Design Review Board

Design Review Board

Call for Candidates

Are you interested in making an impact on the future of your community? Apply for appointment to Reston Association's Design Review Board (DRB).


Starting in March 2015, there will be three vacancies on the DRB: two design professionals (architect, land planner or landscape architect) and one lay member are needed to serve three-year terms. On average a DRB member is expected to attend two meetings each month to review Design applications, and, if feasible, visit properties prior to the meetings. 


Please fill out the Volunteer Committee Member Application form by 5 p.m. May 8, 2015 and submit it via email to


The Design Review Board (DRB) is an independent agency of Reston Association responsible for reviewing all additions and alterations to many different types of Reston properties.


  • 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.


The DRB meets every Tuesday evening in groups of three, on a rotating basis, or 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.


Design Review Resources

General Information

DRB Members

  • Joe Enrico
    Chair, Lay Member
    Richard Newlon
    Vice Chair, Architect Member
    W. Neal Roseberry
    Vice Chair, Architect Member
    Barbara Byron
    Vice Chair, Lay Member
    Michael Miller
    Architect Member
    Graham Farbrother
    Architect Member
    John Kauppila
    Land Planner Member
    Nelson Kirchner
    Landscape Architect Member
    Ed Abbot
    Lay Member
    Eve Thompson
    RA Board Liaison