Culture

Our Mission

At Northworks, we believe that working as a team is the best way forward. To us, this means the opinions and ideas of all collaborators matter; it is the catalyst that allows the flow of creativity and expertise to meet the aesthetic, functional, sustainable and budgetary goals of our clients.

Our Services

Northworks is a full-service design firm providing expertise in planning, architecture and interior design, with studios in Aspen, CO, Bozeman, MT, Carmel, CA, Chicago, IL, Driggs, ID, Jackson, WY, Nashville, TN, Palm Beach, FL, Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC.  Our team offers new building design, historic preservation, site planning, construction management, building conditions analysis and boutique design services, including custom furnishings.  Northworks has LEED accredited professionals and is licensed in various states across the country.

Our Team

We established Northworks in 2005 inspired by a shared passion for the built world. In the years since, we have successfully combined our visions, resulting in a range of projects that are refined, yet approachable; classic, yet forward-thinking and always reflective of our clients’ lifestyles and design goals.  We are not alone in these accomplishments.  The depth of experience and talent within our team allows us to learn and grow while cultivating a style of practice united by common values: a belief in partnership, excellence in design and an appreciation for individuality.  These are the notions upon which we founded Northworks.

Abigail Petri, RA

DIRECTOR - JACKSON

Adam Janak, AIA

PARTNER

Alex Starinsky

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Alexis Teichman

Marketing Manager

Amanda Faber, NCIDQ, ASID

PRINCIPAL, DIRECTOR OF INTERIORS

Anna Matthews

MARKETING MANAGER

Austin DePree, AIA

FOUNDING PARTNER

Bill Bickford, AIA, LEED AP

FOUNDING PARTNER

Brady Ernst, AIA, NCARB

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Brian Fryzel, RA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Brian Settle, LEED AP

DIRECTOR - CHICAGO

Bridget Farley

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Caitlin Brainerd

PROJECT MANAGER

Carl Petersen, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Casey Ryan, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Catherine Kanter

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Chirag Patel, RA

PRINCIPAL

Christopher Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Corinne Wicke

DIRECTOR - DRIGGS + PALM BEACH

Courtney Roberts

Marketing Manager

Elaina Tsarwhas

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Eleni Kroi

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Garrett Harabedian, RA, LEED AP

DIRECTOR - CHICAGO

Gwen Sutton, AIA

DIRECTOR - ASPEN

Hanna Schickert

INTERIORS ASSOCIATE

Isabel Gregor

FINANCE ASSOCIATE

Iva Balderacchi

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Jennifer Lamy

Project Associate

Jess Dassatti, NCIDQ

SENIOR DESIGNER

Joe Bongiorno, AIA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

John Carson

Project Associate

John Zeien, AIA

PARTNER

Josh Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Kate Brown, AIA, NCARB

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Katie Benson

PARTNER

Katie Min, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Keith Labutta, RA

PRINCIPAL

Kelli Bessenaire

PROJECT MANAGER

Kevianda Huggins

STUDIO MANAGER - CHICAGO

Kiley Peart, RA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Kim Daul, RA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Laura Carey

PROJECT MANAGER

Lauren Hillock

INTERIORS PROJECT MANAGER

Lauren Marion, RA, NCARB

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Lauren Wick

PROJECT MANAGER

Lindsey Michelson, RA, LEED GA

SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT

Marie Anne Sommers, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Melissa Aust, RA

Director - Nashville

Michael Kring

PROJECT MANAGER

Molly Douglas, AIA

PRINCIPAL

Morgan Immerman, NCIDQ

INTERIORS PROJECT MANAGER

Nathan Bowman, RA, LEED AP

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Nathaniel Lielasus, AIA

PRINCIPAL

Nélida Ramos

SENIOR BIM MANAGER

Nolan Metzler, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Olivia Paul

INTERIORS PROJECT MANAGER

Peyton Smyth

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Rachel Oleinick, AIA

PRINCIPAL

Rachel Thompson

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

PARTNER

Rebecca Workman

INTERIORS PROJECT MANAGER

Robert Berner, AIA, LEED AP

PARTNER

Ryan Fowler

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Shirin Reklaoui, AIA

SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT

Sydney Smith, AIA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Theresa Pangelinan, Assoc. AIA

DIRECTOR - Philadelphia + DC

Join Us

We are always looking for creative and energetic individuals to join our team.  Sense of humor and a positive outlook are a plus! Please submit your cover letter, resume, and work samples to employment@nwks.com for consideration.

Our Founders

An enthusiasm for architecture and construction led Partners Bill Bickford and Austin DePree to found Northworks.  After a fateful introduction as undergraduates at Trinity College – Hartford, they laid the groundwork for a unique, unpretentious firm rooted in collaboration and innovation.

Our Culture

The team at Northworks, juxtapose professionalism with play.  As architects, planners, and preservationists, we believe in sound methods of practice and production.  We also value our private time as motorcycle enthusiasts, marathoners, writers, photographers, and parents.  In our studio environment, we inspire, create, learn, and accomplish.

Together, we are Northworks.

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