PEDRO CASTRO, CEO & FOUNDER
Pedro founded Magellan in 2000 with one goal, to provide solutions for our clients. Pedro moved from Brazil to the US over 30 years ago to further his education; he then earned his Masters in Architecture from Washington State University. When Pedro isn’t fulfilling his role as “Chief Explorer Officer” he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, motorcycles and adventurous trips.
PATRICK ANDERSEN, CALIFORNIA PRINCIPAL
Patrick is the Principal Architect of our California location which opened its doors in 2011. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he enjoys mentoring and coaching his staff. He’s an avid country music fan and enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.
SHERRI MILLER, WASHINGTON PRINCIPAL
Sherri has over 20 years of architectural experience on a variety of different project types. Sherri is passionate about developing and building long-term relationships with her team, clients, consultants, and contractors.
GILSON DOMINGUES, BRAZIL PRINCIPAL
Gilson brings to Magellan over 34 years of architecture, animation, and rendering experience. Gilson’s other passions include motorcycles, cinemas, and going to the beach.
APRIL FUGELSANG, FINANCE
April joined the Magellan team in 2003 giving her the most seniority. When she isn’t managing the finance department she can be found cheering for her beloved Seahawks!
CLOVER SCHULER, ASSOCIATE
Clover added over 20 years of tenant improvement design experience to the Magellan team. She’s been with the firm since 2012 and loves working for Magellan because she’s given the opportunity to mentor a young and eager-to-learn staff. In her free time, she enjoys snowmobiling, vintage car racing and spending time with her family.
YASSER MOHAMED, PROJECT MANAGER
Yasser joined the Magellan team in 2015 with several years of experience. His leadership skills, along with his dedication and passion for Architecture and design, make him a valuable asset to the Magellan team. He enjoys playing and watching all types of sports, hiking, and drawing.
EILEEN WADE, SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
Eileen heads our interior design studio in our California office, she moved from residential design to architecture because she wanted to challenge herself and push her creativity to a new level by working in interior architecture. She loves the outdoors, hiking, traveling and painting.
SUMMER CASTILLO, OFFICE MANAGER
In her spare time, Summer enjoys hiking with her friends and spending time with her husband and two sons. She works for Magellan because it’s like a giant family, this company really shows that it cares and appreciates its employees. She values that Magellan promotes education and wants it employees to be successful and grow, the sky is the limit!
JAMIE TRENDA, ARCHITECT PROJECT MANAGER
Jamie is a licensed Architect in WA, OR and ID with over 14 years of experience. She comes from a family of engineers and designers and entered the industry because she likes to see how things are built. When she is not designing, Jamie enjoys reading, cooking and movies.
JENNETTE BERTA, PROJECT MANAGER
Jennette has been working on retail and mixed-use projects for 15 years, and as a kid liked to design dollhouse plans and sections with her dad’s graphic stencils and transfer papers. In her free time, Jennette enjoys traveling with her family, gardening, painting and remodeling her house.
PAM KALKANDELENLI, JUNIOR JOB CAPTAIN- INTERIOR DESIGN
Pam has her BFA in Interior Design and comes to us from the hospitality world where she worked on boutique hotels in New York and Boston. She loves game nights with friends, traveling the world (especially Turkey) and is always up for new and fun experiences. Her motto is “Try everything twice” because you never know if the first time was the right time.
PAIGE LAUER, SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
With over 20 years of experience in the design industry, Paige has a passion for helping Client’s turn their dreams into a reality. Her enthusiasm, motivation and attention to detail have made her one of the leading medical / dental designers in the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, Paige likes spending time with friends and family, travelling, and searching for the best cup of coffee.
CHRISTIAN G SERRANO, PROJECT MANAGER
Christian graduated from the Polytechnic University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He began his career journey as an intern on the island, once his internship was completed he decided it was time to leave his comfort zone and moved to Austin, Texas to seek additional career opportunities. While in Austin he was able to expand his knowledge and life experience and was ready for a change is scenery which led him to move to California to continue his career. Over the last several years Christian has had the opportunity to work on a ride array of project sectors from retail, residential, high-end residential, restaurants, supermarkets and even healthcare projects. In his free time he enjoys playing the guitar and singing at open mics.
MAEVE MITCHELL, JUNIOR JOB CAPTAIN- INTERIOR DESIGN
Maeve is a recent Syracuse University Environmental and Interior Design graduate originally from New Hampshire. Maeve and her rescue dog Dixie, recently uprooted to join us at our Redmond, WA office in the beautiful PNW! For fun she enjoys baking, club sports, board games and trivia.
CHRIS CHAPPON, OPERATIONS MANAGER
Chris received her Project Management Certificate in 2017 from UW and was excited to join Magellan, “Each day is very different from the next, no routines, no complacency – always exciting, interactive and collaborative!” She rescued her special needs dog and enjoys time with her identical twin sister and teen nephew who has Autism. Small families at home and Magellan means closer bonds.
KARLAN BREKNE, JUNIOR JOB CAPTAIN- ARCHITECTURAL
Karlan is a lifetime student of Architecture with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. He greatly appreciates the structured, organized and collaborative approach to architecture and design at Magellan. Karlan spends much of his free time working on DIY projects in his Edmonds home, where he lives with his wife, two cats and a dog.
NICOLE VARGAS, PROJECT MANAGER
Nicole decided to join the Magellan team because of its people centered approach to design and collaborative work. Nicole enjoys spending time with her friends and family on her spare time, as well as volunteering for her community.
NICOLE HARTER, JOB CAPTAIN
Nicole knew her professional life would be dedicated to design upon sight of the Louvre, where she appreciated the building more than any of the artistic works inside. Upon graduating from SCI-Arc with her Masters of Architecture, she returned home to the PNW to assist in the massive regional growth. When not in the office, she can usually be found travelling to far off locales.
JENELYN SISON , JOB CAPTAIN
Preferred to be called “Jen,” Jenelyn joined the team because she wants to create functional and sustainable spaces and expand her design knowledge for different occupant types. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on trips, and exploring new food places and culture.
ANGELICA BEAS , JOB CAPTAIN
Angelica joined the Magellan team in Spring of 2022 with over 5 years of experience in Interior Design and Architecture. Her specialties include a wide variety of expertise in commercial, high-end Residential, Hospitality, Mobile Food Facilities, Medical and Educational Facilities. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interior Design with a minor in Family Studies from the California State University, Northridge. She enjoys going to the beach, playing sports, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
GIOVANNA VEIGA , JOB CAPTAIN
Giovanna first joined the Magellan team in the summer of 2021 after graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s of Architecture and second degree in Art History. She is currently working towards getting her architecture license under the mentorship of Pedro and is excited for the opportunity to learn and grow at Magellan. She loves traveling and is always planning her next trip.
AMY VIERS , INTERN
Amy first joined the Magellan team in the Summer of 2019 as an intern. She currently attends Cal Poly Pomona’s Bachelor of Architecture program and will graduate in the Spring of 2024. Amy enjoys spending time with her friends and family, travelling, cooking, and baking.
CARLOS VARGAS, PROJECT MANAGER
Carlos first joined the Magellan team in 2018. Being surrounded by architects in his family (father, brother, uncle and aunt) it just seemed natural for him to eventually find his spark in the industry. His passion is driven by his desire to design spaces that both function and create emotions to the end user. On his free time, he enjoys playing video games and watching anime.