Mogavero Architects

Senior Bios

David Mogavero, Senior Principal

david-mogaveroDavid Mogavero has over 30 years experience with special expertise in the areas of ecological building, environmental planning, infill development, urban design, and energy efficient design.

His commitment to human-based architecture, the revitalization of existing neighborhoods, economic and ecological sustainability of communities, and participation in the planning and design process by end-users is well-known and recognized within professional and citizen communities.

As one of the most experienced advocates and practitioners in land use transit issues in the Central Valley, David has actively lectured, written and advocated for environmentally-sound urban development, including infill and higher density transit and pedestrian oriented development.

Through his professional practice and tenure as a board member and President of the Environmental Council of Sacramento and The Planning and Conservation League, he has facilitated the widespread adoption of these principles in projects and communities throughout California.

David is often engaged in policy issue advocacy.

Craig Stradley, Principal

craig-stradleyCraig has more than 25 years of experience in the design and master planning of various building types including multi-family housing developments, student residences, senior living complexes, community centers, retail and office buildings, and transit stations.

His approach to design and project management is to work closely with clients, communicating the function and efficiency of the design, while balancing architectural and social concerns.

Craig focuses primarily on University projects, and has designed and managed a broad range of project types within that discipline. Craig was the Principal and project manager on the Tercero SII student housing project at UC Davis where he was responsible for overseeing the design of the project along with technical coordination of in-house and Campus staff.

Craig also managed the Sac State American River Courtyard student housing project, where he was again responsible for design and technical oversight of the project with in-house and Campus staff, and a multi disciplinary team of consultants. In addition, Craig has managed a wide range of non-housing University work both for Sac Sate and U.C. Davis, with a focus on contemporary and inviting dining commons that incorporate national retailers as well as University food service programs.

Renner Johnston, Principal

renner-johnstonRenner became passionate about green building and urban design while living in Germany and returned to the U.S. for a Masters in Architecture at the University of Oregon.

Renner has practiced architecture at Mogavero Architects since 1997. AIA member and LEED AP, he has served as project architect on various residential, retail and mixed-use projects. His projects include the 7th & H project in Downtown Sacramento, Colonia San Martin, the Lexington, Cordova City Center, SMUD’s solar-powered hydrogen refueling station, and the Cuarto Dining Commons at UC Davis. Renner places specific emphasis on elements of each project that provide for pedestrian-friendly environments, sustainable design and accessibility to transportation.

Renner has served as chair for the Capital Branch of the USGBC, served on the Advisory Committee for the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sacramento’s Green Building Task Force and lectures annually for the UC Davis extension course: “Green Architecture”.

Nathaniel Sebok, Principal


Nathaniel Sebok, AIA, LEED AP has been with Mogavero Architects since 2005.  Nathaniel has designed and managed many project types including mixed-use, residential, and retail.  He enjoys integrating sustainable strategies into projects to create a holistic design; his award-winning projects demonstrate his commitment to these ideals.

Nathaniel is active in the local Sacramento community as a member of the Urban Land Institute serving on several committees and guest speaking roles.  Nathaniel holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Masters of Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo giving him a comprehinsive eye on design and development strategies.