Paul D. Edmeades, Chair, Board of Architects
Paul Edmeades was the founding principal of Edmeades & Stromdahl, Ltd., a firm that specialized in the design of public safety facilities. He has designed numerous fire facilities, police facilities, and emergency operation centers. He has special design expertise in the design of fire and police training facilities. In addition to his public safety work, he has designed many churches, libraries, schools, community centers, and residences. He currently works as an independent consultant and researcher in public safety facility design and sustainability. He has served as president of the Liriodendron Foundation, an organization that preserves the summer home of Dr. Howard Kelly, one of the founding physicians of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mr. Edmeades currently serves on the Bel Air Historic Preservation Commission, and has been actively involved in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for a number of years. He has served in NCARB’s region leadership as treasurer, vice chair, and chair. In 2017, he was elected to serve on the NCARB national board of directors.
Christopher Schein, Chairman, 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 American Society of Landscape Architects (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 an Associate with Chesapeake Environmental Management, Inc. located in Bel Air, Maryland. 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, P.E., Chairman, Board for Professional Engineers
Lt. COL (MD Ret.) Howard C. ‘Skip’ Harclerode II, P.E., F.NSPE, F.AIChE is the Founder and President of KBD Engineering Company, Inc.; an environmental, chemical process, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil and structural engineering firm he founded in 1986. He has made sustained and unusual contributions to the public welfare and to the advancement of the engineering profession throughout his long and distinguished career.
Mr. Harclerode is a Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In addition, he presently sits on the Maryland State Board of Profession Engineers since 2003, where he was Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2016 and Vice-Chairman & Chairman of the Complaint Committee from 2005 to 2008.
He is also an active member of the National Council Examiners of Engineering & Surveying. He has been on the Board of Directors as the Northeast Zone Vice-President & Asst. Zone Vice-President from 2007 to 2011. He has been a member of the Engineering Education Task Force from 2007-2010 and a member of the Uniform Procedures and Legislative Guidelines from 2004 to 2008. He served two terms as the UPLG Chair and later served as a consultant to UPLG from 2008 to 2010. He served as a member of the Fire Protection/Design-Build Task Force, Chairman of the Finance Committee from 2010 to 2011, a member of the Examinations for Professional Engineers (EPE) Committee from 2014 to 2019, and consultant to CBT Task Force from 2010 to 2011, Bylaws Committee Chairman from 2019 to 2020 and 2021 to 2022 and a member of the Awards Committee from 2020-2021.
Mr. Harclerode has been extremely active in professional affairs. He was the Treasurer of the Maryland Society of Engineers from 1984 to 1985, co-chairman of Maryland Engineers Week activities for more than 5 years and Co-Founder of the MDSPE Educational Foundation in 1984. At the national level, Harclerode has been a member of NSPE since 1980. In 1981, NSPE chose him to be the NSPE-PEI Congressional Fellow.
Mr. Harclerode has significant contributions to Scouting, his church, the local recreation council, and the State of Maryland (MDDF). He is married to Judith L. Harclerode, a retired attorney and resides in Baltimore County, Maryland.
Robyn Dubick, Chair, Board of Certified Interior Designers
Robyn Dubick is a principal with CRGA Design, a firm specializing in Healthcare Architecture, Interior Design, Master Planning and environmental graphic design. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Robyn has been working in the field of interior design for over 20 years. She has completed a multitude of projects in acute and ambulatory care, environments for many of the healthcare institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to being a Certified Interior Designer, she also holds many advanced certifications as a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC, and is Lean Black Belt certified. Prior to serving on the State Board of Certified Interior Designer, Robyn held many board positions in the local chapter of IIDA, an involvement she began while in college. In her current role with the Maryland State Board, she also represents the state as the states delegate to The Council of Interior Design Qualification.
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