Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Board Members - Maryland Joint Design Boards


Diane Cho, Chair, Board of Architects

Diane Cho, Chair, Board of Architects
Diane Cho is a founding principal of Cho Benn Holback + Associates, a multi-disciplinary architecture firm. A registered architect since 1979, she has specialized experience in the areas of cultural, educational and institutional buildings. Recent projects include the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Jim Rouse Visionary Center for The American Visionary Art Museum, and Everyman Theatre. She was inducted into the Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence in 2003, received a Distinguished Women’s Award from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland in 1999, and was honored in 2005 at CREW Baltimore’s 20th anniversary for contributions to the real estate industry. She serves on the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees and is a board member of the Fund for Educational Excellence and Maryland Art Place.


Carla Viar Pullen, Acting Chair, Board of Certified Interior Designers
Ms. Viar Pullen earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and has worked for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division for almost six years. Prior to accepting a position as a full time instructor, she was the senior interior designer for an architectural firm specializing in corporate, government and K-12 school facility design. She has worked in the local community as a member of several Historic District Commissions. She is NCIDQ certified and licensed to practice as a Certified Interior Designer in the State of Maryland. Ms. Viar Pullen has served on the Board of Certified Interior Designers since 2005 and currently serves as the Acting Chair.

Christopher Schein, Chair, Chair, Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects

Christopher Schein, Chair, Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects
As a principal and partner of Hord Coplan Macht, Christopher Schein has over 25 years of landscape architecture and land planning experience. Mr. Schein is currently leading an interdisciplinary design team working with the National Park Service on the D.C. War Memorial restoration. Campus projects include Washington College, Loyola College in Maryland, the University of Virginia, St. Mary’s College and the United States Naval Academy. He has also designed landscapes at the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Treasury, the Pennsylvania State Capitol, and Baltimore’s West Shore Park. His accomplishments have been recognized by two ASLA Honor Awards and several Merit Awards. Mr. Schein previously served as President of the Maryland Chapter of ASLA.


John Mettee III, Chairman, Board for Professional Land Surveyors
John Mettee is Director of Business Development at Axiom Engineering Design, LLC. He was previously Vice President of Frederick Ward Associates, Inc. and has over 40 years of land surveying and engineering experience. In addition to his Maryland license, he holds licenses in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Before joining the Board in 2005, he held a variety of positions with the Maryland Society of Surveyors and was honored as MSS' 2005 Surveyor of the Year. From 1997 through 2006, Mr. Mettee served as Maryland State Trigstar Coordinator and as an instructor for Trimble Certified Courses. He has also offered workshops and seminars for MSS and the New Jersey Society of Land Surveyors. He served as adjunct faculty in Catonsville Community College's surveying program and as member of the program's advisory committee.

H. C. “Skip” Harclerode II, Chair, Board for Professional Engineers

H. C. “Skip” Harclerode II, Chair, Board for Professional Engineers
H. C. “Skip” Harclerode II is a chemical engineer with extensive mechanical/electrical, structural, process design and project management experience in both governmental and private sectors. Since 1986, he has been President of KBD Engineering Co. (Phoenix, MD), a consulting firm offering environmental abatement services as well as mechanical, electrical, process, and structural design work for commercial and industrial facilities. In addition to being a registered professional engineer in seven states, he is also a licensed master plumber and first grade stationary boiler engineer. Skip is a lifetime member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has held office in both the National Society of Professional Engineers and Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.