Morgante Wilson Architects Promotes 3 Project Managers to Associates

Morgante Wilson Architects

Feb 1, 2023 - 5 min read

Morgante Wilson Architects Promotes 3 Project Managers to Associates

Evanston, Ill.-based Morgante Wilson Architects, Ltd., a leading architecture and interior design firm, today announced three employees have been promoted from project managers to associates. James Matthews and Danielle Kriston were named associates in interior design and Elliot Flaws has been promoted to associate in architecture.

“Our firm has been busier than ever as we emerge from the pandemic and clients reevaluate what they need and want in a home given the lifestyle changes we’ve all experienced since COVID,” said Fred Wilson, co-principal of Morgante Wilson Architects (MWA). “With our current robust portfolio of work, it’s especially gratifying to promote three of our most trusted team members and recognize the leadership and talent they contribute to our holistic design process.”

Elissa Morgante, co-principal of Morgante Wilson Architects, noted that as a family-owned company MWA values the opportunity to help dedicated employees develop professionally. “James, Danielle and Elliot all started with us fairly early in their design careers, and we’re proud to see them continue to excel and grow in their respective specialties – which is such an important part of our firm’s success and longevity.”

James Matthews is a 10-year veteran of MWA, having joined the firm as a project manager on the interior design team in 2013. As an interior design associate, he manages MWA’s collaborative design process working with clients and vendors to create impactful interior spaces – from residential projects to amenity spaces at multifamily communities. Matthews brings a background in printmaking and graphic design to his work at MWA. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in printmaking from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Matthews also holds a master’s degree in interior design from Harrington College of Design

Danielle Kriston joined MWA in 2014 as a project manager/interior designer. In her new role as associate in interior design, Kriston will continue to lead interior design projects for private residences as well as multifamily developments. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design.

Elliot Flaws joined MWA in 2015 as an architectural project manager, shortly after earning his Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In his new position as associate in architecture, he will lead a range of projects including renovations and remodels of existing homes to ground-up design of custom residences. Flaws’ approach to design is also informed by his experience working as a carpenter and appreciation of fine woodworking. In addition to his architectural degree, Flaws also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior architecture and design, with a minor in photography, from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.