Our team is comprised of talented minds working together to design spaces that honor tradition and reflect the modern world. With many exciting projects underway, we rely on each other to tackle the day's tasks and get projects moving along. We work hard to create innovative buildings which is why we are excited to introduce you to our wonderful team.
GEDDES ULINSKAS, PRINCIPAL
Geddes Ulinskas brings over 20 years of architectural experience in residential and commercial design to his role as principal. Originally drawn to a career as a commercial artist or illustrator he switched to architecture when Pratt Institute awarded him a full merit-based scholarship to their Architecture Program. Today he combines both the discipline of art and architecture in the exquisite watercolor renderings he creates for his projects.
Before establishing Geddes Ulinskas Architects in 2005, Geddes worked for several distinguished architects including Ricardo Legorreta and Fumihiko Maki. In his versatile role as founder, he oversees his multicultural team in the design and execution of a wide variety of projects. With attention to detail and focus on materials, the firm strives for excellence. The company grew with a succession of commissions demonstrating Geddes Ulinskas Architects' unique design abilities. Their design and construction projects can be found throughout the Bay Area as well as in Los Angeles, New York City and Hawaii. Geddes holds architectural licenses in both California and Hawaii.
ADELE SALIERNO, SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Senior Associate Adele Salierno joined Geddes Ulinskas Architects in 2009. After beginning her career in Italy, Adele moved to San Francisco in 2006 and worked for Brand & Allen Architects where she assisted in the management of high-end construction projects for stores such as Bvlgari and Prada. While her skills include the organization of all aspects of design and a deep understanding of scale and proportions, her passion lies in the dialogue between colors, materials, and textures. With her international design background and over 15 years of experience, she navigates the delicate relationship between modern and historic architecture. Adele received her Bachelor of Architecture from University of Rome La Sapienza and subsequently obtained her architectural license. She is also a certified color consultant.
ALLA AGAFONOV, PROJECT DESIGNER
With an architecture career spanning more than 15 years, Alla Agafonov's diverse background includes commercial projects, designing retail and restaurant spaces, as well as residential development. She combines complex problem solving with a creative mind in her role as a project designer at Geddes Ulinskas Architects. With a passion for art and science, she appreciates the advancement of technology – such as virtual reality – to create a better experience for clients. Alla is licensed in California, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, is a LEED Green Associate AP BD+C and member of the American Institute of Architects.
CLARA BULFONI, PROJECT DESIGNER
Clara Bulfoni brings several years of experience as an architect to her role as a project designer for Geddes Ulinskas Architects. Before joining the team in 2016, she worked for a dynamic boutique firm in her hometown of Udine, Italy. There she learned to appreciate the visual poetry of architecture through both residential and commercial projects, interior design, and landscape design. During college in Italy and Portugal, she developed an interest in urban and landscape architecture, fascinated by the relationship between man and nature, the transition from public to private spaces, and the contrast of the built with the unbuilt. Clara received her Masters in Architecture from the University of Ferrara and her professional license in Florence. She is trilingual having lived and worked in the United States, Italy and Portugal.
ROMA OLISAUSKAITE, DESIGNER
Roma Olisauskaite is passionate about the continued preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings. She believes in sustainable urban development with an appreciation for craftsmanship. Roma draws inspiration from art, color, travel and early 20th century architecture. Well-versed in the relationship between historical and contemporary architecture, she incorporates her knowledge into the modern spaces she designs. Originally from Lithuania, she did a study exchange in Finland and worked with Barbas Lopes Arquitectos in Lisbon, Portugal before joining the National Institute of Architectural Monuments in Vilnius, Lithuania. She earned her Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.
MARYIA VANDZIAILA, DESIGNER
As the newest member, Maryia brings a creative energy to her role at Geddes Ulinskas Architects. With a strong skill set in 3D visualization, she supports the team and brings projects to life through her preparation of drawings and documents. Maryia worked in Belarus for two years before moving to the United States and holds an architectural degree from Polotsk State University.