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Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She began her publishing career as director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.
Since joining WJE in 1995, Anthony Cinnamon has participated in building enclosure investigations, window and curtain wall failures, and glass and glazing assessments. His expertise lies in the inspection and investigation of building facades, exterior wall systems, and fenestration systems. Mr. Cinnamon’s projects include curtain wall systems, wood and aluminum window systems, and building facade cladding systems. Building types include high-rise residential and office buildings, institutions, sports arenas, and historic structures. Mr. Cinnamon has written numerous articles on the inspection, repair and restoration, and replacement of window and facade systems. He has also presented seminars domestically and internationally on fenestration related topics including typical window problems, glass and glazing failures, and testing and repair of window and curtain wall systems.
Joshua Freedland has extensive experience with materials conservation of historic buildings. His work has included materials analysis, building documentation, facade investigations, preservation recommendations, and construction observations. Mr. Freedland has worked with a wide variety of materials, including granite, marble, limestone, brick masonry, terra cotta, stucco, plaster, and architectural metals. Mr. Freedland has provided preservation recommendations for hundreds of buildings, monuments, and sculptures, including many listed on the National Register of Historic Places and local registers. Multiple local and national organizations have recognized his preservation work for excellence. Numerous archaeological sites in the United States and abroad have benefited from Mr. Freedland’s conservation consulting services. He has published and presented extensively on materials and site conservation, including laboratory studies on desalination efficiency, stone consolidants, and masonry cleaning and preservation.
Edward A. Gerns
Edward A. Gerns
Edward Gerns is a project manager and project architect/engineer experienced in the investigation and repair of deteriorated conditions in existing buildings. He performs evaluations of brick, terra cotta, and stone masonry, assesses causes of collapse or distress in existing cladding systems, and has inspected numerous structures damaged by wind, ice, snow, and fire. Mr. Gerns has overseen preparation of repair documents for contemporary and historic buildings and structures. Mr. Gerns’ expertise includes exterior wall evaluation and restorations for buildings ranging from churches to high-rise offices. He also has extensive experience with all typical facade systems, including masonry, stone, concrete, EIFS, and metal and glass curtain walls.
Sarah K. Van Domelen
Sarah K. Van Domelen
Since joining WJE in 2010, Sarah Van Domelen has worked on a variety of projects involving historic and contemporary buildings. She has completed numerous field investigations, including facade inspections, condition surveys, water leakage testing, and structural investigations. Ms. Van Domelen has also made repair recommendations and developed restoration details for various types of construction, including steel, reinforced concrete, and masonry structures. She has extensive experience with historic building components including brick, stone, and terra cotta masonry; wood and metal windows and curtain walls; and slate, sheet metal, and built-up roofing systems. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Van Domelen was a teaching assistant for the Architectural Conservation Laboratory and authored a thesis entitled “The Choice Is Yours: Considerations and Methods for the Evaluation and Selection of Substitute Materials for Historic Preservation.
With more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry Edward has become a force in innovative and performance-oriented architecture. His professional history is diverse; he has practiced as an architect, façade engineer and served as the design director for a leading specialty facade contractor. From these positions he has gained valuable knowledge from design and engineering to product development, manufacturing and construction. His diverse experience with complex and progressive projects enables him to be an impactful collaborator.
At JAHN, Edward contributes to the oversight of business development, firm operations and helps foster a collaborative design environment.
Edward received degrees in building science and architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and teaches architectural technologies and building skin systems at IIT. He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and is a licensed architect registered with the National Council of Architects Registration Board (NCARB) and a LEED Accredited Professional.