Please join us in welcoming our four newest team members, Adeola Okubadejo, Praddy Banerjee, Daniel Seidman, José Castellanos, our interns, Beyza Kastan, John Gomez, Hannah Yaron, and our extern, Rae Marino—all of whom passionately believe in the power of design to positively shape the world. ADEOLA OKUBADEJO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER M.Arch | University of MarylandB.S. in
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is proud to announce the completed installation of its Digital Fabrication Studio! This transformative venture prompted the conversion of the office basement into the Firm’s successful studio. Our team integrates appropriate technology into all facets of our work and utilizes the latest software, including Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite
In addition to a successful return to in-person collaboration for our team, we are fortunate to have a new group of talented individuals join our design studio since the beginning of the summer. Please join us in welcoming our newest team members, Andrew Mazer, Eli Perez, Irmak Fermen, and our interns, Oliver Church, Mason Reinhart, Madison Hollowell, and Stephen Leichty.
After 15 months of predominantly remote collaboration, we are thrilled to warmly and safely welcome our teammates and friends back together. We kicked off with a backyard party to reconnect our entire team with a face-to-face celebration as we have emerged from our pandemic hibernation.
We are proud of our resilient and tenacious team that continues to provide the highest level of design and service to with our clients, consultants, and construction professionals. The challenges we overcame together during the past 15 months taught us valuable lessons, and we are emerging stronger and better-equipped moving into our next chapter.
The past few months have reinforced the importance of teamwork in the face of health challenges, and confrontation of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in society and in our profession. Our ongoing focus and attention on our team composition has allowed us to build, grow and develop our most valuable asset: our people. The most recent additions to our dynamic team bring talent, perspective, energy, creativity, and skill that make our solutions for each project unique to its special circumstances.
Our team is very proud to announce that Richard Abendroth, AIA and Robert Kuentzel, AIA have both achieved licensure as Architects. At Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS, Richard and Robert gained requisite well-rounded on-the-job experience, and completed the National Council of Architectural Review Board Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and the 6-part Architectural Registration Exam (A.R.E.). The AXP requires completion of 3,740 hours across six professional practice areas while the A.R.E. assess knowledge and skills of the practice including areas that affect the integrity, soundness, and health impact of a building, as well as an architect’s responsibilities within firms, such as managing projects and coordinating the work of other professionals.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS recognizes the importance of a healthy office environment for the well-being of its employees, and continually strives to improve and maintain these spaces. One sound way to improve air quality, enhance visuals, as well as employee alertness and energy levels is by bringing nature inside of the building through living green walls. Over the past half century, a notable increase of urban dwellers has led to an increase in air pollution and loss of green spaces. Living green walls infuse office interiors with life-renewing greenery. They offer an inspirational and aesthetically intriguing natural boost to employee morale. The structures of living, breathing plant life create the “wow factor” so many designers seek while championing sustainability. The benefits of green walls are felt in our office every day.
Last semester, the firm welcomed to the studio a talented intern, Michael Njo, an IPAL student from The Catholic University of America. The IPAL (Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure) program was created by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in 2015. The program offers a dynamic, innovative path to licensure for students who are dedicated to becoming an architect by integrating the opportunity to gain the real-world experience necessary to complete the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®) and ensuring that each IPAL student can take all six divisions of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®).
Our firm’s collective involvement with industry and professional organizations is led by the participation of our Partners. Their roles in the community and recent election to the Boards of two distinguished organizations establish a solid foundation for our staff at Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS to build on. In this week’s #DesignLINE, we highlight the missions and some of the latest happenings at the National Building Museum and the International Student House in Washington, DC.