The Senga Team

 
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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.

 
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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

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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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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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Pratik Uchil

Architectural Intern M.ARCH University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign B. ARCH University of Mumbai

Communicates clarity and livability through his design process while understanding the vitality of the clients’ needs.

Inspired by Kengo Kuma and Tadao Ando

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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.