DESIGN THAT ENRICHES
THE ENVIRONMENT
4136 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011
SGA Companies Inc.
7508 Wisconsin Ave.,
4th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
TEL 301.652.6263
FAX 301.652.6463



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Team SGA Companies

Sassan Gharai
President

Sas founded SGA in 1996 as SGA Architects. In 2004 he changed the name to SGA Companies to better reflect the development aspect of the company. He has lived in the Washington, DC area for the last 30 years, and has worked on over 400 projects of various sizes in the region over that time. Sas has a BA and an MA in Architecture from Catholic University, and is a registered architect since 1993. He is currently registered in DC, MD, and VA. Sas enjoys many aspects of his work, particularly creating initial concept drawings by hand.

 
 

President
Karen Kalloz
Architectural Designer

Karen Kalloz graduated with honors from Marywood University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design. She worked for a firm in Pennsylvania for a few years before moving to DC, where she now enjoys her work as an architectural designer at SGA. Her responsibilities include designing the interior layouts and exterior appearances of residential buildings and selecting their finishes and furnishings.

 
 

Architectural Designer
Armstrong Kassa
Project Coordinator

Prior to joining SGA Companies, Mr. Kassa served as a staff architect and designer for several firms in New York, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland, developing considerable experience with different types of construction projects, including commercial, multi-family residential and mixed-use occupancies. At SGA he has worked on conversions, alterations, and additions of several existing structures, a number of which required review by the DC Historic Preservation Review Board. He has experience with all phases of project development, including existing building surveys, project feasibility analysis, and involvement from schematic design through contract documents and construction administration.

 
 

Project Coordinator
John Le
Senior Designer

John is a licensed architect with 20 years’ experience and has been working at SGA since the spring of 2014. Originally from Canada, John graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture with Honors from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario in 1992 and has since accumulated a wide range of education, skills and experiences. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, has trained as a carpenter, is very skilled with incorporating the latest computer technology into architectural practice, and has worked on many project types including design-build, residential, institutional, commercial and mixed use work in both Canada and the US. John’s efforts at SGA go mainly towards the front end of the design process, including Schematic Design  and Design Development phases. John also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

 
 

Senior Designer
Teri MacKeever
Architectural Designer

Teri grew up locally in Maryland and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware, followed by a Master’s in Architecture from Virginia Tech. Prior to arriving at SGA she worked as a Kitchen and Bath Designer for five years in Alexandria, VA. She also completed an internship at the Smithsonian Institution, assisting with a renovation of the Natural History Museum. At SGA, her responsibilities include schematic design and construction administration.

 
 

Architectural Designer
David Procelli
Architectural Designer

David grew up locally in Bethesda, MD, graduating from Landon Boys High School with a concentration in Fine Arts, and then from Miami University (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. Prior to arriving at SGA, he garnered experience as a construction manager and a freelance graphic designer. He currently brings his expertise to SGA in work encompassing schematic design, design development, zoning code analysis, construction documentation, and graphic presentation.

 
 

Architectural Designer
Emma Seabright
Architectural Designer, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Emma is a DC area native and keeps coming back after living abroad in Europe and the Middle East. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and then moved on to London, England, where she attended graduate school and spent several years working on commercial and residential high end architectural and interior design. After returning to DC, she joined SGA in 2012, where she is the lead designer on several residential developments in DC and Maryland, working on projects from early planning stages through to completion. Emma is LEED accredited in Building Design and Construction and advises the office with sustainable design practices.

 
 

Architectural Designer, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Dennis Swihart
Senior Project Manager

Dennis Swihart is an architect with over 19 years of experience in all phases of design and construction. Over a diverse career he has worked on most types of projects, including mixed-use residential, retail, office, private institutional, and governmental. With a significant amount of construction phase experience, Dennis applies a strong technical and organizational skill set to each project and serves as a team mentor within the office. When not working, Dennis has an active family life with his wife and daughter. As time permits, he likes to be outside, tinkering in the yard or on the golf course.

 
 

Senior Project Manager