Deeksha joined SGPA in 2021, after 4 years of architecture at education oriented firms. Her goal is to always incorporate comfort and delight into her designs, and her main joys in the professional realm come from working together with others on the components and building blocks that make up our world.
As a Job Captain, Deeksha is the technical person on the back end, applying the solutions that project managers discuss with clients to see what works best. She researches and proposes solutions, and is in constant communication with our consultants and suppliers. Easy to talk to, open, and curious, Deeksha always takes care to address the needs of both the client and the consultants.
B. Arch, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing
or learning to do." – Pele
Miguel Lopez Farned
Job Captain —
With over 6 years of relevant experience, Miguel began his love of architecture when he worked with his uncle, a landscape architect, where he enjoyed transforming outdoor spaces and receiving pleasant reactions from clients. He originally started in K-12, but has since worked in multi-family, outpatient clinics, residential, hospitality, workspace, and has finally come full circle at SGPA working primarily with the Education Studio.
As a Job Captain, Miguel constantly coordinates with consultants and utilizes detail-oriented approach to resolve any design conflicts. His ability to listen and come up with solutions greatly improves communication between design teams and clients.
Miguel is timely, detailed, and most importantly turns in high quality work whether it is documents, presentations, or exhibits.
B.A., Architecture and Community Design, University of San Francisco, 2015
"Beauty is best found in a building that responds positively to both the people that inhabit it and the environment around it."
Job Captain —
As an Assistant Designer, Josh works with Designers and Project Managers on a variety of project types. It ranges from multifamily housing to parking structures to technical details of a handrail.
Josh is devoted to creating beautiful architecture that prioritizes functionality for the changing needs of a community. He loves the idea that the architect manifests a solution that is practical and experiential to a contextual problem.
B.Arch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo