BELL Architects, PC is an award-winning architectural design firm founded in 1999 by David Bell, FAIA, LEEDap BD+C. BELL Architects specializes in building in challenging urban and historically sensitive sites. Our certified local small business 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.
Our staff of 13 has expertise in site analysis, master planning, rehabilitation, systems integration and the public consultation and approval process. There are seven LEED accredited design professionals who have worked extensively with LEED certified projects, including including schools, libraries, performing arts venues, recreation centers, mixed-use buildings, offices and institutional facilities.
We have worked with private and public sector clients on a variety of historic and adaptive reuse projects, we provide Section 106 Consulting to protect the integrity of historic properties and address the concerns of public interest. Many of our projects require oversight by multiple review authorities, such as the National Capitol Planning Commission (NCPC), the 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 commissions and other related agencies. Often BELL will obtain a certificate of appropriateness, zoning adjustment or other preliminary approval from one of these agenicies, prior to proceeding with design development.
We are architects specializing in sustainable residential and historic preservation projects in Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis.
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.
Charles Paul Goebel, Architect, Ltd. is a well established, highly respected and award-winning architecture and land-planning firm based in historic Easton – on Maryland’s Eastern Shore – providing consulting services to building owners throughout the Chesapeake Bay region and across the US and Canada. Areas of focus are historic preservation, adaptive reuse and building modernizations/upgrades and additions.
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 Baltimore and Easton:
111 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET
EASTON, MD 21601
P: (410) 770-9009
General practice of architecture for commercial, institutional, religious and residential projects with emphases on historic restoration, preservation and adaptive reuse.
Registered Architect, Historic Structures Reports, Historic Preservationist