Rill Architects

James F. Rill, AIA

From small-scale renovations to large, single-family homes, Rill Architects has been designing custom residences and additions since 1987. Whether a project is traditional or modern, Rill Architects works closely with clients to create spaces that are innovative and tasteful, responding to homeowners’ unique personalities, lifestyles and needs.

Founder and principal James Rill cultivates a team spirit in the workplace by ensuring that his colleagues remain involved in every phase of a project. “Teamwork and collaboration, not only within Rill Architects but also amongst our firm and our clients and contractors, is imperative to achieving personal and beautiful designs,” Rill observes.

He and his team carefully consider their clients’ goals while guiding them through the complexities of the design and other processes. “We never forget that we as architects are just visitors to the home and site,” Rill explains, “while our clients are the ones who will be living there.”

Rill Architects’ work has received recognition via more than 200 published articles and awards. Among many accolades, James Rill was named 2016 Hall of Fame Architect by the Designers’ Choice Awards, which are sponsored by Home & Design. In 2019 and 2020, Rill was Annapolis Home’s Grand Prize winner in the Architecture category.

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