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Suzan M. Lami

Suzan M. Lami, R.A., AIA, NCARB

Founding Partner

In 1993, Suzan's client-centric attitude and strong work ethic compelled her to start Suzan Lami Architects. Two years later she joined forces with Bob Grubb to form Lami Grubb Architects. Today, her client-focus and positive energy continues to be the driving force behind the firm's reputation as a trusted partner with outstanding commitment to personal service.

Suzan earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and has spent 30 years designing a variety of buildings and interior spaces. A significant amount of her work has been in retail, affordable housing, senior housing and medical facilities. She is passionate about creating places that improve quality of life and draw out the best in the people living and working in the spaces she designs.

Suzan's passion for improving the lives of others extends to her involvement in the community.

She is a board member of the Women and Girls Foundation, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Edgewood Appeals Board. She is also a past president of several nonprofit boards, including PowerLink, which helps woman–owned businesses grow profitably by assembling advisory panels, and The CLFund, a nonprofit loan fund promoting economic development in the Pittsburgh region.

Robert W. Grubb

Robert W. Grubb, R.A., AIA, NCARB, LEED AP


Bob has been a principal and partner of Lami Grubb Architects since 1995.  His strength as a key facilitator on complex projects has been instrumental in the firm's continued growth. Bob leads a team that focuses on the design and construction of restaurant and retail projects at transportation hubs including airports, train stations and bus terminals. Through his leadership, Lami Grubb Architects has gained national recognition as one of the top 10 architectural firms in the airport concession market.

Bob earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. He draws on 30 years of experience to anticipate the direction of each project as well as the direction of the market.

Bob shares his skills as an architect, a facilitator and a visionary with his community. He has served for more than 20 years on the Edgewood Zoning Board, 15 years on the Edgewood Planning Commission and on the Board of the Edgewood Club.

Paulette T. Burns

Paulette T. Burns


Paulette joined Lami Grubb Architects in 2004 and specializes in the management of approximately 100 new and remodeled retail projects each year. Her combined background in fashion and architecture provides in-depth knowledge for retail clients. In addition to working in the high-paced retail market, she is also the Principal in charge of office management at Lami Grubb Architects, overseeing human resources. To successfully handle both roles, Paulette draws on her passion for working with people and her strong organizational skills.  Paulette graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Jonathan B. Glance

Jonathan B. Glance, RA, AIA, NCARB


Jonathan became a Partner with LGA as a result of a merger between his firm and LGA, in early 2014. Having accumulated over a decade of experience working for leading architecture and development firms in Washington, DC, Cleveland, and Columbus, Jonathan returned to Pittsburgh in 2007 to lead his family-run firm, Glance & Associates, known for its liturgical, preservation, and urban design projects. Jonathan grew his firm in both size and revenue every year of his presidency, and expanded his firm's portfolio to include private schools and multi-family housing.

At LGA, Jonathan leads the business development, marketing, and design efforts while acting as Partner-in-Charge for the firm's liturgical, academic, multi-family, mixed-use, and urban design projects. Jonathan is driven to create a culture of collaboration with clients, staff, consultants, and other stakeholders. Guided by the belief that good design is rooted in precedent and context, he contends that good design does not have to cost more, and that the best ideas arise when everyone participates.

Jonathan's passion for his profession is only equaled by his passion for giving back to his community. He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including Sewickley Academy, St. Anthony's Charitable Foundation, Junior Achievement, and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. He also chairs the Facilities Committee of Catholic Charities, Membership Committee at the PAA, and the Alumni Association at Sewickley Academy. Finally, he has been a guest critic at a number of schools of architecture including Carnegie Mellon, Kent State, and University of Virginia.

Jonathan is a Registered Architect in Pennsylvania and a member of the AIA, NCARB, NAIOP, and International Code Council. He holds an M.Arch. from the University of Virginia, and a B.Sc. in Architecture with a philosophy minor from Kent State, where he participated in a study-abroad program in Italy and Switzerland.

James D. Noe

James D. Noe, RA, NCARB


Jim has worked in the fast-paced housing market since he graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1978. With Lami Grubb Architects since 2000, he specializes in the design of custom residential, senior, tax credit funded and affordable housing. He draws on his creative and technical ability to introduce new concepts to projects; taking his experience from designing and building high-end custom housing and using it in crafting affordable housing, and in turn, bridging concepts from the affordable housing industry back into custom homes.

Wayne Chang

Wayne Chang


Wayne thrives in the fast-paced retail and restaurant world, always innovating to keep up with new trends. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Wayne holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. For more than five years Wayne has played an integral role at Lami Grubb Architects as both a Designer and Project Manager for retail and restaurant projects across the country. Wayne is always ahead of the curve and "in the know" regarding new products and materials; making him an excellent resource for clients pursuing a unique and effective end result.  He draws on his love of design and innate sense of curiosity to bring innovation and creativity to each and every project.

David Schaefer

David Schaefer , AIA


David has been a practicing architect and landscape architect for nearly 20 years and has an active interest in many areas of design. From his work on higher education facilities, to his many multi-family housing projects, and his work with medical facilities, David has truly done it all. David received both his Bachelor of Architecture, and Master of Landscape Architecture from Florida International University, and has worked in firms throughout Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. In addition to his experience, David is the resident Building Code expert at LGA, providing a valuable resource for all members of the firm.

Scott Bofinger

Scott Bofinger , RA, AIA, LEED AP


Scott joined Lami Grubb Architects as a result of a 2014 merger between Glance and Associates and LGA. A graduate of Kent State University, Scott specializes in urban design and planning, as well as multi-family residential projects. Scott's passion for public engagement in his designs result in streetscape, city planning, and downtown revitalization projects that have meaningful impacts on the communities they serve.