Design Review Board

Design Review Board

Description

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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Composition

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

John Kauppila, Chair, Land Planner Member

Bruce Ramo, Lay Member

Graham Farbrother, Vice Chair, Architect Member

Richard Newlon, Vice Chair, Architect Member

W. Neal Roseberry, Vice Chair, Architect Member

Nick Georgas, Landscape Architect Member

Grace Peters, Land Planner and Landscape Architect Member

Charlie Hoffman, Lay Member

Ken Knueven, Lay Member

Michael Sanio, RA Board Liaison

Julie Bitzer, RA Board Liaison

Meetings

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 on the third Tuesday evening. All meetings take place at 7 p.m. in the conference center at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va.

 


Design Review Resources

Contact the DRB

General Information

DRB ON YOUTUBE

Application Packets

 Title
January 23, 2018 Applications
January 16, 2018
JANUARY 9, 2018 APPLICATIONS
December 12, 2017 Applications
December 5, 2017
November 14, 2017
Novembe 7, 2017 Applications
October 24, 2017 Applications
October 17, 2017 Applications
OCTOBER 10, 2017 APPLICATIONS
October 3, 2017 Applications
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 APPLICATIONS
September 19, 2017 Applications
September 12, 2017 Applications
September 5, 2017 Applications
AUGUST 22, 2017 APPLICATIONS
August 15, 2017 Applications
August 8, 2017 Applications
AUGUST 1, 2017 APPLICATIONS
JULY 25, 2017 APPLICATIONS
July 18, 2017 Applications
July 11, 2017 Applications
June 27, 2017 Applications
June 20, 2017 Applications
JUNE 13, 2017 APPLICATIONS
June 6, 2017 Applications
MAY 23, 2017 APPLICATIONS
May 16, 2017 Applications
May 9, 2017 APPLICATIONS
APRIL 25, 2017 APPLICATIONS
April 18, 2017 Applications
APRIL 10, 2017 APPLICATIONS
April 4, 2017 Applications
March 28, 2017 Applications
March 21, 2017 Applications
March 7, 2017 Applications
February 21, 2017 Applications
February 7, 2017 Applications
January 17, 2017 Applications
January 10, 2017 Applications
December 13, 2016 Applications
December 6, 2016 Applications
November 15, 2016 Applications
November 1, 2016 Applications
October 25, 2016 Applications
October 18, 2016 Applications
October 11, 2016 Applications
October 4, 2016 Applications
September 27, 2016 Applications
September 20, 2016 Applications
September 13, 2016 Applications
September 6, 2016 Applications
August 23, 2016 Applications
August 16, 2016 Applications