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We pride ourselves on design. Each member of our team has a unique skill-set and personality that, when combined, creates an unbeatable design force. 


We are LEED accredited and incorporate green design thinking into every project, saving energy, time and the environment whenever possible.  We approach every site from its own unique perspective and strive to incorporate our client's vision, resulting in elegant design solutions that exceed expectations.

Joseph Spierer Architects believes that every person has a unique sense of design which can be accessed and brought to life in a personal way. JSA discovers and draws out that hidden sense from every client, creating not only a unique and beautiful design, but also one which is both practical and personal. 

Joseph Spierer, AIA


Principal Architect

​A Southern California native and licensed architect with over 20 years of experience, Joseph Spierer received his on-the-job training at several leading Los Angeles and Redondo Beach architecture firms.  Joseph approaches each project thoughtfully and creatively, enabling clients to enjoy the process through a more personalized approach.

Joseph Spierer grew up in Los Angeles County. He received his Architecture degree from The University of Arizona School of Architecture. Mr. Spierer has taken and passed all ten written and oral tests required to achieve an architect's license in the State of California, and is legally qualified to practice Architecture in over 40 States across the United States of America. 

Having designed homes all over the South Bay and beyond, Joseph is able to bring out the best in both ground-up construction and adaptive reuse, drawing on his expertise in single and multi-family residential and commercial architecture.


Joseph is married, with three children, and resides in Palos Verdes Estates, California. 


Eileen Gueringer, RA, LEED AP


Eileen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Architecture, and soon after, became licensed to practice architecture in the State of California. Over the years, she has gained expertise in the intricacies of specific zoning and HOA considerations from Palos Verdes to Manhattan Beach and throughout Southern California.

Along with her 15+ years of experience in high-end residential, multi-family and commercial architecture, she brings strong innovation to each project. Blending this technical knowledge and design expertise, she works to maximize every project site and help our clients realize their architectural goals. 


Ziyi Yang, RA, LEED AP



Ziyi, a fully licensed architect in California, earned her Masters of Architecture from the University of Southern California after her undergraduate education in China. She also spent time studying abroad in Germany. Her passion to explore architecture around the world led her to the South Bay with a variety of experiences.


She has worked on large commercial projects, multi-family projects, and workplace designs. Her technical expertise and 3D modeling abilities make her a valuable asset to the JSA team. 


Raymond Vuong



Raymond graduated from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design with a Bachelor of Architecture. His education began in the urban environment of Downtown San Diego which further inspired him to continue the pursuit of architecture. He applies everything he has learned to his work, and he strives to create a better built environment by considering the finer details of each structure.  


Raymond is currently pursuing his California architectural license.

Gabriel Albi



Gabriel has a Bachelor of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Since graduation, Gabriel has worked in award-winning commercial architectural and design-build firms. He is an expert in advanced 3D modeling and graphic representation and applies that knowledge to his work.


Gabriel is a mentor at a Los Angeles academy where he assists young artists and designers aspiring to attend architecture schools and universities.

Gabriel is currently pursuing his California architectural license.


Moniba Montazeri



Moniba graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in Iran with a Masters of Architecture. During her studies, she discovered her passion for luxury residential architecture. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles where she gained years of experience in several areas of architectural design.


Having worked on a wide range of projects, she applies her breadth of knowledge to all creative aspects. She enjoys working on the conceptual and schematic stages of the initial design process having a unique influence on the final design.


Moniba is currently pursuing her California architectural license.

Shilpa Mehta, LEED Green Associate



Shilpa earned her first Masters of Architecture degree from Bowling Green State University. Soon after, she received a second Masters of Science in Architecture Technology with specialization in Building Information Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Throughout the course of her studies she became an advocate for sustainable design strategies. 

Shilpa has worked in hospitality, education, community, and nonprofit projects in India, Canada and both coasts of the United States. Her devotion to architecture through years of study and application is invaluable to the team. 

Gio Rivera, AIA Associate



Having graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma with a Bachelor of Architecture in Urban Planning, as well as being an associate of SoCal NOMA, Gio has great passion for the architectural profession. 

He grew up in Long Beach learning the intricacies of architecture from an early age. Gio followed in his family's footsteps in the construction field, and he vividly remembers studying architectural plans alongside his father. With 20 years of experience, he shares his design, drafting and management wisdom with the JSA team.

Gio is currently pursuing his California architectural license. 


Parinaz Karimi



Along with her undergraduate education in Iran, Parinaz holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas, Arlington. After gaining years of expertise in high-end residential design, she moved to the South Bay to join the JSA team. 

Inspired by the world famous architect, Zaha Hadid, Parinaz intends to emulate her success within her own career. She enjoys working on schematic, imaginative and creative aspects of design and has experience delivering the full cycle of projects, from initial design to construction. 

Parinaz is currecntly pursuing her California architectural license. 


Maricarmen Martinez



Native to Mexico, Maricarmen earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. As a foreign exchange student in Australia, she developed a deep-rooted passion and enthusiasm for architecture. Her world travels enhance her appreciation on how science and art blend together in architecture across the globe. 

Throughout her career, she has collaborated on numerous residential projects in the South Bay beach cities, making her well-versed in coastal architectural design and processes. Maricarmen brings her acquired technical expertise in digital design and 3D modeling to all aspects of her work.  


Sandy Yousif



As a graduate of Lawrence Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Sandy began her career in her home state of Michigan before moving to California. She developed most of her proficiency in commercial and retail design, making her especially knowledgeable in large architectural projects. 

After discovering her passion for architecture during a drafting and woodworking class in high school, Sandy knew that architecture was her path and has never looked back. 

Sandy is currently pursuing her California architectural license.


Sofia Videla


Marketing Manager and Designer

After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Architecture, Sofia moved to the South Bay to join the JSA  team. She gained her experience in marketing by working for a digital platform, making her well versed in social media marketing, creative writing and content strategy. 

Sofia brings a unique set of skills in marketing and architectural design to the team. Having lived in Singapore, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and both coasts of the United States, her multicultural background offers a fresh perspective to her work. 


Breana Ely



South Bay native, Breana, began her career learning the intricacies of project management with over five years of experience in office and property administration. 


Breana graduated from El Camino College and California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Psychology. Her experience in management and degree in Psychology are both integral to maintaining all the non-architectural operations of the office, from greeting visitors to setting up systems for organization.

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