Quinn Evans is excited to announce that Nicholas Knodt, AIA and Kiruthika Balasubramanian, AIA, LEED AP BD +C have been selected to participate in the 2022 class of the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP) of the American Institute of Architects DC Chapter (AIA|DC).
Participants are selected annually from a competitive pool of candidates that narrows down to 16 emerging professionals who engage in the year-long program. It focuses specifically on preparing the cohort for future leadership roles. A jury selects participants based on proven career and community involvement. The curriculum consists of nine individual half-day sessions focusing on core skills such as marketing and business development, office and firm management, presentation and public speaking, professional ethics and the law, philanthropy and board involvement, community service, industry trends, and the future of the practice.
Kiruthika earned a Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2016) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Anna University (2009). Since joining Quinn Evans in 2016, she has been an invaluable member of the team who is committed to generating high deliverables. Kiruthika displays her ability to navigate complex technical and political challenges and nurture relationships with esteemed clients such as the Smithsonian Institution. She is an integral member of the National Air and Space Museum revitalization project team, and is a natural at creating effective solutions.
Nicholas earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia (2014) and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts/Urban Studies from the College of Wooster (2010). He joined Quinn Evans in 2019, and uses his skills to ensure that all design principles and intent are properly applied to projects. Nicholas is one of the lead project architects on a complex renovation and expansion project for a major federal agency involving two historic monumental buildings located on Constitution Avenue adjacent to the National Mall. His well-rounded technical and design knowledge is utilized to document some of the most significant portions of the project.