Salo Levinas, President

Salo Levinas is an internationally-recognized architect known for his distinguished contemporary designs. His work brings fresh and innovative approaches to challenges presented by a broad array of institutional, commercial and residential clients.
Levinas’ work has received multiple awards from the American Institute of Architects and other organizations, which highlight Salo’s design talents on educational, institutional, commercial, sacred, and residential architecture. In addition, his projects have appeared and been reviewed in broad circulation publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, ArchitectureDC Magazine, and number of international books and online magazines...READ MORE


Milton Shinberg, Vice-President, NCARB, LEED AP

Milton Shinberg has been in practice as a registered architect since 1975, following graduation from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Milton’s work has received number of awards from the American Institute of Architects and other organizations, as well as the AIA Journal Jury Award. In addition, his projects have appeared and been reviewed in broad circulation publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Home-Life Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, Dossier Magazine, NYARUM Magazine, and number of international architecture books and online publications...READ MORE


Maria Gorodetskaya, AIA NCARB

Maria is an architectural designer with 10 years of professional experience. She has been involved in the design of a variety of projects for new and renovated commercial office and mixed-use projects, educational buildings, as well as master planning for new and revitalized communities in the United States and Asia. While a part of Kohn Pedersen Fox’ New York office, Maria worked on the complete renovation of the main lobby of Viacom Headquarters in Times Square, as well as the Hyundai Amco Tower in Seoul, Korea.

Maria has experience developing creative solutions and details to confront challenges of updating an existing space, producing comprehensive construction document sets, and working closely with the client, consultants and contractors to ensure the fidelity of the final product to the design intent. Maria has also had the opportunity to provide technical expertise in the preparation of architectural drawings, most specifically the exterior wall detailing...READ MORE

Senior Project Architect

Edwin Roa, MBA SMPS

Prior to joining Shinberg.Levinas, Edwin worked on a variety of large and small private companies and non-profit organizations, developing internal and external marketing communication strategies for U.S. and Latin American markets.

At Shinberg.Levinas, he is responsible for leading marketing communications approaches including branding, advertising, business development, public relations, digital marketing, and social media coverage....READ MORE

Marketing Director

Desmond Grimball, RA AIA

Desmond has a B.Arch from Howard University and nine years of experience working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Prior to joining Shinberg.Levinas, he worked with prominent multi-family & custom residential architects such as PGN Architects, ARTchitect, and Workshop T10 Design Studio.
At Shinberg.Levinas, Desmond has worked as Project Architect for the addition and renovation of Paul Public Charter School - a 165,000 sf renovation and expansion of a former DCPS junior high school, the design and construction documents of DC Prep V Street Elementary School -a 20,000 sf renovation & 30,000 sf new construction...READ MORE


Project Architect

Matthew Pickner

Matthew Pickner has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Masters degree from Columbia University.

At Shinberg.Levinas, Matthew has worked as Project Architect for the 120,000 sft renovation & 36,000 sft addition of DC Prep Public Charter School at Benning Road in Washington, DC and the new construction of Rocketship Public Charter School's campuses at Raynolds Place (60,000 sft) and Alabama Avenue (55,000 sft) in Washington, DC....READ MORE

Project Architect

Renée N. Péan, NCARB 

Renée N. Péan has been practicing architecture since graduating from the University of Virginia in 2010.

At Shinberg.Levinas, Renée has contributed to numerous school and religious projects, including support to Project Architect for the new construction of Rocketship PCS campuses at Raynolds Place and Alabama Avenue in Washington, DC. Ms. Péan has supported Maria Gorodetskaya on the renovation and expansion of the Center for Jewish Living in Olney, MD; historic renovation and addition of Congregation Beth Ahabah’s campus in Richmond, VA...READ MORE

Staff Architect

Kyle Bendle

Kyle holds a Master of Architecture Degree from Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation where he received the 2010 Architectural Thesis Award for “Pier 63,” a multi-disciplinary art and design studio in Manhattan. Since then he has worked as a designer at HOK, an international architecture and urban planning studio in Georgetown, and local architecture and interior design studio FOX Architects.

At Shinberg.Levinas, Kyle has contributed to various school and religious projects, including Congregation Beth Ahabah in Richmond, VA, Temple Solel in Bowie, MD, and Rocketship Public Charter School at Alabama Avenue in Washington, DC....READ MORE


Jae Yeong Yang

Jae has a M.Arch degree from University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Life Science from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. His desire for improving width and depth of architectural design practice, made him to have a new journey with Shinberg Levinas Architectural Design.

At Shinberg.Levinas, Jae has contributed to school projects, including DC Prep at V Street SE Elementary School - a 20,000 sf renovation & 30,000 sf new construction in an historic district on a very challenging site and the Feasibility Study of DC Prep Hillcrest Elementary School....READ MORE


Marco A.Vazquez, LEED GA, CSI-CDT

Marco has been practicing architecture since graduating from the University of Autonoma Metropolitana of Mexico City in 1995. He has 17 years of professional experience, 11 years in the U.S. and 6 years in Mexico.

Vazquez has many years of experience developing projects from conceptual design up to construction administration. He has worked developing proposals, construction documents, permit sets and construction administration for single family, town houses, multi-family projects with 300+ units per building, luxurious residences with high end finishes, and variety of exterior finishes in several developments in Mexico, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Connecticut....READ MORE


Chang Liu, AIA Assoc.

Chang holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture degree from Nantong University in China.

Liu has assisted architects in schematic design, floor plan drawing, diagram analysis, modeling, details development, 3D Modeling, material specifications, and high quality presentation books for projects in China and USA. Chang worked as Junior Architectural Designer for VARCH International Architectural Design Consulting Co. and as Intern Architect for Suling Architectural Design Co. in Shanghai...READ MORE