Left to right: Tamara Gorodetzky, Sr. Associate; Mary D’Errico, AIA, LEED AP, ID+C, Associate; Kade Sheridan, Sr. Associate; Robin Menge, LEED AP, Principal; Carmen Maldonado, Associate; Molly Heffner, AIA, Sr. Associate; Jessica Parker Wachtel, LEED AP, Sr. Associate; Sarah Brooks, Associate; Traci K. Weems, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Sr. Associate; Megan Milawski, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate; Lauren Ibarra, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Sr. Associate

7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814


Q: What advice would you offer to women just starting out?

A: Take every opportunity to learn. Find role models that you want to emulate. Be gracious with yourself and celebrate your unique talents and perspectives. Who you are as a person is sometimes the biggest benefit you can bring to a project.

Q: What do you think makes your client experience unique and successful?

A: Listening and being responsive to client needs and treating your client as a member of the team. A successful architect is able to synthesize programmatic needs into a design that exceeds a client’s expectations. We serve as a client’s guide, navigating them through the twists and turns of the project, from start to finish.


It’s so important to have a true passion for design and problem solving at all levels, from small details to the overall idea. Our people are open and inquisitive with a goal to always learn new things from our environment, our clients and our peers. 

Q: What gives you the most satisfaction? 

A: We love collaborating with a client to take their ideas and dreams to the next level. It’s so satisfying to work through unique challenges presented by each project. Whether we’re trying to fit a piece of program into a tight space, creating a huge expanse of glass, or designing to new code restrictions, problem solving is most of what we do.


Successfully guiding our clients from start to finish and seeing the designs realized, built and enjoyed as a home, office or public space is incredibly gratifying.

Established in 1989, GTM Architects is a full service, award-winning design firm offering services in Residential and Commercial architecture, planning and interior design. “We pride ourselves on being responsive, courteous and talented professionals who bring vision, creativity and passion to our work, prioritizing the client’s wants and needs above all else.”