Pablo Quintana Joins OTJ

OTJ is pleased to announce that noted workplace strategist and designer Pablo Quintana, formerly of Leo A. Daly, Stantec, and VOA, has joined the firm as Principal and Director of Design. Mr. Quintana’s portfolio spans the workplace, building repositioning, healthcare, retail, as well as the arts and culture sectors. In his new capacity at OTJ, Mr. Quintana will work to advance growth by expanding practice offerings through the pursuance of ever larger and more design-forward projects. Pablo will also actively contribute to OTJ’s continued study of emerging trends in workplace design.

The product of four generations of architectural talent, Mr. Quintana is the son of renowned architect and educator Nicolas Quintana who is credited with introducing international modernism to Cuba and the Caribbean. In contrast, Mr Quintana’s grandfather, co-founder of the now legendary Caribbean firm Moenck y Quintana, was a champion of classic architecture who designed the School of Architecture in Havana among other prominent buildings on the island.

Mr. Quintana holds his own enviable, award-winning portfolio of work that includes projects such as the Google Government Affairs Office, the IBM Dulles Station West, the 350,000 SF Gartner Mid-Atlantic Center for Excellence, a 186,000 SF workplace for Volkswagen Group of America, as well as the Glenstone Museum administrative offices in Potomac, MD. Mr. Quintana credits the success of his near 30-years career to partnering with engaged clients in a collaborative dialogue that translates to high design value projects.


I believe in change – change from within, based on exploration and an understanding of an organization’s culture, people, processes, vision, and business goals. I join OTJ to continue on this path of personal growth, discovery, and innovation. I am also confident in the knowledge that like me, my new colleagues are driven to develop human centered solutions that connect people, empower organizations, and nurture communities.

OTJ CEO Lance Jaccard, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP remarks, “Through a series of conversations between Pablo and our firm leaders, we learned that he is not only a widely respected design professional and mentor but that his values and objectives align closely with our own. Now, we welcome Pablo to the team after years of admiring his work.”

A sought-after speaker and commentator on the trends reshaping workplace design, Mr. Quintana has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Interior Design Magazine, the Washington Business Journal, Contract Magazine, and The Washington Post to name a few. His work has been recognized by organizations such as NAIOP, the AIA, and the IIDA Mid-Atlantic chapter. Mr. Quintana earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree, also in architecture, from the University of Florida.

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