WHO WE ARE

EASTWING Architects

EastWing Architects is a collaborative design studio based in a sunny corner of a warehouse on the edge of town. We design spaces and places for curious, creative, and bold clients. We design custom homes, alter existing homes, and help visionary business owners bring their ideas to life. We especially love reimagining and modernizing historic buildings, navigating challenging sites, and contributing to the revitalization of our vibrant neighborhoods – one building at a time. We are obsessed with rowhomes. We like big ideas, afternoon coffee runs, and day games at Camden Yards.

EastWing Architects was founded in 2018 in the back bedroom of Evan’s Hampden rowhome with humble aspirations of designing unique spaces for interesting people – mostly kitchens and bathrooms in the early days. Riding the wave of the pandemic building boom, our team and portfolio grew steadily – first as a remote group of designers working virtually from spare bedrooms across the country – and eventually evolved into our incredible team of locals working together, designing unique spaces for interesting people, in our sunny little corner of a warehouse on the edge of town.

Our Team

Mary Selsor

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

M.ARCH - MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Mary earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture & Environmental Design as well as a Master of Architecture from Morgan State University. During her time at Morgan, she excelled at digital fabrication and model making. Mary brings these skills with her to EastWing, leading our design-build initiatives.

During her time off, Mary enjoys rock climbing and spending time with her family and friends.

FAVORITE BALTIMORE BUILDING:

PEABODY LIBRARY

DRINK ORDER:

ROOM TEMPERATURE SELTZER

Ole Johnson

Ole Johnson

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

BS.ARCH - UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Ole brings years of design experience to the firm as well as his relaxed West Coast vibe. Originally from Washington State, he made his way east during the pandemic and has made his new home in Baltimore.

FAVORITE BALTIMORE BUILDING:

MA & PA ROUNDHOUSE

DRINK ORDER:

AMERICANO

Ryan McCloskey, AIA

Ryan McCloskey

AIA / NCARB

PROJECT ARCHITECT

B. Arch - Virginia Tech

Ryan McCloskey is a registered architect with over ten years experience in the field. He has worked with many clients including the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institute, many of Maryland’s school systems, and countless clients around the City.

Ryan obtained a Bachelor of Architecture in 2013 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. While there, he participated in the inaugural Design/Build Lab where he and his fellow classmates designed and built the award winning Covington Farmers Market in Virginia. After a semester in Europe, Ryan’s interest in historic architecture had peaked. His thesis focused on the intersection of historic and contemporary design, specifically in Baltimore City. This continues to be a driving force in his work.

FAVORITE BALTIMORE BUILDING:

THE MACHT BUILDING

DRINK ORDER:

FLAT WHITE

Evan Wivell, AIA

Evan Wivell

AIA / NCARB

PRINCIPAL

BS.ARCH / M.ARCH - CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

Evan Wivell is the founder and Principal Architect of EastWing Architects, based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Evan was born and raised on a family dairy farm in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He began his career at an early age building and rebuilding barns and small structures with his father and spending summers working construction. EastWing is the natural continuation of these early experiences in pragmatism, hands-on creativity and self-reliance.

After a brief stint working with professor and mentor Travis Price, Evan formed EastWing Design Build in 2016 . This company evolved into EastWing Architects in 2018.

EastWing Architects’ work touches on a range of scales and styles, primarily focusing on creating meaningful spaces and places that reflect an intimate and empathetic relationship between creator and consumer, specifically within the vibrant Baltimore urban landscape.

Evan also serves as Adjunct Professor at Morgan State CBEIS and is a frequent jurist at Catholic University School of Architecture, where he received his M.ARCH degree.

FAVORITE BALTIMORE BUILDING: WHEELABRATOR INCINERATOR
DRINK ORDER: BLACK COFFEE (MATCHA LATTE AFTER 3PM)