Geri O’Dell is our Office Manager. Basically, she runs the place. If you just showed up at our office, she would be the first face you saw, and we can bet she will have a smile. As the backbone to our studio, Geri makes certain that the lights stay on and the bills get paid. She is a Certified Stenographic Reporter and Notary Public with a real eye to detail and follow-up.
As a veteran of the US Armed Services, Geri learned all about organization and discipline, which she applies to our accounting and marketing systems. And who would have guessed that she repaired the large diesel main engines of the USS Hunley in the Navy as well as being a naval police officer? Knowing her background helped us to understand why our office hours are 0900 until 1800 and why the place always looks so good.
Believe it or not, we often draft Geri into the project production. She is a quick learner and proves her worth as a team player by supporting the team with her organization skills and knowledge of the building industry. Prior to joining our group, Geri was responsible for the sales and property management of a 200-unit luxury residential development in Virginia Beach, Va.
Along with her general responsibilities of the day-to-day accounting, Geri is responsible for initiating and preparing our contracts with clients and subconsultants and assisting with getting everything signed and filed. She also pitches in helping to edit specifications and in the production of project manuals and marketing materials.
Geri is a true southerner who fully understands the definition of hospitality. We encourage you to come by someday for lunch at our office and see for yourself. Clients love Geri because they know that when they call and one of the architects is not available, she can either find them or get the answer that is needed. And you can be sure we will hear about not being at our desks when you call!
Geri doesn’t always see the trees.
Mike Balaban dreamed of being an architect as a kid in Philadelphia, and with conviction, he set off to obtain his degree, his license and a job designing buildings. Soon, while walking in the proverbial yellow wood, Mike took the road not taken and ended up with an MBA and the head of a major development organization for twenty years. Full Bio
Yves Springuel AIA
Yves Springuel AIA is responsible for the management of the firm’s resources and financial performance. His experience with managing both projects and firms has been earned throughout his 30 year history with national design firms.
Leejung Hong AIAS LEED AP
Leejung Hong AIAS LEED AP tackles both architecture and planning assignments with a vengeance. Clients love her organizational skills and have basically just resigned themselves to do what she says.
Michael Winstanley AIA
Michael Winstanley AIA leads the office creatively. He has won numerous design awards in architecture interiors and planning. His work has been widely published. Mr. Winstanley has been responsible for over 20 design awards from professional organizations.
Geri O’Dell is our Office Manager. Basically, she runs the place. If you just showed up at our office, she would be the first face you saw.
George Eisenberger AIA LEED AP
George Eisenberger AIA LEED AP is very knowledgeable of building technology and project management protocols. He leads the technical compliance and quality assurance program for the firm.
Lisa McCabe Hobbs AIA LEED AP
Lisa McCabe Hobbs AIA LEED AP is interested in the quality of life. An architect with over 20 years of experience, Lisa loves taking challenging projects and making them simpler than the sum of all the complicated parts.