Bruce Zavos, AIA, NCARBPresident
As President, Bruce provides guidance for all of ZA+D’s projects and leadership in implementing the firm’s core values and objectives. He has been an architect for over thirty years and has focused his talents on community oriented projects and building a practice representative of his ideals.
With his organizational and management abilities, he has led his eponymous firm to numerous design and preservation awards incorporating both high design ideals and sustainable design objectives. The source of Bruce’s continuing success has resulted from his ability to listen, creatively problem solve and engage the community and stakeholders in the design process.
Bruce is also deeply involved in the welfare of his community and serves on numerous boards and organizations.
Hannah Weikel, ASID, LEED® APVice President & Director of Interiors
Hannah joined the firm in 2004 after earning a bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from Longwood University. With over 15 years of experience with the firm, she earned her NCIDQ Certification and became a LEED® Accredited Professional. Hannah was then appointed Director of ZA+Dinteriors, making her the only in-house certified interior designer.
Specializing in interior finish selection, space planning, and design models, Hannah has served a wide range of residential, educational, medical, housing and commercial clients and prides herself on satisfying each end user. Working closely with every project type and phase has made her a well-rounded design professional.
Karen DavisSr. Administrative Manager
Karen has been with ZA+D since its establishment in 2003. With over 25+ years of administrative and managerial experience, she deftly maintains the business side of the firm and keeps the office running smoothly and efficiently.
Her knowledge of office procedures extends from contracts to accounting and everything in between. When not working, you can find Karen at her horse boarding facility in Frederick County.
John KershnerProject Manager
Born and raised near Frederick, Maryland, and grew up a diehard Baltimore Orioles fan. John’s passion for Architecture began early when his family would take road trips across the U.S. and he would spot a stadium here or skyscraper there. After working in Chicago for nearly 10 years, John was excited to move back to the area to be near family. John spends much of his free time enjoying the outdoors while camping, hiking and traveling with his growing family.
John is a Project Manager with over 15 years of experience in residential architecture, historic preservation, new construction, planning, renovation & preservation/reuse.
Eric RasmussenProject Manager
Eric’s interest in architecture and construction began at an early age, when riding in his parents’ car past construction sites in Colorado, where he was born, and later in Gaithersburg, MD, where he grew up.
He earned a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Boston Architectural College, and worked in Boston and Portland, Maine before moving back to Maryland. He enjoys spending time, often at the water’s edge, with his family and dogs.
As a project manager, Eric brings to ZA+D 15 years of experience in a variety of project types, including commercial, multi- and single-family residential, historic preservation, and senior living.
Forrest Popkin, RAProject Manager
Liam FoxJob Captain
Liam started with the firm in the Fall of 2018. Before that he worked in the construction field as both an estimator and an engineer. While working construction he attended Morgan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design.
Some of his interests are listening to music, wood working, and on the weekend going out on hikes. He is excited to bring some of his experience and ideas to the ZAD team.
Emily LallyJob Captain
Will has been with the ZA+D family since 2018. His passion for architecture began at an early age as he traveled to job sites with his father. Being able to experience the field work at an early age made him want to pursue a career in design. Will is still in school working toward a Bachelor of Science in Architecture while focusing his studies on sustainable design.
When he graduates he wants to take what he learned from standard such as passive house and LEED to bring more sustainable design practices to the company’s future projects.
In free time, Will enjoys, going the gym, Hiking, and playing board games. Whenever he has a chance to travel, you can expect that he will take it. He believes the ability to travel to experience culture and architectural design around the world is key to a future in understanding successful design practices.
Dylan BurrillAdministrative Support
Born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in Wales, UK, Dylan has spent the best part of the last 20 years living and thriving in the Virgin Islands. With a substantial background in the technology and graphic design industry, Dylan eventually started working alongside his (Architect) Father in the British Virgin Islands providing technical and marketing support for the family run hurricane protection company. After a devastating Hurricane in 2017 Dylan is now living in Frederick M.D. and proud to be working with Zavos Architecture+Design.
ZA+D is always looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our team, for more information please CLICK HERE