ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking architects, landscape architects and urban planners who are interested in serving on the Design Advisory Panel (DAP). The deadline to apply is Friday, January 27th at 5:00 p.m.

Thoughtful design is a cornerstone of our quality of life here in Howard County. The professionals that serve on the Design Advisory Panel are deeply committed to preserving and enhancing our communities.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

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 and design guidelines. Members serve overlapping three-year terms or until a successor is appointed. 

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. in the George Howard Building at 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City. However, meetings are currently taking place virtually via Webex. 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 Paul Thompson either by email to [email protected] or by mail to: Howard County Government, Office of the County Executive, Attn: Paul Thompson, 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. 

For more information about the Design Advisory Panel, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/boards-commissions/design-advisory-panel or call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 410-313-2350.

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