Staff Members Promoted to Associate in D.C., Baltimore, and Richmond Studios

Quinn Evans, a leading national planning and design firm, has announced the promotion of six professionals to associate in its offices along the East Coast. Anne Kopf, AIA, Well AP; Nicholas Knodt, AIA; and Aurora Smith, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, have been promoted in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Jay Ranaweera, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Jean Vieth, RA, LEED AP, have been promoted in the downtown Baltimore, Md., office. Jodie Day, CPSM, has been promoted in the Richmond, Va., office.

Based in the Washington, D.C., office, Anne Kopf has focused much of her career on the restoration and reuse of historic buildings. She has contributed to such projects as the restoration of Constitution Hall and the Daughters of the American Revolution headquarters in Washington, D.C., and Old City Hall in Richmond. Kopf holds a Master of Architecture (2014) from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts (2008) from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Nicholas Knodt is an architect with approximately eight years of experience. Projects with Quinn Evans have included the Reptile Discover Center at the National Zoological Park and renovations and additions to two historic federal buildings along the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Knodt holds a Master of Architecture (2014) from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts (2010) from the College of Wooster.

Aurora Smith is an architect with experience in a wide range of projects, including educational and cultural facilities. Among her current projects are the historic Bird House at the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., and the expansion of the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Va. Smith holds a Master of Architecture (2016) from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Architecture (2012) from the University of Virginia.

Based in the Baltimore office, Jay Ranaweera is an architect with approximately ten years of experience. His current projects with Quinn Evans include the design of Hyacinth’s Way, an affordable multifamily housing community in Washington, D.C., that will reflect Net Zero Energy (NZE) design strategies. Ranaweera holds a Master of Architecture (2013) from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (2008) from the University of Maryland.

Jean Vieth is an architect with nearly 40 years of design and project management experience. She has completed numerous projects in the mid-Atlantic region, including Columbia Heights Village, a renovation of a 406-unit, multi-building apartment community in northwest Washington, D.C.; Johnston Square, a residential redevelopment in Baltimore; and Southern Views, a multifamily workforce housing community in the Broadway East neighborhood of Baltimore. Vieth holds a Bachelor of Architecture (1986) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Jodie Day is a marketing and communications specialist in the Richmond office. She has nearly 20 years of experience in market research, strategic planning, and business development. Day is a Certified Professional Services Marketer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications (1985) from California State University. She is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.