Andrés Blanco, Principal

Andrés was born in Puerto Rico. He received his BA from Brown University and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He has been with Ferguson & Shamamian since 1999 and became an Associate in 2004, a Senior Associate in 2005, and a Principal in 2018. Andrés led the team for the firm’s 2017 Palladio Award winning project. In addition to his project work, Andrés is instrumental in the firm’s employment and recruitment efforts.

Stephen T. Chrisman, Principal

Originally from Oregon, Stephen received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Oregon School of Design and his Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. He has been with Ferguson & Shamamian since 1995 and became an Associate in 1999, a Senior Associate in 2005, and a Principal in 2018. Stephen led the teams for three of the firm’s Stanford White Awards and two Palladio Prizes. Stephen is a Fellow, Instructor and member of the National Education Committee at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Brian Covington, Principal

Brian joined the firm in 1998. He was promoted to Senior Associate in 2000 and to Principal in 2006. Moving to New York from Florida in 1979, he worked in theatre and film, then attended the State University at Purchase with a focus on scenic design as well as the history of decor, architectural and art history, and modern art. He began his career working with interior designers in 1984. Brian led the architectural design teams on the firm’s 2015 Stanford White Award and 2016 Acanthus Award projects.

Peter G. Francis, Principal

Peter was born and raised in the United Kingdom. He earned his degree in Accounting from Southgate Technical College in London. Prior to joining Ferguson & Shamamian, Peter worked as Business Manager for the London and New York Offices of Arup, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm. He began his tenure at Ferguson & Shamamian in 2001, becoming an Associate in 2004, a Senior Associate in 2007, and a Principal in 2018. Peter is the Director of Finance.

Natalie Jacobs, Senior Associate

Natalie received her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, Natalie worked as a Project Architect with Short and Ford in Princeton, and Ryall Bishop Architects and Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York. She has been with Ferguson & Shamamian since its inception, becoming an Associate in 1997, and a Senior Associate in 2007. Natalie is both a Project Manager and the firm’s primary Specifications Writer.

Thomas J. McManus, Principal

Raised in Massachusetts, Tom received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Notre Dame. He joined Ferguson & Shamamian in 1998, became an Associate in 2004, a Senior Associate in 2008, and a Principal in 2018. Tom led the teams for the firm’s 2016 Bulfinch Award and 2018 Mizner Award. He is a Fellow Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art where he served on the editorial board of its annual journal, The Classicist, as well its 10-year-anniversary publication, A Decade of Art & Architecture.

Andrew Oyen, Principal

Andrew grew up in the suburbs of New York City and Minneapolis. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Virginia and attended The Bartlett School at the University of London, where he studied Architecture, Preservation and Conservation. Andrew joined Ferguson & Shamamian Architects in 1996, following eight years in the field of interior design. He became an Associate in 2000, a Senior Associate in 2005, and a Principal in 2018.

M. Damian Samora, Principal

Damian was raised in Colorado and received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. After starting his career in London at Demetri Porphyrios & Associates, Damian moved to New York and joined Ferguson & Shamamian in 1999. He became an Associate in 2005, a Senior Associate in 2012, and a Principal in 2018. Damian is a Fellow Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Scott J. Sottile, Principal

Scott received his Bachelor of Architectural History from the University of Virginia. While attending the University, he completed a two-year internship with the Office of the Architect for the Academical Village which included hands on restoration work in Jefferson’s Lawn buildings. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. Scott began at Ferguson & Shamamian in 2005. He became an Associate in 2008, a Senior Associate in 2012, and a Principal in 2018.