The studio2G team
Heidi Gibson, Principal.
Project Architect, AIA, LEED®AP B+C
Board Member of the American Institute of Architects California Chapter, Director 2013-2015 / Member of the California Air National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel, Commander of the 163rd Civil Engineering Squadron / USGBC: Central Coast Green Building Council / SLO Chamber of Commerce
Since founding studio2g with Laura Gough in 2005, Heidi Gibson has received a reputation in the industry for going beyond the status quo. She strives to take clients on a journey by giving them insights on how their project can create a healthy environment, conserve resources, and be dramatically unique. During her free time you may see her either at the baseball fields watching her son or cheering on her daughter playing volleyball. She is an active member of this community and takes pride in being the past chairman for the local Via Dei Colori Chalk Painting festival the past three years.
Laura Gough, Principal.
Project Architect, AIA, LEED®AP B+C
Board Member of the American Institute of Architects Central Coast Chapter. Secretary 2010-2013 / US Green Building Council / SLO Chamber of Commerce
After earning her bachelors’ of Architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Laura practiced locally until forming studio2G Architects. As one of the founding principals, she has consistently worked to build a strong foundation for the firm based on quality of design and fine attention to detail resulting in client satisfaction. She always aims to create buildings and environments that speak directly to the needs of the people who will be living in and using them. When not in the office, you can find Laura taking her dogs to the beach, cooking up delicious meals, or out for a run in her neighborhood.
Joe Rivas, Project Manager.
Design Associate, LEED GA
Joe is a Cal Poly Architecture graduate, LEED Green Associate and is currently working towards licensure. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from patios to multi-family homes, and office/retail to restaurants. Prior to joining studio2G, Joe worked in a multi-disciplinary office where he gained an insight into the various engineering trades by working closely with civil, MPE, and structural designers. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and can be found riding around the country roads or competing in bike races.
Neal Breton, Administrative Assistant.
Neal is an experienced administrative assistant with a background in fine art, design and marketing, overseeing day-to-day operations from logistics to invoicing to social media posting. He is an active member in the art community and has helped Studio 2G create an effective and successful gallery space.
Tyler Hall, Intern.
Tyler Hall is currently in his 4th year at Cal Poly, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. He has enjoyed his time in college, but is looking forward to a bright future after graduating next year. In fact, constantly looking forward into his bright future is the reason he's always wearing sunglasses. After graduation, who knows what he'll do or where he'll go. Maybe he'll keep working in architecture, or maybe he'll pursue one of his other hobbies, like writing, photography, film, or Dungeons & Dragons.He's also an amateur close-up magician, maybe he'll do that. He never gets any gigs though, so, he must not be any good. Well, good thing he'll have an architecture degree
Alex Gama, Intern.
Alex is a 4th year Architecture student minoring in Construction Management at Cal Poly. He has lived in San Diego and Tijuana for most of his life, where he was greatly impacted by the Salk Institute and the cultural phenomenon that is the San Diego/Tijuana Border Crossing. In 2016, his school project, A Structural Landscape, was featured in the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. In 2017, he was selected to be part of the NAHB Student Competition Team, representing Cal Poly Arch. They would eventually place 2nd in the nation, at the 2018 International Builder's Show in Orlando, FL. When he's not in school or at the office, his hobbies include playing music, salsa dancing, camping, and cooking.
Karen Wilkins, Job Captain.
Originally from Claremont California, Karen is a licensed architect and a Cal Poly Pomona Architecture graduate. She has a wide variety of experience with projects ranging from K-12 schools, planned residential developments, as well as commercial, retail and professional offices. In her free time she enjoys playing and teaching the cello along with being a club mom for her son’s high school swim team.
Brianna Aguilar, Intern.
Brianna Aguilar is currently working toward her Bachelor's degree in Architecture and is finishing up her fourth year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is originally from Corona, California where she was influenced by the wide variety of architecture Southern California offers. She previously worked at an engineering firm that specializes in MEP and gained valuable experience on a different aspect of buildings. Along with design, she enjoys soccer, dancing, sketching, and the great outdoors.
Tony De Fazio, Project Manager.
Holding a Bachelors' of Architecture from Cal Poly SLO, Tony's experience ranges from working as a carpenter on custom homes in Montana, to working in the Construction and Architecture industries on various project types throughout California. He prefers being outdoors and spends his downtime at the beach surfing, or in the High Sierra backpacking and fly fishing.