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. Not because it’s easier but because she is usually right. She has an amazing capacity to take on complex assignments simultaneously and keep them running smoothly and effectively. The Principals at MWAP like to joke that we all work for Lee because of her high standards and work ethic.
Leejung has a special interest in sustainable projects and leads our LEED certification for most projects. She is a certified LEED professional and has approximately ten years of experience as a project architect and project manager. She has worked on a wide variety of both master planning and building designs for both academic institutions and public agencies.
Leejung has led the effort for some of our most sensitive and complex projects. As Team Leader for the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Hangar 110 renovation and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Mullins Complex she coordinated the design and documentation of all the consultants. The historic structure was completely renovated and included a foam fire
suppression system. The project was designed and documented in REVIT and administered through a design build contract.
As a planner, Leejung led the effort in preparing both the Stone Ridge School Master Plan and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Master Plan. Both projects required knowledge and expertise in academic planning, infrastructure and historic preservation. Both institutions have been long-term clients and have relished Leejung’s leadership over the years of working together.
Leejung tells us tales of growing up in Dubai, UAE, that leaves us all wondering at how mundane our lives are. This, of course, does not give us any insight into why she is such a New York Knicks fan. But the most famous quote from Leejung was offered as motivation to our volleyball team and has now become our studio motto: “We must always win.” Which is why we all work so hard — We can’t let her down.
Leejung never saw a tree she didn’t want to hug. “Trees are people too.”
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.