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.
Kathy Teng graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University in 2016. She participated in studios in New York City and Florence, Italy. During her studies in Italy, she was inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture and Piranesi's drawings, and developed an interest in drawing analytically, using it as a tool to document spaces as she traveled. She received the Raphael Prize in 2014, in which she was recognized for her overall excellence in drawing, observation and analysis. She also worked as a teaching assistant at Syracuse University with a focus on architectural representational techniques and convention.
Kathy enjoys road trips with friends. Her fascination with how automobiles, including truck cabins, altered the living style of Americans influenced her academic work. Her thesis, private room on the wheel, investigated the dwelling issue of truck drivers, and proposed a form of transient lifestyle based on radical mobility. It was featured in the School of Architecture's 2016 Thesis Exhibition.
Originally from New England, Bryany Burke graduated with a BFA in Architecture from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Looking for a change of scenery, she relocated to San Francisco for graduate school at the California College of the Arts, and graduated with a Master of Architecture degree. The activity and eccentricities unique to San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area continue to feed her passion for art and design. Bryany has always enjoyed drawing and painting; conveying design ideas through these media adds her unique personality and sense of craft to her work. When not in the office, Bryany is on the hunt for great food, and uses it as a means to explore new places. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, often traveling home to Massachusetts to experience all four seasons and visit with the family dogs.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Kevin’s interest in architecture grew while watching the city of San Francisco transform. He began studying architecture at the City College of San Francisco and later transferred to UC Berkeley, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. During his studies, Kevin worked with the College of Environmental Design’s research team in finding alternative ways of construction through robotics and digital fabrication.
When Kevin has free time he enjoys traveling and photography. Being able to capture timeless moments has been a huge influence on Kevin’s spatial awareness through design.