About TOPA Architecture

TOPA Architecture is deeply invested in the future of San Jose and the Bay Area. Our headquarters are located off North First Street in San Jose.

Following Silicon Valley tradition, Ramiro Torres founded TOPA in his home garage in 2007. He quickly found a calling with local Latino markets and then expanded with opportunities for faith and civic organizations and community and education spaces. Now TOPA Architecture is known for its broad experience across the workplace, civic, and private education sectors.

Ramiro Torres

Founder, Principal

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Jorge A. Romero

Vice President

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Jared Casto

Project Manager

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Geneiso Catalano

Job Captain

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Cinthya Flores Rodriguez

Director of Finance and Administration

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Parisa Aoladi

LEED Green Associate
Architectural Designer

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Our Culture

TOPA Architecture really is different.

Our business model is collaborative, with lots of growth opportunities. We encourage all team members to engage and participate in the entire design process. We value individual ideas and contributions. We promote a culture of goal-setting and efficiency and have systems in place that streamline work and processes. We have fun working together and celebrate a balanced work life.

Are you driven, ambitious, and looking to grow with a great team?

At TOPA Architecture, we are looking for high-reaching individuals who love to learn and want to be exposed to all parts of the architectural process.

Current Openings:

Architectural Designer

TOPA Architecture is seeking a talented Architectural Designer with 2-5 years of experience in the related field.

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What our customers are saying

Scott Knies

Our staff and partners enjoyed working with Ramiro and his team, finding them easy to communicate with, open to trying new things, and responsive to feedback from all of the project participants. Topa is a reliable, flexible, and community-minded firm that helped downtown San Jose realize a wonderful project.

Scott Knies, CEO
San Jose Downtown Association

Father Joe Kim

TOPA has gone way beyond my expectations in the quality, response, and most importantly execution. They are a team-minded group and have been great to work with contractors and clients alike. If you want to get anything done in a timely manner that involves permits, go with TOPA.

Father Joe Kim, Pastor
Saint John Vianney Parish + School

Adam Tafralis

Working with TOPA has been an excellent experience. TOPA puts a great level of detail into being a great partner throughout the entire process from start to finish. TOPA’s experienced team consistently worked with great success through the ever changing construction development, permitting and design stages.

Adam Tafralis, Business Development Specialist
South Bay Construction

Marie Millares

I had the pleasure of working with Topa Architecture on private and public property projects that serve surrounding communities. They had a mindful, informative and timely approach to navigating the City approvals process and worked with our team to fit within our budget and timeline. They patiently collaborated with us and our contractors to answer questions, resolve issues and transform our wish list into thoughtful spatial solutions for meaningful interaction in public space.

Marie Millares, Facility Director

Javier Canales

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Parisa, Geno, Jorge & Ramiro. We went to TOPA Architecture because of their reputation for time efficiency, great work quality, and excellent communication. Jorge and his team have helped us stay on schedule with our ongoing complex and fast-paced projects.

Javier Canales, Facilities Project Manager
Lucid Motors

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