MARY DORSEY BREWSTER founded Providence, R.I.-based Brewster Thornton Rapp Architects in 1989. She and her two partners handle both residential and commercial projects. The firm focuses on historical adaptive reuse and renovation as well as high-end, new-home construction.

HOPE MARIE DUNLAVEY is research and development director and design center manager for Littleton, Colo.-based builder Village Homes of Colorado. Presently, Dunlavey serves on the board of directors for the HBA of Denver and is vice chairman and chairman elect for the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau 2004.

STEPHANIE DECEMBER GAINES has been a principal of the Tampa, Fla., architectural firm Curtis Gaines Hall since 1992. She works on the firm's single-family, custom and spec residences as well as multifamily townhomes, condominiums, and urban infill. Gaines' work reflects her personal commitment to urban renewal and historic preservation.

VICTOR A. MIRONTSCHUK founded EDI Architecture in 1976. He serves as president and COO of the 27-year-old firm, which has offices in Houston, San Francisco, New York, Springdale, Ark., and Luanda, Angola. A recognized leader in the industry, Mirontschuk has received numerous awards and is often tapped to speak at industry events.

GONZALO E. ROMERO is corporate vice president of planning and design for Atlanta-based home builder Beazer Homes USA. Romero has been with the firm for 14 years and has been lead designer on the company's show home interests, including the 2002 Country Living magazine show home on Daniel Island, S.C.

ALAN C. SIMONINI serves as president and COO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Simonini Builders. The firm was recognized by Builder and the NAHB as one of America's Best Builders in 2002. The firm specializes in custom and semi- custom homes and closes about 60 projects a year.

D. WAYNE SPEIGHT founded Speight Studio Architects in 1992. The Annapolis, Md.-based firm has commercial interests but specializes in residential renovations and the design of custom waterfront, single-family homes. Speight's firm recently co-sponsored (with BUILDER, the Hanley Foundation, and the NAHB Research Center) the building of two homes for the Arundel (County, Md.) Habitat for Humanity, featured in the July issue of Builder.--Loretta Williams

THANKS TO: (from left to right) Gonzalo E. Romero, Stephanie December Gaines, Hope Marie Dunlavey, D. Wayne Speight, Alan C. Simonini, Victor A. Mirontschuk, Mary Dorsey Brewster

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