Richard W. Winston, AIA, NCARB
Richard W. Winston, AIA, NCARBPrincipal in Charge, Project Manager
Co-founder and principal of BWA architecture + planning, Dick Winston has over 35 years experience in all facets of the building delivery process. Virtually unique among his peers, Dick has over 15 years direct contracting experience—a valuable asset when making decisions about the economy and constructability of designs. Dick is frequently sought as a consultant on the modification of existing structures and on construction processes. As an educator, Dick has guest-lectured on professional practice at University of Pennsylvania and Temple University and has taught design at Drexel University. Deeply committed to both his craft and his community, Dick serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Design Collaborative and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Society for College and University Planners.

University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture
Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts, School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Morris Zimmerman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP bd+c
Morris Zimmerman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP bd+cPrincipal in Charge, Project Manager
Active in the design industry for over 25 years, Morrie Zimmerman has led many award-winning new design, restoration, and renovation projects. He provides technical expertise during design and construction phases—a skill he has honed through years of construction experience both as a builder and as a trained architect. He also is an expert in sustainable design and is fully knowledgeable of the LEED certification process for buildings. Morrie’s excellent organizational and communications skills help to assure that projects run smoothly and teams stay on track.

Drexel University, Bachelor of Architecture
Arizona State University, Architectural Engineering

William Collett, AIA
William Collett, AIAProject Manager, Project Architect
William Collett is a skilled project manager and architect who has been designing and leading projects at BWA for more than ten years. Bill has remarkably diverse project experience, having worked for several firms in Philadelphia as well as firms in other states and in the Netherlands. This background spans projects for SEPTA, the Philadelphia Free Library and other public projects, apartment buildings, both here and abroad, institutional and higher education buildings and work with not-for-profit organizations. Bill is also our “go-to guy” for matters involving application of building codes, including accessibility.

Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture
University of Copenhagen, Architectural Studies Degree

Thomas P. Kirchner, AIA, LEED AP bd+c
Thomas P. Kirchner, AIA, LEED AP bd+cProject Manager, Project Architect
Active in the design industry for over 15 years, Thomas Kirchner has designed for a range of project types, including affordable housing, non-profit, residential, institutional, historic preservation and health care. As project architect, he has designed several award projects. Tom is proficient in Building Information Modeling software [Revit Architecture], and provides expertise in the implementation of three-dimensional information modeling in all project phases. An adjunct professor at the Philadelphia University since 2007, he teaches architectural design studio courses in the first, fourth, and fifth years of the program

University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Architecture
Colgate University, Bachelor of Arts

Katherine Lent, LEED AP bd+c
Katherine Lent, LEED AP bd+cProject Architect
Kathy Lent has been designing and providing project support at BWA for four years. She has prior experience working for architecture firms in San Francisco, New York, and Boston on projects ranging from residential to healthcare. At BWA, Kathy assists project architects on renovations for a broad range of building typologies including institutional, higher education, and multifamily residential. She is actively involved in the emerging professionals group of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects and has played a key role on several design projects for local not-for-profits as a volunteer with the Community Design Collaborative.

University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Architecture
Yale University, Bachelor of Arts

Bryan Jones
Bryan JonesProject Designer
Bryan joined BWA in 2015. His prior experience includes 3D modeling, rendering and construction documentation for a variety of local multi-family residential projects, as well as construction management and design-build work. At BWA he is a leader in managing the office’s Revit standards. Bryan has a particular interest in sustainable architecture as well as industrial design and is an accomplished carpenter. He is actively involved in the emerging professionals group of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Community Design Collaborative.

Savannah College of Art and Design, Master of Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture