan of the outdoors – Hike, bike, travel.
  • Huge crime junkie.
  • Your typical California girl.

Isabel Cebrero

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  • Find me in, on or around water.
  • East coaster exploring SoCal.
  • Always crafting small art projects for friends and family.

Adrianna Ciebielski

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  • Father of twin girls and a Pitbull named Bolita.
  • Born in Los Angeles but raised in Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Married my best friend of Elementary School.

Sonny Contreras

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  • Read. Write. Repeat.
  • An Explorer with Art.
  • Lost in a crossword puzzle.
  • “It’s all for the greater good!”

Bhumi Gupta

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  • The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of architects.
  • It is the secret city hack that opens a door to good ideas.

Brer Marsh

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  • Addicted to CrossFit.
  • Enjoys eating healthy food.
  • Love my dog!

Jorge Mata

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  • Outdoor enthusiast; always up for a hike or a bike ride.
  • Addicted to baking.
  • Obsessed with black & white photography.
  • Former basketball player.

Behnaz Norazi

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  • San Diego Native.
  • Dad to a toddler, Australian Shepard, and Jack Russel terrier.
  • Inspired by traveling the world.
  • Hand sketcher at heart.

Anthony Palmes

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  • Baroque enthusiast.
  • Always up to be the head chef.
  • Obsessed with 3D Printing.
  • Go to drink: Paloma.

Daniel Rodriguez

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  • Never without my camera.
  • Passion for travel, photography, and cooking.
  • Member of ‘Cloud Appreciation Society’.

Karyn Shore

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  • Plant enthusiast.
  • Either at festivals or on adventures.
  • If I’m not scared it’s not fun.

Vaughn Smith

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  • Professional problem solver.
  • Addicted to skittles.
  • Magic the Gathering enthusiast, Anime junkie.
  • Diehard pineapple on pizza defender.

Owen Spahr

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  • Devoted dog owner.
  • Always up for the beach.
  • Addicted to sunsets.

Ricardo Stekel

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  • Born in Spain, raised in USA.
  • Currently not sleeping, newborn mom.
  • I can’t wait for summer.

Carolina Stonehouse

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  • Everywhere and nowhere.
  • Constant battle of “that looks dope” and “I don’t need it”.
  • Ballislife – dubs, niners, giants.
  • Eat good, sleep good, live good.

Cesar Tran

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  • Fútbol fanatic.
  • Fitness enthusiast.
  • Architecture admirer.
  • Find me always traveling with the wife.

Jose Villamizar

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  • Nature, Music, Poetry.
  • Love spending time with my daughter.
  • I will always be up for a cup of coffee.

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