Baltimore, MD (July 11, 2018) – Quinn Evans Architects has announced the promotion of four senior architects to principal. The new principals reflect the firm’s diverse expertise in the design of museums, theaters, and cultural buildings; libraries; schools and higher education facilities; and urban revitalization initiatives.
“Our four new principals reflect the high caliber of seasoned, diverse leadership that has become the standard at Quinn Evans Architects,” said Larry Barr, FAIA, president of the firm. “These architects have consistently championed resourceful design strategies that help to transform buildings and reinvigorate communities.”
In the Baltimore office, Joe Cellucci, AIA, and Rima Namek, AIA, LEED GA, have both been promoted from senior associate to principal. Cellucci has more than 25 years of experience with expertise in a broad range of projects, including educational facilities, galleries, and performing arts centers. His projects in Baltimore include the renovation of the Dorothy I. Height Elementary School, the Gilman School Athletic Complex, and several projects for Coppin State University including the library and pedestrian bridge updates.
Cellucci is a member of the AIA, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and the Friends of Architecture at Morgan State University. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati (1993).
With more than 30 years of experience, Namek has deep expertise in the design of museums, theaters, and educational environments. She has designed many acclaimed projects in the Mid-Atlantic including renovations to Everyman Theater and Center Stage in Baltimore; the Creative Alliance Education Center, also in Baltimore; the new Pilot School in Wilmington, Del.; and renovations to the Cole Field House at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Namek is a member of the AIA and the American Alliance of Museums. She holds a Master of Architecture from Cornell University (1990) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut (1986).
In the Washington, D.C., office, Kathryn Slattery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted from senior associate to principal. Slattery has 15 years of architectural and project management experience, and has overseen major projects in the Mid-Atlantic region including the award-winning Experience Migration project at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.; the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Va.; Johns Hopkins University’s Macaulay Hall in Baltimore; and several projects at the National Gallery of Art.
Slattery is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan (2003) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Catholic University of America (2001).
In the Detroit office, Richard Hess has been promoted from senior associate to principal. With more than 20 years of experience, Hess has played a key role in several major revitalization projects in Detroit, including preservation initiatives at Michigan Central Station, the redevelopment of the historic Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center, the adaptive use of the former B. Siegel department store into the mixed-use 7.Liv, the new Woodward Willis mixed-use development in Midtown, and the restoration of the McGregor Memorial Pool and Sculpture Garden at Wayne State University. Elsewhere in Michigan, Hess is working with the City of Dexter on its downtown redevelopment initiatives.
Hess is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan (2003) and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida (1996).
Release courtesy Quinn Evans Architects