Residential Architects

Peruse a selection of architects in DC, Maryland and Virginia on the following pages and throughout this issue and its special remodeling supplement


Residential Architects
Ahmann Architects | University Park, MD
301-864-1334 •
Ahmann Architects is a full-service firm whose work includes additions, renovations, new homes and estates. Applying in-depth knowledge of space, form, light and history, Ahmann Architects creates homes that engage the landscape. Their projects are at once responsive to the existing structure, site and overall context, as well as the client’s needs.

Amestudio, Inc. | Alexandria, VA
703-549-2948 •
Founded by Benjamin Ames, AIA, this three-person firm’s design approach applies the fundamentals of modern architecture to the intimate scale of residential design, focusing on construction and materials. In this process, sustainable, commercial and domestic materials are combined to create ordered spaces that are rich and inviting. The firm actively works with clients to create design solutions that challenge notions of domesticity and offer alternative versions of elegance, beauty and comfort.

Ballard+Mensua Architecture | Falls Church, VA
703-992-7580  •
Principal Seth Ballard, Associate AIA, and vice president Dean Cretsinger, AIA, offer clients 30 years of experience designing homes, additions, renovations, interiors and historic preservation projects. They specialize in renovating rather than tearing down homes, and finding ways to use existing foundations and other good features in old houses. Their designs create lower rooflines to respect the scale of a neighborhood and feature built-ins for charm and efficiency.

Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc. | Washington, DC • 202-337-7255 | Middleburg, Virginia • 540-687-5577 •
Barnes Vanze Architects provides imaginative architectural solutions by quietly incorporating tradition with the latest technology. The firm has a staff of more than 25 and takes a hands-on approach from program and budget development, through construction administration and project completion.

Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects | Silver Spring, MD
301-585-2222 •
Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc. is a full-service residential design firm with a staff of nine, including four registered architects. The firm participates in a wide range of project types, including custom new homes, additions and renovations, elderly housing, affordable and multi-family housing and community planning. Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc. approaches each project with experience, enthusiasm and attention to detail.

Blue Ridge Design Studio | Harrisonburg, Virginia
540-437-1228 •
Launched in 2004, Blue Ridge Design Studio is a community-focused architecture and planning firm, founded on the principle of developing, sustaining and promoting a better quality of life in the Valley and beyond. Their nine-person team provides comprehensive design services; their portfolio includes projects ranging from family homes to farmers’ markets, churches to clinics and restaurants to retail stores.

Brenneman & Pagenstecher Residential Architects & Builders
Kensington, Maryland
301-933-9305 •
Brenneman & Pagenstecher provide integrated construction services with their own teams of skilled and experienced craftsmen. They are recipients of numerous awards for architectural designs ranging in style from purely classical to cutting-edge modern.

Broadhurst Architects | Rockville, MD
301-309-8900  •
Broadhurst Architects was established in 2001 as a full-service architectural firm with a focus on high-quality residential projects. This four-person firm has received numerous design awards and has been featured in Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Maryland Life, and Architectural Record.

Cunningham | Quill Architects, pllc | Washington, DC
202-337-0090 •
Established in 1996, Cunningham | Quill Architects has won more than 40 design awards over the past five years. The firm has consistently been recognized for its work in office, residential, mixed-use and institutional markets, as well as historic preservation, adaptive reuse, urban design and sustainable design. Located in Canal Square in historic Georgetown, Cunningham | Quill Architects has completed design work for projects throughout the mid-Atlantic.

Custom Design Concepts Architecture + Interiors | McLean, Virginia
703-749-9040 •
Custom Design Concepts is a full-service, residential architecture firm that was established in 1995 by Mark R. Sullenberger. They specialize in custom homes and renovations. By utilizing knowledge attained during site analysis and client interviews they create unique designs for each new project, relying heavily on classic design principles and natural materials.

Del Studio Architects | Gambrills, Maryland
410-923-0922 •
Del Studio Architects is a full-service architecture firm providing service to clients throughout the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. They help our clients achieve their goals through strong, innovative design solutions. They strive to complete projects within schedule and budget parameters, and maintain long-term relationships with clients, consultants and construction industry professionals. Their areas of specialization range from waterfront custom homes to residential renovations and additions.

Franck & Lohsen Architects | Washington, DC
202-223-9449  •
Franck & Lohsen practices high-end classical architectural design artfully blended with modern sensibilities. This award-winning firm headquartered in Dupont Circle offers custom design for residential projects, universities, churches, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse.

Helicon Works | Washington, DC
202-332-7949 •
Helicon Works is a collaborative architectural practice with a holistic bent. It combines environmentally sensitive architecture and building practices with spiritual and psychological wisdom; its team includes architects, a landscape architect, a renewable energy and energy-efficiency consultant, a green specifications consultant, a lighting designer specializing in low-energy solutions, a feng shui consultant and a structural engineer.

David Jameson Architect Inc. | Alexandria, Virginia
703-739-3840 •
David Jameson Architect Inc. is a five-person studio founded upon a rigorous commitment to client service and design excellence. The firm has been recognized nationally and internationally with more than 125 design awards and featured in more than 150 design publications, including Architectural Digest, Architectural Record and Architectural Review. Currently the firm is engaged in a wide spectrum of residential projects ranging from a 150-square-foot prefabricated Tea House in Metropolitan Washington to a 15,000-square-foot home in Dubai.

KUBE Architects | Washington, DC
202-986-0573 •
KUBE Architects offers modern architectural and interior design for both commercial and residential projects, including new construction, additions and renovations. KUBE’s focus is on simplicity and clean lines, with an emphasis on color and texture. They use green products and sustainable design in creative and affordable ways.

The Levine Group Architects + Builders  | Silver Spring, Maryland
301-585-4848  •
The Levine Group is a design/build firm that has served the Washington, DC, area since 1987. Their range of services includes architecture, interior design, construction, kitchen design and more.

Donald Lococo Architects | Washington, DC
202-337-4422 •
Donald Lococo Architects’ focus is custom residential architecture along the eastern seaboard, from Martha’s Vineyard to the Washington, DC, metro area and the Eastern Shore. Renovations are a sizable portion of the practice; the firm has been published and awarded nationally for traditional and modern work. They remain small so that clients get personal, individualized attention.

Manion & Associates Architects | Bethesda, Maryland
301-229-7000 •
Manion & Associates is a 10-person firm with 30 years experience in the DC metropolitan area. They have managed residential projects of all scales and styles, from small additions and new home construction to historic preservation or cutting-edge modern. Their team has wide-ranging skills, including sustainable and solar design.

Randall Mars Architects | McLean, Virginia
703-749-0431 •
Randall Mars Architects’ work is modern by nature, but never cold or impersonal. Often based in more traditional forms and concepts, they try to keep their creative design solutions grounded while exploring the dynamics of light and space. They are currently exploring sustainable applications and approaches. Because the firm is small, with only four or five members, principal Randall Mars remains personally involved in every aspect of every project.

McInturff Architects | Bethesda, Maryland
301-229-3705 •
McInturff Architects is an eight-person firm with an orientation towards small, highly crafted contemporary design for residential, commercial and small institutional projects. Their architectural and interior design services involve considerable client interaction. Their work has been frequently published, both locally and nationally, and has received more than 250 design awards.

Michael Callison Architect, aia | Washington, DC
202-588-0510  •
Architect Michael Callison has over 30 years of experience creating residential architecture in the Washington, DC, area. His work includes new houses, additions large and small, interior remodeling, furniture design and site planning.

Morris-Day | Arlington, Virginia
703-524-5220 •
Morris-Day is a residential architecture and contracting firm. For more than 20 years, Morris-Day has designed and built homes that are programmatically modern but rooted in historic precedent. The firm is involved in new construction, whole house renovations and infill development, and specializes in context-sensitive work in the DC area’s best neighborhoods. In every project, Morris-Day integrates cost analysis into the design process. The firm is particularly sensitive to its client’s budgets.

Muse Architects | Bethesda, Maryland
301-718-8118 •
Muse Architects, established in 1983, is an office of 20 people with extensive experience in residential, institutional and urban design projects. With a body of work comprising more than 300 projects, Muse produces designs that are specific to each site and owner. Muse Architects has received more than 110 design awards.

Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects
Washington, DC • 202-775-4881• Middleburg, Virginia • 540-687-3917
For twenty years, Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects has championed the artistry and craftsmanship of traditional architecture. Their firm of ten architects works on projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including design commissions for large estates, smaller houses in rural and urban settings, weekend retreats, restorations of historic homes and significant additions to period houses.

Ponte Mellor Architects Ltd. | Bethesda, Maryland
301-652-9336 •
Ponte Mellor Architects is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm located in Bethesda, Maryland. Since 1989, the firm has provided design and construction management services for custom residential renovations and new homes. Their work is primarily in the Washington DC metro area but they also have projects in nearby mid-Atlantic states, Florida and overseas.

Reinhardt Architects | Garrett Park, Maryland
301-949-7554 •
Their practice is limited to custom residential architecture with an integrated approach to green and sustainable design and construction. They strive to combine their goals with the client’s requirements and construction budget.

Rixey-Rixey Architects | Washington, DC
202-333-2626 •
A partnership founded in 1985, Rixey-Rixey Architects focuses on high-end residential work including new houses, renovations and additions. With offices overlooking the Potomac River in historic Georgetown, the firm provides full architectural design, interior design, and sustainable design services. An award-winning firm, Rixey-Rixey Architects’ hallmark is elegant, understated design.

Robert M. Gurney, faia, Architect | Alexandria, Virginia
703-739-3843  •
The office of Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, is dedicated to the design of modern, meticulously detailed and thoughtfully ordered residential and commercial projects. Their design process involves an understanding of site-specific issues of location, landscape, history, availability of materials and construction methods.  Their office has won more than 120 design awards and has been published in numerous national and international journals.

Studio Santalla, Inc. | Washington, DC
202-338-8220 •
Founded in 2001 by Ernesto Santalla, AIA, Studio Santalla’s approach to design combines architecture and interior design for a unified result.

Sustainable Design Group | Gaithersburg, MD
301-428-1040 •
A residential design/build firm, Sustainable Design Group has been a pioneer in the design and construction of healthy, energy-efficient, green home design worldwide since 1973. SDG incorporates only tested and proven techniques for building high-performance, zero-energy homes and communities using all-natural materials. SDG’s Earth Home is a fully integrated, self-sufficient, organic home built with local materials.

Sutton Yantis Associates Architects | Vienna, Virginia
Sutton Yantis Associates Architects designs classic traditional homes for clients throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area. Their staff of 25 architects is able to provide a full range of architectural services. Their goal with every project is to listen to our clients and create a home that is a truly unique place to live.

Talaat Architects | Burtonsville, Maryland
301-421-1694 •
Talaat Architects is a two-person firm whose specialty is both residential and small commercial projects. The firm uses Building Information Modeling software as a means to enhance the dialogue between owner and designer; the result is that they produce unique projects using a modern vocabulary while still acknowledging principles of design and composition.

Treacy & Eagleburger Architects pc | Washington, DC
202-362-5226 •
Since 1989, the husband and wife team of Jane Treacy and Phillip Eagleburger has anchored this eight-person design firm. In addition to Washington, DC-area projects, Treacy & Eagleburger has a growing portfolio of work on Cape Cod and the islands.

Russell Versaci Architecture | Middleburg, Virginia
540-687-8777 •
Russell Versaci Architecture is devoted to using tradition to design smaller, greener and higher quality new homes for today. In addition to custom homes, they offer the Simple Farmhouse Portfolio, a collection of designs for American classic houses that can be ordered as factory-fabricated packages. Their four-person firm was founded by Russell Versaci, author of Creating a New Old House.

Wentworth Studio | Chevy Chase, Maryland
240-395-0705 •
Wentworth offers architecture, interior design, and construction under one roof. Their designs are meant for the specific context of your home’s style and setting. Every detail of each project is carefully managed—from rough framing to finish work. Not your ordinary design/build firm, our work provides high-end solutions without compromising your budget.