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 honored Mr. Kimmel with not one, but two top design awards, granting him 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. 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. He also has experience with historic preservation and restoration of landmark Maryland buildings.
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.
Deborah Bauer, LEED BD+C
The path to Maryland and Annapolis began for Deborah in St. Louis, Missouri, where the Mississippi River, the Gateway Arch by Eero Saarinen, and the city’s rich catalog of distinctive neighborhoods, made strong impressions. The journey continued with a degree in English literature, a BFA in painting and drawing, and extensive experience in portrait and journalistic photography. Through employment at St. Louis Design Alliance, as an administrator and later as designer, she encountered architecture as a design realm with a palette and scope as large as human endeavor.
Deborah received her Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland in 2008. She has been privileged to work on residential projects in St. Louis, Washington, DC and North Carolina, and to participate in the 2007 Solar Decathlon in which the University of Maryland took first place. Settings and structures that bring people together, fostering health and sustainability, and allowing people to experience the natural environment in fresh and stimulating ways are among her central interests.
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.
Anees is well-versed in technology; he also loves architecture and beautiful buildings. His job at Kimmel Studio consists in using 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, 3DsMax and MS Project. 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.
Maria Ruhlmann, PhD, JD
Maria assists Kimmel Studio - Buildings & Gardens with research and office management.
Maria was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her J.D. from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and 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 and obtained her PhD in 2017.