Sacramento, CA – BCA Architects enthusiastically announces the addition of two key personnel to our Sacramento studio – Christopher Garcia, AIA, has been hired as a senior project manager and Diane Hanamoto, RA, joined as a senior project architect. As a senior project manager, Garcia is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of a project in order to ensure effective execution; for preparing project work plans, budgets, schedules and quality initiatives; and for serving as the primary client liaison and main point of contact for the design team. Hanamoto’s role as a senior project architect entails collaborating with the project team to ensure project drawings and documents convey the design intent and meet necessary code and jurisdictional agency requirements.

Garcia brings a strong background in educational architecture, with 15 years of experience designing and managing K-12 school facilities of all types and sizes in the Sacramento area and in Southern California. He is currently working on Phase 1 implementation projects for Huntington Beach City School District’s $160 million capital program. This includes a new multipurpose complex at Dwyer Middle School, which consists of a new gymnasium and STEM academy, and the renovation of Hawes Elementary School. Additionally, Garcia is involved with the $6.4 million modernization of Jefferson School in the Natomas Unified School District. Garcia is a member of the 2018-19 CASH School Facilities Leadership Academy, an intensive program that “forges education professionals into extraordinary leaders who promote the advancement of education in the State of California.” The Academy is a collaboration of the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT). His participation in the Academy is a testament to his dedication to the profession and his desire for continued education. A California registered architect, Garcia earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Hanamoto joins BCA Architects with 31 years of experience and a thorough understanding of all aspects of project delivery. Her background includes a variety of project types, such as restaurants, commercial interiors and offices, manufacturing warehouses, military facilities, hospitality facilities, high-end resorts and spas, educational projects and healthcare facilities. Currently, she is involved with the City of Sacramento’s new $32 million North Natomas Community Center and Aquatics Complex, which includes a 50-meter Olympic-size competition pool, multiple recreational pools and a 10,600 square foot multi-use community center. Hanamoto’s credentials include being a registered architect in California and Arizona. She possesses a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History, both from the University of California, Davis.

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