Meet the Team

Presenting the concept design and project development team

Designing & visioning for the long term


  • Team

    The best projects require a team that can harmoniously blend ideas into the existing environment with high quality open spaces, thoughtful buildings, people-oriented gathering spaces, and community-serving uses. The 3333CalSF conceptual design team was hand-picked for its award-winning track record, design-forward thinking, community orientation, and unwavering commitment to quality.


  • James Corner has devoted the past 25 years to advancing the field of landscape architecture and urbanism, through his teaching and academic work at the University of Pennsylvania and his leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects.

    His work is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, from large urban districts and complex post-industrial sites, to small well-crafted, detail design projects. Major projects include the High Line in New York, Seattle’s Central Waterfront, City Center in Las Vegas, Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront in Hong Kong, Chicago’s Navy Pier, the Civic Center Parks in Santa Monica and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

    He is a tenured professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, his work has been published and exhibited internationally, and he has been recognized with significant design awards including the National Design Award (2010) and the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award in Architecture (2004). 


  • In his 30-year career as a licensed landscape architect, David Meyer has directed the design and execution of many prestigious, award-winning projects throughout the world. He is an adjunct professor at the University of California in Berkeley and is a frequent traveling lecturer and critic.

    Winner of the Rome Prize in landscape architecture, David has distinguished himself through his passion, character and ability to reveal “right” physicality. His designs are simple, deliberate marks on the land that speak to their surroundings and employ nature’s palette judiciously.

    “Beauty, comfort and a sense of belonging are universal.”


  • From a family of ceramic artists, Ramsey Silberberg grew up in the deciduous forest of rural Western Massachusetts. Landscape architecture perfectly combined Ramsey’s interests in sculptural topographies and ecological process.In addition to practice, Ramsey was a Visiting Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of the Faculty Medal of Honor and ASLA Medal of Honor. She has practiced for 20 years on projects throughout the world – but is particularly passionate about the unique landscape of the Bay Area. Ramsey’s work combines diligent thought and instinct. She identifies with landscapes that are spatially evocative and reveal the unexpected. As a mom of two, she finds ceaseless inspiration from her children’s boundless energy and unconstrained creativity.

    “An ideal neighborhood is one that provides a distinct setting for your lifelong memories. It provides spaces that allow you to feel part of a larger community -- and ones that allow you to find respite from the stresses of day to day life. Because it has diverse character and feels familiar, it is a place that even upon returning from the most amazing vacation you think “I am so lucky I live here!”


  • A California native, Adrienne has master degrees in both Landscape Architecture and Architecture, providing the foundation for designs that integrate landscapes and structures. She is a skilled project leader and excels at technical coordination.

    Through collaboration with agencies and engineers, she has developed an expertise in implementing landscape solutions for stormwater management and drought-adapted planting. With an appreciation for how the parts form a whole, she strives to create compelling and complementary experiences, outdoors and in.


  • As the founder of Jensen Architects, Mark Jensen cultivated his view of the art and science of architecture into a passionate design practice that celebrates partnership, inquisitiveness, and craftsmanship. These values came naturally to Mark, who grew up among artisans and designers, and deepened through his academic and early experience in the United States and Italy.

    After earning a Bachelor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a program recognized for its emphasis on building science, he worked with renowned architects Superstudio, Jim Jennings and Mark Mack, as well as noted fashion designer Enrico Coveri. An active member of the San Francisco Bay Area arts and design community, Mark is a former chair of the California College of the Arts (CCA) Interior Architecture Department and the Headlands Center for the Arts Board of Trustees.

    Mark’s work is noted for bridging culture and construction: His recent notable projects include SFMOMA’s sculpture garden, offices for Goodby Silverstein and Partners and IDEO, graduate studios for CCA, and SHED, a modern grange in Healdsburg. He is a licensed architect in California.

    "Great neighborhoods are anchored by walkable public spaces. And these spaces come to life with the right balance of diversity, density, and destinations.”


  • Emily Gosack graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Urban Studies before continuing on to graduate studies at UC Berkeley. She has eight years of work experience on a combination of residential and institutional projects, throughout which it has been her passion to solve complex design problems. She worked in the office of Studio Urbis in Berkeley on a series of single-family residences. On a free-lance basis, she completed the adaptive reuse of a timber-frame barn into an artist’s studio and gallery in 2010.

    For four years, she worked in the San Francisco office of Rafael Vinoly Architects on the design and detailing of the public spaces for the New Stanford Hospital, incorporating key components of project LEED standards. She has been with Jensen since 2012 and was the Project Architect for the recently completed offices for Eleven Inc.


  • Chris Haegglund brings 30 years of experience planning and designing award-winning mixed-use, multifamily residential, retail and resort facilities. Chris has designed projects throughout the Western United States and internationally to create successful livable communities.

    He recently worked on 38 Dolores for the Prado Group, a LEED Gold certified mixed-use project which has received numerous awards and receptivity by the community, city and the real estate industry.

    Chris also worked on the design of the award-winning Santana Row; a mixed-use development which includes residential, retail and offices in San Jose, CA. Chris has served as a speaker for many professional industry organizations including the Urban Land Institute, Multi-Housing World Annual Conference and ICSC’s Centerbuild Conference.

    He continues to works closely with faculty and students supporting various classes for Cal Poly and the University of Oregon, including helping run a multifamily housing studio for the University of Oregon in 2014.


  • As a principal at BAR Architects, David brings over 40 years of highly diverse experience in the planning and design of projects and master planning endeavors throughout the western United States and China. As an award-winning architect, David is intricately involved in local design projects in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, including a number of programmatically complex projects in contextually sensitive neighborhoods.

    David’s dedication to the architectural profession is evidenced by his involvement in local and national organizations. Serving on the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter previously and currently on the California Council (AIACC), he provides his expertise to help guide policies and remain current on issues affecting the industry.

    David is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves as the Vice Chair on one of the Urban Development/Mixed Use Councils focusing on emerging trends in urban mixed-use development as well as participating on Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) studying opportunities to affect positive change in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

    “A successful neighborhood has an intrinsic ability to attract, engage and have a lasting effect on those that pass through it. A valuable neighborhood must have the ability to draw people to it, engage them while they are there, and leave a positive and lasting impression on them after they have left.”


  • As Principal in Charge and Design Principal, Chris Pemberton leads projects in all aspects of design, project delivery and communication, and other areas as they relate to the overall success of the project. During his years of architectural practice, he has directed the design and technical development of numerous large scale and complex multi-use projects, building rehabilitations, and master planning/entitlements projects.


  • As a Senior Project Designer, Vern collaborates with project leadership from the inception of the project through construction, ensuring the integrity of the creative process and the quality of the completed design. He excels at planning and organizing complex programs into highly efficient and usable buildings.


  • As a leading sustainability expert, Cole Roberts has lived in San Francisco for 16 years and he has deep roots in the Bay Area and Laurel Heights. He leads the building sustainability offering in Arup’s San Francisco office, specializing in community economic, social, and environmental performance.

    He has recently co-authored the book “Two Degrees – Our Built Environment and the Changing Climate” and is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. His bay area project experience includes the California Academy of Sciences and the recently released San Francisco Climate Action Strategy.

    “Neighborhoods are where true sustainability potential becomes possible. They are long view places that look to the future. They have an ability to create increasingly resilient, accessible, healthy, and beautiful places.”


  • Kirstin is a senior Energy and Building Ecology Specialist at Arup. She champions Arup’s Net Positive Design initiative, and has led some of the largest published studies on the value of plants and ecosystems in the built environment.  Kirstin works with interdisciplinary teams to create buildings and districts that work like ecosystems, eliminating waste as a concept and supporting wellness, biodiversity, regeneration and reliance on renewable resources.  Her project experience extends from sustainability leadership on civic, office, academic and industrial projects to neighborhood-scale plan development, research and cost-benefit analysis.

    Kirstin holds an A.B. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth and an M.S. in Building Science from UC Berkeley.  She is a LEED-AP, Certified Energy Manager, Green Roof Professional and a provisional WELL Accredited Professional.


  • As a leader of Arup’s water practice in San Francisco, Rowan Roderick-Jones plans and designs solutions for integrated surface water, water supply, wastewater, and ecological systems. His diverse background in both natural sciences and engineering allows Rowan to consistently develop holistic and integrated site-responsive solutions to resource management and the environment.

    His expertise includes water supply and demand assessment, hydrologic, hydraulic and flood risk analysis, stormwater volume and quality control, lake river and wetland management and restoration, natural wastewater treatment systems, energy/water nexus modeling, climate resilience and environmental impact assessments.

    Rowan was recently awarded the 2015 AIA Latrobe Prize as part of the research team developing digital tools for resilience in water resource management and site design. Rowan has spent half of his 14 year career in San Francisco and also brings diverse international working knowledge to his work from his experiences abroad in China, Hong Kong, UAE, Jordan, Thailand, Philippines, Mexico and Brazil.

    “Through an attentive and creatively planned built environment, great neighborhoods can foster a space for people of every age group and identity to thrive and build life-long friendships.”


  • As the President & CEO of Prado Group, Dan is responsible for the firm’s overall investment and development operation. His focus includes the development of residential, retail, and mixed-use properties in San Francisco. Throughout his 30 years in the business, Dan has developed residential, retail, offices, and mixed-use properties. He particularly enjoys the creation of great urban mixed-use environments.

    Dan is a licensed attorney and a member of the State Bar of California, the Urban Development Mixed-Use Council of the Urban Land Institute, ICSC, and Lambda Alpha International. He is a Director of the Jim Joseph Foundation, SPUR, and the UC Berkeley Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board. Dan received his BA from UC Berkeley and his JD from UC Hastings College of Law.


  • Dan is the co-founder of SKS Partners and has 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, primarily in real estate development.  Over the course of his career, Dan has played a major role in the planning, entitlement, design and construction of over 8 million square feet of Class A office, hotel and mixed-use building development.  He has a 100% career success rate in the approval of entitlements for development projects.  From 1985 until founding SKS, Dan was a Vice President with Maguire Thomas Partners, one of the nation’s five largest investment builders during the 1980’s, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, where he participated in the development of over 3 million square feet of office space. 

    He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon, a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dan’s civic volunteer work includes serving as: Board Member of Schwab Charitable; Board of Trustees of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Board Member of the Greenbelt Alliance, Northern California’s premier advocate for smart growth and open space preservation; Board Member of the Committee on Jobs, a San Francisco business advocacy organization; Board Member of Arriba Juntos, an economic empowerment non-profit agency in San Francisco’s Mission District; and a Board Member of the Sugar Bowl Corporation ski resort in Northern California.


  • Don Bragg has been involved in the development of approximately 3,000 residential units and mixed use projects in all construction types including wood frame, concrete, and steel. Don has extensive experience in design, entitlement, and construction management.

    Prior to joining The Prado Group, Don was the Vice President of Development for both The Irvine Company Apartment Communities (IAC) and Prometheus Real Estate Group. Don has been a California licensed architect since 1991. He holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California Berkeley and is a member of SPUR and the Eastern Neighborhoods Citizens Advisory Committee.


  • Cindy is responsible for Prado Group’s business strategy development, marketing, and performance of property operations. Prior to joining Prado Group, Cindy was the Vice President of Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. for 13 years, and was directly responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing programs for new developments and the entire residential portfolio. Cindy was responsible for marketing over 22 brand new lease-up communities, totaling more than 4,100 new apartment units.

    She has worked to reposition more than 36 properties, adding value to physical assets through comprehensive rebranding and physical renovation of common areas and interior units. Cindy holds a BS from UC Berkeley and in 2013 she officially became alumni of Harvard Business School (HBS) completing the highly coveted Comprehensive Leadership Program and Digital Marketing Program.


  • As a Development and Marketing Associate at Prado, Jing is responsible for business strategy, project coordination and guiding the development project’s marketing processes, including outbound communication. Previously, she was a Development Intern with the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

    Jing holds a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College.


  • Lisa Congdon focuses on residential and mixed-used development and renovation projects in San Francisco and Marin. Prior to joining The Prado Group, Lisa was a Dispositions Associate and oversaw nearly a billion dollars in dispositions in the Transactions Group at AMB Property Corporation.

    Prior to AMB, Lisa was an Analyst in the Acquisitions Group at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments where she was responsible for real estate valuation, underwriting and due diligence for approximately $500 million in acquisitions. Lisa holds a Masters Degree from UC Berkeley in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in Community Development. Lisa received her B.S. in political science from UC Berkeley and is a member of the ULI, SPUR and UC Berkeley Real Estate Club.


  • Whereas neighborhoods are marked by addresses and intersections, we measure them instead as communities. Each community presents their own characteristics, qualities, and features. We appreciate the involvement of the following community-based organizations:

    • Laurel Heights Improvement Association (LHIA)
    • Presidio Heights Association of Neighbors (PHAN)
    • Jordan Park Improvement Association
    • Planning Association of Richmond (PAR)
    • Anza Vista Civic Improvement Club
    • Pacific Heights Residents Association (PHRA)
    • Laurel Village Merchants Association (LVMA)
    • Sacramento Street Merchants Association

POSITIVE EVOLUTION

The Success of Every Project Hinges upon Thoughtful Collaboration.

Urban Design

Our designs respond to project adjacencies, improve connectivity and integrate into the broader neighborhood context.

+ Community

We engage our neighbors and derive great ideas to improve communities. Our projects are designed to benefit our current and future neighbors.

+ Mixed-Use

Great “Villages” have a mix of uses. We craft places where people can live, work, shop, gather, learn and relax.

+ Convenience

We strive to create whole neighborhoods with a rich array of amenities that make life easy, walkable, and convenient.

+ Sustainability

Our award-winning designs, developments, and creative use of existing structures are designed to support sustainability-conscious communities by creating more and using less.