Our People

Our heart and soul.

 

HAA is the largest African-American owned design firm in the State of Michigan and has participated in many creative planning, design and construction projects for municipalities both regionally and nationally. Our projects are successful when our clients are successful. The success of these projects is based on our firm’s strength — our staff.

HAA is made up of talented, creative, self-motivated, and adventurous professionals. While many of our team were raised in the Detroit area, many come from other places just to be here with us. In fact, we are proud of the fact that our team is comprised of more women than men, reflecting the communities we serve. This is uncommon in most design offices and we embrace this gender make-up.

Our people believe that good design can be achieved at all levels: from the large scale of a site in our neighborhoods to the smallest nook in your workspace to the architecture that unites these two extremes. Good design is what our good people are committed to. And they believe that working at HAA, a firm committed to designs that embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion, are the most enduring designs we can create.

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Rainy Hamilton Jr.

Rainy Hamilton Jr.

FAIA, NOMA
Principal-in-Charge, President / Associate
Sina Asadi

Sina Asadi

Design Professional III
Dominic Atisha

Dominic Atisha

Senior Project Manager
Monika Budniak-Wischmann

Monika Budniak-Wischmann

LEED AP BD+C
Design Professional III
Lee Carter

Lee Carter

RA, NCARB
Director of Operations
Ashley Castiglione

Ashley Castiglione

RA
Architect
Ted Cook

Ted Cook

Landscape Designer II
Nicholas A. Cressman

Nicholas A. Cressman

Design Professional III
Mateo Diaz

Mateo Diaz

NOMA
Design Professional II
Trevor Dybenko

Trevor Dybenko

RA, LEED AP BD+C
Director of Architecture
Mark Farlow

Mark Farlow

Principal of Design / Associate
Lanetta Hinton

Lanetta Hinton

Accounting Coordinator
Raid Ray Jamil

Raid Ray Jamil

RA,OAA,NCAB,LEED
Architect III
Ammer Jones

Ammer Jones

Executive Assistant
Sarah Keller

Sarah Keller

Studio Lead - Interior Design
Joe Lekovish

Joe Lekovish

Director of Finance
Janitsy Lopez

Janitsy Lopez

Design Professional III
Allan Machielse

Allan Machielse

RA, NCARB
Architect III / Historical Architect
Scott Marshall

Scott Marshall

AIA
Project Architect
Shawndia North

Shawndia North

SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
Rucha Pandit

Rucha Pandit

Landscape Designer I
Shawn Partin

Shawn Partin

PLA
Landscape Architect III
Atiqur Rahman

Atiqur Rahman

NOMA
Senior Design Professional
Raquel Raymundo

Raquel Raymundo

Project Coordinator
Connor Richardson

Connor Richardson

Interior Designer II
Michele Robinson

Michele Robinson

Design Professional
Elizabeth Saidu

Elizabeth Saidu

Office Manager
Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith

AIA
Architect, BIM Manager
Taha Suhrawardy

Taha Suhrawardy

Design Professional II
Stacey Tobar

Stacey Tobar

ASLA, LEED-AP
Director of Landscape Architecture
Donald Vanderworp

Donald Vanderworp

Senior Design Professional
Aonor Washington

Aonor Washington

Project Assistant
Cory Wingelaar

Cory Wingelaar

Design Professional II
David Zanley

David Zanley

RA
Architect