Devin S. Kimmel, AIA, ASLA
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.
David P. Pindell, Assoc. AIA, CSI
Senior Architectural Designer and Project Manager
David Pindell has more than fifteen years of experience with custom homes, historic preservation, retail, and office projects. A creative designer, his design of a rowhouse obtained an honorable mention in the Most Innovative category of a competition of the Baltimore Chapter of the AIA. He described it as an “urban backpack” for historic Baltimore rowhouses. He enjoys working on high-end custom architecture, and thrives on managing complex projects.
Pindell has worked on projects ranging from multi-million-dollar waterfront properties to kitchen and bathroom renovations of Annapolis historic houses. He has extensive experience publicly presenting projects with the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission and with the Odenton Town Center Advisory Committee. He has served intermittently on the Architecture Faculty at Morgan State University, teaching courses in architectural drawing, basic design principles, and technical documentation.
David is a graduate from Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design, having also studied at the Center for European Studies and Architecture, in Switzerland.
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 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.
Senior Architectural Drafter
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.
Thomas H. Haley
Thomas is a passionate designer who seeks to create a harmonious blend between architecture and landscapes utilizing analytical thinking and creative design. The 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 and the 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.
Aseel Al-Sarraf, LEED GA
Architectural Designer & Sustainable Design Specialist
Besides being a highly motivated architectural designer, Aseel is an efficient project manager with a Master in Business Administration (MBA). She has directed a wide range of projects, both in the United States and abroad, including elegant private houses and complex residential developments.
Aseel is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology and a LEED Green Associate.
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.