The ICAA welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors – Ankie Barnes, Pierre Crosby, and Mark Pledger. We also congratulate Barbara Eberlein, who was elected College of Chapters President, succeeding Tim Barber after three years of outstanding service to the ICAA and its chapters nationwide.
Anthony “Ankie” Barnes is a co-founder of Barnes Vanze Architects and a fellow of the AIA. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr. Barnes lived and worked in London and Guatemala prior to moving to the United States in 1981. He earned his B. Arch. from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and his M. Arch. from Yale University. Mr. Barnes is also President of the Board of the ICAA’s Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter and was a co-founder of the Leaders of Design Council. In recognition of his firm’s strong pro bono tradition, Barnes Vanze Architects was named AIA|DC and Washington Architectural Foundation’s Washington D.C. “Firm of the Year” in 2008.
Pierre Crosby is the founding Principal of Uberto Construction, a leading New York City residential construction company. The firm’s work has been widely published, and in 2002, Uberto Construction was awarded the renovation of Gracie Mansion. Mr. Crosby is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
A registered architect in New York and Florida, Mark Pledger is Studio Director at G.P. Schafer Architect. Mr. Pledger has worked with firms in New York, Rome, and London, including John Simpson & Partners, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Hart Howerton Architects. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, where he has also served as a guest critic, and has written for the ICAA’s academic journal, The Classicist.
Barbara Eberlein is President and Creative Director of Eberlein Design Consultants, Ltd. and President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the ICAA. She is a longtime professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Barbara graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Ancient History and Religion. In her role as College of Chapters President, Barbara will act as a liaison between the national office, Board of Directors, and all of the ICAA’s Chapters and Chapters-in-Formation.