James F. Rill, AIA
From small-scale renovations to large, single-family homes, Rill Architects has been designing custom residences, renovations and additions since 1987. The firm is equally at home designing traditional and modern projects, working closely with clients to create spaces that are both innovative and tasteful, and that respond to homeowners’ unique personalities, lifestyles and needs.
Founder and principal James Rill cultivates team spirit amongst his colleagues by ensuring that they remain involved in every phase of the project. “I believe teamwork and collaboration are imperative to achieving personal and beautiful designs,” Rill explains. “This sense of collaboration should exist not only within Rill Architects but also between our firm and both clients and contractors.”
Rill and his team carefully consider clients’ goals while guiding them through the complexities of the design and other processes. “We never forget that as architects we are just visitors to the home and site, while our clients are the ones who will be living there,” Rill notes.
Projects by Rill Architects have received recognition via more than 200 published articles and awards. Among the firm’s accolades, James Rill was named 2016 Hall of Fame Architect in Home & Design’s Designers’ Choice Awards. In 2019, the firm was Annapolis Home’s grand-prize winner for architecture.