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. 


Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

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.

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Scott Mann, Job Captain.

Design Associate, AIA Associate.

Scott is an award winning designer, Cal Poly Architecture graduate, and Scholarship Director for the Central Coast Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is an ARE Candidate to the National Council for Architectural Registration and is currently working toward licensure.

Joe Rivas, Job Captain.

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.  


Parinaz Faridnia, Architectural Intern II.

Parinaz, a second year Masters of Architecture student at Cal Poly, is currently working on her thesis and toward her licensure. Prior to joining studio2G, she gained experience working for firms practicing commercial and residential design and interned in New Zealand at OPUS Consultant Architecture. Parinaz finds visiting historical buildings the best part of traveling. When not in the office she enjoys playing piano, listening to music and watching movies.