Quinn Evans Expands Staff in Michigan
by 
Jeanine Quaglia
October 10, 2019

Quinn Evans, one of the nation’s leading architecture and design firms, has expanded its staff in Detroit and Ann Arbor. The new employees will support the firm’s growing practice in architecture, planning, urban revitalization and infill, adaptive use, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. Currently, the firm has close to 60 projects underway throughout Michigan, including the restoration of Michigan Central Station and nearly 20 additional projects in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Devan Anderson, RA, has joined the Detroit office as a senior architect and project manager. Anderson has 20 years of experience in programming, design, documentation, and construction administration, and has overseen numerous renovation and revitalization projects throughout Michigan. He is the chair of the Detroit Historic District Commission, a founding member of the Detroit Synergy Group, a volunteer with the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, and a recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy (1999).

Edward Nakhle has joined the Detroit office as a senior designer. Nakhle holds a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Kent State University (2011), a Master of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University (2011), a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University (2009), and a Bachelor of Applied Science with a concentration in civil and structural engineering from the University of Windsor (2005).

Paul Royal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the Detroit office as a construction administrator. Royal will play a key role in the firm’s restoration of Michigan Central Station. He holds a Master of Architecture (2006) and a Bachelor of Architecture (2001) from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Shelby Scharen, ASLA, has joined the Detroit office as a landscape architect. Her experience includes cultural landscape studies and plans for historic sites and parks throughout the country. A member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Historic Preservation Professional Practice, and the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, Scharen holds a Master of Landscape Architecture ((2008) and a Master of Urban & Regional Planning (2008) from the University of Colorado-Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (2000) from the University of Montana.

Rachel Pisano and Sara Timberlake have joined the Detroit office as staff designers. A Challenge Detroit Fellow, Pisano holds a Master of Architecture (2019) from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Timberlake holds a Master of Architecture (2018)from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (2015) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at the University of Illinois, she co-founded the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) chapter there; at the University of Michigan, she served as vice president of NOMAS. Timberlake is also a design fellow with the University of Michigan’s Michigan-Mellon Project on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis.

Addison Warren has joined the preservation planning team as staff landscape designer in Quinn Evans’ Ann Arbor office. Warren holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (2018) from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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