It’s all in the details. 

While we often find ourselves completing larger and more involved engineering projects, we do not shy away from smaller jobs. The process of engineering, problem-solving and designing are shared by small and large jobs alike. Whether you are looking at building a full structure, or remodeling a room, proper engineering is incredibly important.  Back in February […]

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Winter Time is also “Dream Home Planning” Time

On a famous TV show, they used to say “Winter is coming” — and it meant really bad things for those fictional characters. And while you might not love the cold winter months, they provide a great opportunity for people who are planning to build their dream homes. While it’s difficult to start building during the cold […]

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Remodeling Homes for In-Laws and Multigenerational Living

In our ever-evolving society, the concept of family living has taken on a new dimension, with in-laws and multiple generations coexisting under one roof. As an architect, we have had the unique opportunity to create spaces that accommodate diverse family dynamics. Remodeling a home for in-laws or multigenerational families requires thoughtful design strategies that balance […]

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Choosing the Right Building Materials for All Seasons

As an architecture firm in Maryland, where the summers are hot and humid and winters can be bitter cold, we understand the importance of selecting the right building materials for every project. It is crucial to consider how these materials will perform across our different seasons, ensuring durability, sustainability, and comfort. Below, we will explore […]

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Supporting Inclusion and Creating Accessible Spaces For All

As architects, our job is to design spaces that are functional for those that will use them. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are a largely underserved segment of the population, so when we were contacted to design a new porte-cochere for The Arc Southern Maryland, we were honored to have their trust and the […]

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Raising the Roof… And the Foundation

How We Lifted a Beach House One Full Story Above Grade. For homeowners with houses on the beach, it’s not always “no shoes, no shirt, no problem.” Strong storms with violent storm surges can cause serious damage to waterfront homes, and even knock them down or wash them away. Fortunately, FEMA has a grant program […]

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Creating Outdoor Spaces to Enjoy in the Fall and Winter

We are lucky enough in Maryland to enjoy four beautiful seasons. Our winters are typically relatively mild; however, there are still plenty of days and weeks with temperatures at or below freezing. Even when temperatures are just cool enough to need a jacket, you should be able to enjoy all of the spaces of your home. […]

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Overcoming Challenges and Creating New Spaces

Transforming a Charming Older Home Into a Showroom and Office We have always had a great relationship with our partners at GH Clark Contractors, which is an exterior remodeling contractor located in Calvert County. When they reached out to us to help renovate an older house on Main Street in Prince Frederick to serve as […]

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Reasons to Renovate in a Challenging Market

This is probably not “news” to most, but the current housing market is extremely tough on buyers. Low inventory has driven prices up, and inflation has increased in the interest rate to its highest level since 2009. As interest rates rise, borrowers are losing their mortgage eligibility. An increase of just one percentage point can […]

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