People

At the core of Period Architecture are its people. With associates in Malvern and Doylestown, each member of the practice embodies time-honored design principles, classic detailing, and exquisite craftsmanship. Well-versed in historic styles and guidelines, the firm specializes in traditional, period-inspired design. The character of a region is considered and architectural traditions of the past are united with contemporary lifestyles and technology. New architecture appears to be old while state-of-the-art in every respect.

Joseph Mackin, Jr.

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP - Co-founder & President

Joe Mackin, co-founder and president of Period Architecture, is long-inspired by the historical and regional architecture of his native Pennsylvania, and also by the resurgence and appreciation of classical and traditional forms.

Fascinated with building things from an early age and determined to become an architect by the age of eight, the field of architecture is Joe’s natural element. During his professional career before co-founding Period Architecture, Joe spent time at several well-known firms contributing to commercial, institutional, and residential projects that ranged in size and scope. Joe chose to focus on residential practice because of the opportunity to work at a very detailed and intimate scale while collaborating with homeowners who are personally invested in and direct recipients of the process.

Today, Joe and his colleagues at Period Architecture carry on traditions that were not always universally acknowledged and appreciated. Joe says, “We stand on the shoulders of those residential designers who precede us—giants in our profession who were masters of invention during their time. Our mission is to uncompromisingly serve our clients as architectural visionaries capable of blending historic sensibility with modern living.”

The recipient of several prestigious industry and academic accolades, Joe brings a distinctive approach to architectural design, documentation, and management. His forte is in traditional homes, but regardless the type of commission, Joe firmly believes that listening is the key to a successful project. “Our clients and their trust in us inspire our work every day. Listening allows us to follow the thread of a dream and we carry that thread forward in everything we do.”

Joe holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certificate that allows reciprocal registration to practice in any state. He resides with his family in Chester County, Pennsylvania. An avid runner, Joe enjoys being outdoors, and enters races as his schedule allows.

Education

  • Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude, Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA)
  • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), Pennsylvania Council
  • Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Professional Awards

  • Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award, 2018, Preservation Pennsylvania
  • West Chester Preservation Bricks & Mortar Award, 2018, The West Chester Downtown Foundation
  • Society of American Registered Architects Awards, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, SARA
  • Construction Excellence Award, 2017, The Delaware Contractors Association
  • VIP House, 2016, Chester County Day

Professional Registration

  • Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania
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Jeffrey Dolan

Co-founder & Vice-President

Jeff Dolan, co-founder and vice-president, brings a pragmatic approach to Period Architecture’s thoughtfully planned, well-appointed, comfortable living spaces. Jeff’s technical expertise is matched by his problem-solving capacity in both design and management. Vernacular architecture is a particular passion and Jeff’s appreciation of detailing, materials, and traditional construction techniques are evident in every Period Architecture project.

Jeff’s particular artistry as a designer is demonstrated in his precisely delineated millwork, cabinetry, and casework. Through creative integration of authentic detailing, Jeff is able to sensitively refresh a historic home or convey period history in a new construction. He says, “Beyond the aesthetics, which contribute to the narrative desired by each client, we focus on efficient use of space to capture how a family plans to inhabit and use individual rooms. We ask a lot of questions in anticipation of needs for special celebrations and entertaining as well as about where homework is done or where sports equipment is stored. The stuff of life, the whole range, informs and directs our design. The elements of the architecture are fully expressed in tandem with our client’s goals, objectives, and their expression of family.”

Creating design solutions that articulate the client’s vision is what excites Jeff about his work every day. The anomalies and character within traditional building continually inspire his inventiveness and creativity and also extend to Jeff’s interest in landscape design and property planning.

An outdoorsman who also enjoys numerous athletic pursuits, Jeff lives with his family in Delaware County where he is renovating his own period home.

Education

  • Architecture, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Associate, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Delaware County Special Olympics Powerlifting Team

Professional Awards

  • Best Historical Rehab, 2019, The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut
  • Construction Excellence Award, 2019, The Delaware Contractors Association
  • Home Design Award, 2018, Delaware Today
  • Houses Award, 2015, Fine Homebuilding
  • Preservation Achievement Award, 2011, Preservation Alliance
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Jessica Fogle

Associate AIA, LEED AP – Associate Principal & Marketing Director

Jessica Fogle serves the firm as both a sensitive residential designer and as the firm’s lively marketing voice, thus merging her combined interests and experience. Prior to arriving at Period Architecture, Jessica worked on notable homes throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Jessica says, “I have a deep appreciation for regional architecture, but my passion extends to a range of period styles, including, but not limited to the traditional Pennsylvania farmhouse. I personally love European architectural influences on the east coast and I am always excited for the opportunity to integrate sustainable, versatile features as well as artistic expression into our designs.”

Over the course of her professional career, Jessica has honed an innate ability to actively listen and translate a client’s wishes and dreams into an accurate and comprehensive narrative for design. She is skilled at logically assembling solutions that contribute to a home’s beauty and functionality. Jessica adds, “I love the technical side of what we do and I discovered that I have an intuition for composition: Composition of architectural components in a design, and also the composition of ideas, which I can organize and highlight in an elegant way. I apply the same objectives to our marketing, photography, and presentations.”

Originally from Indiana, Jessica’s early aspirations to become an architect led her to Ball State University. A skier, hiker, and golfer, Jessica lives in Chester County. She is a contributor of landscape and architectural photography to numerous shelter magazines.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, College of Architecture & Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associate
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Angle Eye Photography, Photographer
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Erinn Wenrich

AIA, NCARB – Associate Principal

Erinn joined Period Architecture in 2020 as Associate Principal, bringing with her over 20 years of architectural experience. As an Upper Darby native, her parents were continuously improving upon and renovating their post WWI home, which inspired Erinn to imagine the possibilities within existing spaces. 

She graduated from The Cooper Union in New York City with a Bachelor of Architecture, then remained in the city for the start of her career. Upon her return to Philadelphia, she worked for the region’s most prestigious architectural firms designing award-winning institutional buildings, commercial spaces and residential renovations and additions. After having her daughter in 2010, Erinn worked as an independent architect for ten years, designing new homes, additions, and renovations for clients throughout the east coast.

Erinn is a perpetual problem-solver. Her logical approach to architecture allows her to create imaginative spaces that surpass client’s expectations. “I believe that everyone is worth good design. Our homes and workplaces should reflect the life we want to live,” Erinn says. “Great design produces spatial meaning and harmony, whether it’s building from the ground up or creating it within an existing property.” Erinn’s creativity expands beyond architecture, in her free time she enjoys photography and memory keeping. She currently lives with her daughter and husband in West Chester and looks forward to their annual ski trips to Park City, Utah, and summers spent on the water.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Review Boards (NCARB)
  • Borough of West Chester Planning Commission & Historical Review Board
  • Borough of West Chester Preservation Awards Committee
  • CAL OES Safety Assessment Program Certified Evaluator

Professional Awards

  • Design Award, 2014, Pennsylvania Society of American Registered Architects
  • Palladio Award, 2014, Traditional Building
  • Palladio Award, 2003, Traditional Building
  • Merit Award, 2002, AIA Pennsylvania
  • Design Excellence “Public Choice” Award, 2002, AIA Pennsylvania
  • Achievement Award, 2002, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Preservation
  • Preservation Award, 2002, Township of Lower Merion HARB
  • Award for Outstanding Service to the School, Cooper Union Alumni Association
  • Award Excellence in Leadership & Service, Cooper Union Student Services

Professional Registration

  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
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Patrick S. McDonough

AIA, NCARB – Associate Principal

Patrick’s passion for architecture started early in high school after enrolling in a drafting course that utilized both his mathematical skills and design creativity. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Florida, he was awarded the Albert Binder Travel Fellowship to further his studies at the Preservation Institute in Nantucket where he completed HABS surveys and documentation drawings of historical homes for the Library of Congress. After learning the detailed process of restoring the historic Jared Coffin House in Nantucket from a guest lecturer, he was further inspired to focus his career on preservation and traditional design.

This motivation led him to attain dual Master’s Degrees in Historic Preservation and Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Following his graduate degrees, he worked for a notable Philadelphia area architecture firm for over 23 years where he honed his skills in traditional design, preservation, master planning and the understanding of historic precedent. “Great architecture always finds a way to design itself,” Patrick explains. “When laying out a home, there is a moment in the process that the individual design elements meld together and form the perfect combination of functionality and form. These are the moments in time that I enjoy most.”

With an array of awards, scholarships and projects featured in numerous books and publications, his projects can be found along the East Coast and as far away as China. His dedication to the craft of architecture truly shines through in his ongoing commitment to design, preserve, and retain this region’s unique built environment. He was a founding member of the Westtown Historic Commission and volunteered his time to restore the iconic Oakbourne Water Tower and Drexel estate. He also served as a board member for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Penn Design Alumni Association, and the Oakbourne Mansion Committee. When not designing, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons and can also be found umpiring local Eastside Little League and Westtown Legion baseball games. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, cum lade, College of Design, Construction & Planning, University of Florida
  • Master of Science in Architecture, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Historic Preservation, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Historic Preservation, Preservation Institute: Nantucket

 

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Previous Board Member
  • Oakbourne Mansion Committee, Westtown Township, PA, Previous Board Member
  • University of Pennsylvania, Penn Design Alumni Association, Previous Board Member
  • Westtown Township, Westtown Historic Commission, Founding Member
  • Society of Architectural Historians

 

Professional Awards

  • Young Architect Award Recipient, 2009, AIA Philadelphia Chapter
  • Historic Preservation Thesis Prize “The Remaking of Ellis Island,” 1994, University of Pennsylvania: Graduate School of Design 
  • Sir John Thouron Award Recipient, 1994, University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student
  • James Kynes Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 1992, University of Florida School of Design
  • Albert Binder Travel Fellowship Recipient, 1992, University of Florida
  • Brick in Architecture Award, 2010, Brick Industry Association

 

Professional Registration

  • Pennsylvania and Delaware
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Additional Staff

Bradley Kline

Project Architect

Project architect Brad Kline brings 30 years of experience – 12 at the helm of his own design/build firm – to his exacting and astute work at Period Architecture. Hailing from a family of builders, Brad was always fascinated by design and construction, and calls upon his broad expertise to fashion high-quality, thoughtfully-crafted homes. With a well-trained eye and vast knowledge of aesthetic and structural principles, Brad is able to envision and execute on every stage of a project, from drafting and design through building and finishing.

“I particularly enjoy collaborating with clients, which transitions into the integration of design, to the technical aspects of creating two-dimensional drawings, and ultimately transforming into three-dimensional architecture,” Brad says. From the technical to the artistic, Brad is motivated and inspired by the sheer diversity of activities and responsibilities he tackles on any given day and project. A Penn College graduate, Brad currently resides in Selinsgrove. Outside of architecture, his passions include hiking, camping, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family.

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Hilary S. Mork

AIA, NCARB, CDT – Project Architect

In her role as Project Architect, Hilary finds plenty of opportunities to draw on her background in and love for vernacular design and history, which started in her childhood in southeastern Pennsylvania. As the daughter of a local carpenter and artist, her appreciation for beautiful details and fine craftsmanship was cemented at an early age; the architecture and history of the area further inspired her to eventually pursue architecture as a career. “I love being a part of the continued story of a place; I have a passion for building on the traditions that give it its unique character and identity,” says Hilary.

“[I’m inspired by] beauty and a sense of belonging. I love acknowledging the memory of a place as we design for its future.”

After studying architecture with a focus on classical and vernacular design at Judson University, her first job in the field was for renowned Philadelphia classicist Alvin Holm. Hilary also spent time doing university design in Richmond, Virginia, and in the high-end residential market on Chicago’s North Shore before returning home to work for Period Architecture. She currently resides in Downingtown, PA, and when she’s not at work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, reading, sewing and crocheting, playing the piano, and gardening.

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Douglas Mancuso

Project Manager

Doug Mancuso is the steward of intricate details that give each Period Architecture design its inimitable style, quality, and tailor-made appeal. With 20 years of experience in bringing his meticulous style to high-end, traditional, residential architecture, Doug oversees the documentation of the firm’s projects and manages the production of larger designs. Inspired by history and its influence on modern aesthetics and processes, Doug honors traditional design elements by modifying them to work for today’s lifestyle.

“What we think is beautiful today is directly related to the capabilities, scales, and proportions that were established hundreds or thousands of years ago,” says Doug. “Our work allows us to be guided and informed by these principles, while interpreting them to function for 21st century living.” Throughout his career, Doug has been part of several award-winning, published, and industry-recognized projects. Sparked by a seventh grade mechanical drafting class, Doug’s architectural ambitions led him to Philadelphia University. A fervent car enthusiast, Doug lives in Park City, Utah, where he enjoys playing hockey, mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking with his wife, Rachael, and his Vizsla.

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Jamie Nester

Project Architect

Project Architect Jamie Nester assists with architectural design and 3D modeling, with a focus on addition and renovation projects. Understanding how things go together is what makes Jamie tick; she relishes in analyzing and configuring the many details of space planning and construction to create design solutions that directly impact how people live. “Design affects the way people utilize their home and the feelings that are derived from that experience,” says Jamie. “I want to make an impact on people’s lives, starting with what touches them so closely at home.”

An avid student of the vernacular architecture of historic and period structures, Jamie is motivated by a desire to better understand how people lived and how homes have transformed over time to meet their needs. Jamie is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Architecture. She currently lives in Montgomery County where she enjoys hiking and nature walks, reading, and baking.

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Michael Chady

Project Architect

Michael Chady is the project architect behind many of the firm’s designs, from delicate, period-appropriate restorations to new builds suffused with a historic sense of time and place. Michael plays a fundamental role in creating Period Architecture’s stately and well-appointed homes, including budgeting, managing construction, creating detailed cabinetry drawings, and more. His impeccable sense of detail and sophistication, appreciation for the local vernacular, and passion for how architecture influences one’s lifestyle drives much of his work.

“One of the best parts of residential architecture is meeting with clients directly and learning things about them that they might not even know themselves,” Michael says. Michael’s childhood affinity for architecture led him to Drexel University, where he spent time studying French design and engineering in Paris. “It was like reading a history novel through architecture,” he recalls. Prior to joining the Period Architecture team, Michael honed his impressive repertoire of skills with projects in coastal New England and New York. An avid runner, Michael lives in King of Prussia, where he and his wife often spend their weekends hiking with their rescue Greyhound.

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Kyle Gresh

Project Architect

In his role as project architect, Kyle Gresh focuses on seeing designs through from start to finish. With a keen eye for detail, Kyle shepherds the myriad pieces of complex plans to ensure they seamlessly come together to create memorable experiences and exquisite homes for Period Architecture clients. A natural relationship-builder, Kyle is able to unearth and articulate homeowner’s unique wants and needs to bring their dream home to fruition.

After graduating from Temple University, Kyle spent several years at firms in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas until joining the Period Architecture team in 2015. He draws much of his inspiration from his world travels. “Seeing how people live in such varied areas, in everything from straw huts to houses built hundreds of years ago, has affected how I view the vernacular architecture here in our country, and specifically here in Pennsylvania,” says Kyle. Kyle lives in Exton, where he can usually be found biking, running, hiking, kayaking, and otherwise enjoying the great outdoors with his beloved rescue dog, Ginger.

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Andrea Smith

Project Architect

Andrea brings a unique set of skills and background to her role as Project Architect at Period Architecture. Her lifelong admiration of restoration and reuse projects led her to obtain her Master degree in Architecture and Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Preservation from Temple University. Past professional experience with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County gave her opportunities to research and nominate areas of historical and architectural importance, as well as realize the need for a balance between land use for building and conserving nature.

These experiences greatly benefit her in her current role, which requires the careful study and documentation of a home and property’s existing architectural details, history, and more. “Seeing the current state of the project scope allows us to think of the client’s needs and desired outcomes and understand how those needs can begin to be implemented,” Andrea says. “Surveying also lets us discover details in the home that make it feel unique, and allows the opportunity to carry those design elements into the project to make the existing spaces and new designs feel cohesive.”

Andrea lives in West Chester and enjoys traveling and experiencing new places, hiking in the Poconos, frisbee-golfing, and snowboarding. When she’s not working or partaking in her several hobbies, Andrea can be found cheering on her beloved Philadelphia sports teams.

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William Bourke

Staff Architect

William applies his discerning eye and technical mind to his role as Intern Architect. Teachers and parents noticed his early aptitude for methodical drawing and inspired him to pursue architecture. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Art History he received his Master of Architecture both from Temple University, where he is currently an adjunct professor in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Recently, his master’s thesis on the adaptive reuse of a gothic revival church was published by the European Association for Architectural Education at their Architectural Research Centers Consortium in Valencia, Spain.

“I enjoy bringing designs to life through technology. Two-dimensional drawings can only tell a piece of the story, but a three-dimensional rendering allows for a thorough comprehension of the fabric of a home and how someone will experience the space,” says William. His keen perception helps streamline the design process and allows for modifications during each phase. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, he currently resides in Center City Philadelphia. When not working, you can find William playing soccer, hiking, running, or building custom furniture for friends and family.

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Ashton Lee

Marketing Strategist

Ashton brings a comprehensive knowledge set to her role as Marketing Strategist. Growing up with impactful history teachers and as the daughter of a home builder in eastern North Carolina, she attended the University of South Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. After discovering her propensity for marketing while working for a boutique hotel in Charleston, SC, she sought to combine her passions for home design, history and marketing, and moved to the DC area where she joined the marketing team at a high-end design build firm.

“Growing up with such high regard for architecture, I feel passionately about preserving the beauty and magnifying the possibilities of each space,” Ashton says. “Working with a company with the same respect for timeless architectural design makes my job incredibly rewarding.” When not at work, Ashton enjoys reading, traveling, walks with her fiancé Joe and their rescue dog Goose, or cross stitching at home with her cat Purdy.

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