Daniela Holt Voith

Founding Partner

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Daniela Holt Voith

FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA

Founding Partner

Daniela Holt Voith, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a founding principal of Voith & Mactavish Architects. Holding degrees from Yale University School of Architecture and Bryn Mawr College, Daniela has dedicated her career to promoting the advancement of design for educational environments. Her client-focused practice supports leading edge pedagogical thought and encourages mindful ways of living and learning. Daniela has developed a method of practice that moves fluidly from planning initiatives to building design. Her many long-term relationships with educational institutions result in designs that carefully suit her clients’ missions, reflect their architectural identities, and assist in achieving their strategic goals. She is also consistently looking for ways for her projects to be sustainable in innovative ways. Her work has received numerous national and local accolades. 

Daniela is also an educator. Since the early 1980’s she has taught at Yale University as a TA, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, and has developed and taught Bryn Mawr College’s design studio program. She often serves on juries for professional awards in architectural design and construction quality, as well as serving on academic reviews.

Daniela has consistently sought out opportunities to make a positive impact in her community. Recent noteworthy contributions include:  Mayor Michael Nutter appointed her in 2008 to serve on the city’s award-winning Zoning Code Commission, which revised the 50 year old code. Daniela has been serving on the advisory council of the Community Design Collaborative since 2016 and she was appointed as a board member of the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art in 2019. 

Daniela loves to travel, bike, and ride trains. This is facilitated by her ability to speak French and German. This love for exploration – so far having visited over fifty countries and territories – is physically expressed in her collection of early 20th century lithograph train posters. Other joys in Daniela’s life include her family, basketball, cooking and playing the recorder.

Cameron J. Mactavish

Founding Partner

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Cameron J.Mactavish

AIA, LEED

Founding Partner

Cameron Mactavish, AIA, LEED AP, is co-founding partner of Voith & Mactavish Architects. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Drexel University School of Architecture, from which he received the Rankin-Epstein Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. His design approach is founded in the notion of the architect as “master builder,” celebrating craftsmanship through varied projects that range from large contemporary academic buildings to intimate chapel interiors. He is especially skilled at engaging client groups in hands-on charrettes and visioning sessions to produce early design concepts.

Combining his shared love of history and architecture, Cameron recently completed his term as President of the historic Carpenter’s Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, where he had previously served as a member of their Managing Committee. He is also an active member of the St. Andrew’s Society.

Cameron is a classically trained watercolorist who welcomes opportunities to share his skills with the next generation of designers at VMA and with local architectural students. His large-scale traditional renderings have supported fundraising efforts for several VMA clients, and over the years his work has been included in several local, regional, and traveling exhibitions. When he is not at the drafting table, he enjoys golfing, sailing, and traveling to visit family.

John H. Cluver

Partner & Director of Historic Preservation

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John H. Cluver

AIA, LEED AP

Partner & Director of Historic Preservation

John H. Cluver, AIA, LEED AP began at VMA in 1994. As director of the firm’s preservation studio, he has worked as architect and preservation consultant on a wide range of projects for a variety of educational, commercial, and cultural institutions, including award-winning restoration work at Drexel University, Rittenhouse Plaza, and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. 

After receiving his professional degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, graduating Magna cum laude, John received a Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. He currently serves on the City of Philadelphia’s Historical Commission Architectural Advisory Committee and is active in the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. In 2006 he volunteered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in New Orleans to complete urgent conditions assessments in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter honored John in 2008 as Young Architect of the Year. 

John is passionate about supporting an approach to preservation that also incorporates sustainable design: his published articles include “Saving Energy in Historic Buildings” in the Association for Preservation Technology Bulletin and he has also shared his expertise on the topic through presentations for the Preservation League of New York, the Society for College & University Planning (SCUP), and the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA).

Outside the office, John is engaged in the long-term rehabilitation of his 1926 Foursquare house, which he affectionately calls “his hobby” in order to justify the time and money he spends on it.  His interest in leadership, service, and education, in addition to a long-standing enjoyment of camping and related activities, led him to a current position as Scoutmaster for two-dozen teenage Scouts. And, he will take any opportunity to tap into his inner travel agent and help family, friends, or complete strangers plan trips to Italy, which he counts as his favorite place on Earth for its unique combination of culture, geography, architecture, and food (and by food, he really means gelato).

Sennah L. Loftus

Associate Principal

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Sennah L. Loftus

LEED AP BD+C

Associate Principal

Sennah Loftus, LEED AP BD+C, started her architecture career at VMA in 2000 as an intern draftsperson, steadily increasing her level of project responsibility over the years. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College. She has particular skill in detailing, understanding of materials and how they go together, and has also become an indispensable leader of VMA’S Interiors Studio, overseeing the interior design and finishes selections of the firm’s projects. Her design expertise ranges from comprehensive and targeted planning studies, specifically for academic institutions, to maximizing the design efficiency of renovations and new construction for all program and building types. 

Sennah’s recently-completed projects include the new Dining Hall at Millbrook School, the LEED Certified Stewart Student Center at Episcopal High School, and the Abbott Dining Hall renovation at The Lawrenceville School. She has also managed some of the firm’s highest-profile projects for clients like the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Business, the Yale Club of New York City, Rutgers University, Vassar College, and Christ Church in Philadelphia.

An athlete since very early on in life, Sennah has a healthy dose of a competitiveness nature to her; she is a consistent member of the VMA softball team and is always willing to join in for a pick-up game of basketball or soccer. She also enjoys swimming laps, albeit at a much slower pace than when competing in junior high through college. Sennah enjoys travel and visiting new places, constantly looking up and around to draw inspiration from examples of the built environment around her.

Robert A. Douglass

Senior Associate

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Robert A. Douglass

LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate

Robert A. Douglass, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been with VMA since 2005 and is the firm’s senior associate. He was the 2010 Henry Adams Medal recipient for his Master of Architecture work at University of Miami. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cities from Haverford College. He has studied in Rome, Istanbul, and Tokyo.

His work demonstrates a clear understanding of the complex issues surrounding campus planning and design, and he holds a strong interest in the way educational spaces can enhance social justice and encourage diverse voices on campus. His recent projects include the LEED Gold Certified Kenneth Kai Tai Yen Humanities Building at The Pennington School, the LEED Certified Stewart Student Center at Episcopal High School, and the Dwight Hall Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale University. His experience on these and other projects have led him to present frequently on topics related to educational design, especially for independent and boarding schools.

Robert enjoys the great outdoors and activities such as biking, hiking or camping with his family.

Robert P. Duke

Associate

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Robert P. Duke

Associate

Robert Duke joined VMA in 2015 after working in residential design in the Greater New York City Area. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from The Catholic University of America and his Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.

Rob has a thorough attention to detail that has served him well in both design and in his role as project manager. He recently oversaw the renovation and expansion of the Student Health and Wellness Center at St. Andrew’s School (Delaware) and was a key member of the design team for the Abbott Dining Hall transformation at The Lawrenceville School. He is currently managing the Villanova University Lancaster Avenue Student Housing project, also known as The Commons, as well as complex renovations to the historic Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church.

In his free time, Robert enjoys working on his 1932 “Booker Built” Brick Colonial home and getting outside to explore Delaware’s parks.

David E. Halter

Associate

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David E. Halter

Associate

David E. Halter, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc., has been with VMA since 2011. In addition to his role as a project manager, he also coordinates the firm’s general IT needs and provides technical support for BIM projects.

David received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. He has an affinity for technically complex projects, especially theater and performing arts design at both the K-12 and college & university levels. His experience includes the Simpson Center for the Performing Arts at The Baldwin School and the LEED Gold Certified Kenneth Kai Tai Yen Humanities Building at The Pennington School, where he also recently completed the renovation of Meckler Library. He is currently engaged in the construction phases of both the new Performing Arts Center at Villanova University (with Robert A.M. Stern Architects) and a new science and technology center at Malvern Preparatory School.

When not in the office, David enjoys traveling with his wife, exploring the wealth of culinary options Philadelphia offers, and photographing the city’s diverse architecture and streetscapes. David is also a member of the South of South Neighborhood Association’s Architectural Review Committee, assisting in the community review of zoning applications for his neighborhood.

Kimberly Wajda

Business Manager / Human Resources Coordinator

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Kimberly Wajda

Business Manager / Human Resources Coordinator

Kim has been with VMA since 1998 and is integral to the firm’s operations.  In her role as Business Manager she is responsible for contract management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the overall financial management of the firm. She is also the human resources manager and benefits coordinator. 

Kim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Peirce College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has an interest in early and elementary education and has been a volunteer religious education teacher since 2009.  Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family (and all things Disney!) and cheering on her two teenage children who are both active golfers.

Meaghan M. Finney

Marketing & Business Development Director

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Meaghan M. Finney

Marketing & Business Development Director

Meaghan joined VMA in early 2017. In addition to meeting with prospective clients and working partners as the firm’s business development lead, she works closely with the communications team and senior staff members on project pursuit and marketing collateral like publications and social media.

Meaghan graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in the History of Art & Architecture and a certificate in Historic Preservation before earning her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. At Penn, she was a member of the Penn Museum Graduate Advisory Board and has continued volunteering throughout her career – especially in Philadelphia’s preservation community. She is a former co-chair of the award-winning Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia steering committee, member of AIA Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Task Force, and currently co-chairs the AIA Philadelphia Chapter Historic Preservation Committee. She also serves as a committee member for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association for Physical Plant Administrators (DVAPPPA) and, in 2018, she was a member of the committee that relaunched AIA Philadelphia’s Design on the Delaware conference as The Forum on Architecture + Design. 

When she is not working or volunteering, she can be found in the kitchen cooking or outdoors expanding her garden (or reading nerdy articles about historical methods of cooking and/or gardening) but her favorite thing is spending quality time with her family.

Brittany Gross

Interiors and Sustainability Coordinator

Brittany Gross

Interiors and Sustainability Coordinator

Michele Borgia

Office Manager

Michele Borgia

Office Manager

Jonathan Krumrine

Affiliate

Jonathan Krumrine

LEED AP

Affiliate

Ryan Dougherty

Project Architect

Ryan Dougherty

Project Architect

Katrina Virbitsky

Historic Preservation Specialist

Katrina Virbitsky

Historic Preservation Specialist

Andrew Lipschutz

Project Manager

Andrew Lipschutz

Project Manager

Jeff Peters

Project Manager

Jeff Peters

Project Manager

Anne Niedrach

Project Manager

Anne Niedrach

Project Manager

Monica Gaura

Project Manager

Monica Gaura

Project Manager

Maggie Holsinger

Project Designer

Margaret Holsinger

Project Designer

Kevin Rorabaugh

Project Designer

Kevin Rorabaugh

Project Designer

Nina Voith

Project Designer

Nina Voith

Project Designer

Jordan Schrad

Draftsperson

Jordan Schrad

Draftsperson

Maryam Hallaj

Communications Coordinator

Maryam Hallaj

Communications Coordinator

Georgina Johnson

Draftsperson

Georgina Johnson

Draftsperson

Matt Phan

Draftsperson

Matt Phan

Draftsperson

Yiran Zao

Draftsperson

Yiran Zao

Draftsperson

Hunter Faddis

Interiors Coordinator

Hunter Faddis

Interiors Coordinator