Heather Daley Rao, AIA, LEED-AP joined Cunningham | Quill Architects as a Staff Designer in 2004. Ms. Rao has more than ten years of experience in architectural design for large and small-scale master planning, residential renovations, additions, and new construction, as well as multi-family, commercial, and mixed-use projects. Ms. Rao’s projects have won numerous awards, including AIA Awards from the Potomac Valley, Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, Virginia Society, and Maryland State Component Chapters. Registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia, she holds a Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design degree from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Prior to joining Cunningham | Quill Architects, Ms. Rao worked for Richard Williams Architects in Washington, DC, and had internships with SmithGroup in Washington, DC, and Austin Tao & Associates Landscape Architects in St. Louis, MO. Ms. Rao is also an active volunteer in the local community and has been a member of the Washington DC Building Industry Association’s Community Services Corporation since 2004. She was the 2011 Co-Chair of DCBIA’s Annual Community Improvement Day.