Team

Edward DeVicente AIA, CPHC

Principal Architect

Edward deVicente has a unique ability to see the forest through the trees all the while working hand in hand with each team member to work through the details of the design. His years of experience as a General Manager has given him the skill sets to setup and run project teams efficiently and thoughtfully. With an degree in Architectural Engineering and Certification in Passive House design, his passion is interrogating buildings at detailed levels to create spaces that integrate high performance with high design.

Ryan J. Mills

Principal

Ryan J. Mills graduated with a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he began his professional career with an internship at Pixar Animation Studios, launching him into the world of digital art and animation. After several years in the digital arts world, creating ‘virtual’ environments, Ryan turned his focus and experience of art direction, design, and visual communication to the field of Architecture, a lifelong passion of his. As principal designer, Ryan brings a rendering expertise and passion for design to each project.

Michael Holliday FAIA, LEED AP

Principal Architect

Michael Holliday has managed and overseen the design and construction of almost $200 Million in commercial, institutional and several large residential projects. His expertise in design and management of large projects have won he and his firms several local and state design awards for excellence in architecture from the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Holliday was recognized in 2012 by the National AIA as a Fellow, an honor which includes only 3 percent of architects nation-wide share. He has a passion for working with people and for sustainable and environmentally responsible design. He is a USGBC LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Mr. Holliday maintains an expertise in securing project planning and design approvals through the various SB County and SB City Review Agencies and his various Community Board Memberships and Civic activities have allowed him and his firm to participate in numerous high profile public and private projects.

Jerry Rocci

Project Manager

After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 2002, Mr. Rocci began his architectural career with the firm of Martinez and Johnson Architects in Washington DC working on restoration projects, including 18 months on the 40 million dollar restoration of the Boston Opera House - one of america’s architectural jewels from the 1920’s. After relocating back to California in 2005, Mr. Rocci began working with several of Santa Barbara's leading architectural firms finding another opportunity to work on projects, large and small. As a project team member, Mr. Rocci brings his design and technical expertise to every project.

Michelle Swanitz

Project Manager

After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Design, Mrs. Swanitz began her architectural career with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill/Joint Venture Architects in San Francisco and worked with a team of over 70 architects and engineers on the new International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport. The $365 million dollar project involved coordination with several different agencies including the interface with BART. After gaining invaluable experience on an extremely large scale project Mrs. Swanitz moved to LPA Sacramento, Inc. in order to gain additional experience in project management. Mrs. Swanitz has worked with the DMHA Team principals for over 5 years and has been involved in all phases of project design, documentation and construction administration. She brings a strong technical and management skill ability to each project.

Nik Andjam

Revit Specialist

Nik Andjam is a trained architectural design professional with a specialized degree and years of training in the use of Revit as a project documentation tool. He has extensive technical training and background in CAD systems and has been involved in a variety of architectural project types. Mr. Anjam serves as the current DMHA Revit specialist and focusses on maintaining a level of quality and expertise in all project documentation.

Beverly Holliday

Office Manager

Beverly Holliday serves as the Office Manager for DMHA and assumes a variety of roles pertaining to accounting, organization, and billing oversight for all projects in the office. Her extensive background in management and organizational systems allows her to oversee the front of house office functions for the team.