FXFOWLE Announces Firmwide Promotions

FXFOWLE is pleased to announce the promotion of twelve architects, designers, and allied professionals to Principal, Senior Associate and Associate.


William Doherty, LEED GA is the Director of Finance, and oversees all of the firm’s finance, project management and accounting functions. He has over 13 years of experience in financial management for architecture and design firms. William is a member of the Global Design Alliance Finance Committee and the Society of Design Administration.

SENIOR ASSOCIATES (left to right)  

1510_SrAssociates_BW_webDaniel Piselli, AIA, LEED AP, CPHD has over 18 years of experience in architecture and design. During his tenure at the firm, he has led design teams on educational, cultural, residential and infrastructure projects. Daniel is a Certified Passive House Designer by the German Passivhaus Institute.

Steve Mielke, AIA, LEED AP has over 16 years of experience as a project architect and project manager on commercial, residential, educational and cultural projects in the United States and Africa.

James Theodore, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has over 30 years of experience in the field of architecture and design. As the firm’s Technical Director, he works closely with project teams to ensure the highest level of technical performance and provides oversight on the Quality Assurance/Quality Control process.

 ASSOCIATES (left to right)

1510_Associates_BW_webBrandon Massey, AIA, LEED GA brings over 8 years of experience as a designer to the firm’s cultural, commercial, healthcare and mixed-use projects.

Tim Sudweeks, AIA, LEED has over 14 years of experience as a project architect/manager on projects of diverse typologies–mixed-use, cultural, educational, commercial, residential, convention centers, and green roofs.

Patrick Koch, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an architect with over 7 years of experience. He has been on the design team for several of the firm’s high-profile educational and convention center projects.

Kaz Adachi, LEED GA is a model maker and the firm’s Model Shop Manager. In addition to creating and building project models, Kaz has been on the design team for many of the firm’s museum, gallery and art fair exhibitions, and site-specific installations.

Iva Zoretic, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has over 11 years of experience as a job captain and project architect on educational, cultural, hospitality, and historic renovation projects.

Yasmeen Shamsuddin, AIA, LEED AP has over 8 years of experience. During her tenure at the firm, she has led design teams for several residential and mixed-use projects in the United States and the Middle East.

Sara Davis, AIA, LEED GA has over 12 years of experience in both interiors and architecture on a range of building types and scales–from large educational and mixed-use projects to commercial interiors.

Austin Sakong, AIA, LEED has over 10 years of experience working on a range of programs, from cultural to educational to commercial projects, at a range of scales, from interiors to individual buildings to campus master plans.


FXFOWLE has defined a practice that encompasses architecture, interior design, planning and urban development. With offices in New York and Washington, DC, the firm is committed to innovative design inspired by urbanism, technology and sustainable strategies. Founded in 1978, FXFOWLE is headed by eight partners, with a staff of over 140 architects, designers and urban planners. The basis of the firm’s practice is a collective, rigorous exploration of fit and form, driven by ideas about function, place, the form-making process and the role of design in human settlement. FXFOWLE’s work ranges from the scale of an individual building–office towers, multi-family residences, cultural facilities, K-12 and higher education institutions–to the city as a whole, addressing infrastructure and transportation.

In 2014, FXFOWLE launched its new Monograph, Reveal Filter Evolve Effect. Published by ORO Editions, the four-volume set adheres to shared bodies of ideas, and celebrates key concepts that define the firm’s creative philosophy and design methodology. The Monograph’s four terms crystallize the culture, process, and ideas that motivate FXFOWLE’s work– from individual structures to city plans. Reveal Filter Evolve Effect is available on www.amazon.com.