Team

Greg Irwin

Greg Irwin

Education: Bachelor of Architecture

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Greg began learning about architecture and senior housing as a youth, spending summers working for his father at Irwin Partners Architects. This experience inspired him to study architecture at USC, where Victor Regnier was the acting Dean. After graduation, Greg returned to IPA to begin his professional career. Over the years, Greg’s responsibilities expanded beyond the design and supervision of senior-housing projects to encompass management responsibility for IPA. All the while, Greg continued to further his education in senior housing by participating in training seminars such as Dr. Thomas’s Eden Alternative Course. His wide-ranging experience and proven leadership led to Greg’s promotion to Partner at IPA in 2000. Today Greg and his partner Melisa Pence work as a team, applying their complementary backgrounds to design award-winning senior-living projects that advance the quality of senior living projects. Greg is a frequent presenter at industry events, where he enjoys sharing what he’s learned from his studies and practice.


Melisa Pence, AIA

Education: Bachelor of Architecture

Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California

Melissa started at IPA as a staff architect in 2008 and was named a Partner in 2016. She brings a unique perspective to the world of senior-living design, having applied her architectural skills to a wide range of use cases. Melisa gained expertise in public-space design working on NFL stadiums and campus renovations for the University of California; worked on innovative retail spaces that include the Camp Shopping Center in Costa Mesa, California, and the Fletcher Jones family of luxury automotive dealerships; and contributed to the designed the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. These experiences give Melissa fresh insight into modern senior-living communities, which typically comprise elements of residential, retail, commercial and resort design.


Doug Ahlstrom

Doug Ahlstrom, CAASH

Education: Bachelor of Architecture

Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California

As Senior Coordinator/Designer, Doug serves as a tireless advocate for his clients’ dreams and business objectives. He works with each client to define goals, assist in project budgeting, programming, site-density analysis, conceptual design and all activities required to successfully entitle a project through regional, national and international jurisdictions. Doug came to Irwin Partners Architects in 2016 with four decades of architectural, planning and construction experience across a wide range of projects. He’s been responsible for the design and planning of commercial, retail, hospitality, mixed-use, residential and senior housing projects. Doug holds CAASH (Certified Active Adult Specialist Housing) certification through the National Association of Home Builders.


Ruben Alejandre

Ruben Alejandre

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Todd Balicki

Todd Balicki

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Daniel Bowman

Daniel Bowman

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Gio Carvajal

Gio Carvajal

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Clyde Han

Clyde Han

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Claudia Hill

Claudia Hill

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Daniella  Jimenez

Daniella Jimenez

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Jack Kaufman

Jack Kaufman

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Windy Lory

Windy Lory

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Cyndi Manley

Cyndi Manley

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Sam Piper

Sam Piper

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Alexis Potts

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Shree Ravichandran

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Renata Schrockova

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Curt Reynolds

Curt Reynolds

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Bill Sell

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