PEDRO CASTRO, PRINCIPAL

Pedro founded Magellan in 2000 with one goal, to provide solutions for our clients. Pedro moved from Brazil to the US over 30 years ago to further his education; he then earned his Masters in Architecture from Washington State University. When Pedro isn’t fulfilling his role as “Chief Explorer Officer” he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, motorcycles and adventurous trips.

Pedro Castro, Founder and Principal at Magellan Architects
ERNESTO MIRANDA, PRINCIPAL

Ernesto opened our Dallas office in 2017 with over 25 years of experience in architecture and interior design. His drive and motivation to not only satisfy his customers’ needs but also fulfill the overall vision of Magellan is what makes him a good fit for his role. Outside of work he’s an avid mixologist, foodie, and loves music & traveling. He’s also plotting with his daughters to take over the world.

Ernesto Miranda, Principal at Magellan Architects
PATRICK ANDERSEN, PRINCIPAL

Patrick is the Principal Architect of our California location which opened its doors in 2011. With over 25 years of experience in the industry he enjoys mentoring and coaching his staff. He’s an avid country music fan and enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.

Patrick Andersen, Principal at Magellan Architects
Sherri Miller, Principal

Sherri has over 20 years of architectural experience on a variety of different project types. Sherri is passionate about developing and building long-term relationships with her team, clients, consultants, and contractors.

Sherri Miller, Principal
Gilson Domingues, Principal

Gilson brings to Magellan over 34 years of architecture, animation, and rendering experience. Gilson's other passions include motorcycles, cinemas, and going to the beach.

Gilson Domingues, Principal
April Fugelsang, Finance

April joined the Magellan team in 2003 giving her the most seniority. When she isn’t managing the finance department she can be found cheering for her beloved Seahawks!

April Fugelsang, Finance at Magellan Architects
Ulysses Carmona, Associate

Uly enjoys traveling, hiking, playing soccer, and spending time with my wife and family. When asked why he chose Magellan he replied with “the positive, supportive culture was apparent from day one”.

Ulysses Carmona, Architect at Magellan Architects
Jamie Trenda, Architect, Project Manager

Jamie is a licensed Architect in WA, OR and ID with over 14 years of experience. She comes from a family of engineers and designers and entered the industry because she likes to see how things are built. When she is not designing, Jamie enjoys reading, cooking and movies.

Jamie Trenda, Architect, Project Manager
John Kay, Associate

John received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Washington State University (Coug for life) and joined the Magellan team in the summer of 2015. With over 10 years of experience in the industry John likes this firm because he can mentor the younger staff, something he says is invaluable.

John Kay, Architect at Magellan Architects
Pam Kalkandelenli, Associate

Pam has her BFA in Interior Design and comes to us from the hospitality world where she worked on boutique hotels in New York and Boston. She loves game nights with friends, traveling the world (especially Turkey) and is always up for new and fun experiences. Her motto is "Try everything twice" because you never know if the first time was the right time.

Pam Kalkandelenli, Interior Designer
MAEVE MITCHELL, ASSOCIATE

Maeve is a recent Syracuse University Environmental and Interior Design graduate originally from New Hampshire. Maeve and her rescue dog Dixie, recently uprooted to join us at our Redmond, WA office in the beautiful PNW! For fun she enjoys baking, club sports, board games and trivia.

Environmental and Interior Design at Magellan Architects
Clover Schuler, Associate

Clover added over 20 years of tenant improvement design experience to the Magellan team. She’s been with firm since 2012 and loves working for Magellan because she’s given the opportunity to mentor a young and eager to learn staff. In her free time she enjoys snowmobiling, vintage car racing and spending time with her family.

Clover Schuler, Architect at Magellan Architects
KARLAN BREKNE, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Karlan is a lifetime student of Architecture with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. He greatly appreciates the structured, organized and collaborative approach to architecture and design at Magellan. Karlan spends much of his free time working on DIY projects in his Edmonds home, where he lives with his wife, two cats and a dog.

Karlan Brekne, Architectural Designer
Tom Pike, Associate

Tom is a born and raised in Seattle, proud UW Husky! He brings value to Magellan by bringing his lengthy experience with public sector architecture. During his free time, Tom enjoys riding motorcycles, bowling, and his three dogs; Scruffy, Betty Boop and Amigo.

 

Tom Pike, Associate at Magellan Architects
Yasser Mohamed, Associate

Yasser joined the Magellan team in 2015 with several years of experience. His leadership skills, along with his dedication and passion for Architecture and design, make him a valuable asset to the Magellan team. He enjoys playing and watching all types of sports, hiking and drawing.

Yasser Mohamed, Architect at Magellan Architects
PAUL LOOTS, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Paul has been involved in architectural design for over 20 years, primarily for restaurants and other food service projects. He has been heavily involved in commercial kitchen design as well as construction management. Paul grew up in Western Washington, but moved to Texas in 2017 to be closer to his daughter and son in-law. He travels to Seattle as often as he can to visit his other daughter and family members. When time allows, he likes to take long motorcycle rides on the open road.

Paul Loots, Architectural Designer
Carlos Vargas, Associate

Carlos decided to join the Architecture profession because of his desire to design spaces that both function and create emotions to the user, it also helped that he was surrounded by architects in his family (father, brother, uncle and his aunt!). He picked Magellan because of the "people behind the company, a firm is as good as the people that works in them".

Carlos Vargas, Associate at Magellan Architects
Noor Awad, Architectural Designer

Noor is a recent University of Washington graduate who interned at Magellan for the previous two summers prior to her full-time hire. Noor speaks an impressive 3 languages and is proficient in number of different software.

Noor Awad, Architectural Designer
Summer Castillo, Office Manager

In her spare time, Summer enjoys hiking with her friends and spending time with her Husband and two sons. She works for Magellan because it’s like a giant family, this company really shows that it cares and appreciates its employees. She values that Magellan promotes education and wants it employees to be successful and grow, the sky is the limit!


Summer Castillo, Office Manager at Magellan Architects
Chris Chappon, Project Coordinator

Chris received her Project Management Certificate in 2017 from UW and was excited to join Magellan, “Each day is very different from the next, no routines, no complacency – always exciting, interactive and collaborative!” She rescued her special needs dog and enjoys time with her identical twin sister and teen nephew who has Autism. Small families at home and Magellan means closer bonds.

Chris Chappon, Project Coordinator at Magellan Architects
Jennette Berta, Project Manager

Jennette has been working on retail and mixed use projects for 15 years, and as a kid liked to design dollhouse plans and sections with her dad's graphic stencils and transfer papers. In her free time, Jennette enjoys traveling with her family, gardening, painting and remodeling her house.

Jennette Berta, Project Manager
Eileen Wade, Associate

Eileen heads our interior design studio in our California office, she moved from residential design to architecture because she wanted to challenge herself and push her creativity to a new level by working in interior architecture. She loves the outdoors, hiking, traveling and painting.

Eileen Wade, Architect at Magellan Architects
Janessa Johnson, Associate

Janessa originally started at our Redmond office in 2015 as a grad student intern and eventually moved to sunny California as an associate in our Fountain Valley office. Her favorite design is Turkey Saddle by Formwork and Grounded Landscape Architecture and Design.

Janessa Johnson, Architect at Magellan Architects
Stephen M. Jung, Senior Project Manager/Architect

Stephen is a creative and accomplished Architect with more than 18 years of Architectural experience developing and designing high end Residential homes.

Stephen M. Jung, Senior Project Manager/Architect
Peter Lian, Director of Design
Peter has 26 years of design experience in a variety of States and Countries. Peter is happily married to a landscape architect and has two children.

Peter Lian, Director of Design