Our Team

The Smith Sinnett team is a tight-knit group of talented professionals. We are creative problem solvers with the perfect balance of knowledge and expertise needed to produce smooth and successful projects. We are committed to a design process which is both inclusive and responsive, with unquestionable commitment and responsibility to our clients.

Bailey Allred

Associate AIA, SEED

Project Designer


Bailey has ten years of experience in the design profession. She has provided specialized programming, planning, and design knowledge for many public and private projects. Her design experience encompasses a variety of project types including educational, institutional, higher education, municipal, commercial, residential and retail facilities. Bailey’s unique and diverse background make her a valuable asset to our company and for our clients. Her creativity gives her many opportunities to make a difference in our environment, both sustainably and aesthetically. Bailey is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Wake Technical Community College teaching Revit and Welding.

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University

Celise Bravo-Taylor


Project Architect


Celise has worked on a wide range of projects, from high-end commercial spaces to healthcare, educational, and recreational projects in the public sector. She is interested in designing spaces that deliver dignity, improve health outcomes, and promote learning opportunities for the communities they serve. Her approach to each project involves close collaboration with the client to fully understand and connect the programmatic requirements of a building with the values of its constituents. She has a keen eye for color and material selection and values this as an important part of the design process. Celise is a team player that brings an open mind to each project. She strives to create vibrant and thoughtful designs that exceed client expectations and positively engage the community at a civic and individual scale.

Bachelor of Architecture, North Carolina State University

Christine Proctor

Construction Administrator

Christine has over twenty-five years of hands on Construction Administration experience in Onslow County. She has the unique ability to guard our client’s interests while maintaining a strong productive relationship with the contractor. Her experience from the construction side of the project and insight into design intent result in money saved; clients request her on all of their projects. Christine takes great pride in working to ensure quality construction for her hometown.

Drew Wilgus


Associate / Architect


Drew brings a keen sensibility for design functionality and aesthetics to each and every project. He believes that architecture is a function of pride in accomplishment; as such, the pride of the owner, occupants and those involved during construction is what makes a building more than just a building. Driven to deliver the best possible solution, Drew continues to search out the most effective tools and techniques. His experience with various types of performance, presentation, and documentation software helps to shed light on the process of design.

Bachelor of Architecture [Urban Studies Minor], University of North Carolina Charlotte

Edward Gordon


Principal / Vice President


Ed is the Vice President of and Director of Educational Planning for Smith Sinnett Architecture. He was the first Certified Education Facility Planner in the state of North Carolina. For more than twenty years, he has studied and worked with schools and school systems to understand how teachers and students use their facilities to optimize education time and functionality. He brings significant experience in research, site selection, facility assessments, programming, budgeting and master planning to all of Smith Sinnett Architecture’s projects, thereby ensuring that the client’s vision becomes reality.

Master of Architecture, The University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Technology, Fairmont State University

Jamey Glueck




Jamey joined Smith Sinnett Architecture in 1997. Through his dedication to each academic and professional experience, he has cultivated a broad but thorough knowledge of design theory, methodology, and construction. Jamey is passionate about creating exceptional places for people. He believes meaningful places must be environmentally and socially responsible and creating them requires an open-minded holistic approach from the inception. In addition to being a project manager and architect at Smith Sinnett, Jamey enjoys serving as an assistant professor of Practice of Architecture at North Carolina State University, College of Design.

Master of Architecture, North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Architecture, North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University

Jamie Gordon

Document Control Specialist

Jay Sikes




Jay believes that architecture is a cultural discipline of concept and phenomenon, tasked with the organization of form and space, for the betterment of humanity. While working for offices in Washington DC, New York City, and North Carolina, Jay has developed expertise in contemporary design, mixed-use, urban infill, adaptive re-use & historic preservation. He has experience in many project types, specifically, office/commercial, upfits & interiors, and multi-family residential. Jay is committed to both his profession and the greater community, through numerous volunteer activities, including SparkCON, CAM-Raleigh, and the Residential Architecture Tour. He is a frequent guest juror at the NCSU College of Design and a mentor to students through the Young Architects Forum.

Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Jennifer Boykin

Office Manager

Jessica Urso

Marketing Director

    Jose Lopez

    Associate AIA

    Project Designer


    Over the past decade, Jose has built an extensive portfolio of highly crafted projects. He has honed his proficiency with owners and project management, allowing him to skillfully represent clients’ vision and goals. He thinks of architecture as a holistic practice; he has ample knowledge of construction materials and methods as well a deep passion for quality and thoughtful design. Previously, Jose owned and operated a design/build company in Mexico. He’s a graduate of the University of Yucatan and has studied in the National School of Architecture of Brittany in France.

    B.A. in Architecture, University of Yucatan School of Architecture

    Leigh Butler


    Les Parker


    Associate / Architect


    Les is an architect with more than ten years work experience. He has a broad skill set ranging from marketing to construction administration. He has significant experience with managing and developing projects from the schematic design phase through the construction documents. He remains continually attentive to program, accessibility, code, budget, aesthetics, constructibility, and sustainable design, as he works with clients to help them realize their vision.

    Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Kentucky

    Lydia Watt

    Associate AIA

    Project Designer


    Lydia believes architecture is the combination of art and science. Each project involves spatial, economic, social, and environmental challenges; architecture blends all of these components together while creating enjoyable places and memories. As a developing designer, she has touched all phases of a project and her experience includes civic, recreational, education and office project types. Throughout the entire design process, Lydia strives to maintain a culture and holistic idea for a project. She enjoys the uniqueness of every project as well as learning about interests and experiences of a building’s occupants.

    Bachelor of Architecture, North Carolina State University
    Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University
    Minor in Art Studies, North Carolina State University

    Rhonda Angerio


    Principal / President


    Rhonda is President of Smith Sinnett Architecture. She has over thirty-five years of experience designing and planning public projects. Rhonda has specialized in project management for State Construction projects over the last twenty years. Her collaborative approach to programming and design make her an asset to every project, beginning with initial concept design and following through to the inhabitation of the building. She presently serves as an officer of AIA Triangle and as president of the Association for Learning Environments, North Carolina.
    Bachelor of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology

    Robert Carmac


    Principal / Chief Operations Officer


    Robert, a Principal with Smith Sinnett Architecture, P.A., has been with the company since 2003; he has worked on a variety of project types, focusing primarily on municipal and educational projects. His range of talents has enabled him to manage every phase of a project from pre-design through owner occupancy. Robert works closely with his clients as they navigate budgets, ensuring all parties understand their project schedules and cash flow implications. Robert is a cre­ative problem-solver, and his thoughtful design approach makes him an invaluable member of any project.

    Bachelor of Architecture, University of North Carolina Charlotte
    Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of North Carolina Charlotte

    Scott McConnell


    Principal / Architect


    Since Scott joined Smith Sinnett Architecture, he has had the opportunity to work through all phases of a variety of projects from the programming stages and site selection, to design, and through construction and closeout. Under Scott’s supervision, our projects are completed on time for satisfied clients. Scott’s creative work is motivated by a strong desire to create and build spaces that positively and profoundly affect the people that inhabit them. While he believes that design should be first and foremost efficiently functional, he values the tangible and lasting impact of good architecture.

    Bachelor of Architecture, North Carolina State University
    Bachelor of Environmental Design, North Carolina State University

    Steven L. Hawley


    Architect / Project Executive


    As Project Executive, Steve Hawley is a single point-of-contact throughout all phases of planning, design, and construction. He is an experienced project manager who has directed the delivery of new and renovated K-12 schools ranging from $10 million to $52 million in construction costs. Steve has a strong working relationship with each member of our team and a proven ability to deliver projects on time and on budget.


    Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arizona