brennan + company architects is a 33-year-old, architectural design firm located in an historic 1903 renovated, wood-framed repurposed church in the historic mill town of Oella, Maryland. We specialize in beautiful and smart community buildings and residences, both new and renovated. We promote building preservation and reuse as critical to sense of place. We design holistic, sustainable environments for healthy and efficient living.
We are committed to sustainable and historically sensitive design solutions through a collaborative and creative design process. We begin with the client's requested requirements, budget and design spirit to create an imaginative and thoughtful conceptual response to projects large and small, existing and new. The design develops through an ongoing review process with the client, culminating in the details and specifications necessary for bid and construction. We monitor the client's budget during the design process by submitting the project to selected contractors for preliminary pricing prior to preparing drawings for bid, permit and construction. The result is a richly detailed and described project, one that takes into consideration history, proportion, scale, appropriateness, environmental impact and affordability.
For those clients who have a special interest in having the least impact on our environment and who desire a high level of attention to a healthful indoor experience, we offer our expertise in sustainable building design. As a normal part of our schematic design package, we develop a summary of specific design considerations that the client may elect to incorporate into their project. At the earliest point in the thought process, we are also available to accompany clients to houses and lots that they are considering purchasing. This is the best practice to make the right choice for house orientation, site development issues and architectural style and finish considerations.
Rob Brennan, AIA, Principal, graduated with a Master of Architecture and Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia in 1981. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Catholic University of America. He has over thirty years of experience in residential, educational and community projects in the Baltimore-Washington region. Rob also founded and owned Alterego, a sustainable building finish products retailer, from 2003-2013.
Rob is the Chair of the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission, President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Past-President of AIA Baltimore. Rob currently sits on the Boards of Preservation Maryland. He is also Chair of the Design Committee of the Ellicott City Partnership and sits on the Ellicott City Master Plan Advisory Team and the Maryland Historical Trust Statewide Preservation Plan Advisory Committee. Previously, he served on the Board of the Friends of Druid Hill Park and chaired their Historic Preservation Committee. He was chair of the St. Mark Church Parish Center Building Committee, past President of the St. Mark School Board and Vice President of the Parish Council. Rob has also served on the Baltimore County Streetscape and Bloomsbury Community Center Task Forces in Catonsville.
Rob and his spouse Chris live in a 1913 Four-square in Catonsville and are empty-nesters with three college-grad children, two with architecture degrees.
Lili Mundroff, Assoc AIA, has been with the firm for 15 years. She graduated with a Master of Architecture, with a focus in Historic Preservation, Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her thesis project was urban and environmental in nature, exploring the design of buildings and spaces on the edge of Baltimore City’s historic Druid Hill Park. She exemplifies brennan+company’s commitment to good design and historic preservation.
Lili serves on the Doors Open Baltimore Committee within the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, a two-day event of touring historic buildings and places in Baltimore. She graduated from AIA Baltimore’s Civic Lab program, nationally recognized by the American Institute of Architects as a model program for civic engagement by architects. Additionally, Lili supports the AIA Historic Resources and Baltimore Equity Committee in their meeting, programming and planning for events to raise awareness for expanding diversity in the architecture profession.
Lili is the mom to two boys, ages 13 and 15.
Ryan Eubanks joins the studio in January 2021. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design from Morgan State University. Ryan approaches each project with enthusiasm and enjoys the detailed attention of custom residential design, as it gives opportunity to layer beauty and functionality to everyday living.
Ryan serves on the Emerging Professionals Committee for AIA Baltimore supporting new graduates and pre-licensed professionals on their journey to practice Architecture. He also sits on the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee to grow culture, commerce and knowledge exchange between the two cities. Last year, Ryan became a Rotarian with the Baltimore Sunset Club as community service has always played an integral part in his life.
Ryan and his spouse Charles live in historic Butcher’s Hill neighborhood in Baltimore with their feline son Trevor.
Eric Resnick has joined our team in 2021. He is currently completing a Master of Architecture and a Master of Historic Preservation dual degree program at the University of Maryland. Prior to graduate school, Eric worked in the concert production field following a Bachelor of Science in Music Business from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Experienced in live event production and management, he approaches architecture with people, environment and culture in mind.
Eric serves as a graduate liaison for University of Maryland’s Teaching and Learning Transformation Center and AIA Interschool Student Design Conversations. He is a proponent of the performing arts and hosts live shows and workshops in an effort to give artists a greater voice.
Eric and his partner live in historic Hyattsville and are proud dog parents.
Kevin Johnson joined our team in December of 2021. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Architecture degree with a double major in History and a Certificate in Historic Preservation at the University of Miami. Kevin has previously engaged with AIA Baltimore’s Historic Resources Committee as well as the Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s Dead Architects Society and Future Architects Resources Committee. His interests in architecture lie at the intersection of the past and the present, with a commitment to preservation and sustainability.
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