Lisa McCabe Hobbs, AIA LEED AP, Appointed as Principal

WAP is pleased to announce that Leejung Hong, LEED AP and Lisa McCabe Hobbs, AIA LEED AP have been appointed to Principals of the firm. In their roles as Principals, they will direct and oversee the design studio’s projects and manage the day-to-day operations of the firms’ two design workshops.

Lisa McCabe Hobbs, AIA LEED AP, is a licensed Architect with over 20 years of experience in a vast array of building types, including commercial architecture, academic institutions, residential projects, hospitality, interiors, embassy, and laboratory projects. Throughout her career, Lisa has worked on large national and international projects, and her portfolio includes both significant adaptive reuse buildings, major existing building renovations, and new construction projects.  As one of the early LEED accredited professionals in the country, she has been using the LEED rating system since its infancy, and is passionate about promoting principles of sound environmental design in all of her projects. She has led several LEED certification assignments.

Lisa thrives on challenging projects and enjoys simplifying them in the process.  Her ability to undertake projects that require careful and detailed planning is notable, which makes her a great leader in the firm’s design workshop.  Lisa works with Team Leaders to coordinate staffing, technical resources, mentorship, and peer reviews.

Lisa was one of the very first employees of the Winstanley Architects and Planners shortly after its founding and later took a sabbatical to open up her own practice before returning to the firm in 2016. Some of the projects she has worked on today include the Rosewood DC Townhouse conversion, St Elizabeths East Whitman Walker Health Medical Office building, Alpha Corporation, St. Agnes Parish in Arlington, VA, and many more. Lisa will be focused on expanding the firm’s academic portfolio, which has been an area of focus and interest of hers since her early days of practice.

The Winstanley’s team cannot be more excited that Lisa will provide much needed value in her new role as Principal in the company.

Lisa McCabe Hobbs, AIA LEED AP

Bachelor of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
Masters in Architecture, Columbia University

Registrations and Affiliations:
Licensed in VA, MD, DC
American Institute of Architects (AIA)


WINSTANLEY Architects & Planners is an award-winning architectural and planning design studio specializing in projects of distinction from a design, cultural, environmental and political perspective. With design workshops in Washington, DC and Miami, the firm is renowned for its ability to seamlessly integrate planning, architecture and interior design in projects across the academic, civic, commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, renovation/historic preservation, and residential sectors in North America and the Caribbean.

The firm is a registered small business enterprise.
Further information on the firm can be found at the company’s website or by contacting Belinda Alfaro at 786-703-5596 or