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Firm members hold advanced professional degrees in architecture and are LEED Accredited Professionals. As a firm we combine significant experience in high-end international commercial and institutional design, Northern California residential design, and management of large Bay Area office building and campus design projects.  Our expertise is in low-energy and lighting research, software development, advanced computer simulations, and educating both students and professionals.

 

 
    George Loisos   GEORGE LOISOS, AIA, LEED AP
PRINCIPAL
George Loisos, AIA, is a founding partner of Loisos + Ubbelohde, an architecture and consulting firm specializing in sustainable design and high performance buildings.  George brings extensive design and research experience to the firm, including work on lighting controls and design, software for energy modeling, daylighting metrics and whole building energy performance.  His projects have received 29 AIA awards, three AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects, and three LEED platinum certifications.  George previously lead research programs in building energy use at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and served as the architectural program coordinator for PG&E, directing groundbreaking projects in daylighting design and productivity.  As project manager and research lead for the California Energy Commission, he coordinated research and product development on energy efficient lighting and lighting controls.  His work has recently been featured in Design Informed:  Driving Innovation with Evidence-Based Design and “Transparency: Literal and Sustainable” in Architectural Record

 

 

      SUSAN UBBELOHDE, LEED AP
PRINCIPAL
PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, UC BERKELEY
Susan Ubbelohde is a founding partner of Loisos + Ubbelohde, an architecture and consulting firm specializing in sustainable design and high performance buildings.  Her projects have won 29 AIA awards, three AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects, and three LEED platinum certifications.  She is also a Professor in the Department of Architecture at University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches sustainable design studios and seminars in high performance facades and design theory.  Susan has directed research for the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the University of California Energy Institute, and the California Institute for Energy Efficiency on daylighting design, daylighting software, climate responsive design and monitored building performance.  Recent publications of her work are featured in Design Informed:  Driving Innovation with Evidence-Based Design and “Transparency: Literal and Sustainable” in Architectural Record

 

     

 


     

STAFF LISTED ALPHABETICALLY:

 

   
Nathan Brown
  NATHAN BROWN, LEED AP
ASSOCIATE
Nathan is a LEED Accredited Professional with a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.  As an Associate at Loisos + Ubbelohde, he brings a broad range of technical research and design experience to his work designing dashboard interfaces to display building performance data.  Nathan recently won an AIA/COTE research scholarship to analyze the actual energy performance of projects that have won the Top Ten Green Projects award.  His previous work experience includes developing data visualizations using script-generated graphics for the Center for the Built Environment.  Nathan currently lectures at the California College for the Arts and won the UC Berkeley Department of Architecture’s outstanding GSI award in 2010.

 

 

   
Thomas Burnham
  THOMAS BURNHAM, AIA, LEED AP, NFPA
PROJECT MANAGER & ASSOCIATE
Thom provides detailed project management and LEED project administration for commercial, institutional, educational, laboratory, medical, and residential design and consulting projects at Loisos + Ubbelohde. Thom is a licensed architect in the state of California with over thirty years of experience in the building industry. Thom worked at Hellmuth Obata Kassabaum, Inc. for 20 years as a project manager and has been involved in significant projects totaling over 15 million square feet.  As project manager his responsibilities have included managing the architectural design effort from concept through construction for office buildings and campuses, high-rise buildings, research laboratories, and hotels.  Thom has also been involved in the design and construction of private residences and low-income housing.  Thom has a keen interest in green building research and sustainable design practices.

 

 

   
Brendon Levitt
  BRENDON LEVITT, RA, LEED AP
ASSOCIATE
Brendon is a licensed architect in the state of California and a LEED Accredited Professional.  He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from Yale University.  As an Associate at Loisos + Ubbelohde, Brendon has served as project manager, modeler, and designer for a wide range of buildings.  With proficiency in diverse software tools from Therm and EnergyPlus to Athena and AGI, he has contributed to work in thermal comfort and energy modeling, life cycle analysis, daylighting design, lighting design, LEED consulting, and renewable energy modeling.  Before joining Loisos + Ubbelohde, he worked with Pritzker Prize Laureate Fumihiko Maki, where his projects included the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the MIT Media Lab, and the Center for the Arts at Washington University, St. Louis.  Brendon writes and lectures on sustainable design and the synthesis of contemporary culture, human comfort, and new technology.  He has received numerous awards for architectural design and scholarship, including the Eisner and Peerless Prizes from UC Berkeley, a Luce Scholarship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Branner Fellowship.  Brendon has also conducted extensive field research on integrated design methods through collaborations with Jean Nouvel, John and Patricia Patkau, Richard Rogers, Michael Hopkins, Ken Yeang, BV Doshi and Stefan Behnisch.  Brendon is an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts, where he teaches design studios and lectures on construction technology.

 

 

   
Santosh Philip
  SANTOSH PHILIP, LEED AP, BEMP
ASSOCIATE
Santosh is a software specialist, LEED Accredited Professional, and ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional with degrees from the Center of Environmental Planning and Technology, in Ahmedabad, India, and the University of Minnesota.  Santosh designs climate-responsive residential and commercial buildings at Loisos + Ubbelohde.  Previously Santosh designed climate-responsive residences, college campuses and commercial and manufacturing facilities in western India. His energy research activities include developing a daylighting software package, updating energy software used to qualify buildings under California Energy Code Title 24, and developing a graphic interface with energy simulation software packages. He is the author of proprietary software programs that allow detailed energy simulations of complex buildings. Previously Santosh worked as the Vice President of Product Development at Materion, Inc., and the Interim Vice President and Product Manager at Qool.com.  Santosh has received the Gold Medal from the Gujarat Institute of Architects.

 

 

   
Eduardo Pintos Perez
  EDUARDO PINTOS
ASSOCIATE
Eduardo is an architectural designer and energy modeler specialized in lighting and daylighting design and simulation at Loisos + Ubbelohde. Trained in architecture in Spain and Switzerland, he holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Eduardo has taught classes at UC Berkeley in introduction to Architecture, graphic representation and media techniques. Eduardo's interest focuses on high performance facades, building technology and energy efficiency in buildings. His previous work experience in Spain includes all project phases from conceptual design to construction development and on-site monitoring. His graphic design is also featured in presentations for competitions, exhibitions, and client meetings at Loisos + Ubbelohde. Eduardo blends his software skills in lighting simulation tools, including Radiance and AGi32, with his design perspective as a daylighting and lighting consultant. He previously won second prize in an international competition for a vertical zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

 

   
Ibone Santiago Trojaola
  IBONE SANTIAGO TROJAOLA, LEED AP
ASSOCIATE
Ibone brings a unique perspective to her work as an architectural designer, focusing on energy modeling, artificial lighting simulations and graphic presentations at Loisos + Ubbelohde. Multilingual and trained as an architect in several different countries in Europe and in the United States, her interests include prefabrication, new materials and technologies, high performance skins, and sustainability. She holds professional degrees in architecture from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and the University of Geneva (Switzerland).  She also holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley and has taught summer classes at UC Berkeley focusing on graphic representation methods used by architects.  She understands the large-scale issues of urban contexts, the detail involved in construction phases, and the specifics of energy-efficient performance involved in building design.  Her past professional experience includes working as a designer, a project coordinator in both Spain and Italy, and a performance analyst.   She has won several awards, including the AIA Henry Adams Medal of merit from UC Berkeley in 2009 and second prize in an international competition for a vertical zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

 

   
Abe Shameson
  ABE SHAMESON, RA, LC
ASSOCIATE
Abe is a registered architect in the state of California and a lighting designer LC certified by the NCQLP with a Master of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.  At Loisos + Ubbelohde, Abe is an architectural designer, a project manager for daylighting and sustainability consulting, and a lighting designer for a variety of institutional, government, and residential buildings.  Before joining Loisos + Ubbelohde, Abe worked as a designer for Handel Architects.  His specialty was designing primarily high-end single family residences in locations such as San Francisco, Atherton, and the Carmel Highlands.  As a sole practitioner for Abe Shameson Design, he designed a desert residence with passive strategies for thermal comfort near El Paso, Texas.  He also holds a patent on a three dimensional puzzle.

 

 

   
Stephen Wasilewski
  STEPHEN WASILEWSKI
ASSOCIATE
Stephen is a licensed architect in the state of Idaho. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor's degree in physics from Wesleyan University. As an associate at Loisos + Ubbelohde, Stephen manages daylighting and electric lighting projects and specializes in lighting simulation. He has developed numerous workflows for handling complex simulation problems using Radiance, Python and Rhino/Grasshopper including studying the intensity of building scale solar convergences, comparative annual simulations, custom light fixtures and innovative lighting designs. Stephen has presented his work at International Radiance Workshop in London (2014) and Philadelphia (2015). Prior to joining Loisos + Ubbelohde, Stephen worked as an architectural designer in Boston, New York and Idaho, where he also designed and built multiple residential interiors.

 

           
       

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