Charles A. Irish, Jr., PE, PROF. LS, LEED AP - Managing Member

Founding Principal

Chuck Irish is one of two founding principals of VIKA. During his 40-year career in the land surveying and civil engineering professions, he has practiced as a principal-in-charge and project manager/surveyor/engineer on a broad range of projects. He’s been principal-in-charge for Maryland and District of Columbia projects, including engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, and site  planning endeavors.

Chuck was originally licensed in 1978 as a professional engineer in the State of Maryland and subsequently in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the District of Columbia. He was also licensed in 1980 as a professional land surveyor in the State of Maryland, and in 1985 as a (3-a) land surveyor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He’s widely known for land development experience, including:

  • Storm water management design, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and as-built surveys
  • Dam breach analysis and flood control
  • Wetland mitigation
  • Sewage and water distribution systems
  • Site planning entitlements
  • Rehabilitation and additions
  • New development and redevelopment
  • Community development
  • Parks and recreation
  • Roadways, permit processing, constructability review, and surveying services.

Chuck currently serves on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland, and is a former president of the Maryland Society of Surveyors, which honored him in 1999 as “Surveyor of the Year.”

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering; University of Maryland (Honors Graduate) Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Phi Eta Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa

Registrations:

  • Maryland: Professional Engineer
  • Virginia: Professional Engineer
  • Virginia: Certified Land Surveyor
  • District of Columbia: Professional Engineer
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

Professional Activities:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Board of Visitors (University of Maryland), Board Member
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Maryland Society of Surveyors, Member
  • American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors, Member
  • Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, Member

Kyle U. Oliver, PE - Member/Principal Associate

Principal Associate

As managing member and Principal Associate, Kyle Oliver is responsible for strategic direction and oversight of VIKA Capitol, LLC, remaining directly involved in all ongoing projects. Throughout his impressive 28-year career, Kyle has overseen, directed, and managed more than 200 residential, mixed-use, hotel and commercial developments in DC. His experience includes providing complete site/civil structural engineering including, roadway, pavement, sewer, water, storm drainage, stormwater management, grading, sediment control design, environmental assessment and feasibility analysis.

Education:

Virginia Military Institute, Bachelor of Science degree, Civil Engineering

Registrations:

  • District of Columbia: Professional Engineer
  • Virginia: Professional Engineer

Professional Activities:

  • In-depth experience and knowledge of the processes and requirements for projects in the District of Columbia
  • Planning and design of residential and commercial development, redevelopment, and rehabilitation projects
  • Site design of residential, commercial, mixed-use developments, and entitlement projects (PUDs and BZAs projects)
  • Design of stormwater management facilities, flood plain analysis, and storm drain systems
  • Design of sanitary sewer and water supply systems
  • Preparation of plans processing and District of Columbia approval
  • Research, analysis, planning, and design of storm drainage systems and stormwater management facilities
  • Design of soil erosion and sediment control
  • Member of DCBIA

John F. Amatetti, PE – Founding Principal

P. Christopher Champagne, PE, LEED AP, IGSHPA

Mark G. Morelock, PE

Robert R. Cochran, LS

Michael D. Benton, PE, LEED AP - Vice President

Vice President

Michael Benton is a licensed Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with a thorough understanding of green design and building practices and principles. Michael has directed and managed more than 200 projects during his more than 20-year professional career. Michael’s project experience includes commercial green building design and construction practices and principles, and broad knowledge of site-related LEED requirements, resources, and processes.

Education:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bachelor of Science degree, Civil Engineering

Registrations:

  • District of Columbia: Professional Engineer
  • Virginia: Professional Engineer
  • Maryland: Professional Engineer
  • Pennsylvania: Professional Engineer
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

Professional Activities:

  • Entitlement experience, including BZA, PUD, and Large Track Review (LTR)
  • Preparation of site development plans for commercial, mixed-use, residential, and rehabilitation developments
  • Construction administration of commercial, mixed-use, residential, and rehabilitation projects
  • Design of stormwater management facilities and storm drain systems, including Low Impact Design (LID)
  • Design of sanitary sewer systems and water supply systems
  • Design of soil erosion and sediment control programs.
  • Traffic Control Plan (TCP), Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plans
  • Preparation of feasibility analyses
  • Plan processing and jurisdictional approval in District of Columbia and Virginia

Edmund J. Ignacio, PE