Quinn Evans Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Curry, AIA, LEED AP; Thomas Jester, AIA, FAPT, LEED AP; and Patrick Roach, AIA, LEED AP to Principals of the firm.
“These talented professionals bolster our strong and diverse principal leadership. Each has contributed greatly to our recent accomplishments and growth. Our people truly represent our core values of collaboration, community, craft and stewardship. We are confident they will uphold these tenets while leading the firm into the future.“
Larry Barr, AIA, President of Quinn Evans Architects
Dan Curry, AIA, LEED AP
Dan is a dedicated leader in community and educational facilities. Since joining QEA in 2010, he has been instrumental in growing a portfolio of 21st century schools and life-long learning projects that form the basis of the firm’s educational practice area. His leadership and management have yielded several successful transformative urban school renovation projects such as Kramer Middle School, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School, Amidon Bowen Elementary School - all for the District of Columbia. His principles-based design process guided the much-lauded McKinley Middle School – a new STEM middle school program and one of the City’s most successful and inspired adaptive reuse projects, which earned DCPS its first LEED®-CI Platinum certification for a building renovation. His current projects include Marie Reed Education Center, Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Stafford Middle School, and Van Ness Elementary School.
Mr. Curry holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland (2000) and Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia School of Architecture (1996). He serves as the Co-Chair of the AIA|DC Committee on Architecture for Education.
Tom Jester, AIA, FAPT, LEED AP
Tom is an accomplished preservation architect and is the leader of QEA’s Heritage Conservation Studio which boasts one of the largest assemblages of degreed and certified preservation professionals in the Middle Atlantic. He has built a body of work that spans from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and is widely-known for his expertise and depth of knowledge in the renewal of modern-era architecture. His achievements in and contributions to the field of preservation technology are widely recognized; he is a Fellow of the Association for Preservation Technology International. His work includes the master plan for the renovation and greening of the AIA Headquarters, the National Academy of Sciences Headquarters, the Benjamin Franklin Museum at Independence National Historical Park, and Washington, DC’s Eastern Market. He is currently serving as project manager for the envelope revitalization of the National Air and Space Museum.
He holds a B.A. from Colby College (1988), a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania (1991), and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland (1999).
Patrick Roach, AIA, LEED AP
With a focus on project management and design, Patrick has successfully led projects characterized by complex scopes and intense schedules for institutional clients. He joined QEA in 2005 and has managed projects throughout the Eastern United States for governmental agencies as well as colleges and universities. Through responsive service and proactive management coupled with a depth of technical expertise on existing and historic buildings, he has consistently delivered successful projects to client’s satisfaction. Highlights from his diverse portfolio include nation-wide work with Amtrak, restoration of the Union Building at Keweenaw National Historical Park, and renovation work at the University of Michigan’s West Hall. His current work includes the exterior restoration at the Michigan State Capitol and the adaptive reuse of St. Michael’s School in Flint for the Sister Claudia Burke Center for Hope.
Mr. Roach holds a Master of Architecture (1996) and a Bachelor of Science (1992) from the University of Michigan.