Devin S. Kimmel, AIA, ASLA
Principal Architect and Landscape Architect
The head of our team is Devin Kimmel, AIA, ASLA. A licensed architect, Kimmel specializes in high-end custom architecture and in historic preservation.
In 2018, he was named "Top Architect H&D Portfolio" in a special issue of the magazine Home & Design dedicated to professionals with “proven record and experience to design the house style of your dreams.” He was the only Annapolis architect included in the selective list.
Before obtaining this award, his architectural skills had been recognized on a number of opportunities. His design of a waterfront house was selected as a top design by Houzz, and was featured in articles by Annapolis Home magazine and by Dering Hall. In an open competition for a national monument, his classical memorial was one of five designs selected as finalists down from 350 alternatives. He was commissioned to lead the preservation of a Maryland mansion built in 1705 by the Cloverfields Preservation Foundation. The University of Maryland honored him with the top design award when he graduated as a landscape architect, and then with the top design award when he received his Master of Architecture (Faculty Award for Design Excellence). He won a professional scholarship to study in Rome based on his professional design and drawing ability. His drawings frequently obtain recognition in specialized environments. He has traveled to Europe numerous times to study and sketch and has a great understanding of classical proportions and detailing.
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.
Brian D. Glenister, RA
Senior Architect and Project Manager
Brian is a licensed architect with more than 25 years of experience in custom residential architecture. His comprehensive portfolio includes a myriad of high-profile designs, including a multimillion restoration of a historic mansion in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, several multifamily structures, and the conversion of a brownstone into a single-family residence of 9,000 square feet.
Brian has an excellent eye for architectural detailing. He enjoys developing meticulous millwork specifications that result in sophisticated finishes for our clients. His advanced understanding of the construction process allows him to draw details that do not only look good, but also work.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College, and an Architectural Engineering degree from the Norwalk Technical Institute.
Eric Borchard, AIA
Senior Architect and Project Manager
Eric Borchard is a licensed architect. He has more than 20 years of experience designing elegant custom homes, popular restaurants, and memorable visitor centers.
He loves the challenge of designing and renovating buildings when there are obstacles to be overcome. He enjoys finding creative solutions to complex problems, as when restrictive critical area regulations apply, or when a home needs to be renovated because it no longer fits the needs of the owners.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ball State University.
Christopher Shipley, RLA, LEED AP
Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager
Christopher Shipley is a licensed landscape architect with more than ten years of experience planning complex sites for universities, military, and government institutions. At Kimmel Studio, he produces existing condition plans, demolition plans, tree protection plans, layout plans, planting plans, hardscape plans, soil improvement plans, grading plans, planting specifications, and construction details. He is an expert in Low Impact Design and strives to apply his deep knowledge of Resilience Theory in every project he works on, whether it is a waterfront residential garden or a campus renovation.
Brian Hjemvik, ASLA, PLA
Brian Hjemvik is a licensed landscape architect with more than ten years of experience. He is particularly skilled at planning complex sites where critical area laws apply. This is the case, for example, with waterfront and historic properties.
He also has experience designing buffer management, reforestation, and mitigation plans. A creative thinker and a skilled technician, Brian makes sure that his designs meet every need that our clients anticipated, as well as those they didn’t even know they had.
Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University.
Sarah H. Scott
Sarah H. Scott has more than ten years of experience designing and renovating custom homes.
She has worked on projects ranging from multi-million-dollar waterfront properties to kitchen and bathroom renovations of Annapolis historic houses.
Sarah enjoys the challenge of meeting each client’s individual needs. She knows to ask the right questions: Are there any young children in your family? Are you planning to retire here? Is this an aging-in-place design? Do you have pets? How often do you entertain? Whatever the client’s specific needs, Sarah will make sure that their home adapts to them.
Every homeowner who has worked with her was highly impressed with her professionalism and with her ability to impeccably guide them through the process of creating their dream home, from beginning to end.
Sarah is a graduate from Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Taksit J. Dhanagom
Taksit J. Dhanagom is an architectural designer specializing in Classical architecture. He combines his deep understanding of classicism with his artistic talent to design inspiring places for our clients—spaces that often feel sacred.
Dhanagom enjoys exploring the connections between religion, art and architecture, and is a peer reviewer for the Religion and The Arts Journal published by Boston College.
He continually improves his artistic eye by participating in a variety of programs. He recently attended the renowned course “The Elements of Classical Architecture: Classical America” organized by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, as well as the Classical Figure Drawing / Watercolor / Sculpting class taught by the Art League in Virginia.
Dhanagom received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Designer & 3D Visualization Specialist
Anees is well-versed in technology; he also loves architecture and beautiful buildings. His job at Kimmel Studio is to use technology to help visualize the architecture we design. This allows Anees to bring together his two passions: technology and architecture. He is experienced with the latest architectural visualization technologies, including AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and 3DsMax. Besides working at Kimmel Studio, Anees is a part-time student, working towards obtaining an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Architecture at the Anne Arundel Community College.
Brady is a graduate of Anne Arundel Community College, holding an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Architecture. A Maryland native, you can find him enjoying the outdoors with his dog, traveling to new and exciting places, and spending time with his family.
Maria Ruhlmann, PhD
Office Manager & Researcher
Maria assists Kimmel Studio with research and office management.
She began her doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and obtained her PhD in 2017.