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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Today’s Bathroom Design Trends

Current home design is trending towards a minimalist and simple aesthetic, which can actually be tricky to achieve because everything must be precise. This applies to bathroom design as well. A great deal of thought and planning goes into designing or remodeling a bathroom. After you assess how much space you have, you’ll need to […]

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Current Residential Design Trends

Many home design trends come and go, while others seem to stick around for a while. While open concept floorplans still dominate, the pandemic has certainly played a role in new design concepts. With individuals and families spending more time at home, and doing tasks or work not normally performed at home, here are some […]

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Preparing Your Home or Business for Hurricane Season

We are in the midst of hurricane season, and even here in Maryland we often see the effects of the high winds and flash floods that this time of year can bring. As architects, there are many steps we can take when constructing or remodeling a building or home to mitigate storm damage. We will […]

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A Split-Foyer Cinderella Story

How we took a dated home in Drum Point and gave it new life. Our clients reached out to us in 2019 in hopes of renovating their split-foyer home. The house, built in the 1970’s, is located on a waterfront lot in Southern Maryland. It was inherited from family and needed to be updated both […]

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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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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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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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