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.
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.
Karina started at AGD in 2017 as an intern while pursuing her Bachelors of Architecture with a minor in Architectural Engineering at Cal Poly. Upon graduating, she joined the team full time as an Associate Designer. Inspired by her Danish heritage, Karina loves contemporary Scandinavian design and new, green building techniques. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and exploring the Central Coast, all while working towards becoming a licensed architect in California.
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.
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 currently works as a Project Manager 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.
Angelique is a 5th year architecture student at Cal Poly. She thoroughly enjoys movies, good meals, story-telling, sleeping, discounts and free food, hiking, camping, and exploring her faith. In her time interning at AGD, she has further developed her interest in both residential projects and philanthropic ventures. Planning to continue work in residential architecture post-grad, Angelique hopes to impact at-risk communities with the greatest needs for good design.
Chris Donatello began his internship at AGD in 2018 in conjunction with his architecture studies at Cal Poly. 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. Following his graduation from Cal Poly in 2019, Chris is excited to serve his community through a career in architecture.
Michael is a Senior Project Manager for 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
Alex is the Office Lead and Senior Project Manager 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!