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Best Architects in
Washington DC
2020

21 Best Washington DC Architects

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We scored 139 Architects in Washington DC and Picked the Top 21

3877 is a full-service design firm that offers branding and graphic design. The company has experience designing spaces for health and wellness, hospitality, residential places, and restaurants. Past projects include Momofuku Milk Bar, the Patterson Mansion, the Randolph Place Condominiums, and Territory Kitchen + Bar. A past client said, "3877 has the creativity to make every space a show place and the architectural depth to make every set of plans a well thought out, buildable design."

AV Architects + Builders helps homeowners in Washington wisely invest money by providing integrated design and build services. The company offers high-end custom luxury homes and major renovations that are customized to fit the individual needs of the client. Design options include luxury kitchens, wine cellars, lounges, home spas, and vacation homes. AV Architects + Builders uses a smart design approach to create safer, more efficient homes that empower clients to stay at home, rather than transition to a retirement facility.

Barnes Vanze is a Washington design firm that has served clients since 1989. The company has experience with commercial and institutional work, including complete rehabilitation and additions to historic commercial properties. The company has designed new university buildings and additions for modern facilities that are expanding. Past projects include traditional and modern designs and vacation homes. Barnes Vanze has won the Traditional Building’s Palladio awards and the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Awards for Excellence.

Baskervill is a full-service design firm in Washington with expertise in architecture, engineering, interiors, and building forensics. The company offers creative architectural, interior design, and MEP engineering solutions in a diverse client base that includes hospitality, corporate, healthcare, manufacturing and cultural institutions. Baskervill has designed hotels, museums, luxury hotels, banks, medical facilities, and restaurants. Founded in 1897, Baskervill is one of the nation’s oldest continually operating architectural firms and has offices in Washington and Richmond.

Beyer Blinder Belle is an architectural design firm in Washington that has served clients for over 40 years. The company has 195 professionals in New York City and Washington with expertise in architecture, planning, and interiors. Beyer Blinder Belle has designed civic, commercial, cultural, educational, residential, and urban spaces. The company also has experience with historic preservations and uses cultural and civic inspiration to guide the design process. Beyer Blinder Belle has an evolving perspective on design that directs master planning and urban design.

Christian Zapatka Architect is an architecture firm that specializes in residential architecture in Washington. The company design style fuses the best of both modern and traditional design to create classic, timeless structures. Christian Zapatka Architect designs new houses as well as additions to and renovations of existing houses and creates comprehensive architectural designs that integrate both site design and interior design. The company has won architectural design competitions including the Washington Housing Competition, and the New York NY Housing Competition.

Ernesto Santalla is an architectural and interior design firm in Washington. The company is a full-service construction company that works with clients through the entirety of a project from very technical issues like building codes to the very fine details such as accessories. The company has completed condos, art installations, office redesigns, and historic renovations. Ernesto Santalla has experience designing graphics for major fundraising events. The firm has won the Best of Houzz award.

Foundry Architects is a Washington design firm that creates well-functioning, environmentally and financially sustainable structures. The company has experience designing residential, commercial, educational, and institutional projects. The firm believes in the craft and history of architecture and has forged partnerships with contractors, engineers, and craftspeople to create the most appropriate and qualified team for every project. Foundry Architects has won the AIA Baltimore Residential Award, and the AIA DC Merit Award.

GTM Architects is a residential and commercial architecture firm serving clients in Bethesda and nationwide. The company offers architecture, planning, and interior design services through a wide array of skill-sets. GTM Architects has experience designing homes, multifamily sites, commercial properties, and commercial interiors. The company works in collaborative studio environments with each focused on specific project types to offer expertise in every area of the project. GTM Architects has won design awards and has been featured in a variety of magazines.

Jonathan Kuhn is an award-winning architectural firm that serves clients in Washington. The firm has designed homes, offices, multi-site residential spaces, and retail sites. Jonathan Kuhn has experience creating a variety of spaces, including a warm and inviting reception for a law firm, luxury condos, dental and medical facilities, historic renovations, and parks. The company transformed a single family home into a luxurious 8-unit condominium building and has experience with exterior renovations.

KGD Architecture, founded in 1995, is a Washington, DC-based architectural firm specializing in the areas of interior design, urban design and planning, real estate design services, and sustainability and energy. With over 20 year's of experience, KGD Architecture has worked on a multitude of award-winning projects such as multifamily housing (including low-income and mixed-generation), sustainability and transit-oriented planning, secure facilities, and corporate refreshes. KGD Architecture has earned a number of awards, including an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Architecture from AIA Virginia, the Award of Merit for Commercial Architecture from AIA Northern Virginia, and the 2014 CREBA Best In Industry Award.

KUBE architecture is a modern studio that serves clients in Washington. The company works to create customized spaces that suit the lifestyle, desires, functional needs, and budget of the client. KUBE emphasizes light, color, texture, and material selection in the process of designing spaces. The company believes in the value of sustainable materials and utilizes green products whenever possible. KUBE offers architectural and interior design, graphic design, website design, and furniture design and fabrication. The firm has experience designing homes, restaurants, and office spaces.

Manion & Associates | Architects is a full service architectural firm that provides comprehensive and strategic design solutions for clients in Bethesda. The company offer services that include new construction, building renovations and additions, sustainable and green design, solar design, landscape design, facility programming and master planning. The company also offers building inspections, cost estimating, construction administration, 3D digital rendering, presentation materials and support. Manion & Associates | Architects has experience in consistently and efficiently integrate architecture with its interior, the surrounding environment, and the larger community.

Martinez + Johnson Architecture is a design firm in Washington that has served clients for over 20 years. The firm has experience working with not for profit associations, educational institutions, and the nation's largest promoters and presenters of live entertainment. A past client wrote, “M+J’s staff provided that quick attention and an ease to work with that made the project a success not only to the city client and community, but also to the contractors that participated.”

Maurice Walters Architect is a Washington architecture firm that specializes in urban design and the design of residential and mixed-use projects. The company has experience in conceptual design and entitlement of larger scale urban mixed-use projects. Maurice Walters Architect focuses on the redevelopment of existing urban environments in a thoughtful, efficient and sustainable manner. The company aims to create timeless designs that transcend style and trends. Maurice Walters Architect received the Bronze Award in the Brick in Architecture Awards from the Brick Institute of America.

McInturff Architects is a Bethesda design firm that specializes in small highly-crafted contemporary design for residential, commercial, and small institutional projects. The company offers complete architectural and interior design services, and tailors projects to the needs of the users. McInturff Architects has designed new homes with custom floor plans. The company has also modified homes and created new floorplans for existing designs. The company designs office space, cafe spaces, theaters, and retail spaces. McInturff Architects has won dozens of design awards.

The R. Michael Cross Design Group is a full service architecture firm in Washington that focuses on designing sustainable environments for home, work, and play. The project team is composed of LEED Accredited Professionals with a broad range of experience in both residential and commercial design. Past projects include condo conversions, multi-family residential properties, dental and medical facilities, retail spaces, and single family renovations. The R. Michael Cross Design Group was voted the 2015 Best Architecture Firm.

Shinberg.Levinas is full-service design firm in Washington with design experience in multiple industries. The firm has designed residential homes, multi-family units, schools, sacred spaces, and commercial properties. The firm also offers clients interior design packages. Shinberg.Levinas is an atelier-style studio that is strengthened by dynamic and collaborative relationships. Shinberg.Levinas has been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Architectural Record, Interior Design, Home & Design, and Le Figaro.

Wentworth is a design-build firm in Chevy Chase with experience in architecture, interior design, and construction. The company offers remodels for whole homes, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and historic homes. The company can convert garages and attics, and also has experience designing home exteriors. Wentworth reconfigures current floor plans to become more luxurious and spacious, to enhance the function, aesthetic, and market value of the home. Wentworth has experience in several styles, including the American Bungalow, art deco, colonial revival, federal styles, Georgian, Greek Revival, and Tudor.

Wiedemann Architects is a full-service architectural firm in Bethesda with over 30 years of experience designing new homes, estates, residential additions, and large institutional and commercial projects. The firm offers feasibility studies, programming, site planning, master planning, urban design, and interior design. Wiedemann Architect's portfolio encompasses work that is both traditional and modern in design and creates seamless residential additions that look like part of the original design. The company has experience with designs from apartments and penthouses to farms and estates.

WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture is an architecture and design firm that has been serving Washington clients for 35 years. The company delivers innovative residential and cultural architecture solutions that integrate within the building’s context. WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture guides clients from initial idea sketches to completed structures while keeping budgetary constraints in mind. The company has experience designing residential properties, civic and cultural spaces, and educational and institutional properties.

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