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Jason Dries-Daffner

Principal, Architect, COO

As a licensed and practicing architect, Jason brings a unique perspective to the role of Chief Operating Officer with first-hand knowledge of how collaborative teams deliver design excellence and world-class client services. With experience in team, studio, and firm-wide leadership roles in multi-disciplinary environments, he weaves together the distinct threads that make up the fabric of a successful design practice. Jason employs an ambitious and optimistic to strategic planning that is simultaneously grounded in pragmatism, and he partners with MBH’s operational and architectural teams to set goals for design innovation, technical performance, client and stakeholder satisfaction and financial sustainability. Inspired by the transformative power of design to help better society, his built projects span eight countries across Asia, Central America and North America. Jason is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute, and serves as an Advisory Board member for UC Berkeley’s Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association (BREAA).