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DAVID KUYKENDALL | AIA, LEED AP

PRINCIPAL

In his role as Principal, David oversees the strategic direction and operations of the firm. During his time at MGA, he has been project coordinator, manager, and designer of over 400 successfully completed residential and commercial projects. His interest in architecture started at a young age building tree-houses in his back yard and futuristic castles out of every Lego in the bin. These interests evolved into an exploration of pre-fab modular construction and new concepts for adaptive re-use development. David continues to remain active in academia as a guest design critic for the architecture and interior design programs at Pratt Institute and Parsons New School of Design.

CERTIFICATIONS:
Registered Architect (NY, NJ, CT, PA & AR)
NCARB
LEED Accredited Professional
American Institute of Architects

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Architecture, Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas
Minor Emphasis History Theory and Urbanism

 
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DAVID ANDERSON, AIA

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

David has over 10 years of experience managing complex commercial projects as well as high-end residential construction. His abilities are complimented by his knowledge of building code and landmarks regulations, along with his ability to navigate a project from concept to completion within the constraints of the local municipalities.

CERTIFICATIONS:
Registered Architect (NY)

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute

 
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LISA DEL PERCIO, LEED AP

OFFICE MANAGER

With over 30 years of industry experience, Lisa is responsible for the day-to-day business operations, project accounting, and administrative aspects of the firm. Lisa studied Art History at CUNY, Interior Design at NYSID and Art Appraisal Studies at NYU. A dog rescuer at heart, Lisa spends her personal time working with a charitable animal welfare organization, rescuing and placing homeless pets.

CERTIFICATIONS:
LEED Accredited Professional

MEMBERSHIP:
Society for Design Administration

 
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YALDA KERAMATI

SENIOR DESIGNER

Yalda is a design architect with experience in stage design and visual communication. Throughout her career, Yalda has worked on projects ranging from high-end retail and financial institutions to small non-profit organizations. While living in Venice, Italy, Yalda also worked as a stage designer specializing in video mapping projection. Her interests in socio-spatial and site-specific design shape her design approach and allow her the opportunity to contribute to the local community.

EDUCATION:
Master of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano
Bachelor of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta North Cyprus

 
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STEPHEN SMOLKO II

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Stephen is a designer with a focus on experimental domestic architecture. His work while studying in New York City and abroad in Japan included human infrastructure for a mission to Mars through NASA’s XHab Project, rapidly deployable inflatable structures, and new vernacular housing and agriculture systems for the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. He is also experienced in the use of emergent technologies like AR, VR, and automated rapid prototyping to drive design development.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute