Team Effort: Rebuilding Tidewater Dental

Construction projects require a great deal of coordination, and especially so if the project is for a medical or dental facility with an array of specific requirements. We are proud to be part of the team that converted an existing vacant office space into a new dentist office.  After a fire destroyed their building in […]

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Historic Home Remodel: Making Upgrades while Preserving the Past

We absolutely love working on projects that involve historic homes or structures. There is just something special about preserving a piece of history while making it more suitable for present day living.  One of our favorite projects to date was an addition and remodel for a historic family farm on the Patuxent River. The same […]

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The Making of Medstar Orthopedics

We often discuss our passion for taking our clients’ dreams and making them reality, and the recent project we completed for MedStar Health accomplished just that. It took a great deal of coordination with the owner, equipment suppliers, and engineers to transform two vacant spaces into a large medical office space. During COVID. We were […]

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Renovate or Build? How to decide.

It is a million-dollar question (sometimes literally), and one we are asked often by our clients, both residential and commercial. Should they reinvent their existing home or commercial building, or start from scratch and build new? Our answer depends on many factors, including:   How far off is the existing structure from your dream?  Do […]

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Architectural Design

Over the past year, the team at Patuxent Architects has been considering the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on architecture. Throughout history, we have seen examples of the way fast-spreading diseases like tuberculosis and typhoid have changed the way buildings and homes were constructed. Architects added large windows to let in more light and used […]

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Current Trends in Sustainable Architecture

Trends come and go, but one that will likely always stick around is sustainability. Over the years, sustainable building and design has moved to the forefront of many companies’ priorities. Ever-increasing knowledge about the Earth and non-renewable resources has made “going green” less hippie, and more mainstream.  Many energy-saving techniques, such as daylight harvesting and low […]

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10 Home Design Trends to Look for in 2021

Everyone is looking forward to the new year, ourselves included. Many homeowners are making plans now for projects to begin in January, and with that comes the design of all these new spaces. So what will home design look like in 2021? We’ve narrowed down the list of new and emerging home design trends for next […]

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The Power of Building Information Modeling

We often talk about using cutting-edge technology for our projects. But what does that mean, and how does it benefit you and your clients? Aside from seeing an awesome 3D rendering of your project, what else can it offer?  The technology we are referring to is called Building Information Modeling, or BIM. We often share beautiful […]

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Common Problems Faced During Home Renovation Projects

Starting a home renovation project can be very exciting. Whether you have lived in your home for years and want to make it feel new, or you purchased a property that needs work before you can call it home, there is something special about recreating a space and making it all your own.  However, home renovations […]

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