Team

Salo Levinas, Principal, BCOM

Salo Levinas is an internationally-recognized architect known for his distinguished contemporary designs. His work brings fresh and innovative approaches to challenges presented by a broad array of institutional, commercial and residential clients.
Levinas’ work has received multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects and other organizations, which highlight Salo’s design talents on educational, institutional, commercial, sacred, and residential architecture. In addition, his projects have appeared and been reviewed in broad circulation publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, ArchitectureDC Magazine, and number of international books and online magazines...READ MORE

Principal
salo@shinberglevinas.com

Milton Shinberg, Principal, AIA NCARB, LEED AP

Milton Shinberg has been in practice as a registered architect since 1975, following graduation from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Milton’s work has received number of awards from the American Institute of Architects and other organizations, as well as the AIA Journal Jury Award. In addition, his projects have appeared and been reviewed in broad circulation publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Home-Life Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, Dossier Magazine, NYARUM Magazine, and number of international architecture books and online publications...READ MORE

Principal
milton@shinberglevinas.com

Maria Gorodetskaya, AIA NCARB

Maria is an architectural designer with 10 years of professional experience. She has been involved in the design of a variety of projects for new and renovated commercial office and mixed-use projects, educational buildings, as well as master planning for new and revitalized communities in the United States and Asia. While a part of Kohn Pedersen Fox’ New York office, Maria worked on the complete renovation of the main lobby of Viacom Headquarters in Times Square, as well as the Hyundai Amco Tower in Seoul, Korea.

Maria has experience developing creative solutions and details to confront challenges of updating an existing space, producing comprehensive construction document sets, and working closely with the client, consultants and contractors to ensure the fidelity of the final product to the design intent. Maria has also had the opportunity to provide technical expertise in the preparation of architectural drawings, most specifically the exterior wall detailing...READ MORE

Senior Project Architect
maria@shinberglevinas.com

Edwin Roa, MBA SMPS

Prior to joining Shinberg.Levinas, Edwin worked on a variety of large and small private companies and non-profit organizations, developing internal and external marketing communication strategies for U.S. and Latin American markets.

At Shinberg.Levinas, he is responsible for leading marketing communications approaches including branding, advertising, business development, public relations, digital marketing, and social media coverage....READ MORE

Marketing Director
edwin@shinberglevinas.com

Desmond Grimball, AIA NCARB

Desmond has a B.Arch from Howard University and nine years of experience working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Prior to joining Shinberg.Levinas, he worked with prominent multi-family & custom residential architects such as PGN Architects, ARTchitect, and Workshop T10 Design Studio.
At Shinberg.Levinas, Desmond has worked as Project Architect for the addition and renovation of Paul Public Charter School - a 165,000 sf renovation and expansion of a former DCPS junior high school, the design and construction documents of DC Prep V Street Elementary School -a 20,000 sf renovation & 30,000 sf new construction...READ MORE

 

Project Architect
desmond@shinberglevinas.com

Matthew Pickner

Matthew Pickner has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Masters degree from Columbia University.

At Shinberg.Levinas, Matthew has worked as Project Architect for the 120,000 sft renovation & 36,000 sft addition of DC Prep Public Charter School at Benning Road in Washington, DC and the new construction of Rocketship Public Charter School's campuses at Raynolds Place (60,000 sft) and Alabama Avenue (55,000 sft) in Washington, DC....READ MORE

Project Architect
matthew@shinberglevinas.com

Sasha Oroz, AIA NCARB 

Sasha is an award winning designer and registered Architect in several state jurisdictions. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry, and has worked for several established international practices in Chicago. His past experience includes managing the design teams on a wide range of award-winning projects, including high rise buildings, retail projects, multi-family, custom single-family homes, and corporate headquarters.

Oroz’s most remarkable projects include the Cayan Tower Dubai Marina, Rolex Tower in United Arab Emirates, the Park Hyatt in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, and the Baltimore Tower in London, United Kingdom. Other projects include...READ MORE

Project Architect
sasha@shinberglevinas.com

Paola Lugli, AIA International Associate

Paola has a strong background in adaptive reuse and sustainable development projects. With more than 20 years of experience, her design skills broadly range, multifamily and multi-use projects, from high residential to small commercial, from interiors and custom furniture design and memorial design. She started her career in the South of France as a registered architect working on historic building renovations and high end custom houses and apartments. She came to the United States to expand her architectural experience. She is the recipient of the 2015 Arlington Residential Award....READ MORE

Project Architect
paola@shinberglevinas.com

Irene Nafpliotis , AIA Assoc., LEED AP

Irene Nafpliotis is an Architectural designer with over 15 years of experience. She has been involved in broad range of projects from multi-family mixed use, science &technology, commercial office, educational facility’s & interiors as well as master planning.  Prior to joining Shinberg Levinas Irene worked with firms such as RTKL and Shalom Baranes Architects in Washington DC.

While at RTKL Irene focused on conceptual design and was the lead designer for research laboratory for the facility that included offices, a greenhouse and....READ MORE

Project Architect
irene@shinberglevinas.com

Elena Vlas Skotar , AIA NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Elena Skotar is a licensed architect with over twenty-five years of experience. For the last 16 years, she has been working as a Project Architect/Designer at the Washington DC Minority Owned Firm – Lance Bailey Associates, Inc. Elena has constantly dealt with multiple job tasks and was responsible for the whole spectrum of development from the Program and design sketches to the construction documents and construction administration. She designed and built over 20 commercial renovation and new construction projects in Washington DC area. She has completed several Projects...READ MORE

Project Architect
elena@shinberglevinas.com

Rachel Mihaly, AIA Assoc.

Rachel holds a Master of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Maryland where she received the 2014 Architectural Thesis Award for her thesis: “Ecological Architecture: A Dialectical Vision”. Since then she has worked as Designer at LDG Architecture and Ballinger.

Rachel has worked through all phases of the design process on numerous projects; most notably University of Maryland Bioengineering Building....READ MORE

Designer
rachel@shinberglevinas.com

Marco A.Vazquez, LEED GA, CSI-CDT

Marco has been practicing architecture since graduating from the University of Autonoma Metropolitana of Mexico City in 1995. He has 17 years of professional experience, 11 years in the U.S. and 6 years in Mexico.

Vazquez has many years of experience developing projects from conceptual design up to construction administration. He has worked developing proposals, construction documents, permit sets and construction administration for single family, town houses, multi-family projects with 300+ units per building, luxurious residences with high end finishes, and variety of exterior finishes in several developments in Mexico, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Connecticut....READ MORE

Designer
marco@shinberglevinas.com

Chang Liu, AIA Assoc.

Chang holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture degree from Nantong University in China.

Liu has assisted architects in schematic design, floor plan drawing, diagram analysis, modeling, details development, 3D Modeling, material specifications, and high quality presentation books for projects in China and USA. Chang worked as Junior Architectural Designer for VARCH International Architectural Design Consulting Co. and as Intern Architect for Suling Architectural Design Co. in Shanghai...READ MORE

Designer
chang@shinberglevinas.com