Maria Casarella, AIA has been with Cunningham | Quill Architects since 2004, and brings over fifteen years of award-winning residential, institutional and historic preservation experience to the firm. She takes a context-based and site-specific approach to architecture, promoting an organic design process that takes into account the unique sensibilities of both her clients and projects.
Ms. Casarella is active in the Washington, DC community, and has been a Board member of the Cleveland Park Historical Society. Ms. Casarella was first appointed by Mayor Adrian Fenty to the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board in 2008 and served as an appointed architect member until September 2015. She has served as the chair of the Sustainability Committee of the HPRB and led the entire effort to revise the DC Historic Preservation Guidelines to address sustainable building practices.