Netta Architects Team
The Netta Architects team consists of highly-experienced industry professionals who continuously bring innovative, sustainable design solutions to clients with unique needs. Our team provides services spanning multiple industries from our New Jersey, NYC, Dallas, and Boca Raton, Florida offices.
Nicholas J. Netta
AIA, NCARB, CEO & PRESIDENT
PUBLIC SAFETY MARKET LEADER
Nicholas Netta founded Netta Architects in 1995 and has successfully led the strategic expansion of the company ever since.
Francisco J. Melendez, Sr.
GOVERNMENT MARKET LEADER
Francisco Melendez is an accomplished architect with over 30 years of experience providing unique solutions to clients’ needs.
Laurence K. Uher
AIA, LEED AP, SENIOR PRINCIPAL
K-12 / HIGHER EDUCATION MARKET LEADER
Laurence Uher has dedicated his professional career to providing sustainable design solutions to K-12 public schools.
Mark E. Bess
AIA, NCARB, PRINCIPAL
MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING MARKET LEADER
Mark Bess graduated from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture with Honors in 1988, and has been an accomplished architect ever since.
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, PRINCIPAL
LEED / SUSTAINABLE DESIGN MARKET LEADER
Hong Jin is the Director of Sustainability at Netta Architects where she oversees all sustainable design efforts and LEED certified design projects.
AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, PRINCIPAL – LEAD DESIGNER
Frank Sabouri is the Director of Design at Netta Architects where he identifies opportunities to create compelling and sustainable design solutions for projects of all sizes.
Joanna G. Strauss
RA, PP, DIRECTOR OF PLANNING
Joanna Strauss is the Director of Planning at Netta Architects. In this role, she collaborates with designers on architectural solutions that address client needs and contexts as well as institutional vision, mission, and funding priorities.
RA, DIRECTOR OF HEALTHCARE
HEALTHCARE MARKET LEADER
Daniel Schunkewitz is the Director of Netta Architects’ Healthcare studio where he brings a hands-on, interactive principal development process to all aspects of clients’ design and construction phases.
PE, PP, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Jim Johnston brings over 30 years of diverse professional experience as a Principal and owner of two civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering design firms.
AIA, LEED AP, BD&C, PRINCIPAL
Victor Caban-Diaz is the Principle overseeing Netta Architects’ South Florida office in Boca Raton. He has left a tangible impact in the South Florida region with over a decade’s worth of experience as an accomplished designer.
RA, NCARB, PRINCIPAL & DIRECTOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES
CORPORATE INTERIORS & AVIATION/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MARKET LEADER
Lawrence Chu has joined the firm as a Principal and Director of Architectural Interior Design Services in its New York City office, where he will deepen and diversify the firm’s design capabilities for its corporate, aviation and higher education clients.