Hill & Hurtt Architects

Joshua O. Hill | Eric Hurtt | Mary-Margaret Stacy

Principals Joshua Hill, Eric Hurtt and Mary-Margaret Stacy strive to create warm, well-functioning homes that marry creative design solutions and a high level of craftsmanship. Hill and Hurtt established Hill & Hurtt Architects in 2016; two years later, Mary-Margaret Stacy joined the firm. Today, the three principals have 50 years of combined experience in custom residential design, specializing in restorations, renovations, additions and new homes.

The architects foster a collaborative environment driven by an emphasis on drawing and studying multiple angles for any given project. “We sketch each idea together in the office and discuss relative merits before choosing the best options to present to clients,” notes Hill. “We carry that approach through construction, always looking for opportunities to refine and improve a design.”

The eight-person firm embraces sustainable solutions, from insulated windows and doors to efficient lighting and solar systems. “We like to incorporate new technologies,” says Hurtt. “In fact, one of our projects—the renovation and expansion of a historic bungalow—was one of DC’s first homes to achieve net-zero status.”

Hill & Hurtt Architects has been recognized with numerous awards, including a 2021 ICAA John Russell Pope Award for Residential Renovation, a 2021 AIA Potomac Valley Special Recognition Award and a 2017 Remodeling magazine design award.

The studio’s iterative process, reflects Stacy, provides a recipe for success. “We love a new project that challenges us to examine underlying assumptions and help a client discover an opportunity that dramatically improves their home,” she says.