Geoffrey C. Wright - RA, AIA, NCARB, CNU-A, LEED AP
Geoffrey Wright has been a registered architect since 1978. He is principal architect for Wright & Dalbin Architects, which he founded in 1986, after having served as head architect for Condel Architects and Engineers. Geoffrey Wright previously served as Chair of the El Paso City Plan Commission and was vice chair of the Historic Landmark Commission, as well as other City boards such as the Building Board of Adjustments, the Building and Zoning Advisory Committee and the Public Utility Regulatory Board.
Frederic P. Dalbin - RA, AIA, NCARB, CNU-A, LEED AP BD+C, LI, GGP
Frederic Dalbin was born in Barcelona, raised in Mexico City and Paris and made El Paso his permanent home in 1984. A registered architect in the U.S. since 1987, Frederic has regularly worked with governmental entities such as the City and County of El Paso, Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, Housing and Urban Development, the US Army Corps of Engineers, University of Texas at El Paso and various school districts. He has also worked with non-profits such as the YWCA, TVP Non-Profit and Opportunity Center for the Homeless.
Robert Garland - RA, AIA, CNU-A, LEED AP BD+C
Robert has vast experience in several types of architecture, including residential, multi-family housing, religious facilities, educational facilities ranging from Pre-K to technical schools and universities, ?ight training facilities, commercial, of?ce and retail. After having practiced architecture at Garland & Hilles Architects Inc. since 1988, Robert recently became part of WDA in 2017.
Kathryn Casey - RA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Kathryn received her Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Washington State University and M. Arch from Washington State University. She is licensed in WA and TX and is a LEED AP BD+C professional. Over the ten years of her career, Kathryn has worked on a variety of projects including recreation, multi-family, higher education, and military-government buildings.
Morris Brown - RA, FAIA
Morris is an award-winning architect licensed in Texas since 1982, a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and a Distinguished Alumnus from Texas Tech University College of Architecture. He ran his own office for many years as well as serving as operations manager for a native American architecture and engineering practice in El Paso. For the past eight years he has been Interim Director and faculty member for the Texas Tech University College of Architecture and is currently a staff member of WDA.
Manuel Venegas - PM and CA Manager, RA in Mexico
Manuel Venegas has served on the Architectural Registration Board for Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua and has worked in the United States and Mexico since 1983. His expertise includes participation in the design and construction documents of numerous projects, including five-star hotels, offices, apartment complexes, retail and industrial buildings, and custom built homes. With 30 years of experience in the field of architecture, Manuel Venegas has been instrumental in the design and construction on a considerable number of projects.
Antonio Beltran - Associate AIA, PM and CA Manager, RA in Mexico
Antonio has more than 15 years of experience in project management, architectural design and construction administration. This knowledge has given him the ability to effectively administer the production of construction documents and scheduling with the Principal-in-Charge, contractors and owners. Antonio is currently producing construction documents for various multi-family housing communities for HACEP’s RAD Program, as well as for numerous commercial projects.
Mirka Ramirez - PM and CA Manager, RA in Mexico
Earning her degree in 1996, Mirka has been a part of WDA since 1997. For over 20 years she has honed her experience as Project Manager for various projects, including commercial and educational projects. Mirka served as project manager for the new classroom and library additions for Garcia-Enriquez Elementary School, the rehabilitation of Options High School, and the Solar Decathlon architecture design contest in conjunction with UTEP. Mirka currently serves as Project Manager for multiple HACEP High Rise Communities renovation.
Ruben Villalobos - PM and CA Manager, RA in Mexico
Having worked in the field for over 20 years, Ruben Villalobos has broad experience in design, production, specification compliance, and construction administration. He is currently working as Project Manager for several new commercial and institutional projects, as well as multiple remodeling projects, which include the Opportunity Center for the Homeless’ William Sanchez Rosales Family Center, El Paso Villa Maria Improvements and HACEP Rio Grande 3 multi-family housing community renovations.
Jessica Tarin - Architectural Intern, RA IN MEXICO
A graduate of Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Jessica has over 10 years of experience in the use of architectural software programs for the development of MEP and architectural design and construction drawings, primarily Revit and AutoCAD. She has been involved in various military-government, healthcare, industrial and educational projects. She is currently assisting on the EPISD Austin High School renovation, as well as multiple HACEP RAD projects. An RA in Mexico, she is in the process obtaining her licensure in Texas.
Claudia Tapia - Architectural Intern
Claudia is a recent graduate of TTU College of Architecture at El Paso and is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture at Boston Architectural College. She is excited to begin her career at WDA, where she has made herself a valuable member of the team by contributing on various projects from multi-family to tenant improvement. Although her experience is just beginning, she has a strong ambition to continue her education and further pursue the road to licensure. As an El Paso native, one of her goals is to contribute to the improvement and development of this great city.
Raul Sierra - Architectural Intern
Raul is a graduate of Texas Tech University College of Architecture, El Paso Community College and Franklin High School. With multiple years of experience with the firm, Raul offers a modern and innovative approach to some of our most prominent projects, such as the historical O.T. Bassett Tower Renovation and the Cincinnati Street Landscape Improvements, as well as various institutional and residential projects. Due to his passion for design, Raul is currently attending Boston Architectural College to obtain his Master of Architecture and plans to eventually become a Licensed Architect.
Eduardo Alvarado - Architectural Intern, RA IN MEXICO
Eduardo obtained his Bachelor of Architecture in 2012 from Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. Since then, he has acquired experience as an architectural designer and detailer in residential, urban, landscaping, and interior design projects and is proficient in AutoCAD and Revit software. As a recent member of the WDA team, he is looking forward to continuing his education and gaining knowledge on his way to licensure.
Allan Trejo - Architectural Intern
Allan holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Texas Tech University and is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College. Having been a member of WDA since 2017, he is currently assisting on several projects, including Extra Space Self Storage, EPISD Hughey-Ross, School of Science and Technology, and OLO Gallery. He also has multiple years of relevant professional experience in which he mastered a series of broad and dynamic design skills by managing different programs. Allan plans to become a Licensed Architect in order to contribute to the innovation of architecture as well as construction areas.
Antonio Labrado - BUSINESS MANAGER
With over 15 years of accounting and budgeting experience within the architectural and construction service industry, Tony is responsible for all accounting functions to include tax compliance, asset management, managerial and financial accounting. During his tenure at WDA, Tony’s duties have expanded to include contract administration, as well as human resources and general office management. A lifetime resident of El Paso and a family man, Tony enjoys community engagement having served on the Board of Directors for the Hanks Football Boosters, Thunder Sports Club, and The El Paso Chapter CSI. He is currently assisting La Familia de El Paso and the 5 Points Development Association.
Alexandria Gonzalez - Communications Coordinator
Allie assists in the day-to-day operations of the firm, including the production and quality control of documents, human resource duties, and the internal implementation of information management programs. She also creates content for the firm’s marketing material, as well as serves as the point of contact for the coordination and scheduling of presentations by outside vendors. A proud, life-long lover of El Paso, Allie loves being able to contribute to WDA in their dedication to the sustainability and revitalization of our beautiful city.
Maya Colucci - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Maya joined WDA in 2017 to provide administrative support to the team and assistance to the business manager. Maya finds enjoyment in helping people and organizations become successful. She directly handles financial matters, receptionist duties in the office and various other administrative tasks. She is proficient in design software and architectural programs. Maya earned her Bachelor of Mathematics in 2012 and an Associate of Architecture in 2017 and plans to continue to pursue her Bachelor of Architecture at Texas Tech University.