Meet the 2020 Jury

Meet the 2020 Design Pittsburgh Jury from AIA Baltimore

Pavlina Ilieva, AIA  (Jury Chair)
PI.KL Studio, Principal & Co-Founder

Pavlina Ilieva is Principal and Co-founded of PI.KL Studio – an award-winning practice engaged in architecture, design/build and micro-development. She specializes in wearing many hats and integrates everyday design process across disciplines. The firm’s work spans across the commercial, workplace and urban housing scales as well as varied community-based and open space projects for non-profit organizations, private and local government entities.

Pavlina serves as Chair of the Urban Design and Architecture Advisory Panel (UDAAP) for the Baltimore City Department of Planning, which provides design review and professional design assistance for significant projects and master plans throughout the city.

An experienced educator, she also served as Program Director of the Undergraduate Architecture and Environmental Design Program at Morgan State University and is recipient of national ACSA Architectural Education Awards for her work in fostering diversity in Beginning Design Pedagogy and Housing Design Education. She has published, lectured and juried nationally and is a 2018 Fellow of the Landscape Architecture Foundation CSI Program.

Carri Beer, AIA
Brennan + Company Architects, Associate Principal
CommONEcology Regenerative Design Studio, Equity Partner

Carri Beer, AIA graduated with a Master of Architecture from Texas Tech University with special study in sustainable design. She has experience with commercial and residential projects, government clients and private clients. Carri became one of Maryland’s first LEED Accredited Professionals in 2001 and consulted on several of the region’s early LEED projects. She received her Permaculture Design Certificate from Charm City Farms in 2017 and is currently pursuing a second PDC with a Social Permaculture specialty from the Permaculture Women’s Guild.  She is Project Architect and Manager on new high performance, healthy homes and small community buildings, landscape design, and community master planning. Carri focuses on creating architecture and places that are holistic and address high energy performance, building science, healthy indoor air quality, natural materials, resiliency, site and water restoration, and social equity.

Carri served as co-chair of the AIA Baltimore Committee on the Environment and Resiliency for five years and President and Board Member of her local food cooperative for four years. She also served as the co-facilitator for the bMORE Living Building Collaborative and was on the Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality. In 2006, she founded Common Ecology, an on-line community resource for holistic, sustainable community and lifestyle change. Carri was part of a collaborative group creating the “10 Steps to Healthy High Performance Schools” in response to Baltimore City Schools 10-year school investment plan.  She has also presented at several venues as one of the country’s leading architects promoting Foam-Free, High-Performance construction. Carri, along with a small collaborative team, is a third round finalist for the Enterprise Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge grant for their regenerative communities proposal.

Peter Doo, FAIA, LEED Fellow
Doo Consulting, Principal

Founder and partner of Doo Consulting, LLC, Peter is a recognized leader in the sustainability industry with over 35 years of experience assisting companies and project teams to meet their sustainability goals. Peter co-chaired the Baltimore City Green Building Task Force, which researched and made recommendations to the Baltimore City Council and Mayor on implementing a green building policy in Baltimore City. Those recommendations resulted in the creation in the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, and the passage of the City’s Green Building Law. Peter was also a commissioner on the Baltimore City Sustainability Commission and a past member of the State of Maryland Green Building Council. As a consultant, he brings this experience to assist design teams in developing creative, project specific and  appropriate strategies for sustainability and green building certification.

Calvin McCargo Jr., NCARB, NOMA, AIA
DesignHAND Architects, Founding Member & Principal

Calvin McCargo, Jr. NCARB, NOMA, AIA has a Master’s of Architecture degree from Morgan State University and over 15 years of experience in the architectural field.

Mr. McCargo has a love and passion for architecture and people. His personal goal is to help create an accessible practice that can become a household name known for excellent and inspiring architecture focused on community empowerment and development. He is currently the President of the National Organization of Minority Architects’ Baltimore Chapter.


Scott Walters, AIA, LEED AP

Hord Coplan Macht, Principal

Mr. Scott Walters is a Principal and Design Director of the Education Studio. He has led Hord Coplan Macht’s design team on multiple education projects for universities and community colleges, as well as private and public K-12 schools.

Scott believes great architecture arises from the unexpected. Thoughtful solutions emerge from analysis, curiosity, and hard work.  A methodology tied intimately to the people, places, and time in which and for which  we work.  Focusing on investigation and imagination, Scott creates architecture with inspiring ideas and meaningful connections. Some of his most notable work includes the Darlington Hall at Harford Community College,  Maryland Hillel and UMCP, and the Smith Center at Mount Saint Joseph High School. A registered architect in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C., Scott is a member of the AIA Baltimore Board of Directors. He is also a frequent guest critic and former adjunct faculty member at the Morgan State University Graduate School of Architecture.