David Marlatt, AIA
Founder and Principal
David Marlatt graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982 with an M.ARCH and began practicing in Atlanta with Taylor+Williams Architects where his houses and multi-family projects won national awards and publication. He obtained his architectural license at the tender age of 25 and soon after made the rational decision to quit his job and leave town. A true architect was born…
He debarked in Paris in 1986 and taught architectural design briefly before joining a local start-up software company, ABVENT, developers of 3D modeling and rendering software. Abvent quickly grew as both a developer and software distributor and, in 1987, became one of the first distributors of Hungarian based Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD, the original “BIM” software. David left Paris in 1992 for San Francisco, where he served as President of Graphisoft’s US office – and later as International VP of Marketing and Communications – and helped grow Graphisoft into a major worldwide player in architectural CAD software.
Always an architect, however, David left Graphisoft after its successful initial public offering (IPO) in 1999 to form DNM Architecture. Working throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, DNM Architecture, offers a full range of architectural services from planning and programming through design, documentation and construction administration. Pushing the envelope of architectural practice and technology, the firm uses intelligent 3D CAD software to communicate with clients, translate early designs seamlessly into construction documents and manage design changes without disrupting the building process. The firm’s integrated approach not only improves the final design, but produces final drawings faster and more accurately than more traditional methods.
Interests: Running, Biking, Home Remodeling, Bricolage
Languages: English and French
Associations: Member American Institute of Architects, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, Former president and director Lycée Français de San Francisco
David is a registered architect in California & Nevada.
Senior Project Manager
A native of Northern California, Julie graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Environmental Design and a focus on Interiors. At an early age she became interested in built spaces and continuously redesigned her own. She has over 30 years of experience in architecture and has worked on commercial tenant improvements in Sacramento, custom homes in the Western Colorado Rockies, and now manages a broad range of residential remodel and addition projects around the California Bay Area.
Julie volunteers for the San Geronimo Valley Lions Club and is the Marin Builders Association representative for DNM Architecture.
Interests: Gardening, Art, Sailing and Hiking in the great outdoors.
Senior Project Manager
Olivier Pennetier joined DNM Architecture in 2006 and leads our efforts to make all of our projects more energy efficient. He has been a LEED accredited professional since 2003 and a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) since 2019.
Prior to joining the DNM Architecture team, Olivier worked for Van der Ryn Architects in Sausalito, CA and has been an independent consultant, working with architecture firms and universities throughout the country to provide bioclimatic design solutions, site and climate analyses, shading impact reports such as San Francisco’s Section 295, as well as recommendations on daylighting, solar stress mitigations, and passive design strategies.
A native of France, Olivier holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Hawaii.
Interests: Building performance optimization and simulation, Ephemeral desert architecture, Home brewing
Languages: English and French
Associations: LEED AP
Eric was born in Austin, Texas, but grew up in Irvine, California. He graduated from Rice University and previously worked for Diller Scofidio+Renfro in New York and Butler Armsden Architects in San Francisco. The heroic brutalist buildings on the campus of UC Irvine formed an early catalyst for his interest in architecture. After receiving the KPF Travelling Fellowship, Eric would later embark on a formative trip through Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and numerous other countries to study the controversial legacy of brutalist architecture.
Eric treats all projects with equal passion and has worked on everything from tiny bathroom renovations to large museum projects. He offers both “hard” skills in design development, building science knowledge, code expertise, and Archicad proficiency, as well as “soft” skills like communication, listening, and establishing a culture of collaboration with clients, contractors, and consultants.
Interests: Horticulture, Ancient Architecture, Obscure Historical Events
Languages: English, Mandarin, and a bit of Taiwanese
Eric is a registered architect in California.
Mathilde was born in Marseille, France, and moved with her family to Marin County when she was 7. Raised in a very hands-on, crafty environment by an architect mother, it is no wonder Mathilde developed a passion for architecture at an early age. Frequent trips back to her family home in France further strengthened her love for design and instilled in her a desire to create spaces that families could enjoy across generations, throughout their life.
Mathilde received a B.Arch and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of design. Currently a designer at DNM Architecture, she’s thrilled to work with clients to create living spaces that will reflect their family surroundings, adapt to their environments, and be enjoyed for years to come.
Interests: Drawing, Snowboarding, Traveling
Languages: French, English
Associations: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Born in Yerevan, Armenia to a family of architects, Karen was raised in a very design-conscious household. Moving often throughout his childhood exposed him to a wide range of architectural styles and human perspectives, reinforcing his belief in the transformative power of design and the ability of architects to improve people’s lives.
A fourth-generation architect/designer, Karen received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Southern California where he was awarded the USC School of Architecture Best Research Paper Award.
Karen is currently pursuing architectural licensure.
Interests: Film, Music, Architectural & Industrial Design
Languages: Armenian, English
Alan is a native of Mexico, holds a BA in Architecture, and is nearing completion of his MS in Sustainable Architectural design from ISAD in Chihuahua, MX. Alan comes from an architect’s family, including his father and two brothers, all of whom are also architects!
With extensive experience in design, construction, coordination and development of high-end projects from La Jolla to Beverly Hills, and now in the Bay Area, Alan is passionate about architecture and its forms.
Alan brings over a decade of professional experience to DNM Architecture.
Interests: Sports, Traveling, Cars and Motorcycles, Technology, Classic Rock, and Family
Languages: Spanish, English
Paolo grew up in Healdsburg, California, and discovered a love for architecture and design at an early age while attending architectural tours with his mother. Currently pursuing his architectural degree, Paolo hones his 3D modelling and CAD skills at DNM Architecture producing as-built models, construction drawings and supporting documents.
Interests: 3D modeling, Music, Cooking
Languages: English, Spanish