Our Team


Firm Leadership

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Thomas Riggle, Architect, NCARB, AIA

Licensed Architect:
California, Colorado and Texas

TR Design Group founder and President with over 31 years' experience. He is responsible for all projects’ visioning, design and direction as well as overall management of the firm.  He founded TR Design Group  in 1999.

Fun Fact:  Traveled the world webcasting ministries 


Brian Gridley, Architect, AIA

Director of Operations
Licensed Architect in California

Brian is a strong technical Architect with depth and over 40 years' of experience. Brian directs our firm-wide project management efforts, operational priorities and maintains project timelines.  He joined our team in 2011. 

Fun Fact:  A trained crisis-response Chaplain


Ira Carpman, Architect, NCARB

Senior Project Manager
Licensed Architect in Illinois

Ira has been with our team since 2006.  He has a strong technical background in the preparation of construction documents, detailing, specifications and construction. After attending IIT, Ira worked as a draftsman in the office of famed architect, Mies Van Der Rohe.

Fun Fact:  An avid sailor


Rick Jaeger, Architect, ICC CPE

Process Architect
Licensed Architect in California
Certified Plans Examiner

As Process Architect, Rick orchestrates our projects within our trademarked project flow model.  He integrates the knowledge of a licensed Architect with strong organizational skills. Additionally, he is a Certified Plans Examiner and performs QA/QC reviews. 

Fun Fact:  ex-Worship Leader


Morris Younathan, Architect

Project Manager
Licensed Architect in California

As our first employee, Morris has served as part of our team for almost 15 years.  He is dedicated and knowledgeable. His servant's heart works well with many of our church clients while his tenacity helps protect them. 

Fun Fact:  Youth Pastor