John Maddux
John Maddux

John Maddux

President/Chairman of the Board

BArch, Virginia Tech
42 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA + 19 States
REFP

Ferrari, Harley, Prius, or Jeep?
Ferrari, of course!

Who should play you in a movie of your life?
Mel Gibson (the Mad Max version)

Skydiving or bungee jumping?
Skydiving

First job?
Paper boy

Selected Projects

Chesapeake Care Free Clinic
Hanover Center for Trades and Technology
South Beach Apartments

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Duane Harver

Duane Harver

CEO/Director, PK-12 Studio

BArch, Virginia Tech
31 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA + 10 states
President, CEFPI Virginia Chapter
LEED AP

Strangest/most unique talent?
I can hypnotize a chicken.

1st thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
Buy a huge piece of property & set up a campground for underprivileged kids with places for recreation and learning—nature trails, obstacle courses, wildlife sanctuary, a lake, and a religious component.  Of course, I would also build a nice house for my family!

What 3 items are always in your fridge?
Lights, shelves and drawers. OK . . .  eggs, milk and OJ.

Selected Projects

Hopewell High School Renovation
Renaissance Academy
Hanover Center for Trades and Technology

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Donna Elliott

Donna Elliott

COO/Director, Retail Studio

BArch, Virginia Tech
25 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA +35 states

1st thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
Trip to Antarctica and/or around the world.

Skydiving or bungee jumping?
I went skydiving once in college. ONCE.

Ferrari, Harley, Prius, or Jeep?
Definitely Prius—I’ve already owned three!

Guilty pleasure?
People Magazine; love catching up on Hollywood gossip . . .

Selected Projects

Dollar Tree
DTLR
LifeWay Christian Stores

Ben Motley
Ben Motley

Ben Motley

Director, Roanoke Studio

BArch, Virginia Tech
31 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA
REFP

Greatest achievement?
Getting married to Kim Motley

Historical figure you’d like to have dinner with, & why?
Jesus, because he made the world.

Title of your autobiography?
“How Did I Get it So Good?”

Best part of the Super Bowl—game, or commercials?
Commercials, of course!

Selected Projects

Auburn High School
Fire Station #3, Williamson Road
Belle Heth Elementary School
Charterhouse Edinburg School
Taubman Museum of Art
Martinsville High School Renovation

Dan Hickok
Dan Hickok

Dan Hickok

Director, Special Projects Studio

MArch, Virginia Tech
BS, Architecture, UVA
35 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA +14 states
Chairman of the Board, RRMM Design Build

Greatest achievement?
Finishing a half marathon.

Favorite way to spend a Saturday?
Boating on Lake Gaston

What 3 items are always in your fridge?
Cinnamon raisin bagels, milk, and cream cheese.

Least favorite veggie?
Brussels Sprouts. No contest.

Selected Projects

3rd Patrol Police Precinct
Broad Creek Renaissance
Joint Use Library

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Kevin Ball

Kevin Ball

Director, Federal Studio

BArch, Virginia Tech
31 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA + 12 States
LEED AP

Celeb you get mistaken for?
Jerry Garcia

Best part of the Super Bowl—game, or commercials?
C’mon man . . . the game, of course!

Least favorite vegetable?
Okra. Isn’t it everyone’s?

Who should play you in a movie of your life?
Clint Eastwood. “Go ahead . . . make my day.”

Worst job?
Sealing asphalt driveways on the north side of Chicago.

Selected Projects

1st Naval Construction Division Headquarters
Police + Security Operations Facility

Matt Astrin
Matt Astrin

Matt Astrin

Principal

BS, Architectural Technology
22 Years’ Experience
LEED AP
AT/FP + ADAAG Training

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Matt Lauer. Same name and all . . .

Historical figure you’d like to have dinner with, & why?
Abraham Lincoln . . . because it’s his turn to buy (I bought last time).

Proudest Moment
When my son refused to write the word “can’t” on a spelling test, and his teacher called to tell me it was because his Dad said “I’m not allowed to say can’t because I ‘can’ do anything if I try hard enough . . .”

Selected Projects

ICF Homes for Regional CSBs
Large Vehicle Repair Shop
Steppingstones at Greenbrier

Rob Berz
Rob Berz

Rob Berz

Principal

BArch, University of Tennessee
23 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA
LEED AP, BD+C
Chair, HRGBC

First item you bought with your own money?
I saved 2 weeks allowance for a Superman comic.

Weirdest thing you ever ate?
Fried scorpions in Xi’an

Historical figure you’d like to have dinner with, & why?
Leonardo da Vinci—to ask him about his inventions & hear his ideas on how to take today’s technology even further.

Wildest dream?
Hopping in my solar powered F-18 to go anywhere in the world!

Selected Projects

Charterhouse Edinburg School
Grandy Village Learning Center
Police + Security Operations Facility

Joe Freeman
Joe Freeman

Joe Freeman

Principal

BS, Architecture, UVA
37 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA
Historic Preservation Specialist

Ferrari, Harley, Prius, or Jeep?
Ferrari.

1st thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
Call a financial adviser. THEN, buy a Ferrari (see above).

Who should play you in a movie of your life?
Gary Cooper

Selected Projects

Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Restoration
Physical Science Building
NEX Main Store Expansion/Renovation
College of Communication and the Arts

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Jaime Garcia

Jaime Garcia

Director of Design

BArch, Catholic University of America
38 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA + 2 states
LEED AP, BD+C

Musical instrument you wish you could play?
Electric violin

Weirdest thing you ever ate?
Cow tongue/snake [but not together!]

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Brad Pitt, of course!

Proudest moment?
Attending my son’s PhD graduation ceremony

Prized possession
My car

Selected Projects

Eagle Village Mixed-Use Student Housing
Residential Villages of Newtown
1st Naval Construction Division Headquarters

Jeff Harris
Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris

Principal

BArch, Hampton University
20 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA

Least favorite chore?
Washing dishes.

Favorite app on your iPhone?
Texas Hold’em.

Ferrari, Harley, Prius, or Jeep?
Definitely a JEEP!! (you really had to ask?)

Favorite vacation destination?
Anywhere in the Caribbean.

Selected Projects

Hampton III Building
Renaissance Academy
Joint Use Library

Dinna Magno
Dinna Magno

Dinna Magno

Director of Graphics

BArch, Virginia Tech
20 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, VA

Least favorite chore?
Laundry—sorting it, loading it, unloading it, folding it & putting it away. But I love the fresh smell of it!

Strangest/most unique talent?
I am really awesome at Sudoku.

Title of your autobiography?
“Wait, Where is <Insert Name>?! . . . The Ups & Downs of Raising Boy/Girl Twins”

First item you bought with your own money?
A hubcap for my mom’s car when I was 16—after I hit a curb!

Kevin Seymour
Kevin Seymour

Kevin Seymour

Principal

Senior Project Manager
28 Years’ Experience

Favorite way to spend a Saturday?
Fishing and watching college football.

Musical instrument you wish you could play?
Guitar.

My prized possession is my . . .
Fishing rod

Proudest moment?
The birth of each one of my children.

Selected Projects

Reserve Training Center + Vehicle Maintenance Facility
Wounded Warrior Battalion Headquarters
Wounded Warrior Hope + Care Center

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Principal

AS, ITT Technical Institute
17 Years’ Experience
Registered Architect, 2 states
LEED AP

Ferrari, Harley, Prius, or Jeep?
E, none of the above. ’68 Camaro.

Worst job?
I was a bouncer at a nightclub. Being an architect is better.

Favorite app?
Sudoku. I may be better than Dinna.

First pet?
A dog named Grover.

 

Selected Projects

Cyber Team Office Renovation
Child Development Center

Leigh Barker
Leigh Barker

Leigh Barker

Director of Interior Design

BFA, Interior Design, JMU
CID, Virginia
NCIDQ
33 Years’ Experience

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?
Samantha on ‘Bewitched’

First job?
Orange Julius in the mall

Describe your perfect day.
Floating down a river in a canoe on an early summer day.

Guilty pleasure?
Wine . . .  and chocolate!

Selected Projects

Medical Tower Lobby
Outtakes at Nauticus
Beach Movie Bistro
3rd Patrol Police Precinct

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