MEET THE TEAM :: Advancing the Profession and Engaging Community
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS operates in a collegial studio environment – 25 passionate architects and designers brought together by a shared desire to create environments in which people thrive. We are inspired by socially responsible and sustainable design to create healthy communities in the built environment. We embrace the challenges of site and context, and design thoughtful, innovative solutions. The firm advances the education of the next generation of architects, promoting design excellence and technical innovation, providing professional development and mentorship, and encouraging professional, academic and community involvement.
Through our team’s work and involvement in AIA and other industry organizations, Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is committed to giving back to the profession and the community. We are proud to highlight 4 members of our team for their outstanding work and involvement both inside and outside the office.
Jack Devilbiss joined Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS over 13 years ago. Jack is a Senior Project Architect / Project Manager responsible for renovation and modernization of historic buildings, adaptive use, and new construction projects. His focus at B|HA is the renovation and adaptive reuse of, and frequent addition to landmark historic and midcentury modern multifamily apartment buildings. He feels that these buildings are a significant resource in Washington D.C., and with careful restoration and thoughtful design can meet the needs of the contemporary housing market.
Jack is the Committee Co-chair on the AIA|DC Advocacy Committee. During his tenure, he has successfully fostered relationships and facilitates discussions with governmental agencies, community groups, and other allied professional organizations. Jack strives to identify ways for architects to work together more efficiently with city officials and the community to overcome project challenges.
Jack also takes advantage of volunteer opportunities beyond the realm of the architecture community, serving as CYO Basketball Commissioner and Cub Scout Den Leader for his two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking through the woods and walking through the park with their dog, Trixie.
Adam Greene joined Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS in 2011 as an intern. Adam was a graduate student with Bill Bonstra as his studio critic and David Haresign sitting in on studio reviews. He joined the firm full time after graduating with his Master of Architecture degree from the Catholic University of America in 2012. Adam is our most recently licensed architect at the firm, and will soon become a full member of AIA|DC.
While he was working on several single-family residential projects at B|HA, Adam became a founding member of the AIA Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) serving on its steering committee. This tri-chapter organization provides a forum for custom residential architects from the Northern Virginia, DC, and Potomac Valley AIA Chapters to exchange ideas and resources that advance residential design practice. Adam plans and executes continuing education events for the AIA|DC component, including evening presentations on a variety of topics that are timely and specific to residential designers, and lunch & learn seminars about relevant products.
Adam hails from Columbus, OH – a Buckeye – and is a Capitol Hill resident where he frequents DC United home games. His favorite places in the city are the H Street Corridor and Barracks Row. He enjoys gardening on his roof in the summer as well as riding around on one of the several bicycles he owns.
Chau Pham is a University of Maryland graduate with a dual Master of Architecture and Real Estate Development degree. Since joining Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS in 2014, Chau works to blend her knowledge and skills of each discipline to better serve the firm’s clients and advance a wide range of projects.
Chau is the Director of Projects for Open Architecture DC (previously known as Architecture for Humanity DC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to help communities through socially responsible and sustainable design. Her latest project through OADC, Design for Children, aims to provide design services for childcare centers in need. Chau has been volunteering for the organization for over five years, forming project teams, identifying team leaders, and supporting project start-up and fundraising efforts.
Originally from Houston, TX, Chau is B|HA’s biggest foodie. Her favorite foods include tex-mex, sushi, and fried chicken. Chau loves hoarding useless knick knacks on her desk in the office, and struggles with this hypocrisy as a minimalist.
Ashley Grzywa joined the firm in August 2015 after earning her Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. Ashley was a team member on the 2015 ULI Hines Award championship team from UMD. Her passion for sustainable architecture and urbanism is evident through her work at B|HA.
As a member of the AIA | DC Design + Wellbeing Committee, Ashley is researching design strategies to shape sustainable and healthy occupant behavior. The committee is focused on promoting awareness of public health challenges and improving human health and wellness through design of the built environment.
Ashley is a true leader within the firm proposing initiatives for the intellectual, professional, and community development of our staff. She thrives in B|HA’s collaborative work environment and promotes a healthy, strong firm culture.
A proud Green Bay Packers fan and Wisconsin native, Ashley brings many of her Mid-Western favorites to DC, including squeaky fresh cheese curds. She explores the city by hiking, biking and kayaking and is riding her way through a book of the top 25 bike trails around Washington, D.C.