Amy Smith this is tax
Amy’s responsibilities include financial operations, human resources, and the overall management and development of the MV+A office and staff. (And well-timed comic relief.)
Amy’s uncommon attention to detail may stem from her background in photography and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Barton College in Fine Art Photography. If she wasn’t in the MV+A studio all day, she’d be crawling around in gardens with her camera.
Aaron has more than 10 years of specific experience with commercial, retail, and mixed-use projects. He is adept at bringing larger mixed-use projects through all phases of design to deliver a client’s vision from concept to completion.
A graduate of New York’s Buffalo University with a Master of Architecture, Aaron is now a long-time DC resident. Outside of the office, Aaron competes with the top level of elite amateur cycling.
Kalinda’s interest in classical architecture continues to inform the quality of her work, in which she collaborates with the MV+A team and its clients to design responsive, engaging architecture. Her work in urban planning and design has received multiple awards, including the National Planning Achievement Award for Innovation in Economic Planning and Development.
Kalinda graduated from Notre Dame with both her Bachelor of Architecture and Masters of Architectural Design and Urbanism. In her effort to give back, she continues to shape the next generation of architects through teaching courses and participating as a critic on architectural design juries at several universities.
As the lead for multiple multimillion dollar developments, Ameneh applies an uncommon attention to detail from conceptual phases to final preparation for construction. MV+A counts on Ameneh’s extensive knowledge of building systems and modeling software, as well as her ability to create strong, sustainable relationships with clients and consultants.
Amidst horseback-riding and working on a traditional Persian rug, Ameneh is completing her PhD in Architectural Design at Virginia Tech. Ameneh received Master of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Shiraz, Iran.
Neville is a leader in spearheading MV+A’s efforts at creating dynamic, urban retail and mixed-use experiences. In addition to master-planning and design, Neville is responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary teams and consultants, client communications, as well as design and review.
Neville received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mumbai, and his Masters in Urban Design from the University of Michigan. Neville grew up in India, and now loves living in Baltimore, especially for its arts scene and proximity to the Chesapeake Bay. He was promoted to Associate in 2016.
As a Registered Architect and Certified Planner, Brian is a significant contributor to MV+A’s expertise in planning and development for mixed-use projects across many scales. His combined knowledge of architecture and community planning allows him to guide the process of development in both the private and public sector.
Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Master of Architecture and Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. He was promoted to Associate in 2016 and hopes to use his additional vacation time to pursue his love of travel.
In addition to more than 20 years of successful project management, the specific expertise of Kyle Mincey is interior architecture and design, and his work proves that excellent design is what makes a store, office, or residential experience one that a customer wants to return to. For a multitude of mixed-use and grocery-anchored projects, Kyle establishes tight scheduling and management and ensures the project design reflects each unique location and client.
Kyle graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture. He has two fists and he’s not afraid to shake them.
Russell Zung is responsible for project management and design delivery. He has more than 16 years of experience with a variety of project types and scales, all of which aid clients by providing responsive and open communication channels, insightful design, and prudent direction to every project. His current projects include some of the firm’s larger mixed-use projects as well as unique retail destinations.
A native Midwesterner, Russell and his family often spend their weekends exploring new destinations and hiking trails around the DC metro and Mid-Atlantic region. Russell graduated from University of Kansas with a Master in Architecture and Urban Planning.
Eleanor Krause has more than 30 years of experience in planning and design in the Mid-Atlantic region. A strong background in historic preservation provides a meticulous foundation for her work and provides the firm with in-house historical design expertise. Her creativity in managing complex programs and regulatory processes has earned her regional recognition and makes her an indispensable component of the MV+A team.
Eleanor received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and her Master of Architecture from the University of Florida. She is an avid dog enthusiast and sailor as well as an esteemed holiday decorator who hand-makes wreaths for the office every December.