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Meet the TechWorks! Design Team

W. Ward Bucher, AIA, of the Bucher Borges Group, PLLC, Oxford, MD has extensive experience in historic preservation, architecture, and green building design throughout the US, including condition surveys, ADA accessibility, and restoration design. He earned a Bachelor of Building Science and Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a degree in Architectural Conservation from West Dean College, England. His professional experience began as an Architect with the DC Government Office of Planning & Development from 1971–74.  His most recent project that parallels TechWorks! effort is Casa de Maryland, Hyattsville, MD, where he designed the adaptive reuse of decayed,19,000 sf high-style residence for a bi-lingual cultural center, combining the best practices of historic preservation, accessibility, and green design.

Bucher Borges Group web site

Eisterhold Associates, Inc. (EAI) has created museum spaces in a 19th c. factory, the Lorraine Motel, and as a complement to Maya Lin’s circular fountain in Montgomery, Alabama. Gerard Eisterhold and his Associates have more than 250 years of combined experience in creating visually compelling narratives across a broad spectrum of American history.

Eisterold Associates, Inc web site

EAI projects include:  St. Joseph Visitor’s Center, St. Joseph, MO; Rosa Parks Museum & Library, Montgomery, AL; Rosa Parks Museum Children’s Wing, Montgomery, AL; Civil Rights Memorial Center, Montgomery, AL. Most recently completed projects include:  International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro, NC; Auburn Hall of Honor, Auburn, AL; and the President’s House, Philadelphia, PA.

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EAI Staff:

Gerald Eisterhold, Principal-in-Charge of Projects, and President of Eisterhold Associates, Inc. (EAI), excels in his ability to conceptualize exhibit ideas, and carry those concepts through the exhibit development process, retaining color and detail in the final product. His wide-ranging knowledge of technologies and techniques help him quickly grasp the parameters of a project and understand its potentials and constraints in the early stages. Along with EAI, his approach is holistic—designs integrate graphic, environmental, and experience design.

Mr. Eisterhold is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in design.

Kate Garland studied conservation in England, and was the senior sculpture conservator for the National Trust (UK).  She is head of objects conservation for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which includes an extensive outdoor sculpture park with the largest collection of Henry Moore sculptures in the US, and the iconic Claus Oldenberg “Shuttlecocks”.   She has collaborated on papers with Jerry Podany (Getty Museum), John Twilley (formerly at LACMA), Richard Wolbers (Winterthur Museum), and Skip Favro from Wayne State.  She has received 3 Getty grants, grants from the IMLS, and the National Center for Preservation Technology, and most recently a $300K Mellon grant to develop a pilot project for conservation science, linking world class collections with conservation scientist and analytical facilities.  Kate has served on the board of the American Institute for Conservation and has chaired the Ethics and Standards Committee.

Dick Jobe and his workshop Machinehead has created a wide range of durable, and intriguing public works, favoring the use of found objects and celebrating the aesthetic of metal machinery and it's workings.  He and his wife have been long-time associates of Eisterhold Associates.   See

Benjamin Lawless (d. 10/2013)  Museum Consultant, and Vice President of EAI, is a renowned designer and former Director of Exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History. For over 20 years, he directed the planning and design of dozens of successful exhibits viewed by millions of visitors. His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  In his work on our Master Plan (2006-2012), Ben contributed the whimsical conceptual exhibit sketches, the planting plan for the Garden of Ideas – “Decision Trees, of course!,” and the name – TechWorks!.

Leigh Rosser.  Educated as an architect and furniture designer, with professional experience in digital media production for the entertainment industry, prototyping/model building for architectural design, and user interface design for software development, Mr. Rosser brings an eclectic mix of design skills to the firm.  Mr. Rosser is an experienced designer who excels in developing and coordinating computer-based design, physical interactives and props, and audio/video production into stimulating, tangible, real-world installations.  He finds the field of exhibit design to be a particularly exciting challenge because of its interdisciplinary nature, which draws upon his diverse background.   Mr. Rosser holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas.

The Bucher Borges Group has been selected to provide design services.

Click here to view the Press release (5/17/2012.

Click here to view the Bucher Borges Design Team Credentials (Power Point)

Or here to view it in PDF.

Press Coverage of Delta Engineers.