Meet the Team


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Andrew Young

Principal Architect
Co-Founder, CEO

Andrew founded Young and Borlik in 1989 and currently serves as Principal Architect and CEO.

Andrew began his architectural practice in 1987 with a new home in the Redwood City Hills, which he designed while still in college. He began his business by satisfying the needs of a diverse group of homeowners and builders, always putting the highest priority on client needs in function and design. Andrew enjoys creative design, combining a client’s wish list, existing conditions and ordinances to resolve the three-dimensional puzzle of brilliant architecture. In his free time, Andrew enjoys getaways to the mountains, skiing, boating and sailing with his family.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture,
Cal Poly,
San Luis Obispo

Certified Green Building Professional

Awards:
2015 Canopy Award;
2009 Green Building Award

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Steve Borlik

Principal Architect
Co-Founder, President

Steve founded Young and Borlik in 1989 and currently serves as Principal Architect and President of the firm. 

Steve’s architectural interests include creative problem-solving and refined construction detailing for custom residential projects. This includes everything from minor interior remodels to multi-building estate properties. He provides full service design and detailed support from project conception through completion. Steve is experienced in all aspects of approvals, permits, detailing and construction administration.

In his free time, Steve volunteers with the Boy Scouts and enjoys auto racing, mountain biking and backpacking.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture,
Cal Poly,
San Luis Obispo

Certified Green Building Professional


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Daniel Rhoads

Senior Project Manager
Director of Operations & Technology

 

Dan has been with Young & Borlik Architects for almost 20 years and serves as Director for the firm.

As the Senior Project Manager, Dan's daily roles include design and development, client relations, City interactions, and project management from start to finish. His residential project experience covers a deep range within both remodeling and new construction. His commercial project experience includes tenant improvements and new construction for a range of business types.  In his free time, Dan enjoys biking, swimming and building Legos with his sons.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo;
Minor in Construction Management

Certified Green Building Professional


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Hong Wei

Project Manager
Designer/Drafter
 

Hong joined Young & Borlik in 2008 after working for a design-build firm in Half Moon Bay and an architectural engineering firm in San Mateo. She has experience with commercial and retail architecture and now spends most of her time at Young and Borlik focusing on custom residential projects. Her mechanical and computer science engineering background help her integrate building systems. She is meticulous in detail and likes to combine design with functionality. In her free time, Hong enjoys downhill skiing, travel, cooking and time with family.

Education:
Masters of Science, Software Engineering (MSEE), Northwestern Polytechnic University;
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai University of Science & Technology

Certified Green Building Professional

Awards: 2006 Chrysalis Award


Christina Stidham

Designer/Drafter

 

Returning to the West Coast, Christina joined the Young and Borlik team in 2007.  She plays an instrumental role in project development and is committed to our clients. Her caring nature and design background ensures a quality design solution. She has been instrumental in creating designs and construction drawings for large and small projects alike. Christina is an avid painter and enjoys taking advantage of all that Northern California has to offer.

Education:
M.S., Interior Architecture and Design,
Drexel University, PA;
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Arizona State University

Certified Green Building Professional


Jackie Terrell

Designer/Drafter

Originally from Texas, Jackie started with Young and Borlik in 2006 and interned for two years prior to completing her Bachelors in City and Regional Planning at Cal Poly. She performs project management, client-city-contractor coordination, drafting, and detailing. As a project designer, she crafts Photoshop renderings from schematic drawings, and creates 3D renderings and animations. Jackie enjoys art, hand sketching, sculpting, running, traveling, and adventuring.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, City and Regional Planning,
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


Jenny Gasparini

Director of Office Operations

Since retiring as a forth grade school teacher in 1994, Jenny has managed the business operations of Young and Borlik Architects. Her responsibilities include accounting (tax, property, payroll, accounts), human resources, consultant coordination and corporate reporting.  Jenny provides administrative support to the organization’s principals, communicating with clients and coordinating with fellow employees. 

Jenny fills her spare time with taking care of four kids and a husband, entertaining, and experimenting in the kitchen. She enjoys Crossfit, Bikram Yoga, running, spinning, skiing and anything fitness oriented.

Education:
Bachelors of Arts, Liberal Studies with a Minor in Art, Hayward State University;
Teaching Credential: Multi-Subject K-12 with an emphasis in Art;
Canada College Associate of Arts Degree,
General Education, with honors


Carla Herrera

Designer/Drafter

Carla joined Young and Borlik in 2007. With a background in large scale residential projects in Peru, she moved to the states and continues her passion for design — now in new homes, additions and remodels for Young and Borlik. Carla enjoys the whole design process, from early sketches to construction documents and site visits. In her free time, Carla enjoys traveling with her family, outdoor activities and learning the violin.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru
Urban Design Postgraduate, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
M. Urban Renewal, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru

U.S. Green Building Council Leed Green Associate Certification


Sara Ameri

Designer/Drafter

Having studied architecture and urban design back in Iran, Sara joined Young and Borlik Architects as an entry level architect in 2015. Her responsibilities range from field survey of projects to architectural design and drafting along with city correspondence assistance. In her free time, Sara enjoys discovering the world through traveling to different places as well as diving into mystical contexts of old and modern eras.

Education:
Masters of Fine Art, Landscape Architecture, Academy of Art University, San Francisco;
Masters of Urban Design, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran;

Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, University of Kashan, Iran


Omar Haque

Designer/Drafter

Omar started working with Young and Borlik Architects in 2015 after having spent the previous six years studying and working in Los Angeles. He has experience working in residential architecture firms as well as art galleries. Omar is involved with design, drafting, detailing, and consultant coordination on all project scales. In his free time, Omar enjoys drawing, rock climbing, and playing guitar.

Education:
Master of Architecture (M.Arch), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Calvin Smith

Designer/Drafter

Calvin joined Young and Borlik Architects in 2016 after working for a firm in Monterey County. With two years of experience in educational and industrial design, Calvin continues his love for design and pursuit of his childhood dream of becoming a residential architect at Young and Borlik. Calvin enjoys working on every bit of the design process, from creating 3D computer models and animations to construction documents. If you can’t find him at the office, you may find him backpacking the wilderness, working out at the local gym, or taking his pet tortoise, Dale, on a long walk at the beach.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


Gianina Gann

Office Manager

Gianina has held office management and staff accountant roles at several companies over the last 12 years. Much of her professional career has focused on evolving administration and staff accounting practices which has resulted in improved efficiencies and business operations for top Silicon Valley corporations.

In her spare time, Gianina enjoys playing soccer, indoor soccer, and futsal — basically anything with a soccer ball. Last, but certainly not least, she loves being with her family.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting,
Notre Dame de Namur University