About

Two Workshops. Three Disciplines. Many Years.

Long positioned as multidisciplinary, and with a roster filled with multi-talented people, should you find a moment to visit us in either our Washington or Miami workshops, you’ll find these cornerstones of our business offer the perfect environment from which to bring-to-life the projects of distinction that our business and our reputation have been built around.

Much of this website is (understandably) devoted to showcasing the many projects we have worked on, but here we’d just like to offer a bit of an introduction to… us.

Our company is not one thing, our people are not one-dimensional. Our workshops are true collaboration spaces where we operate and integrate and negotiate and cultivate and fabricate and… well, you get the idea.

Washington D.C. Design Workshop.

Our Washington D.C. design workshop is where it all began, where our practice first took shape and then took-off with projects near and far. A constant hive of activity, the D.C. studio is also where our cross-functional, collaborative approach was refined.

From our historical old town neighborhood, our multidisciplinary practice has grown thanks to a deep understanding of the market, a member’s feel for the community, and a well-developed appreciation for the context in which our work is brought to life.

Miami Design Workshop

As we grew, with opportunity taking us across the country and into the Caribbean, Miami emerged as the ideal choice for expansion. The Wynwood area, best described as an aggregation of inspiration, is home to our new (but very Winstanley!) workshop.

Our new studio offers expertise in designing for coastal environments and a deep appreciation for the urgency of sustainability and resiliency in the area. Winstanley’s Wynwood workshop is both well-suited and well-seated to contribute to Miami’s modern, thriving metropolis.

Big Ideas
Inventive Solutions
Projects Built or Approved
Design Awards

A Team to Trust

We pride ourselves on the diversity of our practice and our senior, seasoned, expert group who are so adept at solving problems, creating the awe-inspiring and making dream homes, spaces and workplaces come true.

Within our twin workshops, you’ll find our collective sleeves rolled up and everyone engaged in projects, design work, model building, planning, and so on.

Whether creating a small commercial interior, designing a multi-storied urban tower, or managing a long-term planning assignment, we are driven by a commitment to design.

Regularly, we go out on a figurative limb working creatively and conceptually. At the same time, our technical focus never waivers from ensuring we build-in practical and efficient building systems that are long lasting and trouble free.

Over the years, we are gratified to have enjoyed a broad appeal that has certainly contributed to our success. We find we attract clients who appreciate that the value of design can be considered both from aesthetic and practical perspectives.

Michael Winstanley
Design Director
mrw@winstanleyarchitects.com

Leejung Hong
Principal
ljh@winstanleyarchitects.com

George Eisenberger
Principal
gre@winstanleyarchitects.com

Mike Balaban
Managing Director
msb@winstanleyarchitects.com

Lisa McCabe Hobbs
Principal
lmh@winstanleyarchitects.com

“We offer the full multi! (Multi-disciplinary, multi-talented, multi-market and multi-city.)”

BLURRED LINES. NOT BLURRED VISION.

Planning. Architecture. Interior Design.

In the real world, projects don’t fit in neat, logical boxes. The lines between Planning,
Architecture and Interior Design are at best blurry. So, when we look at a project, we don’t
see just the slice of it called architecture, our multidisciplinary perspective allows us to
consider the whole project as something to be brought together with vision, expertise and care.

Even when only working on one aspect, we understand, anticipate and manage the connections between the various (so-called) phases of a project.

Our multidisciplinary firm, staffed with multitalented people, is ideally suited to pursue opportunities in Planning, Architecture, and Interior Design.

MULTI-MARKET

Academic, Commercial, Civic, Hospitality, Residential. And then some.

While it’s fair to say we have strengths in certain market segments, it’s perhaps our greatest strength that we maintain our generalist perspective. As the lines between building types fade and overlap, we are very much in our element creating spaces that serve many (multi!) needs.

We have a strong history of working in the education sector to deliver thoughtful, long-lasting solutions. Our work in the commercial and public/civic arenas is at once practical and remarkable. And our multi- and single-family residential portfolio is noteworthy for the unique, warm and inviting environments we create.

“Winstanley operates from two exciting workshops. (That’s one more than Santa!)”

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The 3000 M Street project in Georgetown, Washington D.C. proposes to redevelop the property to a 4 or 5-star hotel consisting of approximately 100 rooms with 10,000 sq ft of retail, a hotel restaurant, conference areas, spa and health club. The hotel is designed with approximately 120,000 gsf spread out through 6 floors above grade and two floors below grade. 
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The 3000 M Street project in Georgetown, Washington D.C. proposes to redevelop the property to a 4 or 5-star hotel consisting of approximately 100 rooms with 10,000 sq ft of retail, a hotel restaurant, conference areas, spa and health club. The hotel is designed with approximately 120,000 gsf spread out through 6 floors above grade and two floors below grade.
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As we get closer to the end of another year, we wish you a warm and happy Thanksgiving. May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only on Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
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As we get closer to the end of another year, we wish you a warm and happy Thanksgiving. May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only on Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
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Francesca Franchi, AIA LEED is a highly accomplished, award-winning designer with a long history in guiding architectural teams both nationally and around the world. With more than 30 years of experience, she is passionate about creating memorable architecture and designing tactical spaces that cross a broad spectrum of markets. Her experience is extremely broad and ranges from adaptive reuse of small existing structures to tall mixed use skyscrapers in China and beyond.

Her wealth of experience has been earned through the numerous projects she has successfully designed and has gained her the respect of our clients and her team members. Francesca first began working with Michael Winstanley in late 1990’s when the two teamed up to design multiple projects in the metro Washington area as well as many international assignments. She later went on to work with major international practices designing projects such as 222 Riverside Drive Residential Tower, NY; 3 Times Square, NY; 1899 Pennsylvania Avenue, DC; Rosslyn Central Place, DC; and, Carlyle Plaza Phase Two/ South Residential.

“Francesca will be an integral part of our ability to delivery award winning design work to our clients and I couldn’t be happier to be working with her again”, says Michael Winstanley AIA AICP, Founder and Design Director. “Our collaboration over the years has produced amazing results and I look froward to her contribution to our firm’s design legacy”.

A native of Lima, Peru, Francesca received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Ricardo Palma University of Lima and her Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University where she was awarded the Michael Rapuano Design Excellence Award. As a member of the DC AIA Design Excellence Committee, she is leading the 4x4=16 / South American Women in Architecture lecture series, which focuses on promoting the unique and outstanding design talent of women in the south of the American continent; a passion always present in her life.
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Francesca Franchi, AIA LEED is a highly accomplished, award-winning designer with a long history in guiding architectural teams both nationally and around the world. With more than 30 years of experience, she is passionate about creating memorable architecture and designing tactical spaces that cross a broad spectrum of markets. Her experience is extremely broad and ranges from adaptive reuse of small existing structures to tall mixed use skyscrapers in China and beyond.

Her wealth of experience has been earned through the numerous projects she has successfully designed and has gained her the respect of our clients and her team members. Francesca first began working with Michael Winstanley in late 1990’s when the two teamed up to design multiple projects in the metro Washington area as well as many international assignments. She later went on to work with major international practices designing projects such as 222 Riverside Drive Residential Tower, NY; 3 Times Square, NY; 1899 Pennsylvania Avenue, DC; Rosslyn Central Place, DC; and, Carlyle Plaza Phase Two/ South Residential.

“Francesca will be an integral part of our ability to delivery award winning design work to our clients and I couldn’t be happier to be working with her again”, says Michael Winstanley AIA AICP, Founder and Design Director. “Our collaboration over the years has produced amazing results and I look froward to her contribution to our firm’s design legacy”.

A native of Lima, Peru, Francesca received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Ricardo Palma University of Lima and her Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University where she was awarded the Michael Rapuano Design Excellence Award. As a member of the DC AIA Design Excellence Committee, she is leading the 4x4=16 / South American Women in Architecture lecture series, which focuses on promoting the unique and outstanding design talent of women in the south of the American continent; a passion always present in her life.
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Ponce Paradise Master Plan has received an Excellence Award from SARA National. The award celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through an annual National Design Awards Program.

Ponce Paradise represents a new paradigm in mixed-use development proposals by capitalizing on the natural beauty and restful nature of the Ponce environment. This new “Wellness Community” is comprised of essentially four elements supporting each other and all connected through a new canal carved into the site and connecting the ocean with the inland canals. The plan includes a resort lagoon surrounded by two hotels, a traditional neighborhood with a variety of vacation and single-family residences, a town center, medical university campus, and marina. The balance of the property is dedicated to newly established farming plots and a natural reserve protecting the existing wetlands.

The expansive terrain extends from the Caribbean Sea to the city center. The 821-acre site is flat and has great views of the Ocean and the neighboring natural reserve island of ‘Caja de Muertos’. It is located on a major highway and is immediately visible upon entering or leaving the city of Ponce, sitting between the port and the airport. A key design parameter has been to direct the water to enter the property, thereby rebuilding wetlands, beaches, and creating a world class canal. The wetlands on the Eastern section of the site will remain in its natural state and be placed into a protected conservation according to the Puerto Rico Conservation Easement Law. 180 acres have been set aside for a farm, orchard, and pasture will be dedicated for the harvesting of organic food and play an important element in Ponce Paradise’s wellness concept.
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Ponce Paradise Master Plan has received an Excellence Award from SARA National. The award celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through an annual National Design Awards Program.

Ponce Paradise represents a new paradigm in mixed-use development proposals by capitalizing on the natural beauty and restful nature of the Ponce environment. This new “Wellness Community” is comprised of essentially four elements supporting each other and all connected through a new canal carved into the site and connecting the ocean with the inland canals. The plan includes a resort lagoon surrounded by two hotels, a traditional neighborhood with a variety of vacation and single-family residences, a town center, medical university campus, and marina. The balance of the property is dedicated to newly established farming plots and a natural reserve protecting the existing wetlands.

The expansive terrain extends from the Caribbean Sea to the city center. The 821-acre site is flat and has great views of the Ocean and the neighboring natural reserve island of ‘Caja de Muertos’. It is located on a major highway and is immediately visible upon entering or leaving the city of Ponce, sitting between the port and the airport. A key design parameter has been to direct the water to enter the property, thereby rebuilding wetlands, beaches, and creating a world class canal. The wetlands on the Eastern section of the site will remain in its natural state and be placed into a protected conservation according to the Puerto Rico Conservation Easement Law. 180 acres have been set aside for a farm, orchard, and pasture will be dedicated for the harvesting of organic food and play an important element in Ponce Paradise’s wellness concept.
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Every fall brings a poignant reminder of the Global War on Terrorism @gwotmf as we reflect on the attacks of September 11th, 2001, which sparked America’s longest war. Even as the war continues today, we at the Foundation are committed to honoring all who have served and sacrificed in this defining conflict. 

We are excited to stay full speed ahead on securing a specific site for the Memorial on the National Mall. On October 18th, we met with the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (NCMAC), one of the authorities responsible for guiding the Foundation through the site selection and design process. We received feedback from NCMAC on several proposed sites for the Memorial and look forward to sharing an update with you as soon as possible about where the Memorial will live here in our nation’s capital 
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Every fall brings a poignant reminder of the Global War on Terrorism @gwotmf as we reflect on the attacks of September 11th, 2001, which sparked America’s longest war. Even as the war continues today, we at the Foundation are committed to honoring all who have served and sacrificed in this defining conflict.

We are excited to stay full speed ahead on securing a specific site for the Memorial on the National Mall. On October 18th, we met with the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (NCMAC), one of the authorities responsible for guiding the Foundation through the site selection and design process. We received feedback from NCMAC on several proposed sites for the Memorial and look forward to sharing an update with you as soon as possible about where the Memorial will live here in our nation’s capital
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