Janet Pollock

Landscape Architect

Architecture extends well beyond a building’s walls. Siting buildings on the land and within a city is the most critical decision in the design process. The outdoor ‘rooms’ of a city are as vital as its interior spaces. A Watsonville native, Janet Pollock graduated first in her class at UC Berkeley in 1976. She has been a licensed landscape architect in Santa Cruz since 1978, when she and Mark Primack began working together.

Daryl Woods


Daryl has been a licensed architect since 1987. He has worked at Mark Primack Architect for five years, where he has overseen all phases of a variety of projects from multi-family housing to mixed/use industrial facilities. Previously, Daryl was Director of Design at Merrick Architecture Planning Group, responsible for a range of public school projects, from a new 120,000 sq. ft. elementary school to a 5500 sq. ft. library addition, including site selection and programming. Daryl is a graduate of Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Deepika Shrestha Ross


With twenty-four years of diverse architectural experience working in San Francisco, New York City, London, and Washington DC, on projects for residential, corporate, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and education (preK –12 and university) clients, Deepika began work at Mark Primack Architect in January of 2006.

She brings over 14 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary design teams and over 8 years experience in key senior leadership positions (as Associate Principal and then Principal at Perkins + Will, an award winning international architecture firm and 1999 AIA Firm of the Year), responsible for leading the education practice, overseeing project work (such as the Mount Vernon College library in Washington DC), and maintaining productive client relationships. Deepika graduated from Cornell University in 1984.