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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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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Preparing For Your First Virtual Visit With Your Architect

The much-anticipated day is soon approaching.  You have made the exciting decision to design and build your new home.  You have scoured countless Pinterest photos, perhaps previewed mounds of electronic home plans, conducted numerous “drive-bys” and snapped pics of homes you admire and searched your search engines at full speed.  But now it is time […]

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Creating Client-Centered Spaces in New Commercial Construction

From people to pets, creating modern, functional and comfortable spaces not only creates a great first impression but allows medical professionals to most effectively use their commercial property to deliver 21st century care.  Today doctors find themselves revisiting the age-old waiting rooms and exam tables with an eye on open spaces that facilitate patient privacy […]

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What is Building Information Modeling?

For 20 years now, our firm has used ArchiCad 3D modeling software to design buildings.  It has evolved during that time into a 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software which allows us to model a virtual building in the computer.  When we “draw a plan” we’re actually creating a virtual three-dimensional model of the building […]

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