Principals

  Ron Vrilakas founded the firm in 1995, after five years in Boston and San Francisco doing hands-on design/build work.  Ron's interest in urban places was shaped by studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, and by a life-long affinity for both cities and clean air.  Ron eventually returned to Sacramento, his hometown, intent on helping evolve the city core into a dynamic place.

 

Ron Vrilakas founded the firm in 1995, after five years in Boston and San Francisco doing hands-on design/build work.  Ron's interest in urban places was shaped by studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, and by a life-long affinity for both cities and clean air.  Ron eventually returned to Sacramento, his hometown, intent on helping evolve the city core into a dynamic place.

  Mark Groen joined the firm in 2007, and became partner in 2015.  Mark landed in Sacramento in 1994, following studies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Mark has spent a significant part of his career re-shaping communities through new mixed-use projects, historic building adaptive re-use, and transit station design.  Mark has an appreciation for architectural detail, and the impact that well executed details have on a projects success.

 

Mark Groen joined the firm in 2007, and became partner in 2015.  Mark landed in Sacramento in 1994, following studies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Mark has spent a significant part of his career re-shaping communities through new mixed-use projects, historic building adaptive re-use, and transit station design.  Mark has an appreciation for architectural detail, and the impact that well executed details have on a projects success.