People

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Chuck Hawley / AIA / Principal

Since becoming a partner in 2011, Chuck has acted as lead principal in charge for many projects, taking personal responsibility for quality design, meeting schedules, project coordination and maintaining budgets. His ability to problem-solve, to handle a large project from schematic design down to the tiniest detail have contributed to the development of a stable client base and allowed the firm to take on increasingly complex projects. With his extensive knowledge of the complex tax credit application processes and in-depth code knowledge, Chuck ha developed strong relationships with non-profit and for profit developers. His ability to solve challenges throughout the entire life cycle of a project ensures well-designed and well-constructed buildings for the end user. A 2003 graduate of Temple University, Chuck was a recipient of the prestigious Alpha Chi Rho Bronze Medal. Chuck, his wife Janelle and their two children have been proud Annapolitans since 2005.

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Jean Sovinski / Managing Partner

Jean is a people person and problem-solver whose expertise lies in practice management. Her role at RPH Architecture encompasses the operations of the business as well as working hand-in-hand with management and clients to translate each project’s needs into a workable plan of action at a reasonable price.  She thrives in the friendly, productive atmosphere at RPH where she manages all aspects of operations and is instrumental in the strategic planning and business development efforts of the firm.  When she is not entertaining during college football season, she can be found volunteering and traveling with her family.

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Mike Stinefelt / AIA / LEED AP BD+C / Partner

Mike brings a pragmatic approach to Architecture, LEED expertise, and a passion for affordable housing to RPH. A 2005 graduate of Virginia Tech, Mike saw firsthand the importance of stable housing as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. With over 15 years working in the field, Mike's well-rounded experience, advanced certification through the U.S. Green Building Council and multi-state licensure are assets he brings to his role as partner and studio director. This, along with a diverse work portfolio and proven leadership bring tremendous value to the day-to-day operations in the studio. Mike and his wife, Megan, enjoy spending their free time in the great outdoors while raising their two daughters to appreciate the natural environment.

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Kara Glynn / Quality Assurance Architect

Kara almost left architecture to become a professional chef, but lucky for RPH, cooking has remained an avocation and we enjoy the benefits of her 20+ years of architectural expertise. A 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech, Kara is particularly skilled with codes and specifications, ensuring exceptional drawings. She also acts as an advisor and mentor to RPH’s staff. Her depth of experience within the field of architecture, including specification writing makes her an invaluable resource to all of the staff.  Prior to joining RPH, Kara worked on substantial commercial and higher education projects, experience she parlays into her current work with RPH. Kara is well-respected by her colleagues in the industry, making her an asset to the firm. Yet nowhere is Kara more dedicated than at home where she is the busy mother of two children.

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Kerry Font / AIA / Project Architect

Curating the built environment one building at a time to create spaces for people is Kerry's underlying vision for architecture. With a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Environmental Building Design from the University of Pennsylvania, Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm. Complimenting her education is her passion for the built environment. Kerry enjoys working through the big ideas, the diagrams and underlying narratives that resonate through a project, from the massing to the details. Her true passion lies in working on housing projects and knowing that she is making a better place for someone to live, directly improving their quality of life through architecture. During time outside of the office, Kerry can be found spending quality time with her husband on the water, boating, fishing or crabbing, playing tennis, gardening and cooking.

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Rob Lang / PMP / Project Architect

Rob's credentials as a Project Management Professional means he is an expert navigator of all project stages, and his attention to detail results in every element of a project being thoughtfully worked out, from foundation details to construction staging. Very early on, as a construction apprentice, Rob learned to assemble virtually every component of a house from footing to ridge vent. This experience set the foundation for understanding the systems involved in the design and construction process and the knowledge gainer carries over into the project studio. With Rob's careful eye, details are not missed. As the early bird of the office, Rob likes to scooter in before the sun rises, so he can spend summer afternoons sailing, or spending time with his wife Alyson and their two cats, Cal (Ripken Jr.) and Justin (Tucker), cheering on Baltimore sports teams.

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Jaclyn Nagy / LEED AP BD+C / Staff Architect

Jaclyn’s creative spirit extends well beyond the field of architecture.  As a recent graduate of the Catholic University of America, Jaclyn seeks out opportunities both inside and outside the studio to continuously learn. From taking a ceramics class at Maryland Hall to documenting her travels in sketchbooks, she is always teaching herself something new. In the studio, this translates into intricate building design or working through the complex construction process with a client. When Jaclyn is not learning something new, she can be found tucked in a corner with a good book or designing and painting cornhole boards for her friends and family.

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Andrew Watts / Staff Architect

Andrew's eagerness to solve problems and find solutions to complex architectural challenges has proved to be an asset in the studio on many projects. Whether he is working through the spatial challenges of a storage facility or the code requirements of an affordable housing unit, Andrew seeks to find answers. As a recent graduate of Catholic University of America, Andrew's knowledge base is saturated with the latest technologies and architectural expertise and supplemented by his minor in Financial Management. His interests outside of the office are just as diverse; from piano playing to playing soccer and his latest venture: learning to golf. When not playing sports, Andrew spends quality time with his wife, Peggy.