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Key Staff

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Doug Whitmore, AIA, CSI
Principal Architect

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1977
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Registered Architect: California, Arizona, Nevada, NCARB-Certified
Doug Whitmore is Principal Architect for each of our projects. He works closely with each Client to understand the requirements of the project and define the services needed to meet those requirements. Once the project is started, he works closely with the Project Manager to lead the team through analysis of project criteria and design of solutions.

In Doug’s forty-year career, he has designed church facilities, theaters, residences and a variety of other building types. He has prepared master plans for various institutions, including successfully navigating the discretionary review process.

A large portion of Doug’s architectural practice has been the evaluation of building failures, or “forensic architecture”. Doug has investigated and prepared repair scopes for thousands of buildings in Southern California. He has also designed the reconstruction of an assortment of building types. Doug has been designated as an expert witness in many construction defect litigation cases, and has provided testimony in seven trials.

Doug is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has served on the AIA California Council Professional Liability Committee and the Construction Management Task Force. He is also a member of the Construction Specifications Institute.
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Doug Whitmore, AIA, CSI
Principal Architect

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1977
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Registered Architect: California, Arizona, Nevada, NCARB-Certified
Doug Whitmore is Principal Architect for each of our projects. He works closely with each Client to understand the requirements of the project and define the services needed to meet those requirements. Once the project is started, he works closely with the Project Manager to lead the team through analysis of project criteria and design of solutions.

In Doug’s forty-year career, he has designed church facilities, theaters, residences and a variety of other building types. He has prepared master plans for various institutions, including successfully navigating the discretionary review process.

A large portion of Doug’s architectural practice has been the evaluation of building failures, or “forensic architecture”. Doug has investigated and prepared repair scopes for thousands of buildings in Southern California. He has also designed the reconstruction of an assortment of building types. Doug has been designated as an expert witness in many construction defect litigation cases, and has provided testimony in seven trials.

Doug is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has served on the AIA California Council Professional Liability Committee and the Construction Management Task Force. He is also a member of the Construction Specifications Institute.
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Patricia K. Weiss, ASID, NCIDQ
Project Manager, Interior Designer

Associate of Arts Degree & Interior Design Advanced Certificate Program, 1990
West Valley College, Saratoga, California
Certification: National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Certificate No. 23271

Patricia Weiss brings 27 years of experience in the interior design and architecture professions to her role as a Project Manager for Whitmore Architects. Her excellent understanding of project processes allows her to guide, manage or support other design team members through various phases of service, as each project warrants. Using her training in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and SketchUp, she prepares most drawings and documents for our projects.

Pat is a professional interior designer, which allows her to provide insight into this discipline to the design team. Pat’s unique background also enables her to oversee office management functions for the firm.

Pat’s interior design experience includes work on diverse types of projects from residential remodels to hospitality and church projects; and from medical projects to senior living projects and restaurant design. She has worked with two architectural firms, an interior design firm that specializes in medical/senior living design, and her own interior design business.

Pat is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Interior Design Coalition of California since 2008 in several capacities. She recently completed her work on this Board with two years as President and a year as Immediate Past President.

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Patricia K. Weiss, ASID, NCIDQ
Project Manager, Interior Designer

Associate of Arts Degree & Interior Design Advanced Certificate Program, 1990
West Valley College, Saratoga, California
Certification: National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Certificate No. 23271

Patricia Weiss brings 27 years of experience in the interior design and architecture professions to her role as a Project Manager for Whitmore Architects. Her excellent understanding of project processes allows her to guide, manage or support other design team members through various phases of service, as each project warrants. Using her training in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and SketchUp, she prepares most drawings and documents for our projects.

Pat is a professional interior designer, which allows her to provide insight into this discipline to the design team. Pat’s unique background also enables her to oversee office management functions for the firm.

Pat’s interior design experience includes work on diverse types of projects from residential remodels to hospitality and church projects; and from medical projects to senior living projects and restaurant design. She has worked with two architectural firms, an interior design firm that specializes in medical/senior living design, and her own interior design business.

Pat is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Interior Design Coalition of California since 2008 in several capacities. She recently completed her work on this Board with two years as President and a year as Immediate Past President.

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Kersten Gemballa
Project Manager

Bachelor of Architecture, 1984
New School of Architecture, San Diego, California

Kersten Gemballa acts as Project Manager for many of our technical projects. He has extensive experience in managing investigations in construction defect litigation and reconstruction projects.  Kersten has over 30 years of architectural design experience in both residential and commercial projects.  He also works closely with Homeowners Associations to provide professional counsel on facility maintenance and repairs.

Kersten’s forensic investigation experience in litigation includes residential and commercial projects throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.  Other professional experience includes marketing, project scheduling, codes and standards review, repair reports, preparation of trial exhibits, and provision of mediation and settlement presentations. He also provides Property Assessments of multi-unit housing and commercial structures; these services include inspections, repair scopes and evaluation reports.

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Kersten Gemballa
Project Manager

Bachelor of Architecture, 1984
New School of Architecture, San Diego, California

Kersten Gemballa acts as Project Manager for many of our technical projects. He has extensive experience in managing investigations in construction defect litigation and reconstruction projects.  Kersten has over 30 years of architectural design experience in both residential and commercial projects.  He also works closely with Homeowners Associations to provide professional counsel on facility maintenance and repairs.

Kersten’s forensic investigation experience in litigation includes residential and commercial projects throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.  Other professional experience includes marketing, project scheduling, codes and standards review, repair reports, preparation of trial exhibits, and provision of mediation and settlement presentations. He also provides Property Assessments of multi-unit housing and commercial structures; these services include inspections, repair scopes and evaluation reports.

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Sarah E. Figueroa
Office Manager, Bookeeper

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2014
National University, San Diego, California

Sarah Figueroa is the office manager and bookkeeper at Whitmore Architects, Inc.  She is an experienced accounting and administrative assistant with over 6 years of working in the accounting industry.  Skilled in the areas of accounting, personal tax preparation, team building, accounts payable and receivable and a strong administrative background, Sarah handles the financial and human resource aspects of the office.

Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from National University and was entered in to the Pinnacle Honor Society after receiving her Associate degree in Accounting from Southwestern College.  With a passion for numbers and many years’ experience in customer service, Sarah enjoys communicating with clients and being a part of the Whitmore Architects team!

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Sarah E. Figueroa
Office Manager, Bookeeper

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2014
National University, San Diego, California

Sarah Figueroa is the office manager and bookkeeper at Whitmore Architects, Inc.  She is an experienced accounting and administrative assistant with over 6 years of working in the accounting industry.  Skilled in the areas of accounting, personal tax preparation, team building, accounts payable and receivable and a strong administrative background, Sarah handles the financial and human resource aspects of the office.

Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from National University and was entered in to the Pinnacle Honor Society after receiving her Associate degree in Accounting from Southwestern College.  With a passion for numbers and many years’ experience in customer service, Sarah enjoys communicating with clients and being a part of the Whitmore Architects team!

Please contact us if our skills and competencies fit the needs of your project.
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Please contact us if our skills and competencies fit the needs of your project.
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