Opsis Celebrates Promotions and Welcomes New Staff

Opsis is excited to welcome Cari Villescas to our team and announce recent promotions to Senior Associate and Associate.

Alison Dozono, promoted to Senior Associate at Opsis. Alison is a Project Accountant and Contract Administrator with more than 20 years of experience in the A/E industry. Alison holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Italian Literature and Language from Smith College.

Nada Maani, AIA, LEED Green Associate, promoted to Senior Associate at Opsis. Driven by a deep passion for the intersection of architecture and social justice, Nada works to empower communities through architectural design. Nada’s commitment to inclusive and community-driven design is expressed in her non-traditional approach to community outreach. Whether engaging students in collage to inform design or leading a fast-paced project from documentation through construction administration, Nada’s goal is to design with, and for, all people.

Susan Gust, AIA, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, ASSOC. DBIA, promoted to Senior Associate. Susan is devoted to creating sustainable, resilient, and healthy spaces for a diverse range of clients, including higher education and civic projects. Dedicated to a collaborative and inclusive approach to project management, she embraces the tools that come with newly emerging project delivery methods, constantly seeking ways to improve and evolve the process. She brings a positive enthusiasm to her project teams and motivates others to find opportunity and creative solutions.

Caroline Hather, promoted to Associate at Opsis. A UK-licensed Architect with over 15 years of experience, Caroline is led by an innate curiosity and desire to understand how things work. Caroline seeks to integrate social and environmental responsibility into her context-specific design work. A skilled project lead, Caroline is currently working on the progressive design-build project team for the new Student Success Center at Oregon State University – Cascades.

Daniel Houghton, AIA, promoted to Associate at Opsis. Danny’s passion for architecture is rooted in the structure of civilization and the way places we inhabit can be analyzed, nurtured and reimagined to create a built environment which transcends normal conceptions. With six years of experience at Opsis, his attention to detail, conceptual vision and tactile exploration ensures project teams can explore a range of design opportunities.

Kelsy Colvin, AIA, promoted to Associate at Opsis. Kelsy is a designer and project architect with 12 years of experience, bringing expertise in a broad range of skills. In addition to demonstrated creativity and responsiveness to design challenges, she is also a great multitasker with experience in team organizing. She brings a strong leadership personality to cross disciplinary design teams, with a passion for collaborative work. Her interest in public work and sustainability brought her to Opsis, where her strengths in project organization, development of project documents at all stages, and creative design responses are an asset for every team she joins.

Kelli Kimura, AIA, promoted to Associate at Opsis. Growing up on the island of Oahu, Kelli’s experience in a geographically isolated place inspired her pursuit of a career in architecture with a focus on environmental design. True to her passion, Kelli has followed this path as Sustainability Coordinator at Opsis where she advances social and environmental justice within the firm and on projects. She is a member of the Opsis Green Team, leading efforts around biophilia and health within the office, annual 2030 Commitment reporting and Earth Day events.

Trevor Weltzer, AIA, promoted to Associate at Opsis. Trevor brings over 10 years of experience spanning K-12 design, healthcare, infrastructure and high-end retail with projects in seven states. He is an ardent champion for quantifiable sustainability through super building design and performance.

Cari Villescas, AIA, NCARB, joins Opsis as an Architect with seven years of experience across diverse project types, including higher education spaces, community-based initiatives, affordable housing, and commercial workplace renovations. With a natural inclination for problem solving, Cari thrives in collaborative environments where she pushes the boundaries of the tools at her disposal to develop thoughtful solutions that seamlessly integrate design and documentation processes. Cari is a dynamic thinker with a deep appreciation for design at all scales, allowing her to effectively communicate complex ideas throughout every phase of a project.