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ELAINE_IMG_6140_EDIT_01_WEBElaine Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project Manager & Strategic Planner

Elaine offers over 30 years of experience in the design and management of architectural projects.  Before joining Robert E. Beach Architects seven years ago, she managed numerous large scale architectural and interior projects for nationally recognized firms in the mid-Atlantic Region.  With experience in business, real estate, and overall project management, she plays a vital role in the planning and logistics of project execution.  During her time with the firm she has completed numerous commercial design projects including the renovation of Lockheed Martin’s Manassas Offices and the interior design of Sterling Optical Tysons Corner.

BILL_IMG_6137_EDIT_01_WEBBill Gallagher, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project & Production Manager

Prior to joining the firm Bill managed his own award-winning residential design firm in Ithaca, New York.  Upon relocating to Virginia, he completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Howard University while serving the firm as a Project Manager.  Over the past 15 years he has earned a reputation for designing spaces that are responsive to the needs of their inhabitants.  He has a strong understanding of the elements necessary for the successful completion of  projects at all scales and has served an instrumental role in the firm’s most significant projects.

DAN_IMG_6150_EDIT_01_WEBDan Cammer, SET NICET
Senior Codes & Standards Director

Dan provides full code reviews throughout our planning and drawing development process.  During his 40 year career he has authored the widely used Technical Notes on Brick Construction for The Brick Industry Association and worked for the City of Alexandria as a plans examiner.  His past experience reviewing drawings for code compliance as a certified plans examiner brings unparalleled depth to Robert E. Beach Architects, LLC’s quality control process.  Outside of the office Dan serves as the membership chair for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute.

NICK_IMG_6153_EDIT_01_WEBNick Valadez, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Project Architect

Nick has a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and has worked for Robert E. Beach Architects for over ten years.  During this time Nick has completed work for several complex renovations to residential and commercial buildings including recent work for The Hermitage in Northern Virginia and Edible Arrangements.   In 2014 he completed the Virginia Society AIA’s Emerging Leaders in Architecture Program, a year-long honors academy that focuses on the skills necessary to succeed as an architect that typically fall outside the realm of the traditional architectural education.

MELISSA_IMG_6142_EDIT_01_WEBMelissa Baum, Assoc. AIA
Project Manager

Melissa recently relocated to Virginia with her family from the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Over her 18-year career she has built a strong and diverse portfolio of work including academic facilities, mountain resorts,  affordable multifamily housing, and luxury custom residences. While her projects have been diverse, they are each characterized by a strong connection to the site, a reflection of the character of their occupants, and sustainable building practices. Melissa especially enjoys detailing interiors and addressing the needs of building users.