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.

Charlie Tennant



    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

    Jay Sikes


    Associate / Architect


    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

      Leanne Byrd

      Assoc. AIA, CSI, CDT

      Project Designer


      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, constructability, and sustainable design, as he works with clients to help them realize their vision.

      Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Kentucky

      Marivee Aguilar

      Project Designer

      Nizar Maddouri

      Project Designer

      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

      AIA, LEED AP

      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