Breakform Design is an integrated architectural, building, and specialty fabrication office. We work for a wide range of end users: developers, homeowners, architects, artists, general contractors, production designers, restauranteurs, celebrities, and more. Our design process emphasizes progressive design within typical constraints: site, context, budget, etc. It is complemented by extensive in-house fabrication knowledge.
ARCHITECTS / CONSTRUCTION
Founder and President of Breakform Design, Ramsey Daham is a licensed architect and general contractor. Under Ramsey’s leadership, Breakform Design has evolved from a small metal shop to a highly respected and fully-integrated design + build + fabrication office with over 20 employees. Ramsey is a two-time elected board member to the Venice Neighborhood Council’s Land Use and Planning Committee and is actively involved in the local community. He has a Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Buffalo.
As the Design Director and Project Manager at Breakform Design, Phil Knight is in charge of architectural design and the implementation of designs from conception through construction. He was formerly Lead Designer on the Taiwan Tower Competition with HMC Architects, which received third place out of 129 international firms. Influenced by international architectural experience, Phil has worked on projects in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Finland, Poland, and the United States. He has a Masters of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture and a BA in Community Development/Architecture from Portland State University.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MGR
Csaba is a Site Supervisor with 30 years’ experience in residential construction. His previous projects include approximately 15 new custom residences and 100 major residential renovations. He has been a licensed General Contractor since 1986.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MGR
A ten-year veteran of Breakform Design, Tas Oskzay originally started as a fabricator and installer and worked his way up to his current position as Senior Construction Officer. Prior to Breakform, Tas honed his skills as a project architect for Marmol Radziner and a staff architect for the late Tomas Lugo; he also spent time in construction management for a family-run business. He’s the recipient of several industry awards, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and his Master’s degree in Architecture from UCLA. He was born in San Rafael, CA and grew up in Milwaukee, WI.
ARCHITECT PROJECT MGR
Miles Haas is an architectural designer and drafter at Breakform Design with a wide-ranging background in construction drawings, design, HVAC, and MEP signage and design. Prior to starting with Breakform Design four years ago, Miles worked for Development Collaborative, DC in Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and enjoys snowboarding, music festivals, piano, golf, and art.
CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERINTENDENT
Richard Powell, Breakform Design’s TK, is informed by years of experience in both project management and general contracting. He served as the project manager for a $15M single family home in Los Angeles, superintendent for a $6M remodel for JD Group, and general contractor for various remodels and additions. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Harvard College and a Bachelor’s degree in Performance from Berklee College of Music, and enjoys writing and demo-ing songs, writing comedy scripts, and martial arts.
An Architectural Designer at Breakform Design, Carlos Regis is well-versed in concepting, 2D and 3D design, and more. Originally from Bakersfield, California, Carlos honed his skills at both architecture and engineering firms before coming to Breakform Design over two years ago. Avid in hiking, camping, building furniture, and working on cars. Carlos earned a Master of Architecture from San Diego’s NewSchool of Architecture & Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
ARCHITECTUAL / INTERIOR DESIGNER
More info on Juan coming soon.
FABRICATION PROJECT MGR
As Breakform Design’s Chief Technical Officer, Augustin Bernal has considerable experience in design and fabrication, electrical design, CAD, and computer science. A Los Angeles transplant formerly from Chicago, he’s held acclaimed roles at a variety of respected firms and companies, including Fiberglass Works, Norman Kelley, NK Design, Mads Christiansen, and Lucky 13. His work is widely informed by personal hobbies and interests, from art and design to 3D printing and photography. Augustin has a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art History from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Computer Science degree from Udacity.
Corinne Cahill works as Breakform Design’s Finance Manager relying on over 20 years of financial experience across accounting, bookkeeping, and business management for entrepreneurial ventures. She’s been with Breakform Design since 2014, is a Certified Tax Preparer, and earned her degree in accounting in Sydney, Australia.
Tiare Hudson has worked as Breakform Design’s Admin since September 2018. Originally from Wailuku Maui, Tiare earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, and reading.