LABhaus is both an international design studio and a tight-knit community of dedicated architects and support staff from across the globe.
Sara earned her undergraduate degrees in architecture and French at Rice University before returning to Rice for her professional degree in Architecture. She spent the beginning of her career working in the San Francisco Bay Area designing, documenting, and providing construction administration for large scale luxury retail developments. Sara quickly came to realize her passion for residential design and interior architecture, pivoting to work on high-value private projects in San Francisco before moving to the Boston region. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Sara draws inspiration both from extensive travel and her design work for global clients. Sara’s specialization in high-end residential design drives her exceptional attention to detail and passion for quality that is the core of the LABhaus brand.
STEVEN C NEBEL, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
BILLINGS, MT USA
Steven’s childhood in the Rocky Mountains of Montana ingrained in him a deep love of nature and fostered his obsession with the interface between the built and natural worlds. After finishing high school in Germany, Steven earned his degree in architectural studies at Rice University. During his studies, Steven’s interest in advanced materials brought him to the Center for Biological and Environmental, where he spent two years working in nanotechnology. Steven founded a boutique design-build development group and represented developers of mixed-use luxury properties in Philadelphia prior to moving to Berlin, Germany. In 2010, he founded LABhaus with the goal of creating an international design group dedicated to the advancement of residential luxury at the intersection of technology and design. With his background in both design and real estate development, Steven is driven to create value for LABhaus clients through collaboration with real estate professionals in order to identify unique opportunities for signature projects in challenging global markets.
SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL STAFF
NIKOLA BOJIC, SENIOR 3D VISUALIZER AND EUROPEAN MANAGER
Nikola graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Niš. Beginning with his university studies, Nikola developed an interest in advanced computer graphics and the interface of image and design. Working both in design and imaging, Nikola distinguished himself through winning entries in international design competitions and servicing international clients as an independent contractor. Nikola joined Design Studio Izano in Greece before co-founding Archifact Studio, an architecture and interiors firm, with Zlatko Ilic in Niš, Serbia. In 2011, Nikola joined Steven C Nebel at LABhaus in Germany as the studio’s first employee and went on to build the European production and imaging team in place today.
HEEWON LEE, MULTI-FAMILY TEAM LEADER
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Heewon Lee is a registered architect with design and construction experience in architecture, interior design, and urban design. His project experience includes commercial, academic, institutional, residential, and multi-family housing projects. For more than a decade, he has been working on multi-family housing projects ranging from affordable housing projects to luxury condo tower projects. As an architect and designer through his professional career, he has been focusing on project quality control with attention to details from design to construction.
DIEGO OCTAVIO BRUGNOLI, SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT
Diego earned his degree in architecture at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad de Chile at Santiago, Chile (FAU-UCHILE). After earning his license in Chile, Diego worked as a consultant and then founded his own practice in Santiago. His prolific practice in Chile focused on public and non-profit clients, with a total production of over 1,500,000 ft2 of built work through Chile. Diego is best known for his work with the CONAF, a division of Chile’s Ministry of Agriculture tasked with promoting natural resource management and conservation of the country’s exceptional biodiversity. Through this work, Diego developed an environmentally focused design philosophy based upon collaboration, transparency, and good citizenship. Diego brings both this philosophy and the technical rigor honed in his practice to LABhaus where he specializes on our most technically challenging projects.
NIKOLA BOGDANOVIC, DOCUMENTATION MANAGER
Nikola graduated with a master’s degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Niš. Nikola focused his studies on advanced computer graphics and production documentation, earning three certificates from Autodesk. After graduation, Nikola worked in private architectural practice prior to returning to his alma mater as a professor of architecture. Throughout his teaching career, he worked as an independent architect and visualizer, with a focus on both civil and residential structures. Nikola has managed the LABhaus production documentation team since 2012, when he joined LABhaus in Berlin, Germany.
ANDRESA MAIA SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT
BELO HORIZONTE, MG, BRAZIL
After earning her first architectural degree from the University of Florida, Andresa’s graduate studies brought her to Los Angeles, where she earned her M.Arch degree from UCLA. While at UCLA, Andresa’s academic pursuits included travel throughout Europe and Asia and intensive international collaboration. Andresa was a member of the 3M futureLAB Studio, an international consortium that gained international attention for the successful design of a 3D-printed micro-living structure. Andresa’s early work included the design and project management of public parks, monuments, religious establishments and educational facilities. This experience informed her decision to join LABhaus, where she finds inspiration in the application and development of progressive construction methodologies within the context of residential architecture.
ALBERTO LEÒN, U.S. BIM MANAGER | SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT
Alberto earned a degree in Construction Management from the University of Seville, Spain. After working in the field for a few years, he went back to school to earn his master’s degree in Architecture. Upon arriving in the U.S. he became interested in using digital tools for production and design, and while working for several architecture firms in San Francisco, he developed his workflow to fuse Computer-Generated Imagery and Building Information Modeling. He has also served as a technical editor of popular books on BIM. As an architect, Alberto pursues both conceptual purity and functional minimalism, while understanding architecture as an inclusive discipline.
VLADIMIR ANTONIJEVIC, ARCHITECTURAL DOCUMENTATION
Vladimir’s interest in advanced computer graphics led him to the study of architecture and eventually a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Niš. His studies were bolstered by his work with the National Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia as well as extensive participation in international design competitions. Upon graduation, he worked in architecture and urban planning at ARPLAN in Arandjelovac, Serbia. Thereafter, Vladimir joined the in-house design team at Jela Jagodina—one of Central Europe’s most advanced manufacturers of CNC-cut panelized furniture.
GORAN MILENKOVIC, ARCHITECTURAL DOCUMENTATION
Goran graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Niš. During his studies, Goran developed an interest in interior architecture as well as advanced computer graphics and architectural visualization. After graduation, Goran went to work for Domus Invest in Belgrade. There he worked on a range of international projects including a substantial number of projects realized in Moscow. Thereafter, Goran worked in project visualization for an Italian design studio, where he focused on civic and residential work.
STEVEN ALBERT, PROJECT ARCHITECT
SAN FERNANDO, TRINIDAD
Steven earned his Master of Architecture from MIT and has spent the last few years developing his design skills using various computation and digital fabrication methods. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Architecture, Steven also earned a Master of Building Construction Management and LEED Green Associate accreditation at the University of Florida. With a desire to pursue an interdisciplinary dialogue between design, construction, and technology, he believes that architecture should not only excite us spatially, but also perform in a responsible manner. As a veteran and former Reservist of the US Army, Steven has continued to engage limitations in a pragmatic and speculative manner and sees challenges in construction as potential catalysts for design.
KRISTA FARMER, PROJECT ARCHITECT
VERO BEACH, FLORIDA USA
As a native Floridian, Krista earned both her undergraduate and graduate architecture degrees at the University of Florida. She holds a LEED Green Associate accreditation and is currently working towards achieving LEED BD + C accreditation. Her involvement with progressive residential design grew out of her experience as a student designer for Team Florida’s 2011 Solar Decathlon FLeX House. Krista’s diverse professional experience includes institutional, residential, and nautical design- the latter arising from experience in luxury yacht design. Krista’s interests as a designer lie at the intersection of architecture and interior design and she believes that a holistic approach centered on human functionality, psychology, and comfort is essential for good design.
MILAN MLADENOVIC, ARCHITECTURAL DOCUMENTATION
Milan’s architectural career began during his undergraduate studies, when he went to work for the National Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia. As he progressed to graduate schools, Milan gained recognition through his winning entries in various international design competitions. Milan would go on to graduate with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Niš. Upon graduation, Milan joined ARTTOOLS GmbH in Zurich, Switzerland and later Bureau AGprojekt in Arandjelovac. While at AGprojekt, Milan was involved in the design of civic and hospitality projects serving the tourism industry throughout Montenegro.
ZLATKO ILIC, 3D VISUALIZER
Zlatko’s architectural career began during his undergraduate studies when he went to work for the National Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia. Upon graduation with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Niš, Zlatko joined Design Studio Izano in Greece. Thereafter he co-founded Archifact Studio, an architecture and interiors firm, with Nikola Bojic in Niš, Serbia. Zlatko specializes in advanced architectural visualization with a specialization in interiors.
KIM WORRELL, OFFICE MANAGER
CAMBRIDGE, MA USA
A life-long resident of Cambridge, Kim was born to Jamaican immigrant parents just a few blocks down Harvard Street from the LABhaus office on Arrow Street. Kim started her career working in health care in medical coding and also as a receptionist for eight and a half years before the birth of her son. She then came upon the idea of turning her hobby of giving manicures to friends into a business. Kim quickly grew a loyal following at a popular local salon- including members of the LABhaus team. Never one to slow down, Kim is an active real estate investor and licensed salesperson when she isn’t keeping our Harvard Square office together.
SYDNEY “SYD” PATTERSON, OFFICIAL CANINE
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY USA
Syd came into the LABhaus family in August of 2015 when her twin brother Tony stumbled over a small hill at our Scuttle Hole Road project in Bridgehampton. Syd spends most of her days either keeping her watchful eye over the Harvard Square office, touring jobsites, or relaxing poolside in Watermill. While Sydney’s design skills are modest, she does enjoy the sweeping landscapes prevalent in many of our projects and her devil-may-care attitude elevates spirits wherever she goes. When not at work, Sydney enjoys chasing her teaser ball, eating heirloom tomatoes from the vine when no one is looking, and looking great in a cable-knit sweater come winter.