Meet our team
Jack Wettling, AIA
Jack received his Architectural degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is LEED certified and a licensed architect in New York, Connecticut, Texas, and Florida.
Prior to founding Wettling Architects in 1993, Jack worked with Charles Tapley Associates, Steven Leach & Associates, and as Director of East Coast Operations for Baker Harris, CPC. Early work was large in scale and included a range of corporate projects, from JP Morgan Chase to the United Nations.
Upon starting his own firm, Jack directed his focus toward projects of a more intimate scale and scope. He enjoys the personal nature of residential design and is energized by the prospect of cultivating long-lasting relationships with his clients.
Kalina Kath, AIA
While studying abroad in Florence, Italy and attending graduate school in New York City, Kalina discovered a love for urban living and the inherent minimalism that comes with it. She appreciates and finds simple, beautiful spaces everywhere, whether in a building, city fabric, or forest. Kalina believes there are many unnecessary distractions in life and aims to create spaces which focus us on the things that we find most important.
Kalina currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter in a 100-year-old rowhouse. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University's GSAPP, where she achieved an award for Design Excellence. She has been practicing architecture for over ten years and is a licensed architect in New York and Ohio.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Jennifer received her BS and MArch from Kent State University and is LEED certified. A full year of study in Florence, Italy, provided her the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe. This travel and exposure to plazas and piazzas alike ignited in her a passion for spaces for communal gathering. Before joining the Wettling team, Jen returned to Florence to work at a small Italian firm. She is thrilled by the opportunity to be in New York where she can practice high-quality design and be surrounded by people who are passionate about their work.
Our project manager Mitch received his Bachelor of Architecture at The City College of New York, graduating magna cum laude. His studies in Barcelona and international travels have opened his eyes to the beauty of timeless design and architecture. Despite living in New York for over a decade, the Wisconsin native says he can still be caught looking up "all too often" admiring and analyzing façades and skylines. He has a passion for simplicity and elegance in design and at every opportunity seeks to develop straightforward solutions to complex problems.
Albe was born and raised in Havana, Cuba where the historic buildings, culture, and traditions of the community awakened his interest in Architecture. He left Cuba to live and study in Venice, Italy, where he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture at the University of Venice (IUAV). With a passion for dance, music and art, he is excited now to be in New York and take advantage of the diversity of experiences that the city has to offer. Albe believes in the power of collaboration and finds that the biggest influences in his work lie in the natural environment and interpersonal connection.
As the Office Manager & Marketing Director, Lauren comes to Wettling Architects with experience in the fine arts and fashion industries. A native Texan, Lauren attended Bowdoin College in Maine and completed study abroad programs in both France and Denmark. While not in the office, she enjoys relaxing at home in Brooklyn with her two cats and planning her next multi-day hiking trip.
After receiving his BS and MArch degrees from the University of Virginia, Brian arrived to New York City in 2001 with a passion for design fueled by a love of drawing, craftsmanship, and material exploration.
Since then, Brian has worked as a designer and project manager for several outstanding firms, including Jaklitsch/Gardner, Tsao & McKown, and Roman and Williams. He has contributed to and overseen a series of award winning projects in high-end hospitality, retail, and residential interior design across the globe. He finds that travel fuels the creative spirit and has found much inspiration while completing work in New Orleans, Dubai, Tokyo, Taipei, and Suzhou.
Outside of the studio Brian enjoys singing and drawing with his daughter, dancing and laughing with his wife, and cooking and entertaining for friends.
Nick, a native of Albany, NY, received his Bachelors of Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute in Boston during which time he studied abroad in Berlin, Germany. Nick has worked with residential and planning firms in New York and Cambridge, MA. With over seven years of New York City architecture experience, he is currently pursuing his license in architecture.
Nick's background includes planning studies and zoning analyses, townhouse and apartment renovations, producing shop drawings for furniture and millwork, and even working hands-on in a carpentry shop. This variety enables him to appreciate focusing on detail drawings as well as tackling big-picture planning solutions. Outside the office, Nick enjoys getting into the woods as much as possible for a run, hike, camp, or exploration.