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Mary Kay Lanzillotta

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Mary Kay Lanzillotta

Mary Kay Lanzillotta, Partner, joined the firm of Hartman-Cox Architects in 1989. She has been responsible for managing complex institutional and historic projects in Washington, DC and throughout the country.

Beginning with the renovation of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials over 30 years ago, Ms. Lanzillotta has become experienced in the design and approval of memorials and monuments on and around our National Mall. Some of the projects that she has worked on include the World War II Memorial, the Holodomor Memorial, and Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial. In addition, she has led the design team for modifications and additions to both the East and West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

For a decade Ms. Lanzillotta directed the renovation and restoration of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, home of Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, a National Historic Landmark and one of the most important Greek Revival buildings in America. The project has received numerous awards and is a significant project for the city of Washington, DC. She assisted Tudor Place Foundation in the development of a preservation master plan to protect and enhance the collections of Tudor Place, a National Historic Landmark. Additionally, she has worked on the Hay-Adams Hotel, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, the Patterson House, and several building by John Russell Pope including the Jefferson Memorial, the American Pharmacists Association Headquarters, and the House of the Temple all in Washington DC.

Additionally, she has worked on the restoration of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the American Pharmacists Association and The Hay-Adams Hotel, all in Washington, DC. Currently she is working on the restoration of and renovations to the House of the Temple and the National Gallery of Art. Her expertise also includes higher education projects including a renovation and courtyard enclosure for Anheuser-Busch Hall at Washington University in St. Louis, Rouss Hall at the University of Virginia, the Morehead Planetarium Addition and Renovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Cadet Chapel, Sijan Hall and McDermott Library at the United States Air Force Academy.

Ms. Lanzillotta’s work has been published in Architectural Record, Traditional Building Magazine, Inform, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle, among others.

In 1991 she founded the Architecture in the Schools program within the Washington Architectural Foundation where she continues to serve as the program director. She was awarded the John Wiebenson Award for Architecture in the Public Interest in 2006 by The Washington Architectural Foundation. The DC AIA Chapter recognized Ms. Lanzillotta with the Centennial Award in 2018.

Within the Washington Chapter of the AIA, Lanzillotta has held numerous offices including Chapter President in 2000. She has also participated with the national Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee serving as Chair in 1999. The AIA recognized Ms. Lanzillotta with the Young Architects Award in May 2000. She chaired the National AIA Honor Awards Program in 2012. Ms. Lanzillotta served on the AIA Fellows Jury between 2015-2017. Currently, Ms. Lanzillotta serves as a trustee to the AIA Trust.

Ms. Lanzillotta has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Tulane University, DC Preservation League, AIA Grassroots Convention, AIA National Convention, Building Virginia, Architecture Exchange East, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Building Museum, the Mid-Atlantic Museum Association and the Society of Design Administrators.

She received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Virginia and her Masters of Architecture and Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Following graduate school Ms. Lanzillotta was a US-ICOMOS fellow to the Soviet Union. She is NCARB certified, a registered architect in the District of Columbia and three states and is a LEED Accredited Professional. In 2008 she received Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects.