BELL Architects, PC
BELL Architects, PC is an award-winning architectural design firm, founded in 1999 by David Bell, AIA, LEEDap BD+C. BELL Architects specializes in challenging urban and historically-sensitive sites. The certified local small business and HUBZone firm located in Washington, DC has demonstrated success with historic preservation, sustainable design and adaptive reuse and the regulatory review process on existing buildings with private and public sector clients.
The staff of 15 has expertise in site analysis, master planning, rehabilitation, systems integration and the public consultation and approval process. There are LEED accredited design professionals who have worked extensively with LEED certified projects. BELL Architects developed their office, a DC historic building into a LEED certified rehabilitation.
BELL Architects is a leader in the field of historic preservation and rehabilitation A/E design services, and has extensive experience in historic preservation, restoration and renovation. They have worked with private and public sector clients on a variety of historic and adaptive reuse projects including schools, libraries, performing arts, recreation centers, mixed-use, offices, institutional facilities, multi-modal transportation facilities and master planning.
BELL Architects provides Section 106 Consulting to protect the integrity of historic properties and addresses the concerns of public interest. Many of their projects require oversight by multiple review authorities, such as the National Capitol Planning Commission (NCPC), US Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), DC Historic Preservation Office (DC HPO), Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (VA SHPO), DC Department of Transportation (DDOT), local planning commission and other related review agencies. Often, BELL obtains a certificate of appropriateness, zoning adjustment or other preliminary approval, prior to proceeding with design development.
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