Commonwealth Architects
July 2, 2012

Commonwealth Architects Hires Six New Design Professionals

Commonwealth Architects is pleased to announce the addition of six new employees.

Christopher Brown joins the firm as an architectural designer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Tech and a master of architecture degree from McGill University with a focus in Architectural History and Theory. He was a finalist in the 2008 Shinkenchiku Residential Design International Competition sponsored by Japan-Architect magazine.

Young Chung joins the firm as an interior designer. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in interior design from Virginia Commonwealth University. For his senior thesis project, he created a design to convert an existing building into an assisted living complex.

James Lawyer joins the firm as an architectural designer. His primary focus has been as a designer and project manager for multi-family housing projects and healthcare facilities. With more than 12 years of experience in the practice of architecture, Lawyer holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.

Lisa Meador joins the firm as an architectural designer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Tech and a master of arts degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her master’s thesis examined “A Disintegrating Cultural Landscape: Flue-Cured Tobacco Barns of Rockingham County, North Carolina.”

Brendyn Ward joins Commonwealth Architects as an architectural designer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Tech. As an architectural intern, she focused on project delivery for commercial, recreational and mixed-use projects.

Michael Zoghby joins Commonwealth Architects as an architectural designer. He holds a bachelor of science degree in architecture with a minor in architecture history from The University of Virginia. As a student, Zoghby was chosen to participate in a team project to adapt and commercialize modular housing for use in an affordable housing initiative in Southwest Virginia.

“We’re excited for our firm to grow and add new positions to our team. As we expand our ranks, we broaden our abilities to provide exceptional service for our clients,” said Dominic Venuto, principal at Commonwealth Architects.

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