Kathryn Corbin is an interior designer in private practice who recently completed, with her husband, Jeffrey Brown, the gut rehab of one of the country’s first solar houses as contemporary residence following sustainable practices. She is a published

art historian and was the Director of the Painting Department at two American auction houses. She served on the Exhibitions Committee at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, where she designed numerous exhibition installations and curated two exhibits. In addition, she serves

on the Board of Trustees at Mount Ida College where she chairs the Physical Resources and the Student Affairs Committees,

and taught Residential Design in the Interior Design Department of Suffolk University.

Penny DeNormandie is an interpretive exhibition designer and founding member of Main Street Design, Inc. She cites growing up on the North Shore of Chicago, amongst Frank Lloyd houses and brand new skyscrapers, as a major influence on her interest in modern architecture. She went on to study architecture and planning at the College of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado, and Communication Design at Parson’s School of Design, New York. Since landing in Boston, she has continued pursuing a design career, while living with her husband Tom and raising two sons in Lincoln. She has also served on the Lincoln School Foundation and has been Clerk for the First Parish in Lincoln. She participates in design and is webmaster for FoMA.

Virginia Quinn Rundell has been involved for many years in the Boston design community, engaged in marketing and business development roles for several prominent architecture and engineering firms. When she’s not exploring the subtleties of her 1976 Deck House, she is an editor and writer for ArchitectureBoston magazine and the Urban Land Institute’s Boston chapter. She also serves on Lincoln’s historic Pierce House Property Committee, and warbles with the Revels Singers community chorus.

Andrew Glass is a lawyer who represents clients in the financial services industry.  He has a master's degree in architecture and continues to explore how the built environment can exert a positive influence on individuals and society.  Andrew is currently a member of the Lincoln Historical Commission and Historic District Commission, and has been involved in Lincoln's school building planning efforts.  He lives with his family in a Deck house neighborhood in Lincoln. 

Garrick Niemiec is an architect who is interested in all kinds of architecture. A native of Chicago, he began his career working in the office of CF Murphy, now Murphy/Jahn, while Gene Summers led the office. Gene worked directly with Mies Van Der Rohe on several important buildings, including the Seagrams Building in New York and Bicardi Building in Mexico City. Garrick's favorite residential buildings include the Robie House by Wright, the Farnsworth House by Mies, Villa Savoy by Le Corbusier and the Gropius House in Lincoln. Garrick lives with his wife Dorothy, daughter Martha, and their wire fox terrier in a modernist house he designed in Lincoln.  

Rick Mandelkorn has been photographing architecture and related subjects for 25 years. Traveling both nationally and internationally, his award-winning images appear regularly in such magazines as Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Interior Design, Time and Newsweek, as well as other publications worldwide. He enjoys looking at all kinds of architecture, as he sees the world in 3-dimensional shapes. Rick is an Advisory member of FoMA, and is working on photographing some of Lincoln’s classic modern houses for a FoMA calendar.


Joel Freedman is a lawyer who specializes in real estate law. He was originally trained as an architect, and architecture remains a passionate interest of his. Joel is currently a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and is involved in Lincoln’s long-range planning efforts. As Chairman of the Neighborhood Conservation Study Committee, he was instrumental in getting Lincoln’s Neighborhood Conservation District Bylaw passed in March of 2006.  He lives with his wife, Ann, and their two children - Isabel and David - in a home in Brown’s Wood, a neighborhood of 1950s modernist houses.

Jeffrey Brown and his wife, Kathryn Corbin, recently returned

to Lincoln. Jeffrey is an Art Historian and private art dealer specializing in fine American art of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. He is also an appraiser and author and recognized authority on the work of several 19th Century American painters.  Jeff was Curator of American Art at the Springfield Art Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Education Curator at the Munson-Williams Proctor Institute.  Jeff has chaired the Art Committee of the Saint Botolph Club in Boston, where he regularly curated exhibitions. Jeff and Kathy collect Studio Furniture and are thrilled to be back in Lincoln.

Joe Robbat has recently retired from the financial advisory firm he founded in 1979. Since moving to Lincoln in 1985, Joe has served on the Finance Committee, the Public Safety Design and Building Committees, the Zoning Board of Appeals and on the boards and committees of several of Lincoln’s charitable organizations. He lives in a 1940 modern house designed by Lincoln architect Quincy Adams, and is quite proud of the fact that the original tar and gravel flat roof has no leaks. Joe is one of FoMA’s founding Trustees and is in co-chair of Publicity.

Sandra Grindlay recently retired after serving for the past twenty years as curator of the Harvard University Portrait Collection. She continues to do research and writing for the three-volume catalogue of Harvard’s American art. Sandy lives with her husband Josh in a Modern house designed in 1940-41 by Quincy Adams. Sandy is currently the archivist for FOMA, serves on the membership committee, and on the Lincoln Town Archives Advisory Committee.

Ellen Meadors is a retired engineer with an MA in physics.

Her interest in conservation and preservation has led to positions on the Lincoln Board of Assessors, the Board of Trustees of the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, the Rural Land Foundation, and now FoMA. She has had a major role in the development of the Town of Lincoln Geographic Information (GIS) System since its inception and has developed data and made maps for many Town departments and organizations. She enjoys visiting architectural sites both locally and while travelling, and treats out-of-town guests to architectural tours of Boston and Cambridge, with the 20th and 21st century architecture at MIT being a favorite destination.

Katherine Mierzwa is a writer, designer, nutritionist and farmer who is interested in all kinds of architecture, but especially loves modernism.  She lives with her husband Michael in a 1940 International Style home designed by G. Holmes Perkins and has done extensive renovation and restoration on the house during the 12 years they’ve lived there. She’s been a member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and travels often to view interesting modern architecture, She served on FoMA’s board for 4 years, writing public relations materials, doing the graphic design and website design, worked on educational programs, and sometimes gave presentations at FoMA events. 

Harry Hoover is a retired information manager with the Federal Government who devotes himself to music and architecture.  He lives in Lincoln's earliest modernist house, designed by his father, architect Henry B. Hoover, in 1937. Since returning to Lincoln from his professional life in Washington, DC in 2000, he has carefully renovated the house and restored the landscape to his father's design. He is a board member of the Lincoln Historical Society, docent at Gropius House, and alumnus and active supporter of Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. As one of FoMA’s original Board members and after serving on the Board for 4 years, he now is an advisory board member for planning and development of FoMA programs and presentations. 

Tim Bornstein is a lawyer whose practice is limited to labor and employment arbitration. A former President of the Washington (DC) Print Club, his special interests are German Expressionist prints and Bauhaus design.  His family lives in a 1949 Bauhaus-inspired house designed by Lawrence Anderson of MIT. He served as a FoMA Trustee for two years, and now serves as an Advisory Trustee, maintains the archive of FoMA papers, photos, and publicity and is on the committee working to archive the Lincoln Library’s historic papers. 

Dogan (Woodie) Arthur is a practicing architect and the founding principal of D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture, Inc., a Boston firm whose offices are currently located in a Modern icon, the John Hancock Tower. He met his wife Loretta, who

is also active in the practice, at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where both received Masters degrees in Architecture. They live with their three children in a 1956 modernist home in Lincoln. Woodie has also been active at

the First Parish Church and Lincoln Nursery School.  He participates in design and technical activities of FoMA.

Barbara Rhines holds degrees in Art History and Communications. She is a long-time collector of 20th-century furniture and decorative arts and has written for Art & Antiques Weekly, Style 1900, Old House Journal, and Old-House Interiors. Currently she and her family are restoring a 1949 International Style home designed by Quincy Adams. Barbara also brings experience in housing issues to the FoMA board through her past work at the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and the Federal Home Loan Bank.

Advisory Board

Doug Carson is a residential real estate agent with a focus on Lincoln and surrounding towns. His personal passion is in

mid-century modern homes. He is a graduate of the Whitemore School of Business at UNH and formerly an advertising executive with Forbes.com, Ziff-Davis, and Arnold Worldwide. His strong affiliation for residential real estate is a natural: both of his parents are real estate brokers in Manhattan. In 2008, Doug and his family had the opportunity to fulfill their dream by purchasing a classic 1950s modernist home of their own right here in Lincoln.  They have been slowly renovating and enjoying it ever since.