Our Team2019-08-29T18:27:29+00:00
Rob Meleski, ASID
Rob Meleski, ASIDPrincipal
Through his leadership and passion for interiors, Rob meets demanding deadlines and upholds the best in design practices saving his clients both time and money. During his 22 years at Warner Summers he has had the pleasure to work with AT&T/Bellsouth, SecureWorks, Lincoln Financial Group, OCS Checkweighers, and Synovus. Rob has served on the board for ASID Georgia and enjoys lecturing on the latest trends in workplace and corporate design. A lover of the outdoors, Rob enjoys skiing and traveling to new places, his favorite being Deer Valley. You can also find him reviewing fashion shows and blogs, trying new restaurants and relaxing at the lake cabin.

Hometown: Athens, Tennessee
Education: Auburn University
Favorite Designer: Carlo Scarpa and Richard Meier
Favorite Color: Blue

Robert Meleski, ASID
Principal of Interiors

Dana McClure, AIA, LEED AP
Dana McClure, AIA, LEED APPrincipal
As principal, Dana leads the Warner Summers staff in the design of large Commercial and Medical building types. Dana is a proud graduate of both Clemson and Georgia Tech. Her list of clients includes Delta, Quikrete, Southern Union Conference, Yancey Brothers, and Synovus among others. Dana currently serves as the Social Committee Co-Chair of CREW Atlanta and has held speaking engagements with AIA Georgia. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing with her husband and their two children.

Hometown: Houston, Texas (technically, although lived in Atlanta since she was 3)
Favorite Color: Yves Klein Blue
Favorite Designer: Lake | Flato
Favorite Place Traveled To: Sierra Nevada, Spain

Dana McClure, AIA
Principal of Architecture

Scott Ward, AIA
Scott Ward, AIAPrincipal
Scott Ward, AIA has been with Warner Summers for over 30 years. His extensive expertise lies in Master Planning, Medical Office, and Higher Education, as well as working with Financial clients. Through his leadership, the firm has grown and gathered a commanding reputation for excellence in construction documents saving clients valuable time. Some of Scott’s clients include the Norton Agency, Longstreet Clinic, Georgia Tech, Fidelity Bank, and Georgia’s Own Credit Union. In his spare time, Scott serves on the board for the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia and The Flannery O’Connor Andalusia Foundation (FOCA).

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Favorite Color: Yellow (as in Jackets)

C. Scott Ward, AIA
Principal of Architecture

Dale Friedly, AIA, LEED AP
Dale Friedly, AIA, LEED APAssociate
Dale Friedly has been with Warner Summers since 1998 and is an associate and senior project architect with the firm. Dale is originally from Butler, Missouri which is one hour south of Kansas City, Missouri. His clients rely on his dependability and dedication that he brings to each one of their projects. A selection of his customers include Yancey Bothers, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Fidelity Bank, Georgia’s Own Credit Union and Ciot. Dale enjoys coaching baseball and playing softball in his free time, as well as hanging out with family.

Hometown: Butler, Missouri
Education: Oklahama State University
Favorite Color: Electric Blue

Dale Friedly, AIA, LEED AP
Associate
Senior Project Architect

Lee Welsh, AIA, LEED AP
Lee Welsh, AIA, LEED APAssociate
Lee has been with Warner Summers for 19 years! “Back in the day” he worked on financial projects and large interior projects such as CompuCredit and Internet Security Systems (ISS), and nowadays his clients include Georgia Tech, the Task Force for Global Health, Longstreet Clinic and the Norton Agency. Lee is a member of AIA Georgia. His hobbies include traveling to watch sports as well as for fun during vacations.

Hometown: Darlington, South Carolina
Education: Clemson University
Favorite Designer: Antoine Predock
Favorite Color: The shade of blue of the ocean in Kailua!

Lee Welsh, AIA, LEED AP
Associate
Senior Project Architect

Bill Hotch, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Bill Hotch, AIA, LEED AP BD+CAssociate
An accomplished pilot as well as architect, Bill has been with Warner Summers for over 23 years. As a senior project architect on the Star Metals project, Bill brings a wealth of information and technical expertise on challenges such as parking in urban environments, site configuration in tight conditions, and City of Atlanta codes and ordinances. A creative problem-solver, Bill has served several prominent clients including AT&T, Piedmont Medical Care, The Ackerman Company, The Allen Morris Company, Holder Properties, Parkside Partners, MidCity Partners, Crocker Partners, Printpack, Hareaus Industries, among others. His hobbies inlcude flying, scuba diving, and enjoying Atlanta United soccer games.

Hometown: Brunswick, Georgia
Education: Kennesaw State University (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University)
Favorite Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
Favorite Architect: Mies van der Rohe
Favorite Color: Cherokee Red

William Hotch, AIA, LEED BD+C
Associate
Senior Project Architect

Kristi Mundt, CDFA
Kristi Mundt, CDFABusiness Manager
Kristi has been with Warner Summers since 1997 and is our Business Manager. She works with our leadership team to take care of invoicing and HR needs. She enjoys cheering for local teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Bulldogs, and of course her boys’ year-round sports activities such as soccer, baseball, basketball and football! Since she is “all-in” on everything she does, she often wins the office competitions no matter what the contest is!

Hometown: Newnan, Georgia
Education: Georgia State University
Favorite Designer: Rob Meleski :-p

Kristi Mundt
Associate
Business Manager

Stephanie Deaton
Stephanie DeatonBusiness Administrator
Stephanie joined Warner Summers in 2005. Stephanie is our front door face to the world and the lovely voice you hear answering our telephones. We’re never without our office supplies or a wonderfully thought-out lunch thanks to Steph. She takes care of all of us in style. Stephanie enjoys baking, crafting, and hanging out with her husband and their son.

Hometown: Jonesboro, Georgia
Education: Georgia State University
Favorite Designer: The one that keeps the fridge cleanest
Favorite Color: Maroon

Stephanie Deaton
Business Administrator

Kelly Darby
Kelly DarbyMarketing & Business Development
Kelly Darby has been with Warner Summers since 2016. With a background in architecture and branding, she brings a unique skill-set to her job as a marketing and business development director. She loves interacting with clients to understand their vision for their new project as well as understand their company culture and backstory. Kelly is active in CREW Atlanta, Equity in Architecture, NAIOP, and supports the Museum of Design Atlanta and Soccer in the Streets. In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit with her fiance, golfing, and hiking with family & friends in North Georgia. Her favorite place she has ever traveled to is Whistler, British Columbia.

Hometown: Flowery Branch, Georgia
Education: Georgia Tech
Favorite Designer: Jan Gehl and Arne Jakobsson
Favorite Color: Aqua or Fuschia

Kelly Darby
Marketing & Business Development

Cassie Swicegood, IIDA
Cassie Swicegood, IIDAProject Designer
Cassie has been with Warner Summers since 2015 and is a licensed interior designer with a penchant for workspace design. Her client list includes AT&T, Veritiv, Parkside Partners, and Lincoln Financial Group. She is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). On the weekends you might find Cassie and her busband camping, hiking or even golfing. Whatever the activity is, they will be outside enjoying nature! Her favorite place she’s been to is Alaska.

Hometown: Calumet City, Illinois
Education: The Art Institute of Atlanta
Favorite Designer: Frank Lloyd Wright
Favorite Color: Green

Cassie Swicegood, IIDA
Project Designer

Donyelle Hammond
Donyelle HammondDesigner
Donyelle has been with Warner Summers since 2017 and is an up and coming designer and artist. Donyelle mainly works on AT&T projects, but has been learning the ropes for other clients as well. She loves working on her pointillism artwork which she just showed in an art gallery with the Masquerade in Atlanta. To keep healthy, she enjoys practicing and playing soccer.

Hometown: Opelousas, Louisiana
Education: Savannah College of Art & Design
Favorite Designer: Frank Gehry

Donyelle Hammond
Project Designer

Josh Hendon
Josh HendonArchitectural Design Professional
Josh Hendon has been with Warner Summers since 2017. Some of the projects he has worked on include Star Metals, Eastside Chamblee, and Yancey Service Point Macon. Josh is a great team player and a talented renderer.

Hometown: Monroe, GA
Education: Auburn University
Sports/Hobbies: Music, Cooking
Favorite Place Traveled To: Florence, Italy
Favorite Designer: Toyo Ito
Favorite Color: Green

Josh Hendon
Architectural Design Professional

Lura Blumenfeld
Lura BlumenfeldArchitectural Design Professional
Lura Blumenfeld has been with Warner Summers for 5 years during which she has worked with the Allen Morris Company on Star Metals, Synovus, Holder Properties, Yancey Brothers, and Fidelity Bank, as well as some governmental institutions. Lura is an outdoors enthusiast engaging in hiking, biking, climbing, camping and kayaking. She is also involved with the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE), and a non-profit called Community Bucket that connects volunteers with worthy projects through social media. She is currently studying for the last of her architecture exams so be sure to root her on towards the finish line!

Hometown: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Education: Clemson University & University of Colorado
Favorite Designer: Renzo Piano and/or Eero Saarinen
Favorite Color: “Depends on my mood”

Lura Blumenfeld
Architectural Design Professional

James Mulaki
James MulakiProject Architect / Construction Administration
James has been with Warner Summers for four years and is a highly organized, dependable architect. As a construction administrator, James works on nearly every single one of our projects, giving him a bird’s eye view of our work. A list of prominent clients include Lincoln Financial Group, Yancey Brothers, Quikrete, and Georgia United Credit Union. He is a new father to two twin boys who take up a lot of his free time. When time permits, however, he enjoys soccer, chess, basketball and watching past episodes of Top Gear.

Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Education: Kennesaw State University (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University)
Favorite Designer: Thom Mayne
Favorite Color: Yellow

James Mulaki
Architectural Design Professional

Bailey Rummler
Bailey RummlerArchitectural Design Professional
Bailey Rummler has been with Warner Summers just under a year! She is active with AIA Georgia’s Equity in Architecture. Some of the projects she has worked on include work for clients Ciot and Synovus.

Hometown: Bluffton, South Carolina
Education: University of South Carolina & Georgia Tech
Favorite Color: Forest Green
Favorite Designer: Shigeru Ban

Bailey Rummler
Architectural Design Professional

Courtney Miller
Courtney MillerProject Designer
Courtney Miller is the newest addition to the Warner Summers team. Having grown up outside of Atlanta, she attended both the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Her family now lives in Denver, and she draws inspiration from mountainscapes she sees while visiting with them.

Hometown: Gwinnett County, Georgia
Education: B.A. Interior Design, University of Georgia

Courtney Miller
Project Designer

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