Architect Team Leadership

Washington DC Metro Area Architects

Our team of Washington based architects and designers make it a priority to stay up-to-date with new architectural breakthroughs in the architectural world.

Meet the Architect Team

AMAR Group LLC takes pride in the fact that it offers each of its Washington based architects regular training and information sessions so our Washington architects are equipped with the very latest architectural methods and design options available. The satisfaction of our customers is too important to us to not take advantage of every single architectural discovery that may be helpful to our Washington architects and help us make our customers’ dreams come true.

Genell V. Anderson

AIA, NOMA, ICC, NCARB

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Principal, Founder

Tulane University’s School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor and Master of Architecture

Ms. Anderson is the Founder and Owner of AMAR Group, LLC. She started the Organization 30 years ago and has committed those years to ensure the success of her business. Ms. Anderson has 37 years of experience as an architect in the industry. She is registered in DC, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. Ms. Anderson is an outstanding woman who wears many hats. She is also an ICC Certified Building and Plumbing inspector for AMAR Group, LLC.  As Principal Designer and Lead Inspector, her experience includes: assessments, feasibility studies and inspections of new and existing structures; construction management; renovation; adaptive-reuse and new building design for educational, recreational, residential and commercial building types. Ms. Anderson has also received the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Genell is also a board member of the Parks at Main Street (TPMS), that serves Manor Park and Riggs Park communities.

Taylora Imes-Thomas

CDT, CARB

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Associate Principal

Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL | Master of Architecture, Fellow
University of Maryland, College Park | Bachelor of Arts

Ms. Imes- Thomas has 26 years of experience as a project manager. At AMAR Group she is responsible for project management, schedule control, consultant coordination, and client coordination of projects. She has interdisciplinary expertise that has allowed her to work in several for profit, non-profit, and various government agencies. Her experience includes:  needs assessments, accessibility review, feasibility studies, design development, schematic design, construction documentation, permitting and construction administration.  Programs:  BIM Revit modelling, InDesign, PhotoShop, and Microstation SE. 

Prior to AMAR Group, Ms. Imes-Thomas worked for 18 years at Torti Gallas in which she specialized in publicly-funded multifamily housing.  She served as an Executive Appointee to the Inclusionary Housing Board in Baltimore city (2019-2020).

Milton L. Evering

PE

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Quality Control Manager, Civil Engineer

Howard University School of Engineering, Washington, DC | Cum Laude Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada | AA Civil Technology

Mr. Evering has 36 years of experience being a civil engineer and quality control manager. He is registered as a professional engineer in DC, MD, and VA. He has spent 27 of those years with AMAR Group, LLC. Mr. Evering is certified by the National Bridge Inspection Program (through FHWA).  His experience includes road and bridge construction, inspection of concrete, reinforcing steel, placement of engineered fill, piles placement, caisson, guardrail installation, sound wall installation, sediment and erosion control, construction of stormwater management ponds, maintenance of traffic in work zones, construction and maintenance of cofferdams for bridge construction, and railroad track construction. Mr. Evering has designed drainage systems and performed site surveys.  Mr. Evering has served as a consultant to FEMA and USAID with experience in design, inspection and estimating the cost to return sites and structures to pre-disaster conditions. 

Charlie Tai

AIA

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Senior Project Manager

University of Texas at Austin Texas | Master of Architecture
Tunghai University, Taiwan | Bachelor of Architecture

Mr. Tai Has 39 years of experience as an Architect and project manager. At AMAR Group, LLC, he is responsible for project management, budget control, schedule control, consultant administration, and acts as technical director for the organization. He is registered in Maryland 

Miriam Frank

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Architectural Designer

Miriam joined AMAR Group in 2022 with more than 15 years of residential and commercial architecture experience. She enjoys the challenge of renovating existing buildings, appreciates all architectural styles and desires to be heavily involved in the construction process.

Her previous experience working on projects with aggressive schedule has taught her to be detailed oriented, organized, and proactive. Miriam sees every new project as an opportunity to meet and learn from new people.

When not working, she enjoys hiking, traveling, volunteering, home remodeling and spending time with family and friends.

Rhonda Robinson

MBA

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Business Operations Manager

Strayer University | Master of Business Administration
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia | Bachelor of Science

Ms. Robinson has over 30 years of experience with accounting and human resource management. She has worked in various industries including construction, property development, manufacturing and advertising.  At AMAR Group, she is responsible for all financial systems and transactions. She also manages and implements all company policies. 

Rashawna Williams

BS

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Third Party Inspection Manager

South Carolina State University, Columbia, South Carolina | Bachelor of Science

Ms. Williams has 6 years of experience in business administration and human resources. At AMAR Group, Ms. Williams is responsible for managing the 3rd party inspection department. She coordinates inspection requests, pulls permit authorizations to inspect, and creates certificates for approved 3rd party inspections. She also submits all inspection results to DCRA and administer gas tags to clients for approved gas inspections. Ms. Williams is also responsible for implementing and staying abreast of all 3rd party inspection policy updates from DCRA.  Lastly, Ms. Williams enjoys marketing for AMAR Group, LLC.  

Newsletter

January Newsletter 2022: Happy New Year!

ARHA retained AMAR Group in June 2021 as Project Managers for a fast-track renovation of 38 Park Place and 5 Saxony Square units to create market-rate quality with a 20-year viability. AMAR served as Construction Managers for ARHA’s repositioning strategy under HUD Section 18 qualification. The project consisted of level 2 renovation of all units, phasing and resident relocation during construction. Our team developed a Scope of Work, specifications and material boards using ARHA’s vendors to ensure product delivery during construction.

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