Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects

David Neumann, FAIA | Andrew Lewis, AIA | Mark Buchanan, AIA


Since its founding in 1986, Neumann Lewis Buchanan has used the language of traditional architecture to create homes that are indelibly connected to their context. Principals David Neumann, Andrew Lewis and Mark Buchanan believe that timeless design and enduring construction rarely happen by chance.

The firm’s extensive portfolio ranges from estates and country retreats to rambling farmhouses, seamless additions, outbuildings and storybook cottages. “The homes we design are cherished, one-of-a-kind commissions that are evocative and meaningful,” says Neumann. “Each endeavor is quintessentially of a place, enriching its surroundings while appearing to have always belonged.” The firm’s partners and team members—most of whom have worked together for at least two decades—match expertise with personal warmth and spirit, working closely with clients to shape visions of home.

Although they specialize in traditional design, the architects eschew a signature style; instead, they base each project on the particular circumstances of client and setting. “Our solutions are tailored to homeowners’ needs and aspirations,” Neumann notes. “Each project is the hands-on responsibility of one of our three partners.”

The firm recently received a John Russell Pope Award, along with honors from the AIA Northern Virginia chapter and Washingtonian. Its work has appeared nationally in Architectural Digest, Southern Home, Traditional Home and Garden & Gun. Neumann Lewis Buchanan operates from two integrated studios, one in the heart of Washington, DC, and the other in historic Middleburg, Virginia.