How to Choose the Right Roofing Material

Selecting the right material for your new roof is an important decision for several reasons. Not only do you want it to be attractive and compliment the exterior aesthetic of your home, but it also needs to be watertight and able to withstand the elements over time. There are many options, and when choosing the […]

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Adapting and Overcoming COVID-19 Restrictions

Helping a Local Restaurant Persevere During the Pandemic Early last year, when COVID-19 made its way into the United States and was spreading like wildfire across the East Coast, many local and state governments placed strict orders on citizens and businesses. In Maryland and in many other states, restaurants were especially hard hit, having to […]

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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 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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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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Why Should I Hire an Architect?

Architecture is part art and part science. In school, the architect learns about the art of architecture, about making buildings and spaces aesthetically pleasing by applying time-tested theories of artistic design.  The architectural student also learns the science of architecture that allows them to design a structure that will resist the many forces that are […]

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