Design Review Board

Design Review Board

Call for Candidates

Reston Association is seeking members to serve on the Design Review Board in three volunteer leadership positions.

The Design Review Board interprets, administers and renders decisions involving the design covenants in accordance with the Design Guidelines of Reston Association. Through this role, members of the DRB have an opportunity to impact the future of Reston. Open positions include:

  • Design professional (2 seats): Architect, land planner, or landscape architect
  • Lay member (1 seat): Need not be a design professional

All terms are for three years.

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the DRB, please feel out the committee volunteer application form, which can be found in the right column of this page, and submit it via email to by 5:00 p.m. Mar. 4, 2016.


The Design Review Board (DRB) is an independent agency of Reston Association responsible for reviewing exterior alterations/improvements of properties within Reston Association.


  • Interpret, administer and render decisions involving the Design Covenants in the Reston Deed of Dedication
  • Propose amendments to the Design Guidelines to the Board of Directors
  • Developing administrative and application procedures
  • Review and render decisions on applications for improvements and alterations to property
  • Consider and decide appeals from applicants and affected parties
  • Consider requests for temporary exception permits


The DRB is composed of nine Reston Association Members who serve for three-year terms. Six of the members must be professionals in the area of design (architects, landscape architects or planners), while no professional requirements are needed for the other three members. Appointments are made by the RA Board of Directors.

Individuals who seek appointment to the DRB should have a general interest in the design concepts on which the community was established and be motivated by a desire to serve fellow Members of the community. Experience in conducting public meetings and working with people is helpful in this role.


DRB Members

Joe Enrico, Chair, Lay Member

Barbara Byron, Vice Chair, Lay Member

Graham Farbrother, Vice Chair, Architect Member

John Kauppila, Vice Chair, Land Planner Member

Michael Miller, Architect Member

Richard Newlon, Architect Member

W. Neal Roseberry, Architect Member

Nelson Kirchner, Landscape Architect Member

Nick Georgas, Lay Member (Landscape Architect)

Eve Thompson, RA Board Liaison

Ray Wedell, RA Board Liaison


The DRB meets on the first, second and fourth Tuesday evening of each month in groups of three (panels), and as the Full DRB once a month. All meetings take place at 7 p.m. in the conference center at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va.