Andy Blysak Resume


 
Andrew G. M. Blysak, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Director, Senior Vice President
Alexandria Office Manager

Areas of Focus
  • Federal Government Services
  • Architectural Services
  • Client and Project Management
  • Teambuilding and Charrette Facilitation
Contact Information
ablysak@wileywilson.com
Phone: 703.647.8276
Fax: 703.329.8141

Education
Bachelor of Architecture
1990
Syracuse University

 

Named Senior Vice President and elected Member of the Board of Directors in December 2011, Andrew is a respected Program Manager and heads Wiley|Wilson's Alexandria Office. He is responsible for business development, program management, and leading the project team in the conception, refinement, and successful execution of creative solutions. He is a registered architect in seven states, and is known for his responsiveness and fiscal-accountability leading multi-disciplined teams responsible for the design and construction of high profile buildings and installations in the government, institutional, commercial, and technology sectors.

Andrew’s previous career experience includes Partner at Parette Somjen Architects in Rockaway, NJ, and Principal Consultant at CCG Facilities Integration in Baltimore, MD. Andrew delivered proven experience in the design and management of technology-driven, high reliability projects, multi-million dollar public school building referendums, and millions of square feet of corporate real estate investments.

Andrew is a LEED Accredited Professional and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the International Code Council. He is a proud alumnus of the Syracuse University School of Architecture. In addition to his role at Wiley|Wilson, Andrew is a member of the Northern Virginia Wrestling Official’s Association and enjoys staying active in the sport of wrestling by officiating high school matches throughout the winter season.

 

 Candid Time with Andy
  • A favorite project you’ve worked on?
    The Pentagon Building Operations Control Center. On 9/11 the brave people in this facility were able to shut down critical systems in the building and isolate the crash site, saving untold lives.

  • Favorite book?
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
     
  • Favorite food?
    filet mignon and creamed spinach

  • Favorite outdoor activity
    Cutting the lawn. I just love cutting the lawn.

  • Favorite quote?
    Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.
    ~Stephen Covey
      
  • Favorite vacation destination?
    The family cottage on the Finger Lakes in upstate New York

  • First job?
    Cutting lawns

  • Highlight of college days?
    Meeting my wife, the woman who changed my life

  • If you had three wishes, what would they be?
    World peace, an end to poverty and hunger, and for Democrats and Republicans to just get along already

  • If you weren’t an architect, you would be?
    A surgeon. I just love how the body works. What an incredible machine.

  • Greatest strength?
    Plays well with others

  • Highlight of career thus far?
    I am so proud to be working on projects that support the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. It keeps me motivated to come to work each day.

  • Most moving moment thus far?
    The birth of my children
     
  • Who is your hero?
    My son. He teaches me new things every day.

  • Music you’re currently listening to? Classic and Yacht Rock, with a guilty penchant for 80’s hair bands

  • Words you live by?
    The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.
    ~Nat King Cole