Culture

Design excellence delivered with accuracy, efficiency, and fun.  We are all about creating a positive, collaborative environment. There are no clients that are too small and no projects that are too large. We love complexity and challenge. Our integrated process leverages best-in-class healthcare design expertise and we draw motivation from working with inspirational people in great communities.

Our Team

  • Amanda Ripley
    NCIDQ, IIDA
  • Lumbani Ngwira
  • Katya Krupko
    WELL AP
  • Miguel Pascale
    AIA
  • Valerie Alvarado
    LEED Green Associate
  • Paige Seger
  • Carissa Mejia
  • Jenny Chio
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
  • Matthew T. Ryan
    AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC
  • Rick Sasaki
    AIA
    Rick Sasaki
  • Gregory Chang
    FAIA, NCARB, LEEDap, cLSGB
    Gregory Chang
  • Jim Curran
    AIA, LEED AP, cLSGB
    Jim Curran
  • Kristen DelGandio
    CHID, NCIDQ, IIDA
    Kristen DelGandio
  • Craig Moskowitz
    AIA
    Craig Moskowitz
  • Joseph Giunta
    AIA
    Joseph Giunta, AIA
  • Rolando Sanz
    AIA
    Rolando Sanz, AIA

Amanda Ripley, NCIDQ, IIDA

Senior Associate | Interior Designer

fun facts

  • Virginia native
  • Studied interior design in South Carolina and designed galleries, museums, and residences prior to coming to Wilmot Sanz
  • Strives to incorporate nature and art into her work
  • Involved in planning the firm’s community outreach efforts
  • A former painter
  • Values family time

    Guac or Queso?

    • Guac

    Ideal vacation

    • I’ve always wanted to do an around the world tour

    Dream dinner guest 

    • Frank Gehry

    book, movie, or podcast

    • I’m old school, so probably book

Carissa Mejia

Architectural Designer

fun facts

  • Enjoys weightlifting and outdoor activities, including hammock camping, hiking, and rock climbing
  • Dances salsa and East Coast swing
  • Collector of words and phrases from other languages
  • Favorite question: “What if…?”

Guac or Queso?

  • Definitely guac

Ideal vacation

  • Somewhere outside, in the mountains, with great views and stargazing

Dream dinner guest 

  • Sadia Badiei, Dietician and World Traveler

book, movie, or podcast

  • Probably book, they’re always better than the movie

 

Craig Moskowitz, AIA

Emeritus Partner

  • Joined the firm after graduating from the University of Maryland
  • Actively involved in the design team from conceptual design through completion of construction
  • Enjoys hiking, fishing, and beach kayaking
  • Once played goalie for the office soccer team
  • Has been working on carving the same stone sculpture, on and off in his spare time, for more than two decades

Dwight Fincher, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Emeritus Partner

  • Inspired to be an architect by a post-high school backpacking trip through Europe and joined Wilmot Sanz in the mid-90’s
  • An award-winning designer whose work has been recognized by the AIA and various healthcare design publications
  • Enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, and camping
  • While on vacation, loves to visit art galleries and museums
  • Currently renovating his mid-century era home

Gregory Chang, FAIA, NCARB, LEEDap, cLSGB

Partner

Greg is an architect and medical planner with more than 30 years of experience designing innovative complex healthcare projects across the US, MENA and Asia. His design process creates inspirational spaces that are community-focused and validated with operational process improvements. Greg is a partner at Wilmot Sanz, previously he was a principal at Perkins + Will, AECOM and Ellerbe Becket. He is currently on the Board for the AIA|DC chapter and the Board of Visitors for The Catholic University of America – School of Architecture, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a recipient of the Building Design + Construction (BD+C) 40-under-40 award, a distinguished guest critic at Penn State University, and his work has won numerous awards and publications. A registered architect in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York, Greg holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Catholic University of America, is a certified LEAN Sigma Green Belt in Healthcare from Johns Hopkins Medicine, and a LEED accredited professional. He enjoys running, traveling and spending time with his family.

Jenny Chio, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Senior Associate

fun facts

  • Joined Wilmot Sanz in 2007
  • Serves as a project manager on complex, large-scale healthcare projects
  • Born and raised in Venezuela.
  • Enjoys outdoor adventures such as zip lining, white water rafting, skiing, hiking, bike riding and obstacle course races.
  • Active volunteer in the local community, school PTA and the firm’s Community Outreach events.
  • Travel enthusiast who enjoys exploring new places, innovative cuisine, and local culture.

guac or queso?

  • Guac

ideal vacation

  • Trip abroad full of adventures, connecting with other cultures and history, and trying new local foods!

dream dinner guest

  • The Dalai Lama

book, movie, or podcast?

  • Nothing like a good book I can’t put down! My favorites are “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, “Educated” by Tara Westover, and “A Woman is No Man” by Etaf Rum.

Jim Curran, AIA, LEED AP, cLSGB

Partner

  • Joined Wilmot Sanz in 2019
  • Internationally recognized designer
  • Has dedicated entire 30+ year career to healthcare design
  • Expert in hospital campus transformation planning and design
  • Lives in Washington, DC

Related Work

Joseph Giunta, AIA

Emeritus Partner

  • Came to Wilmot Sanz in 2000 after working at another healthcare design firm in the area
  • Loves the diversity and complexity of healthcare architecture and has dedicated his entire career to the field
  • Takes an annual family vacation, including a trip every other year to Disney World with his grandkids
  • Has enjoyed hiking in Utah and the Grand Canyon
  • Working on remodeling his house in his spare time

Katya Krupko, WELL AP

Architectural Designer

FUN FACTS 

  • Originally from Eastern Europe
  • Studied architecture at the University of District of Colombia
  • Her love of art, design, and architecture started at age 7 in art school and developed as she studied design in Moscow
  • Her first new English word she learned upon moving to the U.S. was ‘sustainability’.
  • All women on her maternal side were medical doctors which gives her a unique perspective in the healthcare architecture industry
  • Passionate about travel
  • Enjoys painting for pleasure and takes commissions for murals and paintings

    Guac or Queso?

    • Guac

    Ideal vacation

    • Skiing in the mountains

    Dream dinner guest 

    • Pablo Picasso

    book, movie, or podcast

    • Podcast

Kristen DelGandio, CHID, NCIDQ, IIDA

Partner | Design Director

  • First joined Wilmot Sanz as a high school intern 25+ years ago
  • Graduate of Radford University
  • Leads a collaborative and multidisciplinary design studio
  • Patient and community experience design expert
  • Mom of three kids

Related Work

Lumbani Ngwira

Architectural Designer

fun facts 

  • Born and raised in Malawi, Africa– moved to the US to further education
  • Enjoys being active, whether that be high intensity workouts in the gym or hiking in nature
  • Draws inspiration from outdoors in his work with hopes that the spaces he designs invoke visceral feelings of community, sense of place, and/or tranquility
  • Father to a large cat family — Casper, Nalia, and Waffles (inspired by his Feline Veterinarian Wife)

Guac or Queso?

  • Guac

Ideal vacation

  • Hawaii

Dream dinner guest 

  • David Adjaye or Kendrick Lamar

book, movie, or podcast

  • Movie

 

Matthew T. Ryan, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

Senior Associate | Project Manager

fun facts 

  • Fan of all things Star Trek or Star Wars
  • Loves trains and enjoys modeling train buildings and landscapes
  • Enjoys breaking out a classical book, such as those by Ovid, Socrates, or Plato

  • Guac or Queso?

    • Guac

    Ideal vacation

    • A month in Europe

    Dream dinner guest 

    • Patrick Stewart

    book, movie, or podcast

    • Dune (all of the original books and 2021 movie)

     

Related Work

Miguel Pascale, AIA

Principal | Architect

fun facts

  • Has dedicated his entire career to healthcare design at Wilmot Sanz
  • Manages large, complex addition and renovation projects on congested medical campus sites
  • Often found working outside in the yard or garden
  • Enjoys the occasional ballroom dance and Latin-American feast with his wife
  • Barbecue master

guac or queso?

  • Both, preferably enjoyed together

ideal vacation

  • Azores

dream dinner guest

  • Direct distant relative from 500-1000 years back

book, movie, or podcast?

  • Podcast

Paige Seger

Interior Designer

fun facts

  • Currently studying for WELL AP Exam and her final NCIDQ Exams
  • Originally from Indiana. (Go Hoosiers!)
  • Cat mom to “The Kutchers” — Ashton and Mila
  • She can usually be found running, rock climbing, or hiking on the weekends. Her first rock climb was the Via Ferrata in Telluride, CO
  • A vegetarian foodie, she loves trying new recipes, growing ingredients, and exploring new cuisines

guac or queso?

  • Team guac

dream vacation

  • Anywhere with mountains and a beach and a different culture

ideal dinner guest

  • Andrew Huberman

book, movie, or podcast?

  • Book!

Rick Sasaki, AIA

Partner

  • Joined the firm in 1995
  • Extensive experience leading teams designing complex, multi-phase healthcare projects
  • Spends a lot of time at the soccer field, watching his sons play
  • Enjoys fly fishing, running, and family vacations

Rolando Sanz, AIA

Emeritus Partner

  • First joined the firm as a summer intern in 1970 and became a principal in 1987.
  • One of the nation’s top medical planners, has focused on healthcare design for his entire career
  • Proud grandfather to five young children
  • Enjoys attending performances by his musically talented sons, a conductor and opera singer

Valerie Alvarado, LEED Green Associate

Project Architect

Fun Facts 

  • Proud dog mom to a Beagle mix
  • Major foodie
  • Brewery Fan (have been to 30+ breweries)
  • Claim to Fame: Once met Diane Keaton in Rome

Guac or Queso?

  • Queso

Ideal vacation

  • Virgin Islands

Dream dinner guest 

  • Betty White

book, movie, or podcast

  • Podcast

Careers

The success of Wilmot Sanz is built on our commitment to providing superior client service and innovative, quality healthcare design.  We are eager to connect with energetic design professionals with an interest in helping us to improve the healthcare environment.  If you would like to join our team, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@wilmot.com and we will contact you if there are currently any openings.