Group Photo + QuoteREDWOOD CITY, California—October 13, 2014—DES Architects + Engineers, Inc. (DES) announced promotions of three outstanding employees: Chi-Wing Wong, Dona Shah, and Kartik Gathani.

These professionals have been promoted to Associates in recognition of their achievements and role in providing the firm with a competitive advantage in providing best-in-class design services.

“All of these individuals have made invaluable contributions to DES and have formed great partnerships with our clients,” said C. Thomas Gilman, President of DES. “We look forward to their continued leadership.”

At DES for fifteen years, Chi Wing Wong has become integral to projects at all levels — design, technical quality, and coordination. His contributions span a variety of markets, highlighted by healthcare and technology projects for long-term clients including Kaiser Permanente.

With over nine years of experience, Dona Shah is dedicated to designing and delivering work environments suited to each client’s unique needs. Her project management abilities have been instrumental to the success of Moffett Place, one of the largest corporate campuses under development in Silicon Valley.

Since joining DES in 2006, Kartik Gathani has led the strategic implementation of BIM, resulting in new opportunities and better forms of practice. His leadership in integrating new technologies was critical to delivering award-winning projects at UC Irvine including the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and the Stem Cell Research Center.

DES continues to focus on fostering a collaborative atmosphere that acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of each individual. With some of the best professionals in the industry, the firm is delivering great projects in the corporate, education, healthcare, and science and technology industries.

About DES Architects + Engineers

For over 40 years, DES Architects + Engineers has designed working, learning, and healing environments for our clients.  As a full-service design firm headquartered in Redwood City, California, DES provides creative and sustainable solutions that serve the needs of municipal, healthcare, education, development, and science and technology clients