Architecture, Inc. Private Clubs

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Founded in 1986, Architecture, Incorporated is a 60-person, award-winning planning, architecture, and interior design practice. We are united in the belief that 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 projects range from complex renovations to new construction for commercial, hospitality, education, healthcare, senior living, multifamily, and sports and recreation clients across the region. This wide range of design experience and core value of client service has made Architecture, Inc. recognized as one of the most prominent firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


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We create club environments that encourage members and guests to feel not just accommodated, but welcomed; and that surpass their expectations. We understand that members want to sense a level of belonging, value, and richness, as well as comfort and familiarity.

The clubs and hospitality environments we design integrate the qualities expected by members; allowing them to settle in and feel comfortable. We know substantial activity is occurring behind the scenes, allowing you to provide seemingly effortless service and unmatched accommodation. We understand the business of leisure and create designs that allow the pulse to slow, spirit to recharge, and ignite the desire to return.


Historically viewed as playgrounds for the wealthy, today’s city club has evolved to become an urban oasis that appeals to a broad demographic and reflects the resurgence of cities, changing technology, and shifts in how business is conducted. City clubs have evolved to embrace a changing landscape and entice increasingly younger members. Décor is transitional; not so trendy as to be immediately outdated, but no longer the formal, traditional style that had become their hallmark.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, it’s also about play; city clubs also feature more media areas within the casual seating areas and large screen televisions in demand from younger members.

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Each club is a unique environment with its own story— communicating the heritage, culture, and community of the club. Defining the club identity is vital. Whether it’s in wine country, a growing suburban area, or a bustling urban center; the identity guides the design to create a unique environment that is distinctive, fresh, and current.

Within each club, areas are programmed to further the story: a traditional pub, an elegant dining room, or a bar focused on sports of names for a famous former member; the club must cater to the interests and ideals of its membership.



Club managers have realized that the best way to turn around membership demand and golfer participation at their clubs is to invest in the non-golf aspects of the membership experience. As a response to a shift in members’ interests and values; health, fitness, wellness, and more inclusive recreation will be the identifying club characteristics.

Walking a golf course at the turn of the 20th century was exercise; spending an hour in the fitness center or participating in a Power Flow Yoga class is increasingly the norm. Clubs are incorporating exercise options as well as functional training like TRX, TPI, Muscle Activation Therapy (MAT) as well as spa, nutrition, joint rehab, physical therapy, and athletic and sport-specific training.

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The Dominion Club Glen Allen, VA
Knollwood Country Club Elmsford, NY


Skyline Club Indianapolis, IN
North Hills County Club Glenside, PA



Prior to a renovation led by Architecture, Inc. the interiors of the Dominion Club were very traditional, with heavy millwork and brass accents. To bring the club up to modern standards while respecting its traditional heritage, the renovation focused on an update to finishes, fixtures, and furniture in 9,980 sf of the 23,000 sf club on both levels. Centered on a large ceremonial rotunda used for event space, the renovation expanded available space by removing very large encasements on the columns on the lower level, freeing up considerable floor space. Finishes on the sweeping stair were refreshed by replacing brass fixtures, installing new carpet, and updating finishes throughout. On the first floor, the main dining area was completely renovated to make it more flexible for multiple dining options. A variety of seating including a communal table and banquets help to define spaces while keeping the space open. Bright finishes, modern light fixtures, and nostalgic wall graphics helped to update the space while keeping it rooted in tradition. Adjacent restrooms were re-configured to allow direct access to the dining room. The dining room is now open to a large new covered patio with multiple fire pits, ceiling fans, and casual seating.

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rotunda reception dining


Established in 1894 as one of the oldest golf clubs in the USGA, Knollwood Country Club is rich in history. The club has endured two World Wars, the Great Depression, and a devastating fire in 1919. The design challenge was to bring a century-old building up to modern standards while respecting its rich traditional heritage. The main level renovations include a new bar that blends the traditional wood detailing with modern finishes, including a window wall that opens to an outside bar.

The main dining room was transformed into a bright and vibrant space with nostalgic wall graphics and fullheight booths. Double-hung windows were replaced with a folding window wall to further open the space and bring light into the room. Former offices were removed to create a new private dining room with full-wall wine displays and a faux wood beam ceiling. The restrooms were completely rebuilt to be fully accessible, with new finishes that complement the design. A major highlight of the renovation is the new multi-level outdoor stone patio and covered dining areas comprising multiple fire pits, ceiling fans, and casual seating. A low wall surrounding the patio is covered in cultured stone to perfectly match the exterior stone walls of the club—making a seamless expansion of the outdoor amenities.


HOBI Award - Best Commercial Rehab



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dining private wine room



In order to expand the casual dining options at North Hills Country Club’s existing clubhouse, the open space adjacent to an outdoor patio between the main building and a freestanding dining room was enclosed with a new 1,800 sf two-story event space. Centered on a large bar, the infill addition includes additional casual dining space and an enclosed golf simulator.

In response to the difference in elevation of the three existing components, the addition is sunken from the main clubhouse but takes advantage of the high ceilings created by the offset. The golf simulator room is open to the interior with a glass partition that mirrors new expansive windows overlooking the expanded and updated patio. In addition to the dining space, the kitchen was renovated, and locker rooms and private event spaces were refreshed totaling 5,800 sf of new and renovated space.

Inspired by the region’s history of rail transport, the club features industrial design elements like wall graphics and iron details. The bar area includes an iron fretwork and industrial truss supporting the bar and flat screens. Porcelain brick tiles pay homage to industrial warehouses.

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golf simulator dining room patio



Skyline Club is situated in the bustling center of downtown Indianapolis, offering stunning cityscape vistas. With its modern and lively atmosphere, the club provides a perfect setting for conversations, relaxation, and a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Members can partake in enriching cultural activities and savor gourmet cuisine of this city club, located on the 36th floor. Architecture, Inc. provided interior architecture and design services for the 7,010 sf renovation of the main event space including a dining/even space, anytime lounge, bar, and wine room.



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8150 Leesburg Pike Amenity Space

Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award, Commercial Interiors: Merit Award

Knollwood Country Club

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut, Hobi Award: Best Commercial Rehab


8150 Leesburg Pike Amenity Space

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Buildings, Amenity Space: Award of Excellence

Maryvale Elementary School / Carl Sandburg Learning Center

ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards, Educational: Award of Excellence

Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Multi-Use/Joint-Use Building : Outstanding Project

Salamander Resort & Spa

US News and World Report, Best Hotels in the US: Gold Badge

Viceroy DC

ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards, Commercial/Residential Renovation $2-$4M - Award of Excellence


Coolidge Senior High School

Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Combined-Level School: Outstanding Project

West Springfield High School

ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards: Award of Excellence


700 Constitution

Multifamily Executive MFE Awards, Adaptive Reuse: Grand Winner

Coolidge Senior High School

ACEC Metropolitan Washington Excellence Awards, Renovations and Additions: Honor Award

Inova Sports Medicine

Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award, Institutional: Honor Award

Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Restaurant Interior Build-Out: Honorable Mention

IIDA Mid-Atlantic Premier Design Awards, Retail: Honor Award


700 Constitution

AIA Northern Virginia Design Award, Historic Architecture: Award of Merit

Building Design + Construction Reconstruction Awards: Bronze

NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Renovation: Award of Excellence

Compass Rose

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors, Tenant Space 0 to 10,000 sf: Award of Excellence

Current Salon

Shop! Design Awards Competition, Service Retailer: Silver Award

Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Building - Hospitality/ Retail: Award of Excellence

Opaline Bar and Brasserie

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial/Residential Renovation under $1M: Award of Excellence

Propel Swim Academy US Swim Schools Association, Facility: Award of Excellence

Salamander Resort & Spa

Forbes Travel Guide, 2018 World’s Most Luxurious Hotels

Terraset Elementary School

Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Elementary School: Outstanding Project


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial $512M: Award of Excellence


Terraset Elementary School

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital ImprovementInstitutional: Award of Excellence


Arlington County Department of Human Services

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Merit

Hotel Palomar

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC): Award of Excellence

Morrison-Clark Hotel

NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Hospitality ProjectBoutique Service: Award of Excellence

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NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Interiors - Healthcare/Biotech/Lab: Award of Merit


Children’s Science Center

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Merit

Marina Landing at Belmont Bay

Great American Living Awards (GALA), Best Design and Architecture - Multi-Family/Mixed-Use


Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Commercial Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention

Tower Club

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Excellence


3251 Old Lee Highway

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation - Capital Improvement: Award of Excellence

Graham Road Elementary School

American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Interior Renovation

Loudoun Medical Office Building III

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit

Mellow Mushroom – Herndon

IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards, Retail: The Bronze



Salamander Resort & Spa

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Build-toSuit Non-Institutional Facility: Award of Excellence

W.T. Woodson High School

American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Renovation/Modernization


CurvyGirls Bridal

Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention

Fairfax County Health Lab

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)


Gaslight Square Condominiums

Apartment and Condo Development Industry Award, Best New Condominium in the Mid-Atlantic Region

PACE West School

American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility


Fire Lane Retirement Party

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit


Arlington County Department of Human Services

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Excellence

Fairfax County Health Lab

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Fire Works Pizza

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail Project: Award of Excellence


Architecture, Inc. Design Studio

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 0-14,999 sf: Award of Excellence

Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention

Loudoun County Emergency Homeless Shelter

Real Estate & Construction Review, Green Building of America Award

Capitals Iceplex

DESIGNArlington: Award of Merit

NVCC - WAC Building

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Institutional Facility Under $20 Million: Award of Excellence

Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center

Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention


City of Alexandria Health & Human Services

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best in Public Space: Award of Excellence

Florida Gulf Coast University - Athletic Building

American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Design


3DF Associates

Atlantic Realty Companies

Avis Budget Group

Avison Young

Barthelson Plaza LLC

Beacon Capital Partners

The Bernstein Companies

Booz Allen Hamilton

CBRE Group

The Collins Firm

Cushman & Wakefield

Duke Realty


Forest City Commercial

Global Logistics Group

Herc Rentals

Holladay Properties

Integrated Direct Marketing

Interstate Plaza Holding

JBG Smith


Jonas B. Cooke Interests

The Lann Companies

Lerner Enterprises

Lidl US

Lincoln Property Company

MainStreet Bank

Martin Marietta

The Meridian Group

Meridian One BP

MetroStar Systems

Newmark Knight Frank

Northrop Grumman

The Peterson Companies

Polinger Company

The Rector Companies

Resource Bank

Rosenthal Properties

Springfield Tower


Tetra Partners


TMG Solutions

Uniwest Commercial Realty


Vermeer Mid-Atlantic

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Amerihome Financial


Bell & Clements

Berry and Berry

Capital Securities Management

Carpi & Clay



Compass Rose

Creative Radicals

Current Salon

Digital Reasoning

Expereo USA

Falcon Labs

First Financial

Goel & Anderson

Hirsch & Ehlenberger

Hunton & Williams

Infor Federal Solutions



Kinetek Consulting

KZO Innovations

Media Research Center

Modus Create

MTX Wealth Management

MVB Bank

National Sleep Foundation


Paratus Law Group




QIAGEN Sciences


Scott & Stringfellow

Serten Advisors


TMA Direct


Verne Global

Washington Gas Federal Credit Union

ZELTIQ Aesthetics


Arlington Public Schools

Children’s Science Center

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DC Public Schools

Edlin School

Fairfax Christian School

Fairfax County Public Schools

Fauquier County Public Schools

Florida Gulf Coast University

Friendship Public Charter Schools

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Johns Hopkins University

The Levine School of Music

Loudoun Country Day School

Loudoun County Public Schools

McLean Bible Church

Minnieland Academy

Montgomery County Public Schools

Northern Virginia Community College

Prince George’s County CC

Prince William County Public Schools

Rock and Roll Daycare

Rockingham County Public Schools

Stratford University

Trinity School at Meadow View

University of Maryland College Park


Alexandria Health Department

Arlington County

Arlington County DHS

Bethesda Naval Hospital

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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City of Fort Myers

City of North Port

Commonwealth of Virginia

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Department of Defense (DoD)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Health Department

Fauquier County

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Government of the District of Columbia

Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department

Loudoun County Government

Marine Corps Base Quantico

Maryland National Park & Planning

National Institute of Health

National Naval Medical Command

Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Town of Herndon

US Air Force

US Army

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US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

US Marines - Quantico Marine Base

US Naval Academy

US Navy - Washington Navy Yard


Washington DC Superior Courts

Washington Metropolitan Transit (WMATA)

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Alexandria Hospital

Allergy & Asthma Center

Alliance Rehabilitation

Battelle Labs

BioReliance Corporation


Child Cardiology Healthcare

City Hospital

The Cleveland Clinic

Countryside Orthopaedic Associates

Culpeper Hospital

Fairfax Allergy Asthma & Sinus Clinic

Fairfax Nursing Center

Fairfax Radiological Consultants

Fairfax Radiology Centers

Fauquier Hospital

Garden State Rehab Hospital

George Washington University Hospital

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GI Endoscopy Center of Northern Virginia

Greater Washington Rehab Hospital

Harton Regional Medical Center

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Inova Center for Personalized Health

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Inova Health System

Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital

Inova Orthopaedics

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Mary Washington Hospital

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Mercy Hospital

Meso Scale Diagnostics

Middlesex Hospital

The National Center for Plastic Surgery

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Neuroscience Center of America

Park Royal Hospital

Prince George’s Hospital

Prince William Hospital


The Psychiatric Institute of Washington

Pure Life Renal Dialysis

QIAGEN Sciences

Radiology Associates of Maryland

Rehabilitation Hospitals of America

Reston Hospital Center

Southern Research Institute

Springfield Hospital

St. Agnes Healthcare

Stone Ridge Medical Center

Stone Springs Hospital

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

TherImmune Research Corporation

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates

VAMC Philadelphia

Virginia Hospital Center

Washington Hospital Center

Whole Child Pediatrics


Arlo Hotels


Black Hoof Brewing Company

Blue Ridge Grill

Capitol Hill Suites


Courtyard by Marriott

DoubleTree by Hilton

The Doyle Collection

Fireworks Pizza

The Grilled Oyster Company


Heritage Golf Group

Hilton Hotels

Holiday Inn Express

Innisbrook Golf Resort

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

LaSalle Hotel Properties

Mellow Mushroom

MGAC Hospitality

Mokas Café

The Morrison-Clark Inn

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Ritz-Carlton Hotels

RLJ Lodging Trust

Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Shamin Hotels

Sofitel Hotel

Thompson Hospitality

Thompson Hotels

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Grand Hotel

Multifamily Residential

700 Constitution

A.J. Dwoskin

ABDO Development

Akelius US

Arlington County DHS Group Home

Aura Apartments

Borger Management

Christopher Companies

Harborside LLC

The Mill at Occoquan

Natelli Communities

Senior Living

Abri at Rockrimmon

American Senior Living

Artis Senior Living

Brightview Senior Living

The Chelsea at Brookfield

Colvin Run Senior Living

Emeritus Assisted Living

Grist Mill Center CCRC

HCR Manor Care

IntegraCare Corporation

Lakeside Landing at Jackson


National Assisted Living

Suffield Meadows

Summerville Senior Living

Traditions Integrated Continuum Care

Virginia Gardens and Woodlands

Sports and Recreation

A.J. Dwoskin

Body Dynamics


DC United

Elite Shooting Sports

Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics

GMU Freedom Center

Golds Gym

Heritage Training and Shooting

Inova Sports Medicine

Johns Hopkins University Athletics

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Propel Swim Schools

Sport & Health

Tom Dolan Swim School


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