Meet the
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.

Francisco J. Melendez, Sr.

AIA, PRINCIPAL
GOVERNMENT MARKET LEADER

Francisco Melendez is an accomplished architect with over 30 years of experience providing unique solutions to clients’ needs.

Laurence K. Uher

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

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.

Hong Jin

Hong Jin

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.

Frank Sabouri

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

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.

Daniel Schunkewitz

Daniel Schunkewitz

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.

Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston

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.

Victor Caban-Diaz

Victor Caban-Diaz

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.

Lawrence Chu

Lawrence Chu

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.