The Studio

Our story.

HAA is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design firm dedicated to improving the built environment through creative, contemporary design. Our design process combines rigorous analysis, intuitive curiosity and thoughtful execution to create inspiring, contextually responsive solutions. Our firm unites and nurtures a diverse group of creative minds, working collaboratively to create compelling and sustainable projects that make lasting impacts on our communities. As a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), HAA has evolved with emerging, dynamic leaders whose design acumen stretches across a wide array of professional design services, including planning, urban design, interior design, architecture and landscape architecture.

Our expertise.

Our mission.

Our mission is to enhance life as we build communities through design excellence. We create memorable places that inspire positive change as we celebrate collaboration, inclusiveness and diversity.

We're creating history. We're creating our own urban environment ... How can we not be excited about what we do?"

Rainy Hamilton Jr., FAIA, NOMA

Principal, HAA

Our people.

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
James Bondy

James Bondy

RA
Architect
Hanna Burnham

Hanna Burnham

Design Professional
DaMarlon Carter

DaMarlon Carter

RDI, NCARB, AIA
Project Director / Senior Project Manager
Lee Carter

Lee Carter

RA, NCARB
Director of Operations
Ashley Castiglione

Ashley Castiglione

RA
Architect
Shayla Davis

Shayla Davis

SHRM-CP, NOMA
Director of Human Resources
Meghan Diecchio

Meghan Diecchio

PLA, ASLA
Director of Landscape Architecture / Planning
Trevor Dybenko

Trevor Dybenko

RA, LEED AP BD+C
Director of Architecture
Andrea Elich

Andrea Elich

RA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect
Mark Farlow

Mark Farlow

VP of Design
Janet Ford

Janet Ford

RA
Senior Architect
Marion Green

Marion Green

Executive Assistant
Lanetta Hinton

Lanetta Hinton

Accounting Coordinator
Alhan Jaafar

Alhan Jaafar

Director of Interior Design
Sarah Keller

Sarah Keller

Junior Interior Designer
Eliza Morales

Eliza Morales

Project Manager
Carla Pareja

Carla Pareja

OAA
Architect
Devyn Quick

Devyn Quick

Landscape Designer
Atiqur Rahman

Atiqur Rahman

NOMA
Senior Design Professional
Daniel Rempinski

Daniel Rempinski

Director of Finance
Julian Sabin

Julian Sabin

Landscape Designer
Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith

AIA
Architect, BIM Manager
Snezana [Sue] Stevanovic

Snezana [Sue] Stevanovic

Marketing Manager
Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor

RA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect
Kare Tonapetyan

Kare Tonapetyan

Architect
Donald Vanderworp

Donald Vanderworp

Senior Design Professional
Betsy Williams

Betsy Williams

RA, LEED AP
Director of Design
Cory Wingelaar

Cory Wingelaar

Design Professional
Zachary Young

Zachary Young

Landscape Architect
David Zanley

David Zanley

RA
Architect