Shana Reiss, our Principal Architect, is a  LEED Accredited Professional  (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) with a background in implementation of green design principles and a desire to promote positive stewardship practices in the design, construction, and longevity of a project.  Shana earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master in Business Administration from  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo .  Shana has extensive experience in designing wineries and has been involved in both domestic and international projects. Her technical expertise, project and team management skills, attention to detail, and precision are a valuable asset to any architectural project.   Shana enjoys playing volleyball, skiing, and hiking. She also makes an effort to be engaged in humanitarian architectural projects and has been involved in the design of four school projects in Eastern Africa.

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, MBA

shana@reissdesignstudio.com (805) 706-0645 ext 101

Shana Reiss, our Principal Architect, is a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) with a background in implementation of green design principles and a desire to promote positive stewardship practices in the design, construction, and longevity of a project.

Shana earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Shana has extensive experience in designing wineries. Her technical expertise, project and team management skills, attention to detail, and precision are a valuable asset to any architectural project. 

Shana enjoys playing volleyball, skiing, and hiking. She also makes an effort to be engaged in humanitarian architectural projects and has been involved in the design of four school projects in Eastern Africa.

        Jacob Van de Roovaart is an Architectural Designer at Reiss Design Studio. Jacob is involved in all phases of project delivery - from Pre-Design through project close-out. Jacob's attention to detail, drive for excellence, and friendly disposition make him a valuable member of the RDS team.  Jacob was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to the Central Coast to study architecture. He has received his Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Environments from  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo .    Over the years he has worked for a variety of firms specializing in single and multi-family housing projects, restaurants, and hotels. While at Cal Poly Jacob developed a passion and understanding for environmentally responsible design and strives to implement sustainable principles whenever possible.    As a part of Reiss Design Studio’s  Change the World Program,  Jacob is working closely with  SLO Parks and Recreation Department  to revamp and redesign many of San Luis Obispo’s trailheads. This involves the design of a consistent set of kiosks, benches, and fences that will be implemented in many trails over the next few years.  Jacob and his wife have fallen in love with the Central Coast and are here to stay! In his free time he enjoys making furniture for his home and for friends, playing hockey, bike riding, and hiking.  

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

jacob@reissdesignstudio.com (805) 706-0645 ext 102

Jacob Van de Roovaart is an Architectural Designer at Reiss Design Studio. Jacob is involved in all phases of project delivery - from Pre-Design through project close-out. Jacob's attention to detail, drive for excellence, and friendly disposition make him a valuable member of the RDS team.

Jacob has earned a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Environments from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly Jacob developed a passion and understanding for environmentally responsible design and strives to implement sustainable principles when possible.

Jacob and his wife have fallen in love with the Central Coast and are here to stay! In his free time he enjoys making furniture for his home and for friends, playing hockey, bike riding, and hiking.  

      Rosana Esparza is an Architectural Drafter at Reiss Design Studio. Rosana graduated from  Mount San Antonio College  with an A.S. in Architecture Technology-Design Concentration. This started her career in architecture, and she continues her education at  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo .     While attending Cal Poly, she had the privilege to participate in the Rome AIA Fall Semester Program. This gave her the opportunity to travel and experience Architecture in major European cities. When she returned, she continued her studies with the San Francisco Urban Program for two quarters. These courses included internships and multiple tours throughout the Bay area.  Rosana and her boyfriend love exploring San Luis Obispo and its surroundings. In their free time, they enjoy going to the beach, going on walks and hikes, board games, and of course playing with Legos. Rosana looks forward to becoming a licensed architect with a focus on accessibility. 

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTER

rosana@reissdesignstudio.com (805) 706-0645 ext 104

Rosana Esparza is an Architectural Drafter at Reiss Design Studio. Rosana graduated from Mount San Antonio College with an A.S. in Architecture Technology-Design Concentration. This started her career in architecture, and she continues her education at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.   

While attending Cal Poly, she had the privilege to participate in the Rome AIA Fall Semester Program. This gave her the opportunity to travel and experience Architecture in major European cities.

Rosana and her boyfriend love exploring San Luis Obispo and its surroundings. In their free time, they enjoy going to the beach, going on walks and hikes, board games, and of course playing with Legos. Rosana looks forward to becoming a licensed architect with a focus on accessibility. 

      Lori Jimenez is an architectural draftsman and is currently a student at  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo . She is in the fifth and final year of the Bachelor of Architecture Program and currently working on her design thesis.  She has a passion for sustainable design as well as creating affordable housing for families. Lori and her husband love hiking and sampling the delicious foods the central coast has to offer.  Lori was born in Rota, Spain and has spent time in Florida, New York, Colorado, and Washington and has ultimately found her home on the California Coast.

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTER

lori@reissdesignstudio.com (805) 706-0645 ext 105

Lori is an architectural draftsman and is currently a student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is in the fifth and final year of the Bachelor of Architecture Program and currently working on her design thesis. 

She has a passion for sustainable design as well as creating affordable housing for families. Lori and her husband love hiking and sampling the delicious foods the central coast has to offer.

Lori was born in Rota, Spain and has spent time in Florida, New York, Colorado, and Washington and has ultimately found her home on the California Coast.

      Sam Deming brings over seven years of organizational and administrative experience to the team. Her career has spanned a broad range of work from office management to coordinating and overseeing social events in both the US and international settings.   She lived in Costa Rica for nine years and has been involved with various volunteer organizations, working on schools, orphanages, Indigenous reservations, and community improvement projects.  Sam is drawn to the outdoors and being near the ocean. She enjoys kayaking, surfing, and watching the sunset. She loves the Central Coast and all the beauty it brings

ADMINISTRATOR

sam@reissdesignstudio.com (805) 706-0645 ext 103

Sam Deming brings over five years of organizational and administrative experience to the team. Her career has spanned a broad range of work from office management to coordinating and overseeing social events in both the US and international settings. 

She lived in Costa Rica for nine years and has been involved with various volunteer organizations, working on schools, orphanages, Indigenous reservations, and community improvement projects.

Sam is drawn to the outdoors and being near the ocean. She enjoys kayaking, surfing, and watching the sunset. She loves the Central Coast and all the beauty it brings