Quinn Evans Architects is pleased to announce firm wide promotions effective 1 August 2016.

“Our professional staff is the core of our firm. These individuals have exhibited leadership, innovation, professionalism, and career growth. They have contributed to our success and evolution.”

Larry Barr, AIA 
President, Quinn Evans Architects

Brenda Williams, ASLA to Principal.  
Brenda is a landscape architect with 26 years of experience focused on the analysis and conservation of cultural landscapes, particularly those in the public arena. Her work in this arena is invaluable to QEA’s preservation planning practice. Her experience includes a wide range of significant sites, small-scale recreational and interpretive landscapes, and the development of cultural landscape reports for properties of over one-thousand acres. She is currently addressing design and management of the Blood Run National Historic Landmark through a Cultural Landscape Master Plan for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as well as a Historic Treatment Report at Sanson Ranch for the National Park Service. Brenda earned her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (1988) from the University of Kentucky and her Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (1995) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Atara Margolies, LEED AP to Associate.  
As an architectural and urban designer with 10 years of experience, Atara provides skill in all phases of the design process from pre-schematic concepts and programming through construction documentation and administration. Ms. Margolies routinely coordinates large consultant teams, and has proven to communicate effectively with clients. She holds two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (2000) and a Master of Architecture (2004). She is currently serving as a designer for the Stratford HB Woodlawn Secondary School in Arlington Public Schools.  

Colin McKillop, AIA, LEED AP to Associate.  
Colin provides collaborative leadership to impart results-oriented client service for large complex project teams. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (1997) from the University of Cincinnati. His work incorporates a variety of large scale renovation and addition projects for institutional clients. Currently, as Project Manager, he is instrumental to the continued progress and success for the multi-year, multi-phased revitalization of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum.

Lindsey Pickornik, AIA to Associate.  
Lindsey has played a key role in QEA’s adaptive use practice by balancing client needs with higher design ideals of each project. With characteristic dedication, she has also served as the leader of QEA Michigan’s committee on education for 3 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (2005) from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture (2009) from Lawrence Technological University. She is currently designing and documenting an addition to the Glass Gallery at the Henry Ford.

Megan Tormey, AIA, LEED AP to Associate.  
Megan has over eighteen years of experience and brings combined strengths of historic preservation knowledge and specialization in the design of performing arts spaces. She has earned Bachelor of Science in Architecture (1998), and Master of Engineering in Construction Management (1999) from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Architecture with a Certificate in Historic Preservation (2001) from Texas A&M University. She is currently providing architectural leadership for the renovations of Marie Reed Elementary School in Washington, DC and Johns Hopkins University’s Macaulay Hall. Additionally she is providing construction administration services for the renovation of the Terrace Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Yuling Mei, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Associate.  
Ling has provided indispensible leadership in the development of QEA’s use and propagation of building information modeling. She has demonstrated strong management and coordination of large teams of consultants for complex projects while fostering a sense of collaborative spirit amongst the interdisciplinary team. She has been instrumental to the success of many projects including the Living Learning Residence Hall 6 at Gallaudet University and the Yuma Study Center. Most recently, while serving as model manager for the National Air & Space Museum revitalization, she worked closely with the Smithsonian Institution in the development of organization-wide BIM standards. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture (2005) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Robert Fink, AIA to Design Technology Director.  
Rob joined QEA in 2001. He has consistently demonstrated exceptional competence and enthusiasm for state-of-the-art architectural technology. He has forged QEA’s ability to leverage electronic documentation strategies as well as the use of advanced software and other digital tools to deliver projects. He is currently on the Board of Advisors for the Revit DC User Group. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (1994) from Roger Williams University.

Additional promotions include Charles Thompson, III, Devon Hogan, LEED AP, Dhara S. Sanghavi, LEED AP, Kendra Johanson, Lucy Moore, and Stephanie Austin to Designer.