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Dave Aube
P.E.

Civil Engineer


Dave, along with his brother, followed in their father’s footsteps to become engineers. Starting out, Dave started as a draftsman, but later gravitated back towards engineering. Outside of work, he continues a passion of his – building and remodeling homes and enjoying the New Mexico outdoors.



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Ketan Bharatiya

Project Manager


Ketan was inspired by his father, a Civil Engineer in India. As a child in India, he would play with brick and sand at his father’s construction sites. Later, he began sketching his ideas, starting his path towards Architecture. Now married with children, he enjoys cooking, playing tabla, and learning Judo.



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Emily Brudenell
AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Architect


Emily has traveled throughout the world. She loves the New Mexico landscape and the potential of Albuquerque. A self-professed history nerd, she becomes obsessive over a good book. Considering that one of her passions is the impact of design, she could not imagine any other career.


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Wendy Caruso
AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal Architect


Wendy has spent almost two decades in architecture and planning, working on many projects including primary and secondary education, museums, judicial complexes, restaurants, historic preservation and healthcare. She enjoys working with teams on challenging issues and creatively solving these project puzzles.



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Estevan CdeBaca

Intern Architect


Estevan enjoys golf and skiing, and loves to travel. He also loves painting, drawing and playing alto saxophone. Moving from engineering to architecture early on was a better outlet for his creativity, and studying the built environment is something he finds fascinating.



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John Clark

Intern Architect


John is a passionate problem solver and believes that the thoughtful design of the built environment is critical in addressing the many problems that we are faced with currently and into the future. He has traveled to Spain, Puerto Rico, Anguilla and other Caribbean Islands.



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Ken Cook
AIA, CSI

Architect


After thirty eight years working in Architecture, Ken believes good design still comes down to good proportion. The complexity of making a well designed building requires a good team, such as the team at Design Group. There is great satisfaction in being part of our team.



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Lawrence Garcia

Intern Architect


Lawrence has a passion for music and currently plays the drums in a local band during his free time. He enjoys cooking for friends and family. He enjoys architecture and wants to leave his mark on the community in a larger, more tangible way.


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Caden Gigliotti

Civil Designer


After an exciting class about the use of energy, Caden decided to pursue civil engineering and building design solutions that are visually appealing and less demanding of the world. He enjoys the southwest sunshine, outdoor activities, guitar, and learning Spanish.



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Renee Golder

Interior Design Intern


Renee enjoys creating, organizing, and designing built environments. She has traveled throughout the U.S., as well as Mexico, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, and Greece. Married with a son and daughter, she is passionate about peace, justice, and of course, good design.




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Jorge Gonzales
RA, LEED AP BD+C

Architect


Jorge enjoys the uniqueness of every client and project, along with the rich process that is associated with every single project type.In his personal time, he also enjoys spending time with family, gardening, woodworking, and turning wrenches on project cars.


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Gregory Hartman

Co-Founder


As one of the original founders of The Design Group, he is most proud to say that the DG team brings a superior commitment, passion, and skill to create maximum value for every client while making every project an asset to the sustainability of our community.



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Ryan Hebert
CDT

Intern Architect


Ryan chose the field of Architecture for direct access to the built environment. He wanted to create great places for his family and community. He is passionate about real estate development and likes to renovate his 1948 Parkland Hills home and Volkswagen truck.



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Srdan (Serge) Kalajdzic
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD + C

Architect


Architecture and Interior Design has allowed Serge to be creative every day. Originally from Serbia, he now lives in New Mexico with his wife and two daughters, trying to find time to learn Spanish, play saxophone, and bake pizza for his hungry kids.



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Kirstin Kalberg
MBA

Director of Operations


Kirstin helps manage the business aspects of Design Group. The creative environment and her passionate coworkers are constant sources of inspiration. Outside of DG, she keeps busy with DIY house projects, trips to the Jemez, and exploring New Mexico with her husband and son.


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Julie Kidder

Intern Architect


Julie decided to pursue a career in architecture because it is a profession that melds two interests: science and art. She believes the most exciting aspects of architecture are the collaboration of disciplines that creates a balance between the restrictions and opportunities of each project.



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Doug Majewski
AIA, NCARB

Principal Architect, CEO


Doug grew up in the Chicago area and had an interest in architecture at an early age. He enjoys being active outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. As co-founder of the Design Group, Doug has the privilege of collaborating with many inspirational leaders from our community.



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ALANA MARRAZZO
EDAC, NCIDQ

Interior Designer


Alana is impassioned by infusing creativity in all aspects of her life, personal and professional. Whether she is finger painting with her kids or choosing an interior concept for a client, she loves the inspiration and conversation that ensues on account of the creative process.



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Victor Munoz

Intern Architect


Outside of work, Victor enjoys exploring the state of New Mexico through fishing, camping, hiking, and road trips. He also likes Fiestas with his family. Although he was born in Mexico, Victor grew up in the small town of Los Lunas, New Mexico. Go Tigers!


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Xavier Obando

Project Manager


Xavier was born and raised in Quito, in the Andian region of Ecuador. His father, an architect, inspired Xavier to think three-dimensionally. This way of thinking lead to his own passion for architecture, as well as food, art, music, photography, family, and the conservation of our environment.




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Rocio Rodriguez

Intern Architect


Rocio was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and now lives in Albuquerque. She studied architecture for her interest on the impact of the built environment on people’s lifestyles. She is passionate about historic preservation. Beyond the world of architecture, Rocio enjoys watching TV shows, cooking and sketching.




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Aubry SanSouci

Office Manager


Aubry is passionate about learning anything and everything. She enjoys seeing how everything works and watching nothing turn into something amazing. She has traveled through England and Canada, and can speak a little Slavic. She also enjoys crocheting and a Letsplayer in her free time.



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Alicia Sayer

Interior Design Intern


Alicia is an art enthusiast and enjoys meeting new people. She is passionate about interior design because it combines many aspects of art and the ability to interact with people from many other disciplines and backgrounds. She enjoys ballet, kickball, and spending time with family and friends.


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Elaine Villa

Designer


Elaine likes to read, bake, and hang out with friends and family during her free time. As a designer, she enjoys renovating older building types. Elaine is married with two kids and is raising two grandchildren and a niece, with the help of her five dogs.


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Mark Wade
AIA

Principal Architect


Mark believes architecture produces environments that constantly change the way we live our lives – it sets the stage for interactions with people, with nature and ourselves. His passion is making people’s lives better. Outside of work, Mark enjoys music, backpacking, skiing, swimming, and biking.


 

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Vanessa Whitehorse
SMPS, AICAE

Marketing Coordinator


As the Marketing Coordinator extraordinaire for Design Group, Vanessa makes sure to serve New Mexico with award winning design. When away from the office, you can find her fishing and camping with her family, or out hiking on the trails.


 

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Jeff Zellner
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD + C

Principal Architect


Jeff chose to become an architect because he loves the art of creation and then seeing it developed and inhabited. His passion is helping others achieve their potential. When Jeff isn’t planning, designing, and constructing, he enjoys hiking and biking outdoors, playing guitar, and singing.