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Maria Casarella, AIA has been with Cunningham | Quill Architects since 2004, and brings over twenty years of award-winning residential, institutional and historic preservation experience to the firm. She takes a context-based and site-specific approach to architecture, promoting innovative design solutions that take into account the unique sensibilities of her clients and their projects.

Ms. Casarella is active in the Washington, DC community, and has been a Board member of the Cleveland Park Historical Society. Ms. Casarella was first appointed by Mayor Adrian Fenty to the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board in 2008 and served as an appointed architect member until September 2015. She has served as the chair of the Sustainability Committee of the HPRB and led the entire effort to revise the DC Historic Preservation Guidelines to address sustainable building practices. She is a member of the DC Historical Society Advisory Committee and is an invited jury critic for Maryland, Catholic University’s and Virginia Tech’s Architectural programs. She is currently a volunteer mentor for the DCAIA Washington Architectural Foundation’s “Design Like a Girl” program.

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