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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 Décor is transitional; not so trendy as to be immediately outdated, but no longer the formal, traditional style that had become their hallmark.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.


TRENDS 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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Treesdale Golf & Country Club Pittsburgh, PA

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Chantilly National Golf & Country Club Chantilly, VA



Tower Club - Tyson’s Corner Vienna, VA


River Creek Country Club Leesburg, VA



Located in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA, this golf and country club was renovated to integrate current features and trends of modern club design as a response to feedback from current and prospective members. Features of the design include an updated lobby, expanded and more informal modern bar, and improved dining areas for both casual and upscale dining. Today’s country club member is interested in a club that is as multi-faceted as the lives of the members themselves; able to offer less formal member space for getting together with family and friends, as well as more formal space for entertaining clients or celebrating family milestones. This renovation succeeded in its goal of reinvigorating the club by offering an experience appealing to a younger demographic of club member.

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CHANTILLY NATIONAL GOLF & CC Architecture, Incorporated designed more than 11,000 sf of renovations for this golf and country club located in Chantilly, VA, which at one time had been a dairy barn. This private club features multiple bars, dining areas, and event spaces for members to enjoy. For a classic, yet modern look which expresses the unique history of this club, the design utilized pops of color and unique patterns to make a memorable interior atmosphere. The project involved a comprehensive interior renovation of dedicated member areas and expansion of the private event facilities, to include construction of a significant wrap-around addition and grand exterior terrace.




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TOWER CLUB Originally designed in 1986 with only limited alterations since, the existing club was due for updates. The owners sought to revitalize the club and offer an atmosphere that would make it relevant and appealing to a younger demographic, while maintaining the elegance and exclusivity which has defined the club since its opening. The fully refinished atrium became a focal point in order to establish a grand sense of arrival. Sculptural panels designed into the existing barrel vault accentuate the volume of space along with decorative feature walls and integrated display technology. The design includes an open and centrally located bar in a less formal dining area, designed to appeal to today’s younger, tech-savvy business leaders. Also included in the renovation is upscale dining—a hallmark of the existing club—with commanding skyline views, decorative wine displays, custom wall art, and curved walls to the interior. The result of the renovation, which included virtually all of the public areas of the facility, is a rejuvenated club that features an emphasis on providing compelling design to match the prestigious atmosphere of this Northern Virginia icon.

DESIGN RECOGNITION Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia

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dining feature


office/meeting space


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RIVER CREEK COUNTRY CLUB Located in Leesburg, VA the existing club was in need of a comprehensive update to improve the member experience, gain efficiency for operations, and increase the available space for members to congregate and enjoy the club. Renovations included a new four\-sided bar with comprehensively refinished interiors integrating technology and new furniture throughout. Other interior renovations to the banquet spaces and common areas were designed to reflect the expectations of a modern character suitable to the sophisticated membership. To take full advantage of the Club’s commanding views of the Potomac River, the exterior patio was more than doubled in size adding additional seating, an outdoor bar and fire features to extend the season.



outdoor patio

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Coolidge Senior High School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Combined-Level School: Outstanding Project West Springfield High School ABC 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

Terraset Elementary School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Elementary School: Outstanding Project TRUEBODY Bethesda Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial $5-12M: Award of Excellence


Terraset Elementary School Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital Improvement Institutional: 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 Project Boutique Service: Award of Excellence QIAGEN 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

Current Salon Shop! Design Awards Competition, Service Retailer: Silver Award

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

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

Tower Club Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - 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

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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

RECOGNITION 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 Award


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

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

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

W.T. Woodson High School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Renovation/Modernization

Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention



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

City of Alexandria Health & Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best in Public Space: Award of Excellence Florida Golf Coast University - Athletic Building American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility American School & University Magazine, Physical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers (Interiors): Outstanding Designs

PACE West School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility

Leesburg Business Park Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building Industrial Warehouse: Award of Excellence


Northridge at Westfields, Phase I Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building R&D: Award of Merit

Fire Lane Retirement Party Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit


Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards, Healthcare: The Bronze Award

Arlington County Department of Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Excellence

St. Agnes Emergency Department Renovation Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

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

Capitals Iceplex Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Build-toSuit Over 150,000 sf: Award of Excellence Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan Washington, Structural Renovations: Merit Award Leesburg Business Park Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building - Industrial Warehouse: Award of Excellence

Commercial 3DF Associates ABM Parking Services 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 Gordon Associates Herc Rentals Holladay Properties Integrated Direct Marketing Interstate Plaza Holding JBG Smith JLL Jonas B. Cooke Interests Lafayette Centre 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 Commercial Interiors AAHOA Adecco Amerihome Financial BBSI Bell & Clements

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