AlphaStudio Design Group Staff

Paul R. Gallegos, AIA, LEED® AP
Principal | President

With over thirty years of experience, twenty as a licensed architect, Paul has been the Project Architect on a variety of educational, commercial, institutional, and residential projects. In that time, Paul has acquired a comprehensive design and project management background, which provides for a practical and well defined approach to the architectural process.

Paul has extensive expertise in projects requiring both new construction and renovation, and brings in-depth experience to all phases of the development of a project, including programming, design development, construction documentation, specifications, cost estimating and budgeting, construction administration and project management. Additionally, he brings a sensitive design approach in fusing built elements into the natural environment.

Registration Affiliations

  • Licensed Architect, State of California, C-24063
  • American Institute of Architects
  • LEED® Accredited Professional

Josh Eckle, AIA
Principal | Vice President

Having more than a decade of experience, and licensed since 2007, Josh has had the opportunity to manage several key educational, commercial , and residential projects. With this experience, he has become well versed in local and state requirements for new construction, renovations and remodels.

Josh has been involved with multiple project typologies and has been instrumental in the design, construction documents, cost estimating, and construction administration phases of those projects. Additionally, Josh is well versed in the requirements of accessible design as it relates to school development and the subtle nuances that a campus must employ to answer these design challenges. In the residential sector Josh’s ability to comply with some of the more stringent regulations throughout San Diego County, including completed projects in The Crosby, Cielo, and Santaluz has increased his understanding of how to design and develop a custom home while successfully adhering to the building code, zoning regulation, as well as architectural review board guidelines.

Josh’s strong project management skills and understanding of the importance of communication to the development of a project is a testament to his desire to produce long lasting and user friendly architecture.

When not in the office Josh can generally be found tinkering in his vegetable garden or enjoying quality family time with his wife Jennifer and their children Damon and Sadie.

Registration Affiliations

  • Licensed Architect, State of California, C-31020
  • American Institute of Architects


  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alumni 2002

Bridget Flecky​
Architectural Designer

Architecture was the obvious career choice for Bridget, who began taking computer drafting classes as early as her freshman year of high school. Our built environment has not only a physical, but an emotional impact on our lives and she appreciates architecture for its juxtaposition of strength and comfort. She was one of only 3 students in her graduating class to graduate from both the Architecture Program and the Kellogg Honors College at Cal Poly Pomona, one of the top architecture programs in the US. She won multiple design awards throughout her higher education, but credits her year spent studying abroad in Italy as her greatest learning experience. She traveled to over a dozen countries immersing herself in the design of great architectural monuments, both ancient and modern.
She believes there is an undeniable beauty in the compromise between structure and aesthetics, a striking vision waiting to be seen in the balance between form and function. She appreciates being able to find this balance on a broad range of projects at AlphaStudio Design Group, from small scale residential remodels to large scale educational projects.

When she is not studying to complete her licensure, she is playing 3rd team, satisfying her love of travel through weekend trips swimming or snowboarding, or eating a delicious meal prepared by her favorite professional chef, her twin sister.

Tessie Bersamin, Associate AIA
Intern Architect

As the newest addition to AlphaStudio Design Group, Tessie joined the team as an Intern Architect in March 2014.

A native San Diegan, Tessie holds a BFA in Interior Design from Design Institute of San Diego and an M.Arch from New School of Architecture and Design, where she had the opportunity to extend her Architectural studies to Italy and Germany. In addition to her work at AlphaStudio, Tessie volunteers with the San Diego Architectural Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, and she is in the process of studying for her architectural licensing exams.

When she is not studying, Tessie can be found in Balboa Park with her two dogs, at home curled up with a good book, or planning where her next trip will take her.