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
Jay Bergevin, Chief Operating Officer

Jay has always had a passion for design and enjoys working at Magellan because of the creative/financial ways we solve our client’s design and construction requirements. When Jay isn’t managing the day to day operations of the firm he enjoys skiing, both water and snow!

Jay Bergevin, COO at Magellan Architects
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
Dirk McCulloch, Associate

Dirk graduated from the University of Washington and has over 20 years of experience in architecture. When asked what has kept him with Magellan for almost 15 years he said “I’m grateful for the collaboration and fun work atmosphere with my colleagues. I appreciate the opportunity to teach and to learn, to see staff grow and our projects evolve.”

Dirk McCulloch, Architect 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
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
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
Diana Atvars, Associate

Diana has been with Magellan since June 2016 after completing her Bachelors in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. She was born and raised in Redmond and currently holds a position on the Redmond Design Review Board. She enjoys furniture design and hiking the PNW trails with her dog.

Diana Atvars, Architect 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
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
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
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
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
Tessa Shorett-Jackson, Associate

Tessa graduated from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) with a degree in Interior Design and joined the Magellan team in May of 2017. When asked what her favorite aspect of this industry was she said “The creative aspect where I am free to design from my imagination to create something out of nothing”

Tessa Shorett-Jackson, Architect at Magellan Architects
Summer West, Office Manager

In her spare time, Summer enjoys hiking with her friends and spending time with her 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.


Summer West, Office Manager at Magellan Architects
KIRSTEN HANSEN, MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Kirsten is a recent Washington State University Communications and English graduate who is excited to start working in a fun, and fast-paced field. During her free time, Kirsten enjoys spending time with her daughter, Ella, her array of animals (3 dogs & a cat!), cooking, and reading. Kirsten joined the Magellan family because of the interesting and ever-changing aspects of her position.

Kirsten Hansen, Marketing and Business Development at Magellan Architects
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
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
Henry Cruz, Associate

Henry Cruz is a Lake Washington Technical College graduate who enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and traveling. When asked what his favorite part about working at Magellan, he stated "The workplace culture".

Architecture Design 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