Corey Akers

Junior Designer

Corey, a native Virginian and graduate of the architecture program at Virginia Tech, moved to San Francisco to pursue his passion for contemporary residential design.  With a background in running small businesses, he enjoys working closely with clients to achieve thoughtful and poetic designs.  Corey lives in North Beach with his wife India and a growing collection of mid-century modern furniture.


Leah Baker


An east coast transplant, Leah comes to San Francisco with a passion for residential design following completion of her architecture degree at the University of Tennessee.  When she’s not brightening up the office with bold and colorful outfits, she can be found exploring the city, dancing, snowboarding, and otherwise adventuring.


Dennis Budd, AIA, LEED AP


Dennis is a well-rounded designer and project architect at Gast Architects who holds Architecture and English degrees from Tulane. Before even having his New Jersey driver’s license, he worked summers learning the ropes of various construction trades, and subsequently as a building contractor prior to practice as an architect. He built a family house, a childhood dream and personal laboratory of contemporary expression, here in San Francisco.