SOURCE: Danielian Associates

Danielian Associates

August 28, 2013 12:00 ET

Danielian Assoc. Promotes Three Staff Members to Associate

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - Currently celebrating its 45th Anniversary, Danielian Associates Architecture + Planning announces the appointment of three team members to the firm's Associates leadership group. 

Louis Bretana, Lead Designer, Mojgan Momenan, Project Manager, and Victor Alvarez-Duran, Designer, were recognized for their years of significant contributions to the Irvine firm's success. They demonstrated "excellence in performance of assigned responsibilities, leadership, effective communication with clients, and a desire to mentor/train junior employees," among other criteria.

"We are proud to advance these outstanding professionals," said Art Danielian, founder and president. "Their service has been important to our success and will continue to be an asset into the future."

Alvarez-Duran brings more than 18 years' experience in architectural design to Danielian Associates. As a designer, he is responsible for the preparation of schematic and design development drawings for commercial retail and residential projects. Alvarez-Duran holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University School of Architecture, San Luis Obispo, California. Fluent in Spanish, he is a key liaison with Danielian's international clients. 

As Lead Designer, Bretana has gained more than 20 years of experience in projects encompassing single-family homes and multi-family residential podium, higher education, R&D, commercial and corporate interiors. With the firm since 2003, he has been involved in a number of projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. A hands-on designer, Bretana takes his projects from the drawing board to the field, often serving as both designer and project manager. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied architecture abroad in Italy and Greece.

With more than 25 years' experience in architecture and engineering design, Momenan is one of Danielian's top project managers and is responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of the construction documents. Her expertise encompasses a spectrum of diverse building typologies, from multi-family and high-end custom residential, to healthcare and commercial. Momenan graduated from the National University, Iran, in Architectural Engineering, which enables her to bring her deep understanding of details and construction process to realize the design intent. She is a member of the Iranian American Society of Engineers and Architects, and is involved with non-profit and charity organizations supporting women and children causes.

Throughout the last 45 years, Danielian Associates has been widely recognized for innovation and excellence in becoming a firm of national and global architects and land planners. As housing has recovered from the Great Recession, the firm continues the tradition of creative solutions and market-responsive design for which it is known, with new collections now open in Orange County: La Cresta by Brookfield Homes in Woodbury; Ryland Homes in Sendero; plus Springhouse, a new community by Taylor Morrison Homes opening in late September in the Great Park Neighborhoods, Irvine.

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