Gregory Hall, AIA started the firm in the fall of 2003 after a career in medium and large multi-disciplinary offices in northeast and southwest Florida. Mr. Hall has over 25 years experience as a licensed Architect. During this period he has worked on a full range of project types for public and private sector clients on projects that include custom residential, museums, international airports, festival marketplaces, educational facilities, university buildings, town centers, medium-rise commercial towers, and corporate campuses. Over 50 of these projects have received awards for their design.
Prior to relocating to Sarasota, Mr. Hall held faculty positions at the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning as well as the Preservation Institute: Nantucket where he taught courses in architecture, interior design and historic preservation. He was twice recognized as the College’s Teacher of the Year.
As a professional Architect, Mr. Hall has experience in all phases of the building and design process; from space-need determination and site evaluation, to planning, design, contract document preparation, and construction administration. He is recognized as an expert in the problems and practices that accompany working with historic buildings.
In his free time, Greg enjoys cooking with his wife and joining his boys at sporting events and on scouting trips. He is a wiz at math and science and confirmed to be “Smarter than a Sixth Grader”.
Glenn Darling is the Executive Vice President and Director of Design for Hall Architects. Glenn provides design direction for the firm, supervising and monitoring project design development to ensure that the highest-quality design standards are maintained for our clients. His creative design solutions have resulted in numerous projects receiving state and local design awards.
With over 16 years of experience, Glenn has worked on a wide range of public and private sector projects including private residences, community buildings, government administrative complexes, research laboratories and industrial spaces. He is adept at managing design teams for large projects with elaborate mechanical building systems, to working on a smaller scale with clients wanting to experiment with materials and craft and create their own special "sense of place".
Glenn is privileged to have known the firm’s Founder, Gregory Hall, AIA, for almost twenty years. For over thirteen of those years, Glenn worked closely with Greg, learning and benefitting from his vast expertise and depth of knowledge of the architectural field.
Glenn is a life-long Sarasota resident who knows the byways and out-of-the way places where “true Florida” can still be found. He is a man of passions who enjoys opera and bluegrass, hand crafting his own boats, and backpacking the Florida wilderness with his wife and daughter.
Frederick Koenig is the Director of Operations and a Senior Project Manager for Hall Architects. With over 21 years of experience, Fred provides senior leadership and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s workflow, architectural standards, and quality control.
Fred’s expertise ranges from K-12 and higher educational institutions to affordable housing, municipal and commercial facilities, religious buildings, and private custom residences.
Before relocating to Florida, Fred worked as a Senior Project Manager specializing in educational design, and as an Office Manager, with a large architectural firm in New York. While in New York, he was President of the AIA CNY Chapter and served as a board member on the Education Committee.
Fred was born in Syracuse, New York and enjoys attending the occasional Buccaneer Football game and rooting for his alma mater, the Clemson Tigers.
Sandra Clark is Senior Architect with 28 years of professional experience, working for both architectural firms and developers. Sandra has resided in Florida for the past 20 years, working on a variety of projects within the Tampa/Sarasota area, from private schools to waterfront condominiums. She has a well-rounded understanding of design and construction through all phases of the process- from initial programming with the client to coordination in the field with design consultants and contractors.
Before relocating to Florida, Sandra worked for firms in Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Context, working within the urban fabric, and modern classical design were stressed. While in Tampa, Sandra was a Commissioner for the Architectural Review Commission for the City of Tampa, reviewing designs within the historic neighborhoods of Seminole and Hyde Park.
Outside the office, Sandra enjoys time with her husband, watching her children venture out on their own, and working on her own residence fondly referred to as “this old house.”
Jon Stone, AIA is a Senior Architect and Project Manager with over thirty-five years experience in the design and development of public and private sector projects. Mr. Stone is a specialist in the design of health care and K-12 educational facilities. He is a gifted design team manager who possesses considerable technical knowledge and a particular skill for collaboration and the coordination of project consultants.
Jon moved to Sarasota as a youth in the late 1950’s during the period of tremendous creative architectural expression that followed WWII. He quickly developed a passion for architecture that still captivates him today. Jon possesses a wealth of information on local history and is the office encyclopedia for Sarasota trivia. He enjoys gardening, exercise, DIY projects, and traveling with his wife.
Anita Keitel is an enthusiastic project manager and architect with experience in commercial and residential architecture, including exhibition space planning.
Before returning to the area, Anita explored South America and the Southwest’s vast landscapes to find her design spirit and enjoy all of the culture and experiences along the way. She is interested in the social impacts of architecture and the city, and is driven by the potential for design to enhance our lives.
Anita is a native of Sarasota, and a committed volunteer in the local community. She enjoys making new connections and is actively involved in the local AIA, CSI, and GCBX groups. In addition, Anita is a Lead Mentor for the A.C.E. Mentoring Program (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) at Riverview High School, bringing architectural projects and design challenges into the classroom.
On the weekends Anita can be found out in the sunshine laughing with friends, reading the latest style trends, and exploring new cities.
Robert is a graduate of University of Florida’s School of Architecture. While at the UF, he attended the Vicenza, Italy Institute of Architecture study abroad program, which sparked his passion for the “adaptive reuse” of historic buildings. From this experience, he focused his studies on the relationship between the new and old and received a Certificate of Historic Preservation.
Robert worked in construction, building modular glass walls in office buildings all over the country. This hands on experience has given him a strong grasp on how materials systems come together to create space.
Robert was born and raised in Pompano Beach, Florida. A fisherman at heart, he spends his free time exploring Florida’s many coastal waters and canals in search of his next big catch.
William is a graduate of Clemson University's School of Architecture in South Carolina. During his time at Clemson, William participated in many design/build projects and studied architecture off-campus in Charleston, South Carolina, and Barcelona, Spain. He focuses on craftsmanship in design, and loves experimenting with the way different materials can come together to form spaces. He is a strong advocate for how architecture and design can strengthen and improve the quality of life in our communities, and hopes to make a positive impact in Sarasota.
William was born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina, and is a new-comer to Sarasota. He loves living and working downtown, where he gets around by bike or by foot. William spends his free time swimming in the tranquil gulf waters and spends his weekends exploring Florida’s byways.
Christopher Wenzel is a Designer with over 30 years of experience, including architectural design, project management, and construction administration. Chris has a broad understanding of computer applications in the architecture field, allowing efficient translation of design ideas into concise plans. He has worked on a wide range of facility programming building types including educational institutions ranging from science laboratories and general classrooms to sports’ facilities, correctional facilities, and medical buildings.
Chris also has extensive historic preservation experience in providing measurement and documentation services to evaluate historic structures and implement restoration and rehabilitation goals.
Doug Driscoll has over 35 years of experience, in both the public and private sectors, as a project manager for architectural and engineering practices. His extensive knowledge of materials, systems and product analysis, along with his comprehensive knowledge of codes and regulations, makes Doug an integral part of the design team.
Doug has practical experience in LEED AP Building Design + Construction and brings this expertise to projects with sustainable goals. His host of technical capabilities include Autodesk, Adobe and MS Professional Office software.
Eleana Hall is the firm’s CFO. Prior to joining Hall Architects, Mrs. Hall was a practicing CPA licensed by the State of Florida. She is responsible for the firm’s financial operations and is part of the firm’s strategic planning and business management executive team.
Eleana was born in Brooklyn, NY to a large and close-knit family. Her family relocated to Florida when she was a young child. Nearly a native, she is a graduate of St. Martha Catholic School, Cardinal Mooney High School, and has degrees from both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. Eleana enjoys working with her husband, Greg, and they are the parents of two teenage sons, Ben and Sam. Eleana’s personal interests are family, cooking, athletics, gardening and music.
Dina Berg is the Office Manager dedicated to supporting the architectural team and assisting with the productivity and marketing efforts of the office. She has prior experience as a project coordinator and investment assistant in the real estate development, management and investment recovery fields. Most recently, she worked as an executive assistant and events coordinator in Sarasota.
Dina was born and raised in the northeast before moving with her family to Florida in 2000. She enjoys playing competitive tennis, and spending time with family and friends.