AGD is very proud of our team and we couldn't do what we do without them. Each team member plays a significant role at AGD. Check out our team members below and get to know the faces behind AGD.
Founder and Managing Principal
Andrew is an architect, writer, and educator with experience that spans multiple industries and experiences in the design and construction industry. As an educator he teaches university students the importance of designing for the common good. When not in the office he can usually be found exploring the Central Coast with his wife and two daughters.
Principal, Office Lead - Central Valley
Alex is a Principal and Office Lead for AGD's Central Valley office. Having been raised in Porterville, California, Alex brings extensive history to his work in the Central Valley office. His expertise is in single family residential and commercial projects of all size. He has a Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly, and when he is not in the office he enjoys spending his time with his wife and two kids. He is also a licensed Realtor!
Principal of Residential Design
Bryan Shields (Registered Architect) received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia (2000) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia (2004). He is the Principal in charger of Residential Design at Andrew Goodwin Designs in addition to being a Lecturer in the California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, Department of Architecture as a 5th Year Thesis Instructor. Prior to moving to San Luis Obispo in 2015, Bryan worked as an Architect and Lecturer in Charlotte for over 10 years.
Michael is a Principal at AGD and comes with over 20 years experience in the industry. Michael brings a wealth of knowledge in the municipal, residential, military and commercial industries. It is believed that he has worked on over 200 competitive design-bid-build and design-build projects in his career - but who is counting? He received his Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly and has called the Central Coast home for almost two decades
Josh Miller joined AGD after earning his Bachelors of Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Environments from Cal Poly in 2018 . As an Associate Designer, Josh contributes to the programming, planning, and design of projects. His interest in the built environment and its interface with people is what Josh holds at the core of his design philosophy. Always fascinated by the role of architecture in daily life, he aims to create sustainable and quality designs that connect to the broader environment. Out of the office Josh enjoys furniture design, making, and fabrication technology.
Angelique is one of multiple employees that has interned and had Andrew as a professor. She thoroughly enjoys movies, good meals, story-telling, sleeping, discounts and free food, hiking, camping, and exploring her faith. Since joining AGD, she has further developed her interest in both residential projects and philanthropic ventures. Angelique hopes to impact at-risk communities with the greatest needs for good design.
Brianna Tramontano is a recent graduate from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor's in Architecture. She has great experience working with other architecture firms in California. Her current passion is to continue pushing AGD's compassionate social impact projects forward in the coming years. Hailing from Corona, California, Brianna brings an interesting background to the firm including her love for her Italian heritage, California wines, and figure skating. Yes, she has gone to four national championships as a figure skater.
Chris Donatello has interned at AGD since 2018 in conjunction with his architecture studies at Cal Poly. A graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Chris intend to join the marines in 2020 as an officer. Raised a musician, Chris is drawn to architecture by the way in which form and material manifest themselves as "frozen music." Outside of these pursuits, his interests include physical training, reading and marksmanship.