Jay I. Brown, AIA, LEED AP

Rebecca L. Kent, AIA, LEED AP; Erica L. Wunderlich, AIA; Dwayne Van Horn, AIA

Jay Brown “caught the architecture bug” on a college trip to Europe. He returned home, transferred into the architecture program at University of Maryland, completed his bachelor’s of architecture degree and never looked back. After earning a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, he founded a residential design firm, The Architectural Foundation, Inc., merging in 1986 with Mark David Levin, AIA, a commercial-architecture firm. Today, Levin/Brown wears both hats (the firm has a specialty in religious architecture), with a concentration on custom residential design. Its staff of 10 includes eight architects and one interior designer.

Levin/Brown works in any architectural style, ensuring that every home responds to topography, existing and proposed vegetation, solar orientation and views—while meeting the clients’ functional, aesthetic and budgetary constraints. “We welcome the opportunity to team with interior designers, landscape architects and contractors,” Brown says. “Our clients speak highly of our creativity and flexibility; we are known as architects who listen, and this attitude is present in all facets of our work.”

Brown’s award-winning designs have been recognized and published numerous times. Recent accolades include the 2019 International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture’s Religious Arts—Visual Arts Award; and the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Chesapeake Shore Chapter 2018 Award for Excellence in Construction.