As a native Washingtonian raised in a family focused on athletics and health, Dominique is no stranger to the healthcare environment. As a young girl, she spent many days in the Washington metropolitan area with family members that worked in a number of hospitals and found comfort in exploring the facilities. This would later bring her to intern as a communication researcher while in high school on cervical and pancreatic cancer, and later she would become an architectural intern at Georgetown University. She knew that she had a passion for design and obtained her Master’s in Fine Arts in Interior Architecture & Design from George Washington University in 2017. When she’s not in the office, Dominique enjoys walks with her dog, scary movies, and spending time at home.
Giwon’s father practiced architectural construction and this sparked his own interest in the construction industry. When Giwon made the decision to major in architecture an underlying motivation was his desire to design low income housing. He is currently exploring ways to use his skills to benefit people in developing countries. In his free time, Giwon enjoys watching sports as well as teaching and playing the guitar.
Heather is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional with over 20 years of professional practice experience. Since joining LSY in 1999, she has successfully led a variety of public and private sector laboratory, clinical, and other high technology facilities projects. She is well versed in design, construction documentation and construction management for both new research facilities and complex research renovations. She is recognized for her strong leadership, design expertise, and ability to build consensus within design teams among multiple technical players and clients to solve complex problems collaboratively. Heather earned both her Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and rollerblading with her husband
Al was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal. As a kid, he was intrigued by art and cartoons. He was also interested in the way buildings were designed and, eventually, he developed a keen interest in architecture. He received an Associate of Arts from Montgomery College and a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University. In his free time, Al enjoys reading about the history of various arts and cultures. He also enjoys traveling, watching documentaries on various topics, and spending time with his family.
Lori decided in kindergarten that she wanted to be an architect, and started her "training" by building things out of boards she broke in TaeKwonDo. An interest in fabrication still drives Lori’s passion for architecture, always wanting to understand how things will come to life after being manifested on paper. She has experience in a variety of project types, including ADA and USP compliance assessments, healthcare and pharmacy design, and a wide range of government work. Lori earned her Bachelor of Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University, and further pursued her thesis research by earning a Master of Architecture in Urban Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In her free time, Lori enjoys trying new sports, exploring national parks, spending time experimenting in the kitchen, and working on home renovation projects.”
Patrick entered the architecture profession through a circuitous route. As a child, Patrick’s imagination and gift for drawing caught the eye of his uncle, a practicing Architect, who encouraged him to pursue the profession. Over the years, Patrick’s interests grew to include a tapestry of subjects before finally settling on Biology as his focus during his undergraduate studies. Sensing that his professional path would be outside of the sciences, Patrick reengaged with his artistic abilities, and rediscovered his dormant interest in the architecture. In graduate school he completed an arduous, dual degree program and obtained a Master of Architecture and Master of Sustainable Design. In the professional world, Patrick brings an understanding of project-flow, technical knowledge, and attention to detail to solve design challenges for his clients. Prior to joining LSY Architects, he worked on commercial office spaces, base buildings, and civic buildings. Outside of work Patrick is a history and music enthusiast, who enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and reading about science, science fiction, history, and notable people.
A childhood interest in Lego blocks ignited Roger's career sights toward architecture. As he pursued his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Andrews University, he participated in a European study abroad tour and various design competitions. In professional practice, his design experience ranges from residential and commercial to government and biomedical facilities. Roger is heavily involved with his local community,mentoring young adults as well as volunteering with non-profit organizations. His other interests include photography, sports, and spending time with his family.
Uri has devoted his career to the planning and design of complex research facilities. He is nationally recognized for his expertise and lectures on laboratory and animal facility planning and design at forums sponsored by AAALAC, USUHS, NIH, CDC, Harvard University and others. He is also an expert in biocontainment design and has provided technical support and peer design review for laboratories and vivariums constructed throughout the country. He served as a technical editor on the CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) manual -- the “bible,” for laboratory safety in the United States -- and chairedthe Architectural Committee responsible for updating the current edition of the NIH Design Requirements Manual.
Uri earned his Bachelor of Architecture in Architecture and Facilities Planning from the University of Maryland. In his free time he enjoys crabbing and paddling in the Chesapeake Bay with family and friends.
Kevin has been practicing architecture for over 20 years. His professional experience includes commercial office buildings and commercial interiors, as well as government, laboratory and health care facilities. He enjoys the process of collaborating with clients and working together to attain their vision. Kevin is also a running enthusiast, competing in multiple marathons per season.
James is a founding principal of LSY. He has over 30 years of professional experience which encompasses programming, laboratory planning, total building planning and design, technical production, construction administration, quality assurance and project management. He served on the NIH National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) for eight years, and currently serves the Scientific and Technical Review and design input for laboratory and animal facility projects across the country. James earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Louisiana, formerly the University of Southwestern Louisiana. In his free time, James enjoys cooking, gardening, spending time with his wife and two sons, and occasionally indulging in a good cognac and fine cigar.
Jason was first attracted to the field of architecture for its consolidation of two seemingly disparate objectives -- creativity and precision. He loves solving the intricate problems encountered with almost every project, and the creative opportunities since no two projects are alike. Outside the office, Jason enjoys hiking, art, aviation and literature.
Growing up in the mega-city of Mumbai, Noopur was surrounded by inspiration and began exploring creative endeavors at the age of five. She went on to study Architecture at the University of Mumbai, earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and then to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she received her Master of Architecture in the Health and Well Being Program. Noopur believes her journey has been a remarkable one, as it has provided a thorough foundation of knowledge in architecture and design. In her work at LSY, she especially enjoys incorporating the technical-digital aspects of design. When not at work, Noopur is passionate about dance, photography, and cooking. As an aspiring self-taught chef, she believes: “There is no such thing as too much masala!”
Hossein studied architecture at the famed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, where the tenets of correct, moral and ethical architecture were drilled into him until they eventually became part of his DNA. He was taught that architects are not just designers but master builders, as the etymological definition of the term “architect” indicates. He believes, firm adherence to those tenets is vital to every project, whether one is designing and building a resort hotel in Upstate New York, or a laboratory on the NIH Bethesda campus. Hossein strongly believes that society as a whole is experienced and felt most directly within space; he is unequivocally convinced the job of a room, building, neighborhood, village or town, is to enhance the sense of life and wellbeing in those who live, work and play in those spaces.