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.
We execute historically thoughtful, sensitive design and rehabilitation work for residential and community projects built over time. We promote the use of historic tax credits to encourage the use of the construction materials so critical to maintaining the historic fabric of these unique buildings.
CEM Design has built a reputation for excellence in providing award-winning design and management solutions to hundreds of commercial and residential clients. Our primary areas of focus are historic restoration and renovation, and environmentally sustainable “green” design. While these may seem to be very different areas of expertise, we believe they are essentially complimentary. The most sustainable building conserves and reuses the embodied energy of an existing building.
CEM Design is committed to the principles providing comprehensive, personalized service; designing aesthetically appropriate, innovative projects that utilize state of the art materials and methods; and insuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. We have received several awards for our thoughtful, innovative designs, and numerous accolades for the thoroughness and accuracy of the documents we produce.
We are licensed architects in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, and Massachusetts, and we hold national certification (NCARB). We are LEED Certified by the US Green Buildings Council, Energy Star Partners, members of Green America and the Maryland Green Registry.
Charles Belfoure is an architect that only specializes in historic preservation. He qualifies as a historic preservation architect and an architectural historian under the Secretary of Interior’s Qualification Standards. He is also a historic tax credit consultant who has done many buildings in the Baltimore – Washington area. He is a published architectural historian as the co-author of The Baltimore Rowhouse, Niernsee & Neilson – Architects of Baltimore, author of Monuments to Money – the Architecture of American Banks, Edmund Lind – Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South. In addition, he does National Register nominations, historic structures reports, and 106 review.
Prior to founding his award-winning firm in 1998, Charles held leadership positions with distinguished architectural and planning firms designing a wide range of residential and commercial projects. This experience combined with his passion for designing fine homes led him to open his own residentially-focused architecture and planning firm on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore. The exceptional natural beauty and vernacular traditions of the Shore captivate and inspire him.
Projects range from elegant waterfront estates and casual weekend retreats to historically-sensitive renovations and additions. Charles has developed an expertise designing for sensitive coastal areas and in navigating the complex matrix of planning, zoning and environmental regulations. Although residential commissions have been a constant throughout his career, he selectively takes on non-residential commissions where the client’s commitment to quality is paramount.
Charles works very closely with his clients, their builders and craftspeople to create enduring architecture – to be cherished for generations.
Member: American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Certified Planners, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, National Trust for Historic Preservation – Leadership Forum, US Green Building Council, Preservation Maryland, Association for Preservation Technology
Clinton Brown Company Architecture, the full service historic preservation architecture firm, has more than 26 years of experience in collaboratively designing the revitalization of heritage buildings and places, balancing existing conditions, ideal vision and resources across a wide range of successful Historic Preservation projects. As a grant writing firm, we have helped our clients raise more than $31 million for their projects.
We perform specialized professional architectural and project management services in renovation, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects, with Historic Structure Reports and Building Condition Assessments, Historic Resource/Cultural Resource Surveys, Local Landmark and State/National Registers of Historic Places nominations, Historic Tax Credit Applications and grant writing and administration services for high-quality educational, institutional, governmental, commercial, and individual clients.
General architectural practice located in Carroll County, Maryland.
At ENCORE, we believe the adaptive reuse of existing and historic buildings is an inherently sustainable pursuit. We work to create beautifully (re)designed spaces that can help our clients capitalize on the financial and cultural incentives of reusing existing buildings. Our team consists of trained architects, preservationists, and sustainable design consultants who can navigate the design, documentation, and certification process with east.
We offer a full spectrum of services for all needs pertaining to existing and historic buildings. Our services include:
Architectural Design, Preservation Design & Regulatory Compliance, Sustainability Consulting & Documentation, Historic Tax Credits
We have offices near Annapolis (see listing details) and in Easton:
111 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET
EASTON, MD 21601
P: (410) 770-9009
Historic restoration requires craftsman with special skills and experience. Gant Brunnett Architects has the knowledge and expertise to assist your organization with all aspects of the project development including planning, condition surveys, historic tax credit applications, production of construction drawings and oversight of the restoration construction. We are regularly engaged in preservation projects that require close coordination with local and State historic preservation officials, as well as public funding sources. Our award winning portfolio includes numerous National Historic Trust listed properties, including Landmark designated buildings similar to the recently completed Clifton Mansion; the former home of Johns Hopkins.