A great firm requires clear vision and strong leadership. Vision gives a company its reason for being, its core values and defines its passions. Leadership provides a company with inspiration and energy, and nurtures its talent.

Senior Principals

Michael E. Hickok, FAIA, founded the company 30 years ago and has guided the firm through its continuous growth and transformation. His extensive design experience and thoughtful management style provides continuity for the firm and is the firm’s foundation.

Yolanda Cole, FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP, merged her company with Hickok’s firm in 2003. She brings over 30 years of base building and interior design experience ranging from large-scale, international mixed-use projects to small specialty projects in the DC region. Her enthusiasm and spark are catalysts for action which drives the firm toward its goals.


David Wahl, AIA, Director of Project Operations
John J. Bisch, CFO, COO
Laurence Caudle, AIA, Director of Housing
Mark Ramirez, Assoc. AIA, Director of Corporate Office
Robert L. Holzbach, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Staff Operations
Sarah Barr, Director of Creative

Associate Principals

B. Devon Perkins, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Elba J. Morales, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Jason Wright, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Jessica C. Zullo, NCIDQ, IIDA, Director of RVA Studio
Rhea Vaflor, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Director of Lifestyle
Stefano Sani, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associates

Amy Shavelson, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Co-Director of Interior Design
Bertin L. Radifera, AIA
Bryan Chun, AIA, LEED AP
Gregory Woodruff, AIA
Guilherme A.M. Almeida, AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
Holly Lennihan, RA, LEED AP
Jason Ovalle, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Jeffrey A. Lockwood, AIA, NCARB
John Lang, AIA
Kerron Miller, RA
Matthew C. Rohr, RA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP
Melissa Brewer, IIDA, Co-Director of Interior Design
Patrick Gegen
Peter McCarthy
Ryan Sloan, Director of Construction Administration
Sophia Lau, AIA
Starr Ashcraft, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Tammy Lippman, Assoc. IIDA
Thomas Corrado, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Todd Martin


Abigail R. Brown, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Andrew Bickell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Anthony Maiolatesi, AIA
Carlyn Cullen, AIA
Emily Rickman, LEED AP
Erin McNamara, LEED AP
Jamie Mitchell, Art Director
Johanna Lofstrom, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Katherine Braswell, NCARB, RA
Kirsten Lytle, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate, FitWell
Laura Ewan, Director of Marketing and Communications
Laura Roth, Director of Business Development
Lucia Tang, AIA
Rebecca Kelly, Art Director
Rosa McTagart, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Siobhan Steen, AIA
Tanya Ally, AIA
Toma Vailikit, Director of Information Technology
Quy Nguyen
Zahira Crespo, Associate AIA