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

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.

“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

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

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

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Our Design Director @michael.winstanley and Managing Director, Mike Balaban, will be in the Windy City this week for the annual @AIANational Chicago conference. Will you be attending too?
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Our Design Director @michael.winstanley and Managing Director, Mike Balaban, will be in the Windy City this week for the annual @AIANational Chicago conference. Will you be attending too?
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#architecture #aiaconference #aianational #aiachicago #residentialdesign #hospitalitydesign #mixeduse #michaelwinstanley #winstanleyarchitects #masterplanning #windycity #commercialarchitecture #architectureconference #architecturefirm #chicago #urbandesign #designresilience #wedesign #archdaily urbandenvironment #aia2022
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Introducing @BalabanMike, Our Managing Director. Here's a snippet of our conversation with him:

"It’s an exciting time to back in the design business! I signed on just in time for the pandemic: we’ve now grown beyond our pre-pandemic levels, the synergies of the Miami office are really starting to kick in, and we’ve acquired lots of new talent ( and are looking for more!!) 

I teamed up with Michael and his team specifically because of my experiences as a client with the firm’s agility and responsiveness to evolving and hybridized typologies. Today it’s all in flux, for our broad range of clients, including commercial, not-for-profits, civic institutions, academic, and for private residences too.  We are helping those clients, from the Northeast to the Caribbean,  drive the evolution of places for workplace, home, lodging, education and recreation. Because our practice ranges in scale including master planning, full-building architecture, and curated interiors, we’re positioned to facilitate those evolutions enhancing the communities in which we work. It’s a great story for us that we are right now simultaneously in the middle of an innovative master plan for a major university, three very different urban hotels, a transit-adjacent medical-use built to suit, private residences on both an urban waterfront and on a remote wooded lakefront, and a mixed-use residential project in an historic village. 

I am having a great time staying in touch with old friends on both sides of the table: design services, and development. So many projects, so little time."
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Introducing @BalabanMike, Our Managing Director. Here's a snippet of our conversation with him:

"It’s an exciting time to back in the design business! I signed on just in time for the pandemic: we’ve now grown beyond our pre-pandemic levels, the synergies of the Miami office are really starting to kick in, and we’ve acquired lots of new talent ( and are looking for more!!)

I teamed up with Michael and his team specifically because of my experiences as a client with the firm’s agility and responsiveness to evolving and hybridized typologies. Today it’s all in flux, for our broad range of clients, including commercial, not-for-profits, civic institutions, academic, and for private residences too. We are helping those clients, from the Northeast to the Caribbean, drive the evolution of places for workplace, home, lodging, education and recreation. Because our practice ranges in scale including master planning, full-building architecture, and curated interiors, we’re positioned to facilitate those evolutions enhancing the communities in which we work. It’s a great story for us that we are right now simultaneously in the middle of an innovative master plan for a major university, three very different urban hotels, a transit-adjacent medical-use built to suit, private residences on both an urban waterfront and on a remote wooded lakefront, and a mixed-use residential project in an historic village.

I am having a great time staying in touch with old friends on both sides of the table: design services, and development. So many projects, so little time."
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#featuredemployee #architecturefirm #newproject #winstanleyarchitects #washingtonDC #virginia #oldtownalexandria #businessdevelopment #dcarchitects #miamiarchitects #caribbeanarchitects #miamibuilding #projectrendering #commercialproperty #historicarchitecture #residentialdesign #workspace #futureofwork #leadershipdevelopment #workplacedesign #officedesign #architecturemodel #community #returntooffice #urbandplanning #newproject
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Today we honor those who have made the greatest sacrifice. Wishing you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.
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Today we honor those who have made the greatest sacrifice. Wishing you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.
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Mary Graydon Center at the @AmericanUniversity is the main dining hall for students, faculty and staff at American University. This 1928 building is the location of the 14,750 square foot, 675 seat basement dining venue. The design team was faced with the daunting task of improving this basement space which had no windows, no daylight and a “forest” of clumsy columns scattered throughout the floor plate.

Our solution used the forest of columns to create just that: a forest. By using original photography commissioned for the project, the design team mapped non-repeating images of trees on the columns to visually dissipate the solidity of the column mass. Organized along a central spine, the serving stations satisfy the various culinary offerings by the Food Service Provider and allow the diners to meander through the space. The color palette in the spine is designed to reflect more naturalist colors of stone and sky. The balance of the space is finished in wood tones, and the serving stations have off-white counters and stainless steel fixtures to present a bright and light environment to showcase the food.
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Photographer: @JessicaMarcottePhoto
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#washingtonDC #DCDesign #DowntownDC #DCArchitect #Washmagphoto #IGDC #myDCcool #experienceDC #interiorarchitecture #dininghall #interiordesign #kitchendesign #universitydesign #campuslife #college #university #americanuniversity #universityhousing #studenthousing #restaurantdesign #dormlife #campusdesign #architecturedesign #designbuilt #designedtocreate

Mary Graydon Center at the @AmericanUniversity is the main dining hall for students, faculty and staff at American University. This 1928 building is the location of the 14,750 square foot, 675 seat basement dining venue. The design team was faced with the daunting task of improving this basement space which had no windows, no daylight and a “forest” of clumsy columns scattered throughout the floor plate.

Our solution used the forest of columns to create just that: a forest. By using original photography commissioned for the project, the design team mapped non-repeating images of trees on the columns to visually dissipate the solidity of the column mass. Organized along a central spine, the serving stations satisfy the various culinary offerings by the Food Service Provider and allow the diners to meander through the space. The color palette in the spine is designed to reflect more naturalist colors of stone and sky. The balance of the space is finished in wood tones, and the serving stations have off-white counters and stainless steel fixtures to present a bright and light environment to showcase the food.
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Photographer: @JessicaMarcottePhoto
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#washingtonDC #DCDesign #DowntownDC #DCArchitect #Washmagphoto #IGDC #myDCcool #experienceDC #interiorarchitecture #dininghall #interiordesign #kitchendesign #universitydesign #campuslife #college #university #americanuniversity #universityhousing #studenthousing #restaurantdesign #dormlife #campusdesign #architecturedesign #designbuilt #designedtocreate
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The tropics are calling! Here is our proposed design for @NisbetPlantation at dusk.
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#nisbetplantation #nevis #wellnessdesign #newproject #resilience #hospitalitytrends #ontheboards #vacationdestination #exteriorstyle #designresilience #caribbeanresort #caribbeandesign #sustainableliving #hospitalityarchitecture #resortdesign #projectrendering #hospitality #resorts #liveinspired #visualizations #poolside #guestexperience #communityimpact #aiamiami #uliflorida #aiaflorida

The tropics are calling! Here is our proposed design for @NisbetPlantation at dusk.
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#nisbetplantation #nevis #wellnessdesign #newproject #resilience #hospitalitytrends #ontheboards #vacationdestination #exteriorstyle #designresilience #caribbeanresort #caribbeandesign #sustainableliving #hospitalityarchitecture #resortdesign #projectrendering #hospitality #resorts #liveinspired #visualizations #poolside #guestexperience #communityimpact #aiamiami #uliflorida #aiaflorida
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