Our Team

We are a talented, hard working group that enjoys solving problems to bring about exceptional results.

Executive Team

  • Michael Wiencek Jr
    Michael A. Wiencek, Jr.

    Michael Wiencek has a passion for making change in people’s lives. He founded Wiencek + Associates on that very principle, along with a mission to create an environment where other architects could be nurtured and challenged.

  • Brad Marson
    Brad Marson
    Executive Vice President & COO

    Brad has over 12 years of executive experience in real estate development, property management and business development. He specializes in improving operations, delivering excellence and continually growing a stellar team.

  • Scott Matties
    Scott S. Matties
    Executive Vice President & Studio Director

    Scott brings more than 25 yrs of experience in design and master planning of award-winning residential, commercial and institutional projects. His focus is affordable housing and senior communities in the DC metro area.

  • Ted Cage
    Ted Cage
    Vice President
    NCARB, Registered Architect

    Ted is a native Washingtonian who began his career at Wiencek more than 20 years ago after earning a Master’s Degree in Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. His focus is on historic and affordable multifamily renovation.

  • David Banta
    Associate | Senior Living
    David has practiced architecture for 34 years with an emphasis on designing senior living communities nationally over the last twenty years.  He is on the Advisory Group of the AIA’s Design for Aging  Knowledge Community and serves on the Advisory Editorial Board of Environments for Aging Magazine.
  • The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done. Simon Sinek

Our Staff

  • Ryan Anderson
    Ryan Anderson
    RA, ASID

    Ryan received a Master’s of Architecture from Tulane University in 2011. He joined Wiencek + Associates in 2016 after spending the start of his career in construction doing estimation, specification review, and technical drawing.

  • Tannaz Alavi
    Assoc. AIA, PMI, LEED Green Associates, RS Means and ICC Certified

    Tannaz joined our firm having earned a Master’s of Architecture degree from Eastern Mediterranean University and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Maryland School of Architecture.  Her diverse background includes experience residential architecture, engineering studies and cost estimating, and working with a civil construction firm.

  • Jeremiah Fordham
    Project Manager
    RA, Certified Passive House Designer

    Jeremiah has over 6 years of architectural experience after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute.  He is passionate about sustainability, which led to him becoming certified as a Passive House Designer.  He has worked on a multitude of projects from multifamily to multi-story logistic centers.

  • Brittani Garza
    Contract Administrator

    Brittani earned a BS degree in Business Management from Rivier University in Nashua, NH where she also captained the women’s Field Hockey team.  She is a strong problem solver who enjoys multitasking, analyzing operations to identify solutions that improve work flows and maximize business processes.

  • Ivan Ginev

    Ivan is studying architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt in Germany.  As a prerequisite of his studies, he came to the US to learn innovative design ideas and gain American Architectural experience.  He is passionate about architecture and has an innovative mindset, plus speaks four languages.

  • Sylvan Miles
    Sylvan Miles
    Project Manager

    Mr. Miles brings 10+ years of experience in all phases from concept design to construction administration on multi-family, commercial, residential, interiors and master planning projects. All with a high degree of quality.

  • Gia Pontes
    Gia Pontes

    Gia came to Washington, D.C. in 1997 from Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she studied Journalism. She then completed a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at The Catholic University of America.

  • Benjamin Ripley

    Ben has an Associates Degree in Architectural Technology and is working on his Bachelor’s of Architecture degree at the University of Maryland.

  • Krutika Shah
    Krutika Shah
    Project Architect
    Krutika joined Wiencek- Associates with 6+ yrs of experience in public and private sector in mainly Metropolitan Washington area. A graduate of Urban Design from Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked on master planning, civic architecture, and sustainable design projects.
  • Carl Skooglund
    Carl Skooglund
    Project Manager
    AIA, CDT

    Since joining the field of architecture in 1986 Carl has held positions in small & large architecture firms and a non-profit housing developer. He has experience in both new construction and renovation projects.

  • Joshua Soares

    Josh is studying Architecture and Civil Engineering at Catholic University of America.

  • Vasilka Stoycheva
    Project Designer
    LEED Green Associate

    Vasilka has over 18 years experience in all phases of architectural design and construction document production. Versatile experience on renovation and new construction projects, space planning, multifamily, affordable housing and hospitality projects.

  • Saakshi Terway
    Saakshi Terway
    Architectural Designer
    Assoc. AIA

    Saakshi joined Wiencek-Associates in 2017 after earning her Master of Architecture degree as well as her certification in Sustainable Landscape Design from the University of Cincinnati. She worked as a licensed architect in India and gathered experience in different fields before completing her masters.

  • Bryant Turnage
    Architectural Designer

    Bryant earned his Bachelor’s of Environmental Design in Architecture from NC State.  He has a strong repertoire in space planning and construction administration for hospitality and multifamily projects.

  • Kumi Wickramanayaka
    Kumi Wickramanayaka
    Architectural Designer
    LEED Green Assoc.

    Kumi joined Wiencek-Associates after earning her Master of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati where she participated in their prestigious CO-OP program giving her valuable experience in producing construction documents for new construction senior multifamily housing.

  • Marc Alberstadt

If you are enthusiastic, enjoy making a difference in the lives of others, take ownership in your work, and have an interest in community-centric architecture, please contact us.


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