Three Promoted Among Dewberry’s West Coast Architecture Practice

For Immediate Release
Fairfax, VA | 01.18.2019

Firm recognizes promotion of three architects in its California offices.

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced the promotion of Alan Korth, RA, LEED AP, to principal; Erica Nelles, AIA, LEED AP, associate DBIA, to associate principal; and James Aguilar, RA, LEED Green Associate, to senior associate. These individuals are three of more than 65 to be promoted across the firm, coinciding with Dewberry’s ongoing expansion of engineering, architectural, and consulting services in the West where the firm has practiced since 2007.

Alan Korth has nearly 35 years of experience in the architecture field, and currently works as the firm’s justice practice segment leader where he oversees all detention, corrections, courts, and public safety projects within the realm of architecture. His background includes both design-build and design-bid-build projects for private- and public-sector clients nationwide. Korth’s portfolio includes healthcare, justice, and higher education projects.

Korth earned his bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Nebraska (1983) and is member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Correctional Association.

Erica Nelles, who has more than 15 years of experience, joined Dewberry in 2017 as the business unit manager for Sacramento’s architecture group. Her diverse background of architecture projects includes justice and civic facilities for both public- and private-sector clients, including retail, new construction, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and policy development. In addition to her design work, Nelles’ day-to-day responsibilities include client and project management, and general office oversight.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in bio-resource engineering from Rutgers University (2001), Nelles earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida (2005). As well as being a registered architect, she is a designated design-build professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

James Aguilar is a registered architect with more than 34 years of architectural experience. He specializes in design services for justice, science and technology, and commercial projects across North America. His areas of expertise include forensic science laboratories, medical examiner/coroner facilities, public safety facilities, correctional facilities, data centers, office buildings, science research laboratories and manufacturing facilities. His background includes both design-build and design-bid-build projects.

Aguilar has presented and published numerous works over his career, primarily in the realm of justice architecture. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo (1984).

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