Washington, DC The project involved the creation of a new headquarters for a company that provides and organizes academically oriented international travel programs under their own banner as well as for organizations like National Geographic and businesses like The New York Times. Within about 9,500 leasable square feet of space in the historic Demonet BuildingRead More
Bethesda, MD This 44,000 sf building addition and site plan have been developed as an appropriate response to a small site with various environmental constraints. The new brick structure employs traditionally detailed windows and doors as well as shingle roofs in respect to the historic brick school house and surrounding residential neighborhood. The project employsRead More
Laytonsville, MD This project is a new Corporate Headquarters for Ruppert Nurseries in Laytonsville, Maryland. The project provided for the restoration and renovation of the historic Victorian farmhouse into offices as well as two new office buildings for staff about a courtyard beyond the historic house, all planned on the 2 1/2 acre parcel inRead More
Chevy Chase, MD This project is a replacement for an existing 1960’s era pool house for the Chevy Chase Recreation Association. Photographs © Alan Karchmer
St. Mary’s County, Maryland Separated into two buildings and organized around a working courtyard, this boathouse incorporates traditions of St. Mary’s College as well as the traditions of Maryland Tidewater architecture in its facades and detailing. © Paul Burk
Town of Somerset, Maryland This 70,000 sf sympathetic building design and site plan have been developed as an appropriate response to a small site that is deeply embedded in a dense residential neighborhood characterized by historic homes and a mature treescape. Photographs © Alan Karchmer
Bethesda, Maryland This 12,000 sf. retail/office building converts an urban leftover site created by a subway ventilation easement into a meaningful piece of urban design in downtown Bethesda. © Walter Smalling, Jr.
Bethesda, Maryland This 3,500 sf addition is used as a worship space by the Jewish congregation and a multi-use space by the Presbyterian congregation, allowing the two groups to continue to worship concurrently and share renovated support spaces. Photographs © Alan Karchmer
Columbia, Maryland This 12,000 sf worship space is part of a master plan that incorporates new and proposed structures while enhancing existing exterior spaces. Photographs © Alan Karchmer
Washington, DC This new facility extends the context of the historic structures while working in concert with a new campus plan that provides order to the site. Photographs © Alan Karchmer
Laurel, Maryland This contextually appropriate 9000 sf addition to the church complex provides the desired interior spaces and stronger public connection while reinforcing the church’s commitment to being a Main Street Church. Photographs © Robert C. Lautman
Annapolis, Maryland Understanding that music played an important role in the life of the church, this bell tower was designed in a way that expressed the spirit of the congregation, and modified the existing site plan to establish an appropriate location for the tower. Photographs © Alan Karchmer
Chevy Chase, Marylan This stylistically compatible addition provides needed meeting room and creates a stronger image for the town of Chevy Chase, while mitigating the scale of the large county building within the context of a residential neighborhood.
St. Mary’s County, Maryland This 47,000 sf. student housing complex was inserted into the campus plan as a courtyard composition of three dormitory buildings, housing 216 students, and a fourth building containing common recreational and study facilities for the students. A loggia carved into the base of all four buildings provides for continuity around theRead More
Dunkirk, Maryland This master plan explores the development potential for the town of Dunkirk following the traditional town planning principals introduced for the redevelopment of Prince Frederick.
St. Mary’s County, Maryland Though listed on the National Register of Historic Places in l972, Porto Bello was neglected and run-down by the 1980’s and in danger of structural collapse. To renovate and preserve the historic manor house and estate all architectural and landscape work was designed to be sympathetic with the original structure, thusRead More
Silver Spring, Maryland The competition guidelines requested the development of a 43,000 sf. Civic Building to house various county and community spaces, a Town Square to provide outdoor festival space for the community, and a covered ice skating rink. The proposed solution sought to utilize the building to shape the Town Square and integrate theRead More
Prince Frederick, Maryland This first-place entry by Muse Architects and Graham Landscape Design proposed the development of 300,000 sf. of additional development within the order of the traditional main street plan of encouraging growth within a network of streets, squares, gardens and parks, thus reinforcing the character of the traditional southern Maryland town, and allowingRead More
Washington, DC This project was an entry in an exhibit titled Capital Visions sponsored by the Washington DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in which we selected the sector of Southwest Washington for its redevelopment potential and for the existing development and neglect that stands in such stark contrast to other portions ofRead More