We the PeoplE...
With more than three decades of experience, we have successfully completed hundreds of projects.
Robert Herscoe created the award-winning firm, Herscoe Hajjar Architects with his partner Michael Hajjar in 2003. As Managing Partner, he oversees the architectural firm's client projects.
Robert is a professional with over 29 years of experience as an architect designing custom, high-end single-family homes as well as providing residential renovations and additions, and small-scale commercial projects. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Robert received his Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. Robert has had the opportunity to work with such firms as Erickson/Herscoe in Connecticut and Skidmore, Ownings Merrill with offices in Chicago, London and San Francisco.
Robert lives in Naples with his family. He enjoys cooking and spending time with his friends and family. He is a constant supporter of the business community and is an active member of AIA, and NCARB. Robert also received the prestigious Sam Noe’s People’s Choice Award for “Four Corners Design Competition.”
Michael Hajjar received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1990 from Roger Williams College, and has been practicing architecture ever since. As a Project Architect, Michael joined Herscoe Architects in Canton, Connecticut in 1993, and later moved to Naples as most of their work was focused on high-end residences in the Florida market.
In 2003 Michael and Rob Herscoe branched off and formed their own firm, Herscoe Hajjar Architects, LLC. They have designed numerous luxury homes and condominium remodels in and around the Southwest coast. Michael is responsible for design and client communications, and also coordination of project components for the firm.
When Michael isn’t practicing Architecture, he is a busy married father of four children. He is also a member of the AIA, NCARB and the Woman's Council of Realtors.
Andrea is a professional with over 25 years of marketing and branding experience for many of the most recognizable names in variety of industries. She had her start in the cosmetic industry with a 10 year tenure at Estee Lauder Brands in the Product Development Division. She began her consulting business, Madhatter Marketing where she consulted for The Limited Brands, Victoria Secret Beauty, PINK, Liz Claiborne, Origins, Guess and various private label brands while living in New York.
In her current capacity, she is the “face” of Herscoe Hajjar Architects out and around town. She is responsible for all of the Public Relations for the firm. Andrea is an active liaison to our clients, vendors, builders and real estate community. Always a constant supporter to the business community and is an active member of various Philanthropic organizations. She always has a smile on her face and make all who enter our office always feel welcome and appreciated.
John Berkoben joined Herscoe Hajjar Architects as a draftsman and 3D artist in 2008. John is a professional with several years of experience as a draftsman assisting with the design of custom, high end, single-family homes as well as residential renovations and additions and small-scale commercial projects.
In his capacity, John develops 3D models and animations reflecting design concepts for our clients as a unique tool to have visual representation of their homes in the developmental stages. In addition, he continues to work diligently on the detailed construction drawings in compliance with local government codes and requirements for our award-winning firm.
John received his Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Design from the prestigious Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He says that if he wasn't currently working at HHA in the field of Architecture, he would most likely be spending his days golfing and vacationing with his family.
Carrie Medina joined Herscoe Hajjar Architects as Office Manager in February 2005. In her current capacity as Director of Sustainability, Carrie focuses primarily on overseeing the daily responsibilities of running our offices in a most timely and extremely efficient manner. She is responsible for all of the administrative duties and bookkeeping for the firm.
Carrie is a professional with over 15 years of experience in business and finance. She is extremely active in the community and donates her time to many organizations including Collier County Animal Rescue. If Carrie wasn't currently working at HHA in the field of Architecture, she would most likely be working with her husband in the Keys, trolling around the beautiful clear waters of the Gulf. Or, running a dog rescue/day care in the Naples area.
Josh Pedoto was in the HHA Internship program from May 2014 – August 2014. Upon his graduation from University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning in May 2015, Josh was offered a full time junior architect position with Herscoe Hajjar Architects in July 2015.
Josh will never forget his first client meeting as he was able to help them realize what they were looking for in their dream home. "I value my chosen profession because I get to work on something that is tangible. I enjoy designing a unique home that I can watch morph from concept to reality."
Mitko Yankov is an International Intern, and has studied at Varna Free University "Chernorizetz Hrabar". Mitko has worked as an Architect in Aymek Engineering, International Passenger Terminals at Airports Varna and Burgas, Bulgaria and Double Tree by Hilton in Minsk, Belarus.
Mitko says, "I value my chosen profession, because I get to help people create their dream homes, no matter how unusual they can be."