news story - WDG Architecture

Architecture. Planning. Interiors.
Beth Resetco
[email protected]
Washington DC — November 1, 2014
Promoted Leadership 2014
WDG Architecture in Washington, DC announces three senior level promotions, including
the appointment of Steve Schwartzman, AIA, LEED AP, and Buddy Woerner, AIA, as
principals, and Doug James, AIA, as associate principal, as well as four other promotions.
The promotions represent the evolution of WDG as we look to the future.
Steve Schwartzman, AIA, LEED AP, joined WDG in 1999 and serves as a project manager.
His project experience ranges from the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
Headquarters to 8300 Wisconsin Avenue, the latest mixed use apartment building in
Bethesda now under construction. He currently is working on the new National Science
Foundation headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
Buddy Woerner, AIA, joined WDG in 1998 and manages some of the firm’s most complex
projects including office, multi-family, mixed-use, hospitality, and student housing.
Woerner has been instrumental in significant commissions with Federal Realty Investment
Trust at Rockville Town Square and currently at Pike & Rose. His recent urban revitalization
experience includes working in Washington, D.C. with Camden Property Trust in NoMA
and Toll Brothers at the Capitol Riverfront, and in Bethesda with The Donohoe Companies.
Doug James, AIA started with WDG as an intern while studying at Catholic University and
joined WDG in 1995. He serves as a project manager for projects ranging from residential
to federal government headquarters, and from hospitality to student housing. He currently
is working with the Shooshan Company on apartments in Clarendon and with The George
Washington University to rehab a hotel into graduate and faculty housing. >>
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WDG Promoted Leadership 2014
Sungjin Cho, AIA, has been promoted to senior associate. Cho joined WDG in 2010 and
serves as a senior designer. He led the designs for significant master plans in Tysons,
VA such as Arbor Row for Cityline and Taylor Plaza at Scotts Run Station South. His
designs while at WDG can be seen at the Aurora at North Bethesda Center and V Street
Residences under construction in Washington, DC. He is currently leading the Red Top
Cab residential development in Clarendon for Shooshan Company.
Carl Skooglund, AIA, CDT, has been promoted to senior associate. Skooglund joined
WDG in 2005 and serves as a project architect and construction administration advisor.
His experience with WDG ranges from the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters to now working
with Toll Brothers on apartments at the Ballpark, both in Washington, DC.
Boyd Chapman, AIA, has been promoted to associate. Chapman joined WDG in 2012
and service as a construction administrator. He recently completed The Ascent at Spring
Hill Station, Tysons, VA and is now working on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Janelia Research Campus for the second phase housing and The Flats at 8300 Wisconsin
Avenue. He was part of the team for the AIA awarded-wining Imminent Bloom design
Esther Ryskamp, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to associate. Ryskamp joined WDG
in 2011 and serves as a project architect. While at WDG, she worked on the Varsity at Ann
Arbor student housing in Michigan and at Arbor Row in Tysons, VA for Cityline. She is now
working with Forest City at The Yards on the Arris apartment building.
WDG is a national architectural, planning and interior design firm with offices in
Washington, DC and Dallas, TX. Our award-winning work can be found in major
metropolitan areas around the United States and overseas. We have more than
130 professionals that have produced more than 500 major buildings – including
commercial office, multifamily residential, hospitality, higher education, government,
senior living, and mixed-use projects. The firm is ranked consistently as one of
the top 10 firms in the Washington area by the Washington Business Journal
and as one of the top 50 firms in the nation by Building Design + Construction. The
firm has received many awards from AIA, Congress of New Urbanism, NAIOP,
and other organizations. For more information, visit