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Our Mission As trusted advisers and design leaders, we reach beyond the predictable to turn vision into reality while solving complex challenges for public, private, and government clients—improving quality of life through the built environment.


Our Approach A sense of comfort and familiarity has always reinforced the success of the guest experience. Quality environments, attention to detail, anticipated needs, friendly discourse, breaking bread—all are requirements enhanced by the interaction of people in a comfortable, seemingly familiar setting. We create environments that encourage guests to feel not just accommodated but that surpasses their expectations. We understand the needs of guests to sense a level of value and richness. A complex mix of needs, routines, and emotions, that link their home and family to these unfamiliar settings, must be acknowledged and anticipated. The environments we design integrate the qualities expected by the guests, allowing them to settle in and feel comfortable. We know much activity is not seen by your guests while you provide seemingly effortless service and unmatched accommodation. We understand and create designs that allow their pulse to slow, spirit to recharge, and spark the desire to return.


“When I drove away from Salamander I was a bit sad that my time had come to an end. The bright side is it’s accessible enough to spend a lazy afternoon there but just far enough to do a staycation.” Christen McCluney, Travel Noire

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Salamander Resort & Spa | Middleburg, VA Conforming to the scale and architectural fabric of the historic town, the five-star resort melds natural stone, slate, copper, and stucco into a form that is integrated into the natural terrain and associated wetlands—a luxurious retreat in the country.


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Salamander Resort & Spa Morrison-Clark Inn Dupont Circle Hotel Mason & Rook Hotel Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club Donovan Hotel L’Enfant Plaza Hotel

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Making a More Authentic “Local”

Bringing “local” into the hotel can be interpreted in many ways: locally sourced craftsmen and products, artwork that features recognizable landmarks, or wayfinding that reinterprets the city fabric. But local can be further expressed by thinking more about the local community. Historically, hotels have been centers of the community—a role they are reclaiming. Local residents live, work, and shop near the hotel; but rarely gravitate towards the property for its amenities and sense of community. They may not need a room, but they do need a service and the hotel can deliver it.


River Creek Country Club | Leesburg, VA This private club located in Leesburg, VA was renovated to include an exterior patio overlooking the private golf course, as well as updated dining space and bar areas. Other nterior renovations of the banquet spaces and common areas were designed to reflect the more modern character suitable to the high-end clients served by the club.

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Private Clubs 1. Braelinn Golf Club 2. Flat Creek Country Club 3. Chantilly National Golf Club 4. Rivers Club 5. Ravinia Green Country Club 6. Pyramid Club 7. Tower Club 8. River Creek Country Club 9. Ford’s Colony Country Club 10. Treesdale Country Club 11. Rolling Green Country Club 1

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City Clubs, the New Urban Oasis

Historically seen as “old gentlemen’s clubs,” today’s city club has evolved to become an urban oasis that reflects the resurgence of cities, changing demographics, and shifts in how business is conducted. City clubs have evolved to embrace a changing landscape. Décor is transitional; not so trendy as to be immediately outdated, but no longer the collegiate, traditional style that had become their hallmark. That décor also provides more variety and options for dedicated work spaces that have member-facing technology—a place to work between meetings in the city. But it’s not just about work; city clubs also feature more media areas with the casual seating areas and large screen televisions in demand from younger members.


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Grilled Oyster Co. | Washington, DC Located in the Cathedral Commons neighborhood of Washington, DC this local favorite features dramatic natural lighting through colored glass windows, and mirrored pendants throughout the dining and bar areas, updating this Washingtonian Magazine favorite for a modern seafood experience.


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Restaurants 1. Mellow Mushroom - Herndon 2. Mellow Mushroom - Newport News 3. Mellow Mushroom - Rockville 4. Big Buns 5. Volcano Hot Stone Grill 6. Grilled Oyster Co. 7. Mellow Mushroom - Roanoke 8. Mellow Mushroom - Rock Hill 9. Mellow Mushroom - Blacksburg 10. Fireworks Pizza 11. BLT Prime

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Designing Around the Message

In all hospitality environments, striking a balance between being on trend while staying true to the brand gives design longevity. Allowing the message to guide the design creates environments that are fresh, current, and on brand. Fast growing Atlanta-based pizza franchise Mellow Mushroom is known for pushing the envelope and for its unique restaurants across the nation. To further its brand, Mellow is always looking for new and unique ex-pressions of its concept. Creating interest and enriching the guest experience is what keeps guests coming back for more. Expressed through features such as exposed concrete flooring and interior brick walls, unique art fea-tures, and colorful booths and banquettes, each Mellow Mushroom restaurant highlights its individual personality while furthering the brand.


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Our Firm Architecture, Inc. is a collective of over 50 architects, project managers, and interior designers each with unique abilities to contribute to our firm’s multi-disciplinary architecture and planning services. Founded in 1986 by two Washington architects, William R. Drury and Carl R. Shaw, Jr., Architecture, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of design. Having studied at the College of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, a common commitment for excellent in design was founded. The vision and values of these founding partners continues to sustain the success of Architecture, Inc. today. Our client base includes school systems, universities, government entities, and private companies; all of whom we approach with unrivaled attentiveness, extensive design experience, and desire to exceed expectations. We believe that capturing your vision successfully begins with our active listening and is realized through our dedication to a client-focused, collaborative design process. Our dedication to this is seen as we approach relationships with our clients, teammembers, and consultants and has driven Architecture, Inc. to become one of the top architectural firms in the Washington region.

Services Architecture

Base Building Building Repositioning Historic Preservation Master Planning Sustainable Design

Interior Design

Programming Space Planning Art Selection Branding Furniture Selection Graphics and Wayfinding Lighting Design


Architecture, Inc. | 1902 Campus Commons Drive Suite 101 Reston, VA 20191 | 703.476.3900 | archinc.com


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