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John Whitaker, AIA


John Whitaker brings to QEA expertise in historic architecture, preservation technology and historic building documentation. On a personal level, he has a deep interest in WPA-era National Park Service structures. “Many of our nation’s parks are all about natural landscapes,” he notes, “but a surprising number focus on built structures commemorating some event in America’s history.”

John's first project at the firm’s Washington, DC office involved the Peabody Conservatory, and it still stands out for him as one of the most memorable. “It combines a new addition with a historic structure, using modern materials (aluminum, cast stone, glass) with a historic aesthetic. The atrium’s new cascading stair was constructed in 2003, but looks like it could have been there since the 1920s.”


Joined QEA in 2000


  • Texas A&M University, Master of Architecture, Certificate in Historic Preservation, 2000;
  • Miami University; Bachelor of Environmental Design (minor in Landscape Architecture), 1997

At Quinn Evans, I’ve gained a deep appreciation for the ability to listen to clients … and the impact that doing so has on our success.