Johnny Maas is a LEED Accredited Professional and an associate principal at Andrew Mann Architecture. He has been with the firm since 2008 and brings over ten years of experience in residential, civic, hospitality, and specialty retail architecture. Prior to working at Andrew Mann Architecture, Johnny worked for architecture firms in San Francisco and Florida where he developed a strong sense of craft and the skill of conveying ideas through drawings. He’s paired that interest with learning and integrating advanced building sciences into architecture. Johnny enjoys collaborative work and establishing strong relationships with contractors and local craftsmen.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame where he was the recipient of the David M. Schwarz traveling fellowship. Originally from Wisconsin, Johnny enjoys taking advantage of the cultural and natural landscape of California. He is an avid traveler and enjoys all things related to soccer.
Raenear Yap is a Bay Area native and began his architectural education attending the City College of San Francisco in 2010. He then transferred to the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 2014. Having grown up with the urge to create with his hands, and through the influence of his academic mentors, Raenear has been inspired by the work of architects that promote hands-on exploration and a design/build mindset. Raenear enjoys the outdoors, working on and riding his bicycle, and finding a good book to read, whether it is building his architectural repertoire with works such as Vishaan Chakrabarti's A Country of Cities, Koolhaas' Delirious New York or feeding his imagination with the fictional works of Haruki Murakami.
Originally from the Great White North, Stephen started his architectural career with a Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College and then pursued a Masters in Architecture from Washington University. Upon graduation, he moved to the East Coast to put his newly acquired degree to test. New York City, being the strong magnet for young architects, heavily influenced Stephen’s ideas and interests. The city’s high-density urban living and the “Town & Country” lifestyle of New Yorkers led to his enthusiasm for residential design. After five years in NYC, Stephen moved to the Bay Area to experience its local design culture, in addition to catching his breath.
When not in the office, Stephen enjoys the outdoors. Having enjoyed family camping trips and outings as a child, he developed a deep appreciation for the natural environment. This influences his selection of places to travel in the world, which are often locations similar to the Canadian landscape, and offer various physically active recreational options. The next big item on his bucket list is to visit the base camps of the Himalayas.