Devin S. Kimmel, AIA, ASLA


The head of our team is Devin Kimmel, AIA, ASLA. He is an award-winning Licensed Architect, Licensed Landscape Architect and Illustrator. His design skills have been recognized not only by his extremely satisfied clients, but also by the University of Maryland. In fact, this university granted Mr. Kimmel not one, but two top design awards. The University of Maryland granted Devin a top design award when he graduated as a Landscape Architect, and then a second one when he received his Master of Architecture. Devin also won a professional scholarship to study in Rome based on his professional design and drawing ability. He has traveled to Europe numerous times to study and sketch and has a great understanding of classical proportions and detailing. His drawings also frequently obtain recognition in specialized environments.

Devin grew up in Bel Air, Maryland. After attending both undergraduate and graduate schools at the University of Maryland, he settled in Annapolis. He resides there with his wife and son, walking to work every day to his studio in Annapolis.


Thomas H. Haley


Thomas is a passionate designer who seeks to create a harmonious blend between architecture and landscapes utilizing analytical thinking & creative design. His inspiration for his work is driven by his interests in art, architecture, history, and the environment. Notable projects that he has worked on include the National World War I Memorial & Baynard Stadium Master Plan.

He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. Prior to joining the team at Kimmel Studio, he interned for a green roof specialist and worked as a landscape designer on a mixed-use developer’s multidisciplinary design team. A Maryland native, you can find him enjoying the outdoors, exploring the local cities, or riding his motorcycle.


Jeffery Renshaw

Jeff grew up in the Washington area and spent his first twenty years after college in residential construction, developing a specialization in period architecture and historical restoration, and a passion for architectural millwork.
Adopting CAD drafting in the late 1980's, Jeff transitioned to the design end of the business in 1991. Since then, he has worked at or for a handful of the top residential architectural firms in the region. At Kimmel Studio, he brings an informed and experienced eye to the detail of our architectural work, part of
our commitment to realizing a cohesive marriage between the micro and the macro, and between the house and garden.


Phillip H. Conte

Phil graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. Before transferring to Temple, Phil studied business management at St. Joe’s University. Phil chose to study landscape architecture because it combined his passion for architecture and the outdoors.

Phil previously worked for a multi-disciplinary landscape architecture firm in Philadelphia, working on various types of projects including residential & commercial landscape design, park and recreation design and land planning. He also worked for a landscape and masonry company for several years, acquiring hands-on experience in both trades.


Maria Ruhlmann, PhD, JD

Maria was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her J.D. from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and received her LL.M. in International Legal Practice from the Instituto de Empresa, in Spain. She participated in exchange programs at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans and at the Marshall Wythe Law School of the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She began her doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University in 2011. Maria assists KS with research and office management.