John Frando, AIA, LEED AP, CASp

Mr. Frando is dedicated to the development of affordable and market rate senior living environments, stemming from a passion for creating homes that improve the lives of seniors in support of the aging-in-place approach. As a leader of the firm’s Senior Living practice area, his focus has been exclusively on all types of senior communities including independent, assisted, memory care, and skilled nursing. As a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), John has in-depth knowledge of the applicability of State and Federal construction related accessibility standards, and in particular, experience that applies to rehab work.

Colleges attended and degrees earned

UC Berkeley, Master Architecture; University of Florida, B.A. Arch

When did I start at HKIT


Types of projects I am most passionate about

Senior Housing

Favorite pastimes

Traveling, being outdoors, high country backpacking, hiking and bike riding

Project I'm most proud of

Viamonte Walnut Creek; Coachella Valley Apartment Homes, Monarch Apartment Homes in Palm Springs