Washington, D.C., July 25, 2020 – WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS,
[www.winstanleyarchitects.com] 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.
About Winstanley Architects & Planners
WINSTANLEY offers a full range of planning, architecture, and interior design services, from pre-development concepts to post-occupancy evaluations, for clients in the academic, public/civic, workplace, hospitality and residential sectors in North America and the Caribbean. Recent projects include The Capella Hotel, which traded for the highest price per key ever in Washington, DC; the Old Dominion Boat Club in Alexandria, Virginia and the Whitman Walker Clinic at St. Elizabeth East in Ward 8, Washington.
The firm is a registered small business enterprise.
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www.winstanleyarchitects.com or by contacting Veronica Jaime at 786-703-5596 or