Sean Winchester, AIA: Member Profile

Sean Winchester, AIA brings over 25 years of experience in the building industry. He started his career in construction as a carpenter, woodworker, and stair fabrication specialist. He operated Winchester Woodworks as a stair design fabricator, and Kingstud Construction, a type V framing contractor. Though still in possession of all ten fingers, Sean closed down […]

Member Profile: Margaret Parker Salop, AIA

Margaret Parker Salop is accustomed to adapting to new environments while staying true to her passion. She grew up in a military family, living in cities and on bases all over the United States. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in Urban Studies, focusing on Architecture and Urban Design, and a Master […]

Lan T. Ly’s Path to Architecture: Member Profile

After receiving his B.A. in economics from Rutgers University, Lan T. Ly, Assoc. AIA worked at Merrill Lynch in the marketing department of the insurance group. His main responsibilities were to generate sales ideas for over 14,000 financial consultants. Because he was interested in UI and UX of web design, he was a natural fit […]

Matt Maneval, AIA: Member Profile

Originally from San Diego, Matt Maneval, AIA grew up surrounded by new construction and development. This early exposure to architecture led him to attend the Summer Exploration of Architecture program for high school students at the University of Southern California. This month long program introduced him to basic concepts of architecture and sketching, and had […]

Tay Othman, AIA: Member Profile

I was born, raised and educated in Iraq, and studied local architecture and urban planning principles at Alnahrain University, prior to interning in post-war reconstruction and infrastructure rehabilitation projects. Being pushed by the geopolitical turmoil in the area, I moved to Jordan in 2006. Seeking personal safety and hope, I helped co-establish a small animation […]

Rick Kattenburg, AIA: Member Profile

The son of an American Foreign Service officer, Rick Kattenburg, AIA lived in Asia and Europe as a child. His experiences abroad came to influence his architectural style, which is based heavily on classical concepts found in many European and Asian buildings. After earning a bachelor’s degree with honors in architecture from North Carolina State […]

Shifan Deng, Assoc. AIA: Member Profile

Shifan Deng, Assoc. AIA is a Technical Designer at Gensler. He has always been interested in drawing and chose architecture as his major during undergraduate school in Beijing. After finishing his five-year bachelor’s degree, he continued studying at UC Berkeley and pursued a master’s degree.  My experience attending UC Berkeley for my Masters in Architecture […]