david r. vasquez - Architect LEED AP

Principal

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. 

vasquez@vmarch.net


Robert F. bodenhamer - architect ncarb leed ap bd+c 

Principal

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 30 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. 

rb@vmarch.net


shelley bennett

Principal

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 corporate affairs and personnel development. Shelley's greatest achievements in life are her two children and grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, exercising and spending quality time with her two grandsons. She is a firm believer in that all endings bring new beginnings. We may just not know it at the time.

bennett@vmarch.net


Debbie jensen

Controller

Masters of Business Administration Accounting National University

Debbie has been a vital part of the Vasquez Marshall team for over 18 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.

jensen@vmarch.net


jonathan wetmore - architect leed ap

Sr. Associate

1998 Bachelor of Architecture Ball State University
1998 Bachelor of Environmental Design Ball State University

Jonathan has over 18 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.

wetmore@vmarch.net


mark davis - architect leed ap

(Consultant to VMA)

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.

davis@vmarch.net


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ANN JOCELYN SY

Project Manager

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 (Pre-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.    

sy@vmarch.net


Manuel Esteban Rodriguez

Project Manager

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.

rodriguez@vmarch.net


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GABRIELLE FISHMAN - ARCHITECT

Project Manager

Master of Architecture California State Polytechnic University at Pomona Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning, Minor in Economics University of California at San Diego

Gabrielle Fishman has a broad background in Urban Studies and Architecture.  Some of her areas of interest include the built environment, historic research, policy planning, economics, and art.  From an early age, with a camera in hand, her passion for studying people and environments grew.  Gabrielle has worked on a variety of project types, both public and private sector.  Her favorite Architects are R. M. Schindler, Richard Neutra, Zaha Hadid, and Antonio Gaudi. 

fishman@vmarch.net


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ROSINA DIAZ

Jr. Designer

2017 Bachelor of Architecture NewSchool of Architecture + Design

Rosina was born in Mexicali, BC, Mexico where she grew up in a small ranch with nature as a friend and where fruit came from the trees and not from the store. She discovered her passion for architecture through the many years she practiced art, learning from the physical environment as inspiration, and dance, as a dancer learns to convey space as an experience. She plans to continue traveling and exploring new places, sharing memories with good people, and challenging herself to always reach new goals.

diaz@vmarch.net


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CHRISTOPHER BERNHARDT

Jr. Designer

2018 Bachelor of Architecture University of Arizona

Born and raised in Southern California, Chris was always outdoors, spending time with his family through Little League baseball teams or national-level tennis tournaments. His position in architecture is a combination of his life experiences and the teachings and pedagogy at architecture school. He believes architecture should be more than building, but instill experiences, emotions, and memories within people. Chris gets inspiration from OMA's Rem Koolhaas who breaks the paradigm of architecture to solve social and economic issues with his innovative thinking.

bernhardt@vmarch.net


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poema sandoval

Jr. Designer

2018 Bachelor of Architecture NewSchool of Architecture + Design

Poema was born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana. She discovered her passion for the arts at an early age, through painting, sculpting, photography and dance. Incredibly enough at the age of eight years she told her parents she wanted to be an Architect when she grew up. When it comes to Architecture, she strongly believes that nature is our best example of sustainability and exemplary design. Some of her areas of interest include landscaping and interior design. She loves to travel and always carries a sketchbook/pen with her. When not in the office, you'll find her at her MMA gym or playing soccer. 

sandoval@vmarch.net