Welcome to Our New Staff

By Jennifer Gridley,

HKIT continues to grow! We’d like to introduce three new employees who joined the HKIT team in November and who bring a wide range of skills and talents to our practice.


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Stanley Lam, Architectural Designer
Stan joined HKIT as an Architectural Designer and brings nearly 4 years of experience with a particular focus in the K-12 practice area. With his experience in 3D modeling and construction administration, Stan is eager to bring his skillset to the broad range of practice areas at HKIT. Stan received his Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in sustainable environments from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Neal Pann, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager
Neal is joining the housing team at HKIT, he brings a strong background in residential projects as a Project Manager. His experience includes project planning, scheduling, budgeting, processing of entitlements, design and construction. Neal’s experience also includes being a former member of the City of Livermore Planning Commission, and an Historic Preservation Commissioner. Neal received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Tisha Tasaki, Director of Marketing
Tisha is our most recent addition to the HKIT family and our new Director of Marketing. Her 20+ year background includes leading marketing efforts for a variety of firms including Huntsman Architectural Group, HOK, Mark Cavagnero Associates, and Sasaki Associates. She brings a fresh perspective and professional knowledge to our marketing and business development efforts. Tisha will work closely with HKIT Principals in pursuing new work and managing strategy and communications in support of our growing firm. Tisha received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

Welcome Jeff Loustau, AIA, LEED AP

By Jennifer Gridley,

Jeff Loustau is the newest member of our Senior Living team. Jeff joins us after spending 20 years as an architect and real estate developer. He is currently managing the Belmont Village Union Avenue development, a new 150-unit senior community in San Jose. When Jeff is not designing senior living spaces he’s busy as an assistant editor at Narrative Magazine where he enjoys reading (and writing) fiction.

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Career Day

By Jennifer Gridley,

We spent some quality time with emerging architectural students at the UCB College of Environmental Design (CED) Career Fair. Students came to us because of their interest in affordable housing and socially-impactful architecture. We look forward to bringing on board some enthusiastic interns this summer!