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May 30, 2017

BAR Architects Promotes Five Staff Members to Senior Associates

San Francisco, CA — BAR Architects has promoted five of its staff members to Senior Associates, announced Chris Haegglund, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and CEO of the firm. New Senior Associates include Benjamin Schaefer, Lisa Majchrzak, Matthew Winkelstein, Michele Fazio and Stephen Hegedus.

Benjamin Schaefer, AIA, brings over 10 years of experience designing and managing multifamily, mixed-use, affordable and senior housing projects throughout the Bay Area. Most recently, Ben helped lead the 289-unit, mixed-use new community One Henry Adams in San Francisco for Equity Residential; the 112-unit mixed-used 99 Rausch in San Francisco for LDG/Pillar Capital currently under construction; and the 330-unit Alchemy by Alta in San Francisco for Wood Partners. Ben received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and is an Ironman athlete.

Lisa Majchrzak, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joined BAR Architects in 2003 and brings close to 15 years of experience in designing and managing higher education facilities, offices, theaters, resort communities and custom homes. Lisa’s recent projects include the recently opened, 125-unit Ng House residence hall and 218-unit Lagunita Court dormitory addition, both for Stanford University; a residence hall and training facility at Gonzaga University currently under construction; and expansions and additions to the Conference and Retreat Center for Skywalker Properties, Ltd. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Nevada, and Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon. Lisa is also actively involved with the AIA’s Equity by Design (EQxD) program.

Matthew Winkelstein, AIA, LEED AP, is a senior design architect with 25+ years of experience in domestic and international architectural and planning projects, including mixed-use, multifamily residential and community design projects. Matthew’s recent projects include 1601 Mariposa, a mixed-use urban infill project with 8,000 sf retail for Related California; 38 Dolores Street for The Prado Group, with 81-units over a Whole Foods; and the 218-unit transit-oriented Dublin Station in Dublin, California for UDR, Inc. Matthew received his Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and is a leader in BAR’s sustainable and integrated design initiatives including achieving our 2030 commitment.

Michele Fazio, Controller, has 20 years of experience with BAR Architects. After joining the firm in an administrative role in 1997, Michele moved to Accounting to help educate technical staff and support the financial needs of the firm. Since that time, she has worked to improve our financial processes and efficiencies, while working with staff to help fully understand the financials of a project and the firm. Michele is an expert in balancing the financial needs of clients, projects and project managers at BAR. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara.

Stephen Hegedus, AIA, has over 15 years of experience and brings a specialization in infill multifamily housing and mixed-use projects. His recent work at BAR includes Warehouse 48 in Alameda for Tim Lewis Communities, an adaptive reuse transforming a warehouse into housing; the UCSF Laurel Heights mixed-use project for the Prado Group and SKS Partners; and the mixed-use project, Parcel 11 on Alameda NAS. Stephen is a member of San Francisco Planning + Urban Research (SPUR) Association and the AIA San Francisco Housing Committee. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture.