Design Landing



The District of Columbia Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture regulates the practice of architecture and the practice of interior design and landscape architecture to protect consumers by upholding the District of Columbia Architecture license law, the Interior Design license law, and the Landscape Architecture and Professional Design Firm license law.

The Board consists of nine members appointed by the Mayor. Four members are architects, two are interior designers, two are landscape architects, and one is a consumer member. Five members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets every six weeks at 9:30 a.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.

Board meeting minutes are available at

Current Board Members

  • Ronnie McGhee – Chair, Architect
  • Cametrick Nesmith – Architect
  • Melissa Cohen – Architect
  • Patrick Williams – Architect
  • Mathilda Cox – Interior Designer
  • Barbara Jones – Consumer Member
  • Vacant – Interior Designer
  • Vacant – Landscape Architect
  • Vacant –  Landscape Architect

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

2019 Meeting Dates:

Please contact the Board to confirm meeting dates/times/locations.

Board staff:

Leon Lewis – Executive Director
Avis Pearson – Board Administrator
Stephanie Johnston – Board Assistant
Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator