Group Design Build Team
Our comprehensive team includes approximately 25 qualified vendors covering all trades and crafts. Internally, our firm employs between 9-15 staff members at any given time. The list below is a roster of GDB's core team.
M. Tagore Hernandez, CPHC
Tagore is a specialist in architectural planning, design detailing, energy modeling, facade systems, and manages the firm's design build practice. As Director of Group Design Build, Tagore coordinates projects in master planning, develops net-positive building strategies, and designs Passive House certified buildings. His 20 years of experience between human scaled object fabrication to practicing urban scale architectural designs in corporate environments makes him uniquely capable of communicating with all audiences in the field - stakeholders, consultants, technicians, and artisans alike. Tagore holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College, is a Certified Passive House Consultant, and a Licensed Construction Supervisor. Tagore's previous experience can be found here.
Shervan Badalian, CPHB
Shervan is a master builder who specializes in commercial, residential, and high performance construction. As a Group Design Build supervisor, he helps to coordinate pre-construction, budgeting, value engineering, and project sequencing. Additionally, he manages field staff, on site training, and can be regularly found on the site coordinating complex construction assemblies. His 15 years of field experience has enabled him to understand all trades of construction allowing him to effectively communicate and problem solve with overlapping vendors throughout each phase. Shervon is a Certified Passive House Builder.
Nilo is a carpenter who specializes in residential and high end construction techniques. As a Group Design Build carpenter, he works with clients and supervisors directly in the field to help meet goals and expectations. With 25 years of field experience, Nilo brings clarity and attentiveness to detail suited to meet project needs. Nilo holds a Bachelors of Industrial Design from the Polytechnic of Sao Paolo.