alfa8

DESIGN FOR THE HUMAN ELEMENT

We leverage source design and technology to create a better world

Iliad Terra founded alfa8 in 2001 as Atelier 8, a small integrative studio in Potomac, Maryland that focused on designs based on natural and universal principles that govern our built world and experiential environments.  Over the years the firm has grown from its early visionary beginnings to include an expanded portfolio of projects and markets, and a strong leadership team with an abroad network of partners and investors.  Yet the core driver for alfa8 and Iliad’s vision remains on its original mission and goal.

With his extensive world travels and projects overseas, Iliad brings a deep understanding of the common threads that run through the human condition regardless of where on the plane of Earth. What binds us, what divides us, the force of dark and light that courses through our veins. As an architect, accomplished artist and designer, and a visionary leader, Iliad leads and collaborates with a strong team of experts and leaders to deliver to market truly exceptional and unique projects and solutions that are committed to making the world a better place for all of us.

The very name of alfa8 signifies beginning to infinitive, as a quantum basis for design, balancing the material dimension and the act of faith as an energetic and hermetic conduit for creativity and design flow.  In essence, under Iliad’s direction, alfa8 has become a disruptive practice that understands the power of zero degrees at the epicentre of a 360-degree infinite realm of possibilities and dares to integrate holistically and unconventionally.

VISION

STRATEGY

TACTICS

Committed Leadership that Delivers Dynamic Results

VISION STRATEGY TACTICS

Iliad Terra

CEO, alfa8

Iliad Terra is a visionary design thinker and thought leader who is passionate about developing projects that empower and build capacity. He brings a large and well-qualified network of governmental, enterprise, technology, and investment resources to project opportunities, through custom-tailored teams, for optimum project outcomes.

Michael Krause, Ph.D

Board Member, alfa8

Dr. Michael D. Krause is a security specialist, leader, logistician, and former soldier.  He is a founding partner of alfa8.  His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations.  Dr. Krause serves as founder and President of KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain.

Dash Bahman

Vice President of CGR

Dash is a competitive, innovative, and proactive sales executive and business leader, with track record of success in escalating sales, inspiring optimal performance from sales team, developing and cultivating strong interpersonal relationships, and establishing focused corporate programs that exceed objectives.

Linton Wells, Ph.D

Managing Partner, Wells Analytics

Dr. Lin Wells is a decorated Naval officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  Dr. Lin Wells brings significant strategic leadership and resilience response and readiness to alfa8. Dr. Wells is currently leading on the resilience front through his work at Star-Tides and C-RASC in collaboration with GMU. 

Iliad Terra

CEO, alfa8

Iliad Terra is a visionary design thinker and thought leader who is passionate about developing projects that empower and build capacity. He brings a large and well-qualified network of governmental, enterprise, technology, and investment resources to project opportunities, through custom-tailored teams, for optimum project outcomes.

Michael Krause, Ph.D

Board Member, alfa8

Dr. Michael D. Krause is a security specialist, leader, logistician, and former soldier.  He is a founding partner of alfa8.  His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations.  Dr. Krause serves as founder and President of KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain.

Dash Bahman

Vice President of CGR

Dash is a competitive, innovative, and proactive sales executive and business leader, with track record of success in escalating sales, inspiring optimal performance from sales team, developing and cultivating strong interpersonal relationships, and establishing focused corporate programs that exceed objectives.

Linton Wells, Ph.D

Managing Partner, Wells Analytics

Dr. Lin Wells is a decorated Naval officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  Dr. Lin Wells brings significant strategic leadership and resilience response and readiness to alfa8. Dr. Wells is currently leading on the resilience front through his work at Star-Tides and C-RASC in collaboration with GMU. 

Myra Chung

Director of Research, alfa8

Myra spearheads the research division of alfa8 to accumulate data for the development and advancement of our technology sector.  She is focused on the role of technology on the built environment and its impact on real estate development and capital.  She works closely with our technology partners to bring proptech capability to the market.

Peter Samton

Advisor, alfa8-arch

Peter Samton graduated from M.I.T. and brings to our team a deep legacy of experience through is a noteworthy collaboration with Hugh Stubbins in Cambridge and Marcel Breuer in NYC, where he became a Partner in 1967. Peter continues his work in NYC, serving on Community Planning Board #7, and on the Board of numerous not-for-profits.

Eugene Sullivan

Partner, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan

The Honorable Judge Eugene Sullivan brings a stellar legacy of leadership to our team.  He is currently a senior partner in the D.C. law firm where he works with Director Freeh.  Judge Sullivan served under a number of US Presidents as a Federal Judge on Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  He brings to our team keen legal counsel and support in a complex operation. 

Charles Ganz

CEO and Founder, CICL

Charles Ganz founded CICL in 2009 to accelerate the commercialization of innovation. Charles has visited over 1000 innovative companies in Israel since 2005, and is well connected to more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and many corporate VC’s. He’s studied comparative competitive advantage. 

Myra Chung

Director of Research, alfa8

Myra spearheads the research division of alfa8 to accumulate data for the development and advancement of our technology sector.  She is focused on the role of technology on the built environment and its impact on real estate development and capital.  She works closely with our technology partners to bring proptech capability to the market.

Peter Samton

Advisor, alfa8-arch

Peter Samton graduated from M.I.T. and brings to our team a deep legacy of experience through is a noteworthy collaboration with Hugh Stubbins in Cambridge and Marcel Breuer in NYC, where he became a Partner in 1967. Peter continues his work in NYC, serving on Community Planning Board #7, and on the Board of numerous not-for-profits.

Eugene Sullivan

Partner, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan

The Honorable Judge Eugene Sullivan brings a stellar legacy of leadership to our team.  He is currently a senior partner in the D.C. law firm where he works with Director Freeh.  Judge Sullivan served under a number of US Presidents as a Federal Judge on Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  He brings to our team keen legal counsel and support in a complex operation. 

Charles Ganz

CEO and Founder, CICL

Charles Ganz founded CICL in 2009 to accelerate the commercialization of innovation. Charles has visited over 1000 innovative companies in Israel since 2005, and is well connected to more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and many corporate VC’s. He’s studied comparative competitive advantage. 

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