Design Line
Wednesday, August 21 2019

Celebrating Our Team

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Welcomes Bright Minds to Our Design Studio

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is driven by our talented and diverse teams; our people are our most valuable asset who help our clients to achieve innovative design solutions for the unique challenges of neighborhoods, communities and markets. Over the past year, we are fortunate to have new architects, designers, and industry leaders join our design studio who bring skills, perspective, energy, and personality to our dynamic team. Please join us welcoming them.



M.Arch | Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center
Master’s – Environmental Policy | Columbia Univ.
BS Environmental Studies | Hollins Univ.
From: Casper, Wyoming
Fun Fact: Prior to architecture, Macy worked in Environmental and Community Policy Research





M.Arch  |  The Catholic University of America
BS.Arch  |  The Catholic University of America
From: Long Island, New York
Fun Fact: Michael is an avid baseball fan and has been to 12 of the 30 Major League stadiums





Bachelor of Science |  University of Maryland
From: Washington, DC
Fun Fact: Penny is passionate about cooking and local farmer’s markets
Penny brings over 20 years of marketing and business development experience including 9 years in the industry.





Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts
From: Ethiopia
Fun Fact: Elena enjoys finding new spots in the city for live music and dancing
Elena joins Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS with over 9 years of industry experience.



Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Interns

sara al khatib

Sara Al Khatib

Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center
M.Arch Spring 2020

Sarah has always been passionate about art because it’s where people can be totally free to express who they are. This led her to choose architecture as a major because she believes that combining both art and architecture will allow her to be much more creative. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Islamic University of Gaza in Palestine.


Michael Njo

The Catholic University of America
IPAL Program, M.Arch Spring 2021

Michael is a Master of Architecture student who was accepted into the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure Program (IPAL), which is administrated by NCARB. The program is an accelerated licensure program developed to offer a comprehensive path to complete the AXP and ARE concurrently.



Best Wishes and Thank You, Karen!

For the past 15 years, Karen May has worked tirelessly with Bill, David and members of the studio to effectively manage the firm’s business and human resources. As she leaves the company for retirement, we reflect on and celebrate the tremendous impact she has had and the lasting relationships she has made. The Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS team wishes Karen the very best of luck for this next chapter of life with her loving husband John, daughters Heather and Lauren, and her extended family and friends.




Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is always interested in discussing opportunities with passionate, talented individuals. We operate in a collegial studio environment and foster a collaborative culture that values our clients, the community, continuing education, and the advancement of our profession. Are you a good fit for our team? Get in touch: