Shawn moved to Los Angeles shortly after completing his Masters Degree in Architecture at the University of British Columbia. He has worked for several well respected practices over his career, including most notably Koning Eizenberg Architecture and Marmol Radziner Architecture. OKB Architecture was formed in 2006 with his business partner, Jason Kerwin who completed his Masters Degree in Architecture at Harvard after also working with Koning Eizenberg Architecture.
Shawn has experience working at various scales throughout his career ranging from Single Family Residential to large scale, multi-phased Interiors, Museums’, Schools, Multi-Family projects.
Shawn has been licensed in the State of California since 2005. He is also a licensed General Contractor which helps influence his practical approach to constructability, schedule and budget.
Jason moved to Los Angeles shortly after completing his Masters Degree in Architecture at Harvard University. He has worked for several well respected practices over his career, including most notably Koning Eizenberg Architecture and William Hefner Architects.
OKB Architecture was formed in 2006 with his business partner, Shawn Bleet who completed his Masters Degree in Architecture at The University of British Columbia after also working with Koning Eizenberg Architecture.
Jason has experience working at various scales throughout his career ranging from Single Family Residential to large scale, multi-phased Interiors, Restaurants, Schools, Multi-Family projects. Jason has been licensed in the State of California since 2002.
Director of Architecture/ Project Architect
Robert joined OKB Architecture in 2016 and brought with him 18 years of experience. Most recently, he was Senior Project Architect at Gensler where he worked on managing several large complex projects, ranging from high rise residential in downtown LA, low rise ground up creative space in Playa Vista and the Port of Long Beach Office & Maintenance Facility. His extensive skills bring great depth to OKB’s already versatile practice.
Director of Interior Design
Carmel joined OKB Architecture in 2015 and brought with her 8 years of extensive design experience focusing primarily in Commercial Interiors. She is a critical idea driver for the team and has most recently completed a new 150,000sf corporate headquarters for Endemol Shine, an international production company, which involved consolidating four separate locations into one multi-floor solution.
Senior Interior Designer
Derrick joined OKB Architecture in 2017 with three years of experience in cultural/institutional work. He is proficient across a variety of design platforms and brings these skills to his current role at OKB, which includes Construction Administration tasks for Fox Next / Aftershock’s new Playa Vista offices and design and documentation for Red Light Management’s new Culver City location.
Adrien joined OKB Architecture in 2017 with several years of experience in multi-family/mixed-use/commercial work in Los Angeles and Paris. He is a huge asset to the office with his energy and enthusiasm for problem solving and design. He is proficient across a variety of design platforms and brings these skills to his current role at OKB.
Monica joined OKB Architecture in 2018 with several years of experience with residential, institutional, marketing, and exhibition design in Boston and Houston. She is proficient across a variety of design platforms, particularly with 3D modeling and image production, and brings this expertise to her current role at OKB.
Intermediate Interior Designer
Melissa joined OKB Architecture in May 2019 with several years of experience in commercial interiors and commercial architecture in both Los Angeles and Pasadena. Melissa has carried large quantities of interior architecture projects from programming to closeout throughout the years and brings a fresh perspective to problem solving as well as attention to detail. Melissa carries with her both design and technical skills across a variety of programs, making her a great addition to the team.
Intermediate Interior Designer
Stephanie joined OKB in 2019 with 6 years of commercial interiors experience in Los Angeles County. Her project background consists of work with various creative corporate clients. Along with her skills in various design platforms and ever-growing knowledge of materials and furniture resources, she enjoys finding a healthy balance between budget, space-planning needs, and creating an identifiable design aesthetic for each client.
Eric joined OKB in October 2019 with a few years of experience working on high-end residential projects in Santa Barbara. Beyond his experience with residential projects, Eric has collaborated on art installations, design builds, and community development projects in both California and Missouri. He is proficient across a variety of design platforms, particularly modeling in Rhino and Revit. Eric brings these valuable skills together with his enthusiasm and love for design to every project as part of the OKB team.
Alberto A. Altamirano
Alberto joined OKB Architecture in 2020 with experience in commercial and mixed-use projects, as well as both graphic and furniture design. He is a creator and a hands-on designer. He welcomes architectural challenges because it is in those moments that he is tested as a designer. He contributes to the office by walking in each day with enough passion and ambition to fuel a rocket to the moon.