Kim Schaefer, Principal, AIA, LEED APBD+C
Kim Schaefer founded TerraLogos: eco architecture in January, 2002 with a commitment to providing sustainable design solutions to the Mid-Atlantic region. Kim has over 30 years experience in the fields of architecture, project management and environmental design. Kim is particularly concerned with bringing sustainable design practices to the revitalization of communities and their public facilities, and to affordable housing. To that end she has worked with Habitat for Humanity, the Sustainable Washington Alliance, the US Green Building Council, the Amazing Port Street Sacred Commons and with various non-profit housing developers. She holds a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelors in Environmental Design from Texas A & M University. Kim was honored in 2006 as the Innovator of the Year by the Baltimore business newspaper, The Daily Record, for promotion and education of green building practices.
“I’ve been passionate about the environment literally since childhood, when I focused on pollution issues and woodland preservation in high school. I have dedicated my practice to working in harmony with the site and nature by optimizing the “free” services provided by our natural environment such as sunlight, good soil, fresh water and clean air. Working for a healthier planet not only restores our natural resource base but creates wonderful places and spaces for people and all the creatures with whom we share our home, Earth.”
Mark W. Sullivan, Project Manager, Assoc. AIA LEED AP BD+C
Mark has been practicing architecture for over 20 years, with the last five serving as a project manager, document production supervisor and Senior LEED Coordinator with TerraLogos. Mark received his Master of Architecture degree from Morgan State University and his BS in Architecture from the University of Maryland. He has an extensive background in construction, design and management and is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts U.S.A.
“Sustainability, the latest ‘in’ thing: Everyone seems to be talking about sustainability in the media these days as if it were something new. But without practicing sustainability, humankind would not have survived many thousands of years. Sustainability should encompass more than just recycling or composting or buying renewable products or somehow just being ‘green’. We need to get back to the basic principles – leaving a world to our grandchildren that is intact, livable, and beautiful.”
Michael Stinefelt, Architectural Designer
Mike recently joined TerraLogos as an architect intern and is currently hard at work helping with several design projects and with our current portfolio production. Mike is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he studied Architecture with an emphasis on sustainability and green home design.
“The essence of all design begins with the function of a space. We cannot hope to have a successful design without first considering how it will influence each individual user as well as the community as a whole. It is this principle of function that should govern our designs.”
Morteza Kasmaei, Architect, LEED AP
Professor Kasmaei registered architect formerly practicing in Iran. He brings extensive experience in working for the Iranian Housing Authority and is an expert in climate and solar based design with indigenous materials and building technologies. He is developing climate-based design strategies for the mid-Atlantic region and site design for our climate. Morteza works with TerraLogos in producing our in-house Energy Analysis Reports for LEED and architectural projects.
Keli M. Stambaugh, Office Administrator
Keli recently joined the TerraLogos team in August 2011. A native of Denver, Colorado, she lived much of the last 25 years in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent 12 years in the travel industry before she returned to her roots working in Real Estate, in 2005. Having obtained her Ohio Real Estate License in 2007 while helping to manage a brokerage in Cleveland, she moved to Baltimore in late 2009 looking for new opportunities. After spending a year getting acquainted with the city she found a place here at TerraLogos, eco architecture, pc. She hopes to continue her undergraduate degree in Science and Technology and perhaps pursue some classes in architecture and design.
“I am enthusiastic about working with people and a company who are making a positive difference, not only for the environment itself but also in educating others to do the same.”