Todd Jersey Architecture

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Todd Jersey, AIA

As a budding architect and ecological designer, Todd began designing and building at ten years of age. He first experimented with solar hot water in 1970 at the age of twelve. Remaining curious, innovative and protective of the earth, Todd has spent the last 30 years designing and building some of California's most beautiful, sustainable and cost-efficient projects - from the many residential projects to the world's first LEED Gold hotel and the nation's greenest and healthiest indoor pool, the historic Richmond Plunge.

Always designing on the cutting edge, Todd created a new commercial/residential mixed-use prototype called Collaborative Housing and honed his expertise in urban mobility and parking issues to decrease the impact of the automobile on urban infill sites. This work has informed the many urban infill projects currently underway at Todd Jersey Architecture.

In 2012, Todd joined CyberTran International Inc. as the head of planning and architecture for a new ultra-light rail transit (ULRT) system called CyberTran®. Todd is working with CyberTran on the design of the newest generation of vehicle and station design as well as planning out system routes and Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) at the new CyberTran® stations.


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Remya Shankar

Remya holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, is a certified Passive House Designer, and is a LEED Green Associate. She enjoys working on multiple facets of a project. She has a keen interest in residential architecture and is constantly looking at opportunities to add to her knowledge of sustainable design practices.

Prior to joining Todd Jersey Architecture, Remya worked in the Middle East and India for over eight years, which provided a diverse learning experience. She handled a variety of projects in an end-end role and continues to expand her knowledge base in the field. In addition to architecture, Remya loves to organize events and currently volunteers with AIA SF’s mentorship program.

 


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Shivani Bhalla

Shivani graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Masters degree in Interior Architecture & Adaptive Reuse (Post Professional degree). As part of the program, she participated in a study abroad program where she explored Scandinavian design while traveling throughout Denmark, Sweden and Finland. She previously received her Bachelors degree in Architecture and is a licensed architect with the Council of Architecture, India. She is also an associate member of the Indian Institute of Architects and is currently preparing for LEED certification. Shivani has worked as a full-time architectural designer at SK+I Architecture in Washington, D.C., focusing on multi-family housing, spatial planning and retail design.

Her additional work experience includes being a Senior Architect/Junior Partner with SDB Consultants, India, a nationally renowned firm with 60+ years experience and responsible for many landmark buildings throughout India. Working with distinguished clients like the Ford Foundation, American School and United Nations, Shivani has gained experience in office space design, client communication, concept-to-build form and project management.

She plans to integrate her 8+ of work experience and education to positively contribute to the growing design and construction industry of the San Francisco Bay Area and India by promoting a "global design initiative."

 
 

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Alex Mehrer

Alex graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. During his studies, he participated in a variety of diverse internships – the first, trying his hand in commercial design in Southern California, and the second, in retail and food service in central Ohio. His third internship was in sustainable architecture at Todd Jersey Architecture and he is excited to be back as full-time member of the TJA team. During his capstone year, Alex was elected to join a study abroad experience, traveling throughout central Europe to a myriad of cities such as Vienna, Prague, and Zurich, examining urban form, ideas of public space, and how the city can give back to its people.

Alex has worked on several low-income housing projects and believes strongly in the power of architecture to uplift and support communities. He strives to make an impact with his work.

 

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Krupali Ahir

Krupali holds a Master of Architecture RIBA (Royal Institute British Architects) Part II degree from Leicester School of Architecture, UK and Bachelor’s degree of Architecture from The University of Mumbai and is licensed to practice in India. Prior to her attaining her masters degree, she worked for two years at H.M.J. Architects on high rise residential, single family and cultural projects in the conceptual project phases, detailed designs and on-site coordination with clients and consultants.

She is interested in exploring computational techniques in architectural design, digital fabrication and physical /digital models. At Todd Jersey Architecture, Krupali brings her unique digital design concepts with innovative use of materials and forms. Krupali is a team player and enjoys traveling and photography.

 

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Shubhra Goel

Coming from Le Corbusier's planned city of Chandigarh, Shubhra (b. 1995) grew up surrounded by inspiring architecture. Her curiosity in her surroundings led her to pursue a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture in 2013. During her 5 years of training, she got the opportunity to intern with Stratic GMBH in Germany where she explored architecture and urban design while travelling through the length and breadth of Europe. Apart from her engagement with the design of buildings, Shubhra delved right into exploring other domains of architecture. She worked on the winning design for Chandigarh Pavilion for the India International Trade Fair which went on to be executed in 2015. In the same year, she along with her colleague headed a team of 30 to re-imagine Chandigarh as a Smart City under G-Sen, a trophy competition hosted by NASA India. Her aspiration to be an urbanist defined her thesis project based on Transit Oriented Development in 2018. As a part of IaaC Global Summer School (Chandigarh node) in the latter half of 2018, she broadened her knowledge in advanced architecture through means of computation design and digital fabrication. She hopes to consolidate her journey and put it to use for changing the language of urban design starting in Chandigarh and continuing further across other cities of India.

 

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Betsy Aaron

Betsy has a wide range of work experience that make her a "Jill of all trades." As Todd’s assistant, she ensures our office and workflow run smoothly and that Todd has what he needs to be able to focus on the innovative projects he oversees.

Prior to joining Todd Jersey Architecture, she ran the speakers program for the Northern California Peace Corps Association, which gained national recognition for its success. She has also held roles of project manager in the Care Experience department and executive consultant to the Vice President of Communications for the Northern California region at Kaiser Permanente. Her earlier professional experience focused on editorial work at companies such as Applied Materials and Apple. Betsy holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Mills College and a bachelor's degree in communications, English and French from Simmons College. When Betsy is not working at Todd Jersey Architecture, she's writing, acting, or helping others tell their stories.


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Bailee

Bailee serves as the human resources manager and has been awarded ‘best office dog’ by all who know her. Her main task is welcoming clients and consultants during project meetings. Bailee loves long walks, peanut butter-filled Kongs and is also a big Warriors fan!