Our Team

Dawn Sherry

Dawn Sherry

Dawn Sherry, Founding Principal

+1 (805) 963-0986 / dawn@dawnsherry.com

Owner of Sherry and Associates, Architects Inc. since 1990.
  • Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 1989.
  • Dawn enjoys living on her boat in the Santa Barbara Harbor and eating French food.
  • She is also the keyboardist in her all-girl band "Midnight Mynx".

Hyun Bae Cho

Hyun Bae Cho

Hyun Bae Cho

+1 (805) 963-0986 / hyun@dawnsherry.com

Project Manager for Sherry and Associates, Architects Inc. since 2013.
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Kon-Kuk University, Seoul, South Korea 1998
  • Master of Architecture, Kon-Kuk University, Seoul, South Korea 2000
  • Master of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2003
My most favorite thing is playing with my little girl, Allison.

Lauren Deason

Lauren Deason

Lauren Deason

+1 (805) 963-0986 / lauren@dawnsherry.com

Junior Draftsman for Sherry and Associates, Architects Inc. since 2013.
  • Associates of arts, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara 2003
When not at work, Lauren’s favorite thing to do is share a meal with friends and family. You will often find her enjoying a picnic on the beach with her husband and pooch. She likes being active outdoors and also doing creative projects at home.

Paul Sicat

Paul Sicat

Paul Sicat, Associate

+1 (805) 963-0986 / paul@dawnsherry.com

Associate
Paul began his architecture career in 2002 working for Jim Zimmerman as his mentor. Joining Sherry and Associates in 2015, Paul brings valuable experience working with clients on numerous residential and commercial projects. When he is not working, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and also traveling.

Brian Launder

Brian Launder

Brian Launder, Associate

+1 (805) 963-0986 / brian@dawnsherry.com

Associate
Education: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013 When not working Brian enjoys exploring Santa Barbara, biking and long walks on the beach. On Sundays you’ll find him watching Packers football with his friends.

Brooke VanDuyne

Brooke VanDuyne

Brooke VanDuyne, Associate

+1 (805) 963-0986 / brooke@dawnsherry.com

Associate
Education: University of Oklahoma Brooke recently joined SAA from Oklahoma City with a background in working in the Oil and Gas Industry in Acquisitions and Divestitures. When Brooke isn’t working she enjoys spending time baking sweet treats for friends or being outdoors, preferably at the beach or in the harbor. Brooke is a classically trained former ballerina who remains an avid supporter of the fine arts.

Rebekka Fortman

Rebekka Fortman

Rebekka Fortman

+1 (805) 963-0986 / rebekka@dawnsherry.com

Office Manager for Sherry and Associates, Architects Inc. since 2006.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in International Business, CalState Northridge, 2002.
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA 2008.
  • When she is not working Rebekka enjoys cake design, reading, and traveling.

Brigitte

Brigitte

Brigitte (Bardot)

+1 (805) 963-0986/ info@dawnsherry.com

Guardian of all trash bins.
2014 to present.

LuLu

LuLu

Lulu

+1 (805) 963-0986/ info@dawnsherry.com

Director of office morale from 2002 to 2013. LuLu, your smile will always brighten our day.