brw welcomes whitney and gerardo

Brw is pleased to welcome Whitney McDermott and Gerardo Hernandez to our design team.

Whitney is a Virginia native who studied civil engineering as an undergrad at the University of Virginia, and earned her Master of Architecture and Urban and Environmental Planning in 2015. Whitney brings to brwarchitects a focus and awareness of the intricate workings of a particular place, its culture, and its people. This lens informs her approach to the built environment, as well as to community-led design processes and an ongoing practice of integrating listening and engagement throughout design.

Gerardo earned his Masters of Architecture after an established career in design and construction management, and is a native Spanish speaker. He brings an experience in projects of varying size and complexity, including projects in the greater Washington DC area and on the National Mall. He has also enjoyed designing residential and smaller commercial projects, and being involved with Habitat for Humanity. Gerardo is interested in urban projects and sustainable design, and in the role that architects play in improving the well-being of a community.