The Senga Team


Veronica Whitaker

Office Manager and Marketing Director B.A Columbia College Chicago

This Chicago native proudly wears many hats to best provide a conducive work space for all involved with Senga Architects. Veronica has immense respect for the design world and understands the significant relationship between the client and the designer. She enthusiastically engages with current clients, vendors, team members and passionate for building positive relationships.

Firmin S. Senga

AIA, LEED AP BD+C Founding Principal

Equipped with years of architectural experience and a diverse portfolio, and holding the client’s satisfaction as the utmost priority, Firmin executes a thorough process to best understand each building’s true potential to enrich to quality of life of its users and communities.

Graduated with a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architecture) Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Cracow Institute of Technology, Cracow, Poland.


Brandon McKenzie

Architectural Intern B.ARCH Fay Jones School of Architecture

Passionate for implementing quality design into affordable housing, Brandon maintains a strong belief in a design for all approach. Interned at the Arkansas Rome Center ‘17

This novel reading, Cubs and Bears fan, is inspired by Smiljan Radic and Peter Zumthor


Ryo Mizuki

Architectural Designer B.S. ARCH University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Working on a variety of commercial and residential projects, Ryo carefully considers the experience of the end-user, while fulfilling the clients expectations. Along with architecture and planning, Ryo is passionate about woodworking and carpentry.

Tokyo born, Chicago area raised, Ryo somehow cheers for the Packers…

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Skye Taylor

Architectural Intern M.ARCH School of the Art Institute of Chicago Architect in Residence at Chateau de Chambord, France 2018

Skye Taylor relocated from the West Coast to explore her career in what is arguably the best architectural city in the states. She is passionate about bringing architecture to people of all economic levels and is inspired by modern, minimalist Japanese Houses and Frank Gehry


Kaijie (Kara) Zhang

Architectural Designer M.ARCH Illinois Institute of Technology

Kara believes: The better the design, the happier the life! She is passionate for design and embraces a modern minimalist aesthetic.

Inspired by Mies Van der Rohe, Herzog & De Meuron, and Fumio Sasaki.

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Krystofer Pinnock

Architectural Designer M.ARCH Temple University

Having traveled and lived in a great deal of places, from Tokyo to Dubai, Krystofer has always found built structures to be artwork and visible history of the world. He passionately believes in designing for sustainability and for the betterment of our environment.

Inspired by Kengo Kuma, Basquiat and Sou Fujimoto


Bhargavi Thyagaraj

Architectural Designer M. ARCH Illinois Institute of Technology PG degree in Urban Planning Oxford Brookes University

With strength and enthsiasm, Bhargavi endeavors to establish dynamic relationships. She believes that architectural form should draw and complement its surrounding-not compete with them! This thrill loving explorer is inspired by Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, and Zaha Hedid.

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