WDG Announces 2022 Promotions
Considerate, engaged, talented people enrich our practice. WDG congratulates fourteen colleagues who have been promoted in 2022 and recognizes their accomplishments as designers, commitment to teamwork, project triumphs, and effective leadership in our Washington, DC, and Dallas, TX, studios.
"These leaders are shaping the future – essential to building our supportive culture. They are driven to design better communities, leading our clients' achievements, and making others successful."- Managing Principal Sean Stadler
Please join us in welcoming our new leaders and congratulating them on their promotions.
Sungjin Cho, AIA has been promoted to Associate Principal of the Washington office of WDG. Sungjin grew up in Korea, in a family with a deep influence in art and culture. He started his architectural journey at Yonsei University in Seoul before moving to New York City to attend Pratt Institute and Columbia University. Sungjin moved to DC in the late 90’s, joined WDG in 2010, and has been practicing for over 28 years. Sungjin is passionate about great design, and leads teams as a Senior Designer on numerous complex and award-winning architecture and urban design projects. Sungjin is a part of WDG’s Awards Team, transforming how we have approached design award submissions – with immediate success – reinforcing WDG’s reputation as a design firm.
Ashley Quinney, AIA has been promoted to Associate Principal of the Dallas office of WDG. Ashley rejoined WDG in 2015 after previously having worked for the firm for seven years. A graduate of Baylor University and University of Texas at Arlington, she brings over 16 years of expertise in multiple project types and all phases of project development. As a solution-oriented project manager, Ashley maintains focus on long-term goals and is able to successfully coordinate, interact, and detail projects that standout in the marketplace. Mentorship and staff development is a priority for her with all project teams.
"Identifying and cultivating leaders in our office is critical for our success as a company. We celebrate these individuals and their commitment to and investment in the profession, WDG, and their team members. 'When one of us shines, all of us shine.' -Moira Rose"
- Managing Principal Will Duncan
Manuel Lauzurique-Abiega has been promoted to Director, Interiors, in the Washington office of WDG. Manuel was the first generation in his family born in the US, growing up in Puerto Rico after his parents immigrated from Cuba. He graduated from Catholic University with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, and joined WDG in 2005. With 24 years of experience in the industry, Manuel’s specialties include an emphasis in detail-oriented design work in public spaces from corporate office buildings to multifamily residential buildings. A manager and designer with a unique sensitivity to client needs, he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all phases of interior architectural design. At WDG, Manuel contributes to a number of committees including Multifamily, Social, Portfolio/Photography, and Mentoring.
"I am delighted and honored to announce the promotion of Manuel, Keith, and Neha within WDG Interior Architecture. Together, they have dedicated over 33 years to the growth of the firm – Manuel since the very beginning – with enormous contributions in every area of our practice. These individuals continue to enhance our group and give us complete confidence in our ability to progress in the design of meaningful spaces that accomplish client goals while improving human engagement and well-being."
- Managing Principal Hiro Isogai
Keith Worley, AIA, NCARB has been promoted to Senior Associate, Interiors, in the Washington office of WDG. Keith has more than 20 years of experience in architectural interiors as well as architectural design. Having practiced in the Kansas City, Dallas, and Raleigh markets before arriving at WDG in 2013, Keith’s broad experience and leadership is suited to managing a vast array of programmatic challenges. A licensed Architect, Keith’s leadership abilities and passion for the interior environment have allowed him to successfully manage all facets of the industry including design, team coordination, construction administration, and client communications.
Susan Salsbury, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP has been promoted to Senior Associate of the Washington office of WDG. Susan grew up in New Jersey, attended Haverford College for undergrad, and arrived in the DC area to complete her master’s degree at University of Maryland. A seasoned architect, she has been practicing for 24 years, and joined WDG in 2015. Susan says she appreciates how WDG has really dialed in its expertise by creating and regularly evaluating its standards and process. She is an active member of ULI, participating in its Housing Product Council. Susan also sits on the Board for the University of Maryland School of Architecture Alumni Association, and is a committee member on the Family Selection/Family Services Committee at Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland. At WDG, Susan serves on the Multifamily Committee and as the liaison for the Emerging Professionals Committee.
In addition, we are pleased to announce the promotion of nine individuals to Associate: Jose Luis Padilla, Anne Mitchell, Alex Call, AIA, Neha Pathare, WELL AP, Ashlie Bird, NOMA, AIA, NCARB, Nick Gray, AIA, Jennifer Brodner, Patrick Donnell, AIA, and Joanne Trumbo, RA, LEED AP BD+C. This group of leaders embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that has always driven WDG’s culture and the advancement of our practice and the profession. We look forward to seeing them continue to flourish.