Promotions Group Image for PageREDWOOD CITY, California—September 18, 2013—DES Architects + Engineers, Inc. (DES) announced leadership promotions to three dedicated employees whose steadfast contributions have been recognized as a sustainable competitive advantage.

Dawn Jedkins and Tracy Wong were recently promoted to Senior Associates. As Senior Designer, Dawn specializes in navigating the entitlement process for large-scale projects. Her work is highlighted by the award-winning Moffett Towers project in Sunnyvale and well-integrated 265 Lytton project in downtown Palo Alto. As Project Manager, Tracy skillfully manages projects from inception to occupancy — consistently completing challenging projects within budget and on schedule. Further, Tracy’s personable nature has led to many responsibilities beyond project management; he manages DES’ internal staffing and is a key contributor to DES’ thriving wellness program.

Erica Lee was promoted to an Associate. As a Project Manager, Erica Lee has coordinated many large, high-tech projects with devoted attention. Her strength is in the delivery of intricate projects including Nokia’s 197,000-sf R&D building in San Diego and Bluebeam Software’s headquarter relocation.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the promotions of these four devoted employees,” said Thomas Gilman, DES’ President. “Providing best-in-class design services continues to be our main focus, and with top-notch team members, we can deliver on that goal.”

With great employees and a strong team atmosphere, DES continues to design inspiring projects throughout the Bay Area and is looking forward to more exceptional projects to come.

About DES Architects + Engineers

For over 40 years, DES Architects + Engineers has created working, learning, and healing environments. As a full-service design firm, DES provides creative, sustainable solutions to meet the needs of municipal, healthcare, education, development, and science and technology clients. DES offers an integrated project approach that leads to increased accuracy, quicker project delivery, and a better use of valuable resources. DES has departments in Architecture, Interior Design, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Visual Communications and Green Building Consulting — all headquartered in one office in Redwood City.