HED is proud to announce our newest Principals, whose continued leadership within their disciplines has been a driving force behind the positive impact we bring to our clients and communities. Please join us in congratulating and celebrating the contributions of:
Leonora Georgeoglou, LEED AP ID+C, NCIDQ
Leonora is an experienced leader in the practice of interior architecture and works with a variety of corporate and institutional clients across North America. In her over 20 years in the A/E industry she has developed a strong reputation for leadership, environmental stewardship and inter-disciplinary collaboration while creating design solutions that prioritize her clients’ needs. Leonora’s passion for the profession stems from her varied experience with complex projects where she excels in developing creative strategies that enhance user collaboration and performance to ultimately promote business innovation for her clients. She brings not only deep design expertise but also considerable experience as a leader of teams to the benefit of her clients, many of which she has worked with for her whole career.
Charlie Jacobs, ASLA, PMP, LEED AP BD+C
With 20 years of experience, Charlie has successfully managed diverse, multidiscipline project teams from the early planning stages through construction on a variety of both large and small, private and public sector projects. His day-to-day interactions involve communicating with architects, engineers and contractors to administer contracts and manage projects and to ensure all aspects of a project are delivered within budget and on time. As operations leader within the Detroit office, Charlie is a “leader of leaders”, guiding and mentoring a team of project managers to facilitate creative, cost effective project delivery and maintain the highest quality standards.
Kevin Shibata, RA
Kevin is a licensed architect and project manager with over 28 years of experience in the profession, Kevin has completed a range of project types including high-rise, large mixed-use residential developments, higher education academic and student services facilities, and private residences. He has been involved in all phases of project development from master planning through construction administration and final occupancy. Between his deft skills at project management, the management of large multi-disciplinary consulting teams, and the implementation of sophisticated architectural technology, he skillfully leads the projects and the HED design team.
Rick Castillo, AIA
With over 30 years of experience in architecture, design, and construction, Rick is respected for his pragmatic approach to project design and ability to lead multiple user groups, consultants, and construction professionals. His extensive portfolio includes high-rise and mixed-use projects for prominent clients throughout California, the western United States, and internationally. He works collaboratively with clients and project teams in managing projects for design excellence and technical execution. Rick is an established leader and mentor within the profession and within HED, and understands that a successful project consists of a passion for design and skillful technical execution.
Yu-Ming Wei, AIA
Yu-Ming has over 25 years of experience with complex projects and client groups and has garnered the relevant experience and skill set to successfully execute projects from inception through construction. She is well versed in the design process and the teamwork necessary to drive projects from entitlement through construction. Over the course of her career, she has been involved with residential, mixed-use, commercial developments and higher education academic and student support facilities. In her role as operations leader within the Los Angeles office, Yu-Ming spearheads quality control in project delivery, leads multiple project managers in achieving exceptional, unique client solutions, provides professional mentorship, and shepherds the development and execution of new firm initiatives.