Being an architect was in my DNA. My father was a custom home builder, and I worked for him summers or whenever possible. There, I learned every trade related to home building. I always admired the interesting homes he built and I gravitated towards the design aspects of building.
I went on to study architecture at the NY Institute of Technology, and the American Academy in Rome, Italy. Along the way, I was intrigued by the work of Paul Rudolph, a modernist master and the dean at Yale. After graduation I camped out in front of Paul Rudolph's office in Manhattan for three days until he agreed to take a look at my portfolio, he hired me that day. I have been a partner at Zachary Hagemann Architects for over 25 years.
Wendy's passion for drawing and model making gives her a unique perspective and ability to think 3 dimensionally. This ability allows Wendy to be "a force to be reckoned with" in her pursuit of excellence. Wendy brings a can-do attitude to the firm.
Ronal, is the "Problem Solver." You got a problem, he often has the solution. Working side by side with Peter, he is the primary interface between clients and the firm working with clients and contractors to actualize the firm's visions. He also helpscoworkers with any technical problems they might have.
I'm talented in 3D printing / rendering software. In the office we mainly use AutoCAD, but, we additionally use Sketch Up, V-Ray, and Lumion to get those picture-perfect visuals that bring our great ideas to life.
Ingrid is pursuing her studies in Architecture and works at the firm as an associate. Her many responsibilities include managing projects and CAD drawings. Ingrid's enthusiasm and spirit adds a welcome bit of levity to an otherwise heady and ambitious work load.
Jennifer comes from a Surveying background so Engineering is in her blood. She's a full-time student at NYIT, and acts as a drafter/Intern. I also do errands such as delivery and pick-up of drawings. She's also the overseer of the Marketing aspect of this office, designing the business cards, logos, and monitor the firm's social media and website.
Arib joins the team at PHAT as an Associate. Arib is a fourth year student perusing his bachelors degree in Architecture at NYIT. Arib also went to High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture where he learned CAD and how to draft fast to get jobs done. He brings strong drawing skills and a quiet determination towards excellence to the firm.
As well as Architecture, his other hobbies include working out in the gym. Going to the gym helps him come in to the office each morning with a fresh and focused mind ready to tackle on many PHAT's complex projects.
I am the CEO of Human Resources. I also fetch drawings, stamp and fold papers for the office. The little things but the little things that count!