Christine M. Dayton Architect, P.A.

Christine M. Dayton, AIA

It was a high school architecture class taught by the architect who designed her school that first inspired Christine Dayton. She later earned her architecture degree while working for a builder/developer. “My background provided first-hand experience on the importance of communication between all parties,” she notes. “Architects are the interface between the client and the builder. It’s our job to listen, then use our artistic talent and experience to communicate the client’s design intent to the builder.”

Dayton founded her firm, Christine M. Dayton Architect, P.A., in 1995. Her team of five includes a second registered architect, Joshua Startt. Licensed in Maryland and DC, the firm has broad experience in building types. “The Eastern Shore has made possible a portfolio of waterfront homes as well as commercial structures that are detailed to integrate with historic and rural communities,” Dayton observes.

Attention to detail is key to the firm’s success and has resulted in return clients as well as referrals from satisfied owners and local builders. Dayton and her team hone in on creative ways to integrate site requirements, marrying functionality and aesthetics. They strive to stay current on new product options that are designed to withstand the Chesapeake Bay environment.

“We foster engagement with our clients throughout the design process,” Dayton says. “It is rewarding to see our clients’ excitement as their shared ideas take shape. I love it when the objectives of a project are met and the pieces fall into place.”