The Team That Makes Us Unique


Coming from many different backgrounds, our team provides exceptional services that reach beyond the expectations of our clients by using their years of design experience and creative problem solving skills.



Ramiro Torres - Founder, Principal

As Founder and Principal Architect of TOPA Architecture, Ramiro works continuously to help build communities through providing preeminent architectural services. Ramiro received his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 1998. As a licensed Architect, Ramiro has experience with several build projects. From conceptual design to agency permitting, his projects have continuously been delivered in a timely manner and on budget.


Jared Casto - Project Manager

With experience involving design and working hands-on with a team, Jared strives to exceed client’s expectations by approaching each project with a user-developed design process. Jared studied and graduated from The University of Idaho with an Accredited Master of Architecture. He is currently in the process of receiving his L.E.E.D. Certification and State Architectural Licensing. In addition, he has experience with construction management and contractor work which allows him to design from a builder’s perspective.


Himani Ker - Designer

As a Designer, Himani uses her personal touch and experience to create efficient spaces and preserve historic landmarks. With an Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Pune, India, and a Certification in Historic Preservation from West Valley College in Saratoga, CA, Himani implements her skills in each of her projects. While working primarily on commercial, residential, and historic preservation projects, Himani works well with her clients to ensure their satisfaction.