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And, above all, we are an architecture and landscape office that impacts the livable world through structure and site.  

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David Pearson, AIA
Partner

David co-founded PALO to integrate architecture and landscape with a development mindset. He is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute, the AIA and academia and works to shape both policy and design thinking around housing and the urban environment.

MArch Harvard University
BArch Cal Poly SLO
Licensed Architect (California) 36268

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Mikaela (Spielman) Pearson, LEED AP
Partner

Mikaela co-founded PALO to expand connection between site and architecture. Her work across disciplines seeks to elevate experiences by integrating flora and man-made materials in a way that deepens perception of the livable world.

MLA Harvard University
BArch Cal Poly SLO
Licensed Landscape Architect (California) 6484
Licensed Architect (Arizona) 64049

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Scott Schwartz, AIA
Director 

Scott brings a soundness of action throughout all phases, whether it be conceptual design or the quality assurance needed to build long-lasting architecture. With over thirty-five years experience in architecture, construction and development, he provides invaluable oversight.

MA Psychology USM
Design and Manufacturing SDSU
BArch New School SD

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Ian Slover
Director

Ian has over a decade of leadership and design experience across global development and brand environments. His work in architecture and interiors around the world fosters forward-thinking ideas. He creates precise organization systems to streamline the design process and deliver value.

MArch UCL
BArch Cal Poly SLO

PALO.Code.01 — Build for the Horizon

We cross disciplines to instill meaning and add value to each project regardless of scale. Ultimately we design with good taste, enduring materials and flexibility.

Amy Kittisoros

Project Manager

Thomas Schalnat, AIA

Project Manager
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Ryan Jae Woo Kim

Designer

Marcelle Rico

Designer

Jose Ascencio

Designer

Michael Antonopoulos

Designer

PALO.Code.02 — Work Fast and Build Things

We believe that the future is created by those who build things—and that the best things are built at the intersection of speed and skill. Let's work together to create a more livable world. 

Gina Farkas

Designer

Marco Mendoza

Designer

Ryan Rosen

Designer

Joa Suorez

Creative Director

PALO.Code.03 — Plants Make Everything Better

The stimuli of contemporary urban life can be overwhelming. We craft spaces that allow you to withdraw one moment and fully engage the next. This convergence of site and structure is where we feel most free.

Chris Luna

Designer

Endo Rosales

Designer

Emily Schairer

Office Administrator
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PALO.Code.04 — The Thoughtful Creative

We prioritize freethinking for a changing world and shifting desires. We refine spaces and find small moments of play that open up new interpretations informed by insight and understanding.

In addition to our current team members, we are grateful to our past junior architects, production assistants and collaborators who helped make projects—and our office—a reality: 

Regina Amirova, Angela Tamayo Cardenas, Jenna Chaplin, Luis Espinoza, Macey Laughlin, Larrea Pearson, Joa Suorez, Guilherme Ribeiro, Savannah Ribeiro, Patrick Waipak Yip

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San Diego, CA 92120

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