2022 Committee

Chair: Sarah Wahlgren Wingo, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP

Past Chair: Dan Blair, AIA, NCARB

Emerging Architects Committee Liaison: Ian Walker

Advisory Committee

Communications Adviser: Lilian Noya, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Website Adviser: Kyle Schulte, AIA

Sponsorship Adviser: K. Aurora Smith, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Graphics Adviser: Jose Leo Arango, Associate AIA

Program Founders


Co-Founder: Sean Stadler, FAIA, LEED AP, is a Design Principal and partner of WDG where he focuses on elevating the firm’s stature in design, with particular emphasis on enhancing the civic realm.  Mr. Stadler takes a strong leadership role and his commitment to design excellence and innovative thinking influences the projects he is involved with.  He believes that design is a process and that this process begins not with a brief, program, or even a charette, but rather with the people from which ideas flow.  His example shows that leadership is a two-way street; it involves the ability to influence others and be receptive to the needs of those you lead.  In his worldview, design excellence is not the application of certain techniques or the realization of inborn talent, so much as the development of a latent understanding for the negotiations that are at the heart of architecture; negotiations between site and program, client and designer, architect and engineer.

Mr. Stadler has been honored with an AIA President’s Award for his service to the profession and was recognized as one of the “rising stars of the AEC industry” by Building Design + Construction Magazine in 2009.  He is the recipient of the 2011 AIA Young Architects award where the jury noted that “he is a unique individual of outstanding talent and clear commitment.”

Co-Founder: Ryan McEnroe, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP, as both an architect and landscape architect, Ryan is a diverse and accomplished professional. Through his family background in organic farming, he recognizes the need to address land, food, and water resources and is a passionate advocate for sustainable strategies. He finds true value in a collaborative team approach that imparts a variety of perspectives into successful designs that stand the test of time and are as sustainable as possible. Ryan is an ardent volunteer to professional associations and forums promoting leadership, educational, and development opportunities for emerging professionals. As a past board member on the National Architectural Accrediting Board, he actively serves on visiting teams annually and is the youngest member to Chair such visits. Ryan is the Co-Founder of the AIA|DC Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program, and currently serves the AIA Young Architects Forum as the Knowledge Director. He has received numerous design awards for both building and landscape architecture, and in 2014 was recognized with the prestigious AIA|DC Emerging Architect Award.