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


Maria Gorodetskaya, AIA NCARB

Maria Gorodetskaya is a principal at Shinberg.Levinas. Maria holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and is a Registered Architect in DC. Her technical expertise, attention to detail, problem-solving focus, and strong organizational skills position her well to manage projects and teams. Maria is committed to realizing the integrity of a project’s design intent from concept to completion. She maintains long term client relationships and connects the designer’s vision to the client’s goals at every stage of the project path, overcoming challenges and researching solutions to maintain that shared success....READ MORE


Juan Andrade, Architect

Juan Andrade has 16 years of professional project delivery experience from conceptual design to construction administration. He has contributed to all phases of the design and construction process for a diverse range of building types including educational, institutional, and cultural facilities, as well as for large commercial and multi-family projects. His work includes historical building renovations involving modern building systems integration; the research of new and existing materials into construction detailing and execution; and the careful adaptation of existing structures to suit new functions and programs. Prior to joining Shinberg.Levinas, his portfolio included the National Air and Space Museum, the National Zoo, the CityCenterDC, and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; the R. S. Vance Federal Courthouse in Birmingham, AL; and the West Tennessee School for the Deaf in Jackson, TN.

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

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

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


Talia Levinas

Talia Levinas is a graphic designer who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Graphic Design. She has experience working on digital, print, and experiential design for a range of clients, both in-house and as a part of studios.

Designer and Art Director