Technical Team

Kathryn “Katie” Irwin (Chair)
Architect and Interior Designer, Quinn Evans Architects

Katie IrwinKatie is a licensed architect and certified interior designer working at Quinn Evans Architects on historic structure reports, condition assessments, and restoration projects. She has a B.S. in Architecture, a B.A. in Art History, a Masters of Architecture, and a certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland. She was a US/ICOMOS intern and is on the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) Board. She has also been president of the APT DC Chapter.



Charles C. Almonte, AIA ASID
Architect and Interior Designer, Charles C. Almonte, LLC

Charles AlmonteCharles received his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Sto. Tomas (Manila, Philippines) and M.S. in Historic Preservation from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Il.).  He is a registered architect and certified interior designer.  In 2008, he established his own design studio specializing in residential architecture, historic preservation, interior architecture and design.




Mathias Arbez
Senior Business Analyst, Digital Management, Inc.

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Martina T. Driscoll
Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

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Tracy Wharton Hucul, RA, LEED AP
Project Architect, Quinn Evans Architects

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Kathleen L. Lane
Executive Director, American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Baltimore

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Lillian Manahan
Lime Expert and Restoration Artist, Escuela Taller, Philippines

Martina D. Reilly
Architectural Designer, AIA Baltimore – Disaster Assistance Committee

Martina ReillyMartina Dobrosielski Reilly is the Committee Chair for the AIA Baltimore Resiliency Committee. She has served as Chapter Coordinator for Baltimore Architecture for Humanity and is currently employed as a registered architect at JP2 Architects. Martina continues to be involved in the Baltimore architectural community and was awarded Community Architect of the Year in 2014 for her work in developing a Disaster Assistance Program in Maryland for the AIA.



Stephen Kelley
Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Stephen KelleySteve has devoted his 35 year career to preservation. His projects are located in the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. He was Director of both US/ICOMOS and APT and past President of the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage. He is a UNESCO Tangible Heritage Expert and visited Bohol for UNESCO after the 2013 Earthquake. He has returned since then, once as an invited participant to the Experts’ Conference in Bohol.



James W. Shepherd
Director of Preservation and Facilities, Washington National Cathedral

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Graham Thomas
Principal, Leuterio Thomas, LLC

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Hedy L. Thomas, P.E
Principal, Leuterio Thomas, LLC

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James Thompson
Associate Project Manager, Quinn Evans Architects

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Candida Vassallo
Emergency Engineering Architect and PhD Candidate – University of Federico II (Naples, Italy)

Candida Vassallo Head ShotArchitect specialized in “Engineering of Emergency” and in “Technology and Architecture of Developing Country Urban Areas,” with more than 10 years’ experience as construction supervisor, project designer and urban planner in Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development Programs with Government and United Nations Agencies as well as Non Governmental Organizations in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mali, Montenegro, Eritrea and Italy.

Main areas of responsibility include: to define strategical and appropriate approach for construction planning from design to execution; to produce architectural and structural projects with appropriate and innovative constructive technologies anti-seismic improving local ones; to give the economic estimation of construction works in accordance with local and international standards; to prepare guidelines and formats for financial and technical monitoring and evaluation; to guarantee the result through a detailed cognitive and interpretative analysis of social, cultural, political and economic context.

From March 2014, she started her PhD research in the Department of Architecture at University Federico II (Naples, Italy) with the objective to define an systematic planning process for an appropriate post-emergency reconstruction in developing countries with practical part on the reconstruction/restoration and consolidation of Dauis Church in Bohol, Philippines. The final part will conclude with a three-year international agreement with the College of Architecture, University of Philippines – Diliman.

In November 2014, she participated as an international expert in reconstruction post-emergency to the experts’ conference on the restoration of selected heritage structures in Cebu and Bohol as organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and National Museum (NM) in partnership with the Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebu.

James C. Zeller
Professional Engineer, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

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