Meet TLCD’s New Principals

January 15, 2020

2020 brings some exciting changes which are creating quite a buzz in the office – and it’s time to share the news with you about our expanded leadership team! Join Don Tomasi and Jason Brabo in welcoming four new principals into the practice as we continue TLCD’s 55-year legacy of building community through collaborative, inspired design.


New Principals (left to right) Carl Servais, Stacey Walker, Daniel Backman and David Delasantos enjoy some team spirit as they welcome the New Year! These four talented individuals each bring fresh energy, unique perspectives and specialized skill sets to their new roles.

Carl Servais
K12 Education Practice Leader

Carl’s 20-year career in architecture reveals a personal and professional passion for educational architecture which supports student success, as well as a mind-boggling ability to juggle technology and sustainable practices with a good dose of humor.

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Stacey Walker
Interior Design Principal

With a degree in Interior Architecture and extensive experience in both design and project management, Stacey’s new role will assure the robust integration of interior design and furniture services into all project types to best serve our clients’ needs.

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Daniel Backman
Higher Education Practice Leader

Since joining TLCD’s Education Studio, Daniel’s leadership of high-profile visual and performing arts projects, along with his passion for design technology and active mentorship have brought an energetic spark to TLCD’s collaborative culture.

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David Delasantos
Multifamily/Mixed-Use Practice Leader

Having successfully executed numerous multifamily/mixed-use projects in the Bay Area, David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm where, by advocating for urban infill development, he is helping North Bay communities realize their housing goals.

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Carl, Stacey, Daniel and David were chosen by Don and Jason for their demonstrated leadership skills, their ability to connect with clients and their unwavering commitment to the firm’s mission and vision, which they played an integral role in shaping. As champions of the values that created our firm culture and inform the way we practice architecture, our new principals are united in their dedication to TLCD’s current and future success. We couldn’t be happier!

So, stay tuned for news – we promise to keep you up-to-date as we explore some big ideas on the way to developing a practical and achievable roadmap for the future.