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WDG Announces Promotions
WDG Announces Promotions

Three Senior-Level and Four Associates Promoted in 2017

WDG announces three senior-level promotions in its Washington, DC office, including the appointment of Sean Stadler, AIA, LEED AP, and Siti Abdul-Rahman, AIA as Managing Principals and Ingrid Marrone, AIA, LEED AP, as Associate Principal, as well as four other promotions. The promotions represent the strategic vision, innovation, and growth of the practice.  Currently, in its 79th year as a national design leader within architecture, planning and interiors, WDG has offices located Washington, DC and Dallas, TX. 

Sean Stadler, AIA, has been promoted to Managing Principal, continuing his role as Design Principal, where he focuses on elevating the firm’s stature in design. He has worked on a number of complex, high-profile urban projects, as well as high-rise residential, hospitality, educational and sporting facilities. Sean maintains a strong leadership role and commitment to design excellence. Current notable projects include the AC Hotel by Marriott at 1112 19th Street, the luxury residential project, Westlight, and 465 New York Avenue all located in Washington, DC. 

Siti Abdul-Rahman, AIA, has been with WDG for more than ten years and has worked on projects that span master planning, conceptual design, schematic design and design development for new construction and renovation projects. Recent awards include the Award of Excellence for 400 E Street, 2001 Clarendon’s NAIOP NoVA Merit Award for Best Mixed-Use Development, and the 2014 NAIOP NoVa Award of Excellence for Spring Hill Station. Prevalent projects include Pentagon Centre, 925 5th Street and master planning for the SLS Hotel.

Ingrid Marrone, AIA, LEED AP joined WDG in 2004, and has been promoted to Associate Principal, continuing her role as a Project Manager. She is involved in all project phases -from initial concept and programming through construction administration. She has significant experience with multifamily residential, commercial office, government, higher education and hospitality; as well as directing WDG’s sustainability and green building efforts. Ongoing projects include Pentagon Centre and a 250-unit residential building named The Kylie, located in the Waterfront district.

Ben Audrain, AIA has been promoted to Senior Associate, and has been with the firm for the last five years. He applies his skills in coordination, organization, problem-solving and dedication for design excellence to his projects. Audrain wants to further engage with the community, developers and work with owners in achieving their visions. He views each project as an opportunity to raise the bar in great urban spaces. He is currently working on Midtown Center, The University of Maryland renovation project and the luxury residential building, Westlight.

Ben Yonce, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has almost two decades of architecture experience, taking active project roles from concept design through construction administration. His work also spans multiple project types, including adaptive reuse and large-scale, high-rise residential buildings. He maintains extensive technical knowledge such as code compliance, coordinating engineering disciplines, and detailing - with sensitivity to design - and strives to enhance his client relationships. Ben is currently working on a multifamily building located at 750 N. Glebe Road, 100 K Street NE (under construction), and he recently completed work on the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office.

Sal Mikdachi, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has over 30 years of industry experience, and currently serves as an Associate. Mikdachi has been with WDG since 1999. His specialties include high-rise, residential and mixed-use developments. His proven ability to deliver multi-million dollar projects on time and within budget includes his extensive international experience in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Ildo Yang, RA, LEED GA, has been promoted to Associate, continuing his experience in residential development, and serves as a Project Architect on many of the firm’s mixed-use projects. His responsibilities include building design and coordination, production of deliverables, production and composition of presentations. He contributes to the firm’s design practice of creativity and excellence – strengthening its reputation as a design leader in the D.C. market. Currently, Yang is working on 925 5th Street NW and Pentagon Centre.

The firm currently has more than 150 professionals, and has produced upwards of 550 major buildings since its founding in 1938. Market sectors include multifamily residential, hospitality, higher education, government, commercial office, senior living, and mixed-use developments. WDG is consistently ranked within the top 10 firms in the DC area by the Washington Business Journal, and within the top 50 firms in the nation by Building Design+Construction.

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