Collective insight

Where innovation is born.

While we all bring a unique experience and perspective, the collaborative principle extends to our team of professionals at Belli, where our staff works together to produce the most innovative ideas and designs through teamwork. We work hard to be good at what we do and have fun doing it.

Joy and imagination creates the driving force behind Lino’s pursuits. Community-building, sharing fine food and conversation with friends, and orchestrating his team’s enthusiastic energies are just a few of the things that motivate him. Interpreting your wildest dreams for the space that motivates you is another!

Lino Belli
AIA, Architect, LEED

Behind every great architect is another great… Belli! Whether she’s practicing management magic, corporate finance, or hiking Big Sur, Teri gives everything her all, with a smile every time; and sometimes a BBQ invitation to boot!

Teri Belli

Google “grace under pressure” and a photo of Cari will appear somewhere in page-one results: she simply doesn’t sweat the small stuff. No matter the deadline, or the most exacting demand, Cari’s innate sense for the effortless marriage of form and function drives everything she cooks, wears, and designs! Where does Cari sweat? YMCA bootcamp and volunteering as an organizer of the Salinas Valley Half Marathon!

Cari Ellis

Following graduation from Cal Poly in 2014, Calvin spent a year abroad in Florence, Italy studying Classical Architecture. Now the only things preventing Calvin from spending his life painting frescoes and designing chapels are the six or seven hundred years since the Renaissance, and the fact that he loves computers and digital drafting and structural engineering applications!

Calvin Smith

Passionate about Family, Faith, Architecture, and Sports (“Go Lakers!!”) Ismael understands that there are two ways to “cheat” the normal human lifespan: travel to see how others live and are interpreting this human experience, and creating something worthy of leaving behind.

Ismael Magaña Jr.

If Casey is not talking about building codes he is probably convincing you that there is only one logical choice for ice cream, cookies-n-cream. He claims to travel the world to see iconic architecture first hand, though we sometimes wonder if his real motive is to increase the large collection of penny smashers piled up around his desk.

Casey Jerome

A serious gamer at heart, Edvin’s imagination and creative freedom was forged in the digital world. The resulting problem-solving skills, patience, and dedication to racking up huge bonus points is applied daily at Belli Architectural Group, for the benefit of the team and our clients.

Edvin Vargas

The only thing preventing David from racing some classic machine across water, land, or sky every day of his life is the fact that he’d leave his favorite things behind — People, and the great satisfaction that he receives from serving them. In addition to his clients here at Belli Architectural Group, David has served local residents in the Monterey Bay area in his role as board chair of Ag Against Hunger.

David Peartree
AIA, Architect, LEED AP

What would Kelsey do if she came face to face with Godzilla?? Make her a Shibori-dyed MuMu wrap-dress, and design the interior of a fabulous tropical island getaway-cave. Got another idea of how Kelsey can use her amazing powers of Feng Shui to save the world? Game on!

Kelsey Andresen

When she’s done with her workday, you will find Nicole spending time baking, doing crafts, sewing or almost anything, if it means being creative and using her hands. Nicole contributes to the friendly and positive atmosphere at Belli, and she takes that same enthusiasm to the many 5K walks and fundraisers she participates in around Monterey County.

Nicole Taylan