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Andrew GIPE (Service Director)

Melissa SANCHEZ (Assistant Service Director)

Kangil JI

Carolyn MURASKIN

Phi NGUYEN

Wilson Rui QIAN

Mahmoud RIAD

Service Director

Andrew GIPE

Andrew completed a Masters degree in Architecture at Harvard University in 2015 and is currently conducting PhD research at the National Technical University of Athens. He has more than 10 years of work experience as a freelance designer, during which he has completed a multitude of graphic, interior, information, architectural, and web design projects for private clients. Andrew's professional background is highlighted by his work for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, where he collaborated with Rem Koolhaas to edit and compose the international publication Elements, which supplemented the central exhibition at the  2014 Venice Biennale.

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Kangil JI

Design Consultant

Kangil is an award-winning design partner at Terminal7 Architects in Seoul, South Korea. He received his Masters in Architecture II from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and his Bachelors of Architecture from the Korea National University of Arts (RIBA Parts I & II). Over the course of his professional and academic career, Kangil has won several awards, including Best Prize in the Seoul Urban Design Competition (2013), Finalist of the Norman Foster Travel Scholarship (2011), Korean Minister's full scholarship (2010), and travel grants funded by TU Delft (2010), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (2004), NC Soft (2003), and the Daum Foundation (2003).

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Carolyn MURASKIN

Design Consultant

Carolyn completed a Bachelors of Science in Architecture at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in 2010. She worked for several firms in the Washington D.C. area before leaving her drafting desk to start an architectural tour company (DC Design Tours). Her exceptional communication skills and natural creativity make her one of our most influential design consultants.

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Phi NGUYEN

Design Consultant

Phi studied at the Budapest Technical University in Hungary in 2009 after winning the Ballard-McConnel-Willis Mathematics Award. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from Berea College in 2011, majoring in Mathematics and Studio Art and minoring in Art History. In 2016, she completed a Master in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Phi has exercised her exceptional talents as an artist and designer for NQH Architects in her home country of Vietnam, for an archaeological excavation of Sardis in Turkey, and at Kengo Kuma and Associates in Tokyo, Japan.

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Wilson Rui QIAN

Design Consultant

Wilson won the Best Thesis Prize while completing a Bachelor of Engineering at Beijing University in 2010. He went on to complete a Masters of Urban Design from TCAUP, University of Michigan, and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Wilson was recently nominated as the International Research Associate of China's National Research Center and serves as the VP of the UM Beijing Alumni Association. He has worked as an urban designer at Cooper Robertson & Partners and Goody Clancy & Associates. Wilson is currently collaboratively establishing China's first urban design program and serving as overseas editor of several professional Chinese design magazines.

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Mahmoud RIAD

Design Consultant

Mahmoud graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt in 2006. And in 2009, he graduated with a Masters degree in Architecture and a Certificate in Urban Design from the School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation at the University of Maryland in the United States. His award-winning design work includes the Dean's Thesis Prize and the 2009 AIA Maryland Graduate Design Award. After graduating, Mahmoud moved to London to work as an architect for Zaha Hadid Architects and, in 2012, assumed the full-time design responsibilities of his family's architecture firm Riad Architecture, based in Cairo.

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Melissa SANCHEZ

Assistant Service Director

Melissa obtained a Bachelor's degree in English Language, Literature, History and Translation at the University of Grenoble 3 - Stendhal. As part of this degree, she studied for a year at SUNY in the state of New York, in the USA. She returned to France to earn her Master's degree in Education where she developed her interest in immersive language-learning. As Assistant Service Director of The Diakron Institute's Creative Consulting Service, Melissa is responsible for the management and execution of policies and procedures which are essential for its operation.

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