Shana Reiss

Shana Reiss

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

Jacob Van de Roovaart

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

Rosana Esparza

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

Lori Jimenez

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.

Cesar Sierra

Cesar Sierra

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTER

cesar@reissdesignstudio.com (805) 706-0645 ext 106

Cesar Sierra is an Architectural Drafter at Reiss Design Studio. He has earned a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Environments and City Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  

His interest for architecture began when working in construction after graduating from High School; he then began his studies at Hancock College and transferred to Cal Poly. He enjoys creating, designing and building furniture.

Cesar was born in Mexico City and grow up in the central coast. He’s very passionate about football and his family. 

McKenna Reynolds

McKenna Reynolds

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTER

mckenna@reissdesignstudio.com (805) 706-0645

McKenna Reynolds is an architectural draftsman and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There she gained a great appreciation for good food, beautiful art, and time spent in the mountains.

McKenna Loves being creative and enjoys making things in her free time. Whether painting, sketching, or making furniture, she enjoys working with her hands. She also loves spending time in nature and is always looking for a chance to be outside and soak up the California sun.

Sam Deming

Sam Deming

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