SOE LIN ARCHITECTS is a full-service architecture firm offering planning, architectural, and interior design services to both the residential and commercial sectors. After eighteen years of experience as an award-winning design associate and partner with a broad range of top firms, Mr. Soe Lin established SL&A in 1990 with a goal of providing first class design services to our clients.

To broaden the firm’s capabilities and world outreach, Soe Lin & Associates opened Soe Lin Group II in Myanmar, and joined forces with Architects 1990 and Kin Architects – leading architecture firms in Singapore and Germany respectively. These partnerships allow the firm to better service our international clients’ requirements, maintaining our hands-on approach, despite the distance. Our entire client base benefits from the broad experience and design techniques learned through the work of our associates around the world.

Drawing on our international experience, our firm offers a design vocabulary comprised of the environmental sensitivities of Asian architecture and craftsmanship, the discipline of European architecture and planning, and the modern technology of American architecture and construction.

The firm’s strength lies in its design philosophy. We believe that oftentimes:

“fortune comes disguised as misfortune.”

Our service oriented approach is to bring a positive outlook towards what may be perceived by others as constraints or problems.

Challenges allow us to draw on our creativity, talent and expertise to produce the best results possible. Even budgetary constraints can force more creative solutions.

This philosophy has earned Soe Lin & Associates a prominent client base with a full range of successful projects in the United States, Europe, and throughout Southeast Asia.


Mr. Douglas Soe Lin, AIA

Mr. Soe Lin, was born in Yangon, Myanmar (formally known as Rangoon, Burma) is the founder and President of SOE LIN & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS (USA) and SOE LIN GROUP II, ARCHITECTS (Myanmar).

With numerous design awards and loyal clients to his credit, Mr. Soe Lin brings more than thirty-five years of diverse architectural experience to his clients in the United States and abroad. Mr. Soe Lin frequently lectures and contributes regularly to the Yangon Institute of Technology as a visiting critic. His continued community involvement includes participation with the Myanmar Buddhist Meditation Society, and leading clinics for the International Bando Association. Mr. Soe Lin holds a 9th-level Black Belt in Bando (Burmese Martial Art).


Master of Architecture in Urban Design,
Catholic University of America, 1976

Graduate Studies in Fine Arts,
George Washington University / The Corcoran School of Art, 1973

Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Oklahoma, 1972

Bachelor of Science – Environmental Design,
University of Oklahoma, 1972


Member, American institute of Architects

Registered Architect, State of Maryland

Registered Architect, District of Columbia

Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Virginia

Board Member, Asian Business Coalition on AIDS


Mr. Michael Greigg, AIA

Mr. Greigg joined SL&A in 1993. He has over twenty years experience in all phases of architecture, from schematic design and design development, through construction documentation, into construction administration.

Mr. Greigg has served as project architect for over 100 million worth of commercial construction in both the United States and South East Asia. Such notable projects include The Shops at National Place, The National Press Building and a new office park in Chantilly Southgate I & II.

Mr. Greigg has also been the project architect for over 80 residential projects that include Single family homes, Additions and Assisted Living projects.


Masters of Architecture 1993,

University of Maryland

Bachelors of Science in Architecture 1990,

University of Maryland


Member American Institute of Architects

Registered Architect in the State of Maryland

Registered Architect in the State of Virginia

Registered Architect in the District of Columbia

Registered Architect in the State of Delaware

Registered Architect in the State of Pennsylvania

Member of the National Building Museum

Member of NCARB