Chair: Aimee Woodall, AIA, LEED AP, is a licensed architect, a LEED® accredited professional, and an Associate at RTKL in Washington, DC. She is a member of the AIA, the USGBC, and the Association for Preservation Technology. Aimee is also an active member in the AIA’s HABS Coordinating Committee, and is proud to have been part of the inaugural class of the DC chapter’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program.
Originally from Richardson, Texas, Aimee holds a Bachelors of Environmental Design, a Masters of Architecture, and a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Texas A&M University. She joined RTKL in 2000, and has comprehensive practical experience in historic preservation, renovation, and modernization projects in Washington, DC. Some of the notable local projects she has been involved in include the Sidney Yates Building Renovation, the Modernization of the Herbert C. Hoover Building for the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, and the Preble Hall Naval History Museum at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Past Co-Chair/Founder: Sean Stadler, AIA, LEED AP, is a Design Principal and partner of WDG where he focuses on elevating the firm’s stature in design, with particular emphasis on enhancing the civic realm. Mr. Stadler takes a strong leadership role and his commitment to design excellence and innovative thinking influences the projects he is involved with. He believes that design is a process and that this process begins not with a brief, program, or even a charette, but rather with the people from which ideas flow. His example shows that leadership is a two-way street; it involves the ability to influence others and be receptive to the needs of those you lead. In his worldview, design excellence is not the application of certain techniques or the realization of inborn talent, so much as the development of a latent understanding for the negotiations that are at the heart of architecture; negotiations between site and program, client and designer, architect and engineer.
Mr. Stadler has been honored with an AIA President’s Award for his service to the profession and was recognized as one of the “rising stars of the AEC industry” by Building Design + Construction Magazine in 2009. He is the recipient of the 2011 AIA Young Architects award where the jury noted that “he is a unique individual of outstanding talent and clear commitment.”
Past Co-Chair/Founder: Ryan McEnroe, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP, spent the majority of his childhood working the fields and learning the principles of organic agriculture on his family’s farm. There regenerative qualities have been ingrained into his critical thinking and are brought into his approach during every aspect of the design process. As a graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. McEnroe is both a licensed architect and licensed landscape architect. He is an active participant within the professional community, serving on the National Architectural Accrediting Board as well as the National Council of Architecture Registration Board. Additionally he serves the AIA|DC Chapter on the Emerging Architects Committee, lectures for the chapter’s Architecture Registration Exam Prep Course, and serves on the chapters Education Committee.
In 2014 he was awarded with the AIA|DC Emerging Architect of the year award. In addition, Mr. McEnroe has received a number of design awards, including an AIA|DC Un-built Honor Award for the University of Virginia Center for Innovation, and a VS-ASLA and Potomac ASLA Honor Award for the South Carlyle Master Plan.
Emerging Architects Committee Liaison: Abigail R. Brown, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois. After working as an architect and interior designer in Chicago for several years, Abi packed her life into a POD in December 2012 to move to Washington, DC, and start a new career at Hickok Cole Architects. She is the current Chair of the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee and an active member of the Hickok Cole Full Circle Committee. Abi recently participated in Hickok Cole’s iLab innovation incubator with her project “Fabulous Pre-fab: Applying Modular Construction to Multifamily Residential Projects in Washington, DC.” She has spoken about modular construction at industry events and will be presenting her work at the 2015 AIA National Convention.
Abi graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2009, where her thesis won the School of Architecture & Interior Design’s prestigious Award for Distinguished Research and a Citation for Distinguished Design. In addition to the nation’s capital, Abi has lived, worked, or studied in Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, New York City, London, Copenhagen, and Buenos Aires. Her varied experiences at home and abroad have influenced her understanding of built environments, the rich opportunities that come with reusing and adapting existing buildings, and the important experiential relationships between interior space and architecture.
Communications Advisor: Kimberly Tuttle, AIA, NCARB is the Director of Leadership + Career Services at the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). In this position, she works to develop leadership and career programs, along with cultivates firm and architecture school relationships, which lead the way to enhancing the value of the organization, along with showcasing the talent of the next generation of design leaders.
Ms. Tuttle previously held the position of Outreach Manager, Experience + Education at NCARB. Prior to that, she was Project Architect for a small firm in Camden, Maine. A Maine Licensed Architect, her projects varied from single family residential projects to light commercial restaurants, with an expertise in coastal residential homes.
Ms. Tuttle holds a Master of Architecture degree from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, serving as an Associate Director of the AIA Maine Board of Directors from 2011-2014, along with being appointed to the Town of Camden Planning Board in 2013. She was a 2015 Scholar of CKLDP.
Graphics Advisor: Mark Palmer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Hi. I’m currently a Senior Associate at RTKL’s Washington DC office in Healthcare Architecture.
I work primarily as a designer in the studio with a focus on exterior building design, master planning, detailing, sustainable design, and research. I’ve worked on healthcare projects in the US, Canada, Asia, and the Middle East, and I’ve made mistakes and learned something new on each one.
I believe that architecture and design should always be approached and driven by a desire to make the world a better place. Over the past few years, my design philosophy has been driven by an interest in culture, ecology, social impact, and thinking about buildings as systems rather than objects. I’m fascinated by plants, animals, and the natural world. I love to travel, read, and write. I fancy myself an amateur artist, DJ, graphic designer, and chef, but that may or may not be the case.
Sings exclusively in falsetto.
Website Advisor: John Schippers, AIA, NCARB is the Firmwide Design Technology Manager for EYP Architecture & Engineering in Washington, DC. He helps lead and manage the use of digital tools as they relate to BIM, parametric design, visualization and prototyping. Prior to this, has was the BIM Manager at Grunley Construction and the Senior Applications Administrator for RTKL Associates Inc.
John is a registered architect and holds a Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech. He stays connected to academia through teaching beginner and advanced Revit courses at the VT Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, something he’s been doing for nearly a decade. When not fiddling with technology, you can find John playing music or sports, often with his wife and four year old daughter.
Sponsorship Advisor: Seth Wilschutz AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD + C is a licensed architect, a LEED accredited professional, and a project manager/architect with Hartman-Cox Architects. While at Hartman-Cox, his work has primarily focused on sensitive rehabilitations, renovations, and additions to cultural and civic structures within Washington, DC. Notable local projects include the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art.