Jeffrey A. Penza, AIA, LEED AP

“The most effective spaces for living are those that reflect the personality of the owner. I look for something, no matter how small or how quirky, that will individualize a space and make the owner smile inside.”

A founding Principal since 1989, Jeffrey Penza’s commercial and institutional project experience encompasses corporate, retail and restaurants, healthcare, academic, educational and religious facilities, and certified historic rehabilitation work. Private and public residential design experience focuses on additions and renovations, custom homes, townhouse and apartment complex design, and retirement communities. As a past president and active Board member of Preservation Maryland, Jeff is actively involved in historic work. Jeff is passionate about The Americans with Disability Act and is sought out to be an expert witness throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Jeff is a board member of The Lyric, and is active member of the Rotary Club of Baltimore City.

 

Education:

Bachelor of Architecture / University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning 1982

 

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects, Member
  • AIA Baltimore, Member, Former Member Programs Committee, Former Member Residential Design Group
  • Baltimore Better Business Bureau, Certified Construction Claims Arbitrator
  • Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, President 2006 – 2009, Chair Board Development Committee 2000 - 2004, Chair Music Director Search Committee
  • Baltimore Children’s Choir, Board Member 2012 – Present
  • Baltimore Rotary Foundation, Board Member 2003 - 2007, 2009 - Present
  • Building Congress & Exchange, Member
  • Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Member Facilities & Maintenance Committee 2010 – Present, Member & Facilitator Strategic Planning Committee 2011 – Present
  • Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Member
  • INSIGHT, Member
  • Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM), Board Member Baltimore City Chapter 1990 - 1994
  • Homeland Association, Board Member 1998 - 2006, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair 2002 - 2005, National Register for Historical Places Committee Co-Chair 2000 - 2001
  • Homeland Community Foundation, Board Member 2002 – 2005, Treasurer 2004 - 2005
  • IFMA, Member
  • Lyric Foundation, Board Member 1997 – Present, Co-Chair Facilities Committee 2010 - Present
  • Memorial Stadium Reuse Task Force, Member 1985 - 1991
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Member
  • Original Northwood Association, Board Member 1987 - 1993, Vice President 1992, Architectural Review Committee Chair
  • Preservation Maryland, Board Member 2004 – Present, President 2010 - 2013
  • Rotary Club of Baltimore, Member 1990 – Present, Former Chair International Services Committee, Former Chair Oyster Roast Committee, President 1999–2000, Giving Policies Task Force Committee Chair 2005, Paul Harris Fellow
  • Stadium Accessibility Advisory Committee (M&T Bank Stadium), Member 1996 – 1999
  • Student Scholarship Foundation, Board Member 2001 – Present, Vice President 2006 - 2010
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member
  • US Green Building Council (USGBC), Member