Joel Sanders Architect


Joel Sanders


In addition to running his studio based in New York City, Joel is a Professor of Architecture at Yale University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, he was the Director of the Graduate Program in Architecture at Parsons School of Design and an Assistant Professor at Princeton University. Joel received both a B.A. and M.Arch from Columbia University.

The editor of Stud: Architectures of Masculinity (Princeton Architectural Press, 1996), he frequently writes about art and design, most recently in Pin-up, Art Forum and the Harvard Design Magazine. His monograph, Joel Sanders: Writings and Projects, was published by Monacelli Press in 2005. Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture, co-edited with Diana Balmori, was released by Monacelli Press in 2011.

An active member of the design community, he serves on committees and panels on behalf of the American Academy in Rome, MacDowell Colony, American Institute of Architects, Architectural League, and the GSA Peer Review. Joel is also a co-chair of Van Alen Institute's Program Leadership Council (


Marco Li

Senior Associate

A graduate of the UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design, Marco has served as a lead designer on several award-winning academic, institutional, and residential projects at JSA. His designs have addressed adaptive re-uses of existing spaces, multi-functioning institutional programs, cultural diversity, and high-end residential detailing.


Greg Epstein

Senior Architect, Project Manager

Greg brings years of experience realizing design visions, and has led JSA design teams through cost estimating, construction documents, spec-writing, and construction administration. Prior to joining JSA, he served as a Senior Designer and Project Architect at the acclaimed firm of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, where he oversaw the design and construction of a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional projects throughout the United States.


Damu Radheshwar

Senior Architect

Damu works with JSA on a wide range of institutional and residential projects. After thirty years as an Associate Partner at Polshek Partnership/Ennead Architects, she brings to the team relevant experience working as the project manager of many institutional and cultural projects, including the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University Art Gallery, UCLA Morgan Center, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, New York Botanical Garden, Santa Fe Opera Theater, New York Public Theater, Mercersburg Academy, and Common Ground Community. Her experience includes new buildings as well as restoration, renovations and rehabilitation of existing landmarks. Her projects have garnered many awards including the Smithsonian’s National Design Award in Architecture and AIA Honor Awards. In 2003 she was named Architect of the Year by the Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects.