Jim Cassidy is a registered architect who received a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. He received a scholarship to study in Germany (RWTH Aachen) at graduate level and worked in Cologne.
Jim has extensive experience in large scale historic adaptive reuse projects.
Since 2006 he enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University at all levels and is often asked to be juror at various universities.
Ilka Cassidy received her Diplom Ingenieur degree, equivalent to a Master of Architecture, with honors from RWTH Aachen, Germany. Her native language is German. She won a scholarship to study within the Master program at the University of Washington and worked in Seattle.
Growing up and studying in Germany energy saving construction has always been addressed. With the Passive House standard gaining ground in North America Ilka followed her interest and became a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC). She is a member of PHIUS (Passive House Institute US), PHA-US (Passive House Alliance US) and NYPH (New York Passive House).
Joe DiCicco received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Philadelphia University where he is also an adjunct professor teaching design foundation studios. Joe has several years of experience designing single family and multi-family housing types. He has completed the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s Intern Development Program and is beginning to take his architectural registration exams. In his spare time he enjoys renovating his 100+ year old farmhouse.