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County Executive Kittleman seeks member for Design Advisory Panel

January 2, 2018        

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Kristin O’Connor, Division Chief, Department of Planning and Zoning, 410-313-2350

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m.

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman is seeking architects, landscape architects and urban planners who are interested in serving on the Design Advisory Panel (DAP). 

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a Howard County resident, have an interest in improving architecture and site design in the County, and be able to attend the Panel’s evening meetings generally held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City. In addition, architect and landscape architect candidates must be licensed by the State of Maryland.

Applicants should send a resume and brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Panel to David Lee either by email to or by mail to: Howard County Government, Office of the County Executive, Attn: David Lee, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Eligible applicants will be interviewed and the names of recommended candidates will be sent to the County Executive for final approval, who will then submit his appointment to the County Council for confirmation. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Established in 2008 to encourage excellence in building architecture and site design, DAP is composed of seven members representing landscape architects, designers, professional engineers and urban planners. Panel members are responsible for reviewing a variety of projects, including proposed subdivisions, site development plans, conditional use applications or design guidelines. The DAP’s duties and responsibilities are prescribed by law, and include making recommendations that are consistent with the requirements of the following: County’s adopted Zoning Code, the Route 1 Manual, Route 40 Design Manual, compatibility criteria for age-restricted adult housing, New Town Village Center design guidelines or Downtown-wide Design Guidelines or Downtown Neighborhood Design Guidelines for Downtown Columbia Revitalization, and Clarksville Pike Streetscape Plan and Design Guidelines. 

For more information about the Design Advisory Panel, visit, or call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 410-313-2350.