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

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


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

Sascha 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

Paola Lugli, AIA International Associate

Paola has a strong background in commercial and interior design. She studied in Rome and she started her career in the South of France as a registered architect working on some major building renovations, mixed used projects and commercial design. With more than 20 years of experience in Europe, her winning concept for the Vespa boutiques brought her to the to the United States.  ....READ MORE

Project Architect

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