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CALIFORNIA

San Diego

Our office is located between East Village and the Embarcadero.

Careers

Design Opportunities

Driven by opportunity, we make decisions that impact not only our success but also that of our clients and partners.

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People

Leadership

Our design leaders mentor employee-owners, counsel clients, and share their design voice in their local communities.

Richard Nowicki

Principal

Richard Nowicki

AIA, NCARB
Principal
Richard leads design in our San Diego studio. He co-founded Baker Nowicki Design Studio, which merged with DLR Group in 2021.

Jon Baker

Principal

Jon Baker

FAIA, LEED AP
Principal
A recognized expert in the planning and design of educational facilities, Jon’s experience includes the design/renovation of individual buildings and campuses, and institutional master plans that delineate strategies for future change and growth. He has completed the renovation of over 52 public K-12 campuses and 27 new schools.

Brian Leonard

Principal

Brian Leonard

AIA
Principal
Brian has extensive experience with educational facilities, providing innovative and sustainable design solutions to K-12 campuses. A proven communicator and facilitator, he is an expert in the strategic use of BIM technologies.

Buddy Gessel

Principal

Buddy Gessel

AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Buddy’s career has been dedicated to educational facilities including new and renovated K-12 schools. He specalizes in the delivery of publicly-funded projects throughout the San Deigo area. Buddy has been practicing architecture for over 17 years, a field about which he is very passionate.
Work

Integrated Design

Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. We explore those challenges with best-in-class clients committed to improving our world.

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Locations

Global Access, Local Expertise

We operate 30 offices across the United States, and several international locations to collaborate with our clients, partners, and fellow employee-owners.

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