david r. vasquez - Architect LEED AP
1980 Bachelor of Science in Architecture Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
David is Principal-in-Charge of the Firm's in-house technical excellence and overall QA/QC Programs. One of David's greatest achievements is being a Co-Founder of Vasquez Marshall Architects in 1995. Outside the office, David enjoys training for and running in local half marathons. He has also committed to playing less golf to spend more time with his grandson Jaxon. Growing up in Venezuela, David greatly admired the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva who was the most prominent Venezuelan architect of the 20th century and one of the great Modernists.
Robert F. bodenhamer - architect ncarb leed ap bd+c
1991 Bachelor of Architecture Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Rob is Principal-in-Charge of project Design and Management and is responsible for the firm's overall design direction. He has over 25 years of programming, project design and project management experience. When not working, Rob can be found on the baseball field coaching little league for his two boys or donating his time to the ACE Mentor Program. Rob draws design inspiration from Louis Kahn for his Perfect Balance of Light, Space and Materials and the Architectural Functionalism of Arne Jacobsen.
shelley a. bennett
Associate Arts Degree Grossmont College
Shelley has been part of the firm since it started over 20 years ago. She is the Principal-in-Charge of marketing, corporate affairs and personnel development. Shelley's greatest achievements in life are her two children. Afterhours, she enjoys cooking, exercising and spending quality time with her grandson. She is a firm believer in that all endings bring new beginnings. We may just not know it at the time.
Masters of Business Administration Accounting National University
Debbie has been a vital part of the Vasquez Marshall team for over 15 years serving as the controller and responsible for human resources. Debbie enjoys exploring local hidden gems and long trips up the gold coast on the back of her husband's Harley. When she is not out on a bike excursion, her free time is spent doing other outdoors activities such as gardening to appease her green thumb.
jonathan wetmore - architect leed ap
1998 Bachelor of Architecture Ball State University
1998 Bachelor of Environmental Design Ball State University
Jonathan has over 15 years of project design and project management experience. He has helped lead the firm in new technologies such as Building Information Modeling, Integrated Product Delivery, and Advanced Rendering Techniques. Jonathan has a keen interest in traveling to developing countries around the world to do volunteer architectural work. His other hobbies include snorkeling and teaching fencing to local youth.
mark davis - architect leed ap
1974 Bachelor of Architecture Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
A second generation San Diegan, Mark has been practicing architecture in California for over 40 years and has been part of the Vasquez Marshall Architects team since 2011. Mark admires his father, a fellow architect, who always achieved a balance of great cost effective design and had the ability of making life-long friends with his clients. Having grown up on the coast, Mark has a strong connection to the ocean and enjoys Dawn Patrol Surfing at Tourmaline. Mark has been married over 40 years which he attribute's probably more of an achievement on his wife’s part.
ANN JOCELYN SY
1986 Bachelor of Science in Architecture University of Santo Tomas
Originally from the Philippines, Jocelyn has worked as the owner’s representative for property developers to build multi-storey office and residential buildings before moving to the USA in 2002. Since moving to California, she has worked with firms that focused on schools (Pres-school, K-12 and community colleges) and a few civic projects. Off work hours, she is preoccupied with many outdoor activities like joining group fun runs, training for a run events, race events volunteering and hiking.
Manuel Esteban Rodriguez
1996 Bachelor of Architecture Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Manuel Esteban was born in Tijuana and raised in San Diego. While architecture is his life passion, he also pursues art in his spare time - drawing portraits or abstract paintings in acrylic and watercolor. He believes that his best life achievement is his wife Estella, along with their first child, due in the fall to complete their family. When it comes to architecture, Esteban believes that all five senses must be considered for a complete design. His favorite architects are Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner because of their integration of nature in architecture with material and form.
Paola Plascencia - assoc. aia
2012 Bachelor of Architecture NewSchool of Architecture + Design
Paola was born and raised in South Bay San Diego. She enjoys cooking and traveling to new places! When she’s not out trying to find the best cupcakes in San Diego, she is spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Sam. Her life motto is to keep it simple –not to over think or over plan her life but just do what she loves, surround herself with awesome people and simply enjoy it! Paola just recently purchased her first home and she feels incredibly blessed to have this opportunity at such a young age and cannot wait to make it her dream home.
Fabian Maldonado - LEED AP BD+C
2014 Bachelor of Architecture NewSchool of Architecture + Design
Being a San Diego native, Fabian enjoys the outdoors and travels every chance he gets. He believes that every project that he is involved in is an opportunity to grow as a designer, but also as an individual. He draws design inspiration from the Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig, and their amazing design aesthetic. Fabian believes that design should have a balance, and Kundig does that effectively by their use of “harsh” materials in scenic natural areas. Seemingly creating warmth and beautiful structural environments. Fabian's current goal is to train for a ten mile marathon!