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.

“The diversity of our thinking is illustrated in the diversity of work.”

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.

Big Ideas
Inventive Solutions
Projects Built or Approved
Design Awards

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.

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

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

George Eisenberger
Principal
gre@winstanleyarchitects.com

Leejung Hong
Studio Leader
ljh@winstanleyarchitects.com

Lisa McCabe Hobbs
Studio Leader
lmh@winstanleyarchitects.com

Geri O’Dell
Office Manager
gco@winstanleyarchitects.com

Yves Springuel
Principal
ybs@winstanleyarchitects.com

Andi Dong
Designer
ad@winstanleyarchitects.com

April Pilcher
Designer
amp@winstanleyarchitects.com

Harrison Blair
Project Architect, Team Leader
hb@winstanleyarchitects.com

Mike Balaban
Managing Director
msb@winstanleyarchitects.com

Stephanie Sneary
Team Leader
sds@winstanleyarchitects.com

Tenuun Batzorig
Designer
tbb@winstanleyarchitects.com

Jamie MacNichol
Architect
jm@winstanleyarchitects.com

Kevin Fuller
Designer
kcf@winstanleyarchitects.com

Veronica Jaime
Business Development
vpj@winstanleyarchitects.com

Xuesheng Song
Architectural Designer
xs@winstanleyarchitects.com

Yujung Nam
Designer
yjn@winstanleyarchitects.com

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

Model Citizens.

This is a small, but important facet of ‘us.’ While we embrace technology and our technical capabilities and CAD skills are top drawer, we also believe that our vision is often best shared and interrogated through the creation of old-school, detailed, 3-d architectural models. To us, it’s just a part of our craft and an important step between renderings and reality.

“Physics, logic, design, utility, flexibility, creativity and little bit of OMG. That’s all our clients expect.”

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MIKE BALABAN JOINS WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNER MIKE BALABAN JOINS WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS AS MANAGING DIRECTOR 

 WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, announced today the appointment of Mike Balaban as Managing Director of the firm’s Washington, DC and Miami design workshops. As Managing Director, Balaban’s role will include: joining the firm’s founder (Michael Winstanley, AIA, AICP) shaping and directing the strategic vision of the firm; managing  day to day operations, including supplementing the firm’s project leadership teams; and business development.

Balaban brings a long track record providing strategic leadership to real estate acquisitions, development, construction, and property management programs. As President of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group East, he oversaw projects in excess of $1.5 billion, including hospitality, mixed-use, multifamily residential, and office and retail properties. As a Founding Principal of SB URBAN, Balaban formulated an "Urban Suites" program of rental communities of furnished studios with shared living spaces, available for flexible lease terms. Balaban holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

“We have been looking for someone to shepherd the business side of our practice,” said Winstanley. “Mike’s complementary experience as both architect and developer makes him an ideal person to join me in running and growing our practice, maintaining our commitment to meet the very high expectations of our clients, with regard to both design excellence and responsive service.” 

“The breadth of WINSTANLEY’s practice played a large role in my decision to join the firm”, said Balaban. “Client needs and market trends are evolving rapidly, requiring increasingly flexible service packages and building typologies. I have worked as a client of the firm with many of the talented WINSTANLEY professionals who deliver inventive, successful designs in a broad range of project situations. It will be very exciting supporting Michael and the team by focusing on the firm’s business and client management,” he added.

MIKE BALABAN JOINS WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS AS MANAGING DIRECTOR

WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, announced today the appointment of Mike Balaban as Managing Director of the firm’s Washington, DC and Miami design workshops. As Managing Director, Balaban’s role will include: joining the firm’s founder (Michael Winstanley, AIA, AICP) shaping and directing the strategic vision of the firm; managing day to day operations, including supplementing the firm’s project leadership teams; and business development.

Balaban brings a long track record providing strategic leadership to real estate acquisitions, development, construction, and property management programs. As President of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group East, he oversaw projects in excess of $1.5 billion, including hospitality, mixed-use, multifamily residential, and office and retail properties. As a Founding Principal of SB URBAN, Balaban formulated an "Urban Suites" program of rental communities of furnished studios with shared living spaces, available for flexible lease terms. Balaban holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

“We have been looking for someone to shepherd the business side of our practice,” said Winstanley. “Mike’s complementary experience as both architect and developer makes him an ideal person to join me in running and growing our practice, maintaining our commitment to meet the very high expectations of our clients, with regard to both design excellence and responsive service.”

“The breadth of WINSTANLEY’s practice played a large role in my decision to join the firm”, said Balaban. “Client needs and market trends are evolving rapidly, requiring increasingly flexible service packages and building typologies. I have worked as a client of the firm with many of the talented WINSTANLEY professionals who deliver inventive, successful designs in a broad range of project situations. It will be very exciting supporting Michael and the team by focusing on the firm’s business and client management,” he added.
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