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SRK Architect's Principals are directly involved in each project from start to finish. Their commitment ensures that clients benefit from our decades of experience through strong project management leadership and a hands-on approach to problem solving.

Brian is a second generation graduate of the University of Southern California, School of Architecture and a licensed architect in California since 1980. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA),  the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the Lambda Alpha Society, and the Los Angeles Conservancy.  Additionally, Brian served on the Board of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) where he sat on its Executive Committee from 2006-2011. With a focus on integrated project delivery, Brian provides strategic project development leadership to support projects achieving the highest level of design excellence and building performance possible. Prior to joining SRK as Managing Principal, Brian served in the same capacity for several global design firms, and served as Principal-in-Charge of the recent 750 million dollar renovation of Tom Bradley International Terminal. Brian actively serves the client community through a variety of business and philanthropic organizations, and is a frequent speaker on behalf of the sustainable built environment.

Hugo is a Senior Project Designer with over 15 years of professional experience. His primary focus is the design phase of projects, where he interprets the client aspirations and critical project parameters to develop meaningful and thoughtful design solutions. Hugo’s long history with the firm and his consistent application of critical thinking provide the foundation of the firm’s work. He studied architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, but was originally trained as a photographer and graphic artist before dedicating his creative and exemplary design skills to the built environment.

Brian A. Kite, AIA, Managing Principal

Hugo Calderon, Associate Principal, Design Leader


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Gabriel Avalos, CCIDC, Principal, Director of Operations

Gabe has over 32 years of architectural and interior design experience with a primary focus on project management and corporate project development. As a member of the SRK Architects team for over 11 years, he is responsible for overseeing design direction and management of staff, efficient project control, project organization and the coordination of scheduling, budgeting, and documentation through completion of the project. Gabe, a graduate of the School of Architecture at California Polytechnic University Pomona, is certified by the California Council for Interior Design (CCID). His most notable clients include Western Federal Credit Union, Regent Business Centers, Kaiser Permanente, CITI Smith Barney, Coamerica, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America.

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