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Founded in 1986, Architecture, Incorporated is a 65-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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Practice Area Trends Case Studies Design Recognition Client List

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Our commercial architecture and interiors are designed for business. By melding function with style, we combine design elements into a building that meets both current and future needs for our clients. Through an open dialogue, we can better understand how they conduct business, their practical requirements, and their aspirations—turning vision into reality. Architecture, Incorporated has the depth of resources, knowledge, and skills to deliver a broad range and size of projects. Our commercial expertise ranges from renovation to new construction for office, retail, and mixed-use buildings. Ultimately, we strive to make the design process of all of our projects successful and efficient, operating within organized and defined processes to deliver projects cost effectively, on time, and on budget without sacrificing quality or functionality.


A new commercial property can take up to 10 years to come to market; everything from land acquisition, approvals, design, and construction. A building repositioning can be completed within a year, creating a targeted investment that is more attractive to both landlords and tenants. Because work can often be executed in phases, existing tenants can remain in place and not lose access to building amenities. Typically, costs of structural construction are not a signiďŹ cant factor, although mechanical systems upgrades can be key to the reposition. For an older building targeting Class A, mechanical systems must be replaced to meet the required power and data requirements while accommodating the physical comfort of a denser oďŹƒce population.

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Today’s commercial tenants are attracted to amenities that deliver the retail and hospitality experiences they seek outside of the office. It is not enough to just have a street-facing dry cleaner or bank branch, tenants want options for dining, fitness, and entertainment within the building program. To enrich the tenant experience, owners often include a fitness center with lockers and showers, communal co-working zones and flexible shared conferencing, and outdoor amenities on the roof. Within the tenant suite, amenities similar to a high-end residential environment could include shared work areas that feature a wine bar, beer taps, grab-and-go food options, and access to media.



3251 Old Lee Highway Fairfax, VA

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02 RTC West Reston, VA


03 601 New Jersey Washington, DC

04 Sequoia Plaza Arlington, VA


3251 OLD LEE HIGHWAY The LANN Companies wanted to reposition and rebrand the existing Class C office building to move it up market and attract better tenants for higher rents. After a thorough evaluation of the existing conditions, the design team recognized the need to completely replace the failing façade, and comprehensively renovate the interior cores and lobbies. Though the structure remained about 50% occupied throughout construction, the facade of the building was replaced in its entirety including larger windows, allowing for better views and more natural light creating brighter all-new interiors and amenity spaces. The scale of this five-story building was enhanced and included a more focused entry. Many of the tenant spaces were newly built-out, and the building’s mechanical systems were replaced. The main entry lobby and all the upper floor lobbies were fully renovated. Some of the green features incorporated into the design included bike racks in the parking area of the facility and charging stations for electric cars.


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01 CASE STUDY restroom

elevator lobby

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building detail


facade detail


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RTC WEST Architecture, Incorporated worked closely with building management to realize the vision of fully repositioning this 450,000 sf three-building complex. The work included multiple tenant fit-outs; core restroom, corridor, and elevator renovations; as well as fitness and conference center construction. Services also included code compliance assessments, blocking plans, test fits, selection of building standards and whole-building BOMA measurements. After a site reconfiguration eliminated natural daylight on the concourse level of the primary building on a commercial campus, management turned to Architecture, Inc. for a creative solution to utilize the unoccupied space. The area that was formerly an office suite was transformed into a 4,320 sf building-wide amenity through the creation of conference center and tenant lounge. In the conference room, a retractable room divider can separate the large space into two smaller rooms. The remaining lounge is a single large space with multiple uses, delineated by floor and ceiling finishes. The centerpiece is a wood-slatted ceiling installation with integrated lighting that centers on a large pantry and counter seating area opposite a large flat screen television.



spec suite

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elevator lobby



tenant suite


601 NEW JERSEY Within walking distance to both the US Capitol and Union Station, 601 New Jersey is a sought after commercial office property in Washington, DC. Architecture, Inc. was selected by the building owner and property management to design numerous build-to-suit corporate office interiors and speculative suites across several floors of the building. The interiors were designed to appeal to an array of executive tenants, including lobbyists, public utility executives, and public association leadership. Each space has been designed to suit the end-user, to accommodate an array of functional requirements, and support diverse business models—tailored to suit each entity’s individual needs and culture while maintaining consistency, which gives an overall identity to the building’s aesthetic.

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03 CASE STUDY pantry


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conference room


conference room


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SEQUOIA PLAZA The Arlington County Department of Human Services needed a new home to consolidate numerous disparate locations into a comprehensive campus of community focused programs. Architecture, Inc. was selected to fully renovate a three-building campus known in Arlington as Sequoia Plaza for a total of approximately 230,000 sf. The entire campus was repositioned and rebranded as the new home for the Department of Human Services. Achieving this goal involved development of a complex renovation strategy to address the diverse needs of this multi-bureau County agency, and balanced with the physical constraints and opportunities presented by the existing buildings. The project was phased to permit existing programs to be relocated and newly vacated spaces renovated for other programs to take their place. To allow incremental occupancy of the project by phases, the design team obtained multiple building permits for the project. This allowed each floor to be finalized and occupied while construction progressed on other floors of the building. Construction progressed from the top down, so the top floors and the main entry lobbies were completed first and occupied upon their completion. As floors were completed, the owner was able to occupy the respective floor as progress continued.



elevator lobby

open office

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lobby seating




01 Valo Park McLean, VA

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02 Pender Office Center Fairfax, VA

03 6564 Loisdale Court Springfield, VA



Coolidge Senior High School ACEC Metropolitan Washington Excellence Awards, Renovations and Additions: Honor Award


700 Constitution Multifamily Executive MFE Awards, Adaptive Reuse: Grand Winner

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 Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly 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 TRUEBODY Bethesda Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial $5-12M: Award of Excellence

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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 Sage 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 Award


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


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

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

Northridge at Westfields, Phase I Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building R&D: 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 Fairfax County Health Lab Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

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


Fire Works Pizza Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail Project: 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

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

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

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 Lidl US Duke Realty Encon Group Forest City Commercial Gordon Associates Herc Rentals Holladay Properties Integrated Direct Marketing Interstate Plaza Holding JBG Smith JLL Jonas B. Cooke Interests Lafayette Centre Property The Lann Companies Lerner Enterprises Lincoln Property Company MainStreet Bank The Meridian Group Meridian One BP MetroStar Systems Newmark Knight Frank The Peterson Companies Polinger Company The Rector Companies Resource Bank Rosenthal Properties Springfield Tower Tetra Partners TMG Solutions Uniwest Commercial Realty Vermeer Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

Berry and Berry Capital Securities Management Carpi & Clay Cloud Nine Salon Coalfire Commvault Compass Rose Benefits Group Creative Radicals Current Salon Curvy Girls Bridal Digital Reasoning Expereo USA Falcon Labs First Financial Goel & Anderson Hirsch & Ehlenberger Hunton & Williams Infor Federal Solutions Jellyfish JPS Law Kinetek Consulting KZO Innovations LSG Landscape Architecture Media Research Center Media Research Center (MRC) Mobile Posse Inc. MTX Wealth Management National Sleep Foundation Outsource Paratus Law Group PGI PSE&G QIAGEN Headquarters SAGE Software Scott & Stringfellow Serten Advisors Sunset Learning Institute TMA Direct Vectrus Verne Global Washington Gas Federal Credit Union Zapatat ZELTIQ Aesthetics

Commercial Interiors AAHOA Adecco Amerihome Financial BBSI Bell & Clements

Education Arlington Public Schools Children’s Science Center DC Public Schools Edlin School Fairfax Christian School

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Fairfax County Public Schools Fauquier County Public Schools Florida Gulf Coast University Friendship Public Charter Schools The George Washington University 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 Rockingham County Public Schools Stratford University Trinity School at Meadow View University of Maryland College Park Government Alexandria Health Department Arlington County Arlington County Department of Human Services Bethesda Naval Hospital Bureau of Indian Affairs Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) City of Fort Myers City of North Port Commonwealth of Virginia Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Department of Defense (DoD) Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 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 Inceptre Corporation Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department Loudoun County Government Marine Corps Base Quantico Martin Marietta

CLIENTLIST Maryland National Park & Planning National Institute of Health National Naval Medical Command Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northrop Grumman Town of Herndon US Air Force US Army US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) US Marines - Quantico Marine Base US Naval Academy US Navy - Washington Navy Yard USIS Corporation Washington DC Superior Courts Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Healthcare and Life Sciences Alexandria Hospital Allergy & Asthma Center Alliance Rehabilitation Battelle Labs BioReliance Corporation CareNow Child Cardiology Healthcare City Hospital The Cleveland Clinic Countryside Orthopaedic Associates Culpeper Hospital Fairfax Allergy Asthma & Sinus Clinic Fairfax Nursing Center Fairfax Radiological Consultants Fauquier Hospital Garden State Rehab Hospital George Washington University Hospital Georgetown University GI Endoscopy Center of Northern Virginia Greater Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Hospital 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 Systems Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital Inova Orthopaedics Johns Hopkins University Medical Center

Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation 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 The Rehab Hospital of Mechanicsburg The Rehab Hospital of York 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 Hospitality Black Hoof Brewing Company Blue Ridge Grill Capitol Hill Suites ClubCorp Courtyard by Marriott DoubleTree by Hilton The Doyle Collection Fireworks Pizza The Grilled Oyster Company Hilton Hotels Kimpton Hotels Mellow Mushroom MGAC Hospitality Mokas Cafe The Morrison-Clark Inn Ritz-Carlton Hotels

Salamander Golf & Spa Resorts Salamander Hotels & Resorts Shamin Hotels Sofitel Thompson Hotels Trump Hotels International Westin Hotels Multifamily Residential 700 LLC A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc. Akelius US ABDO Development Borger Management Brightview Christopher Companies Harbor Side LLC Natelli Communities Senior Living American Senior Living Artis Senior Living Brightview Senior Living Emeritus Assisted Living HCR Manor Care IntegraCare Corporation National Assisted Living Summerville Senior Living Traditions Integrated Continuum Care The Woodlands Retirement Community Virginia Creek LLC Sports and Recreation A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, Inc. Body Dynamics, Inc. Bridges Fitness & Yoga ClubCorp Elite Shooting Sports, LLC Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics George Mason University Freedom Center Golds Gym Heritage Training and Shooting Inova Sports Medicine Johns Hopkins University Athletics Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Monumental Sports & Entertainment Propel Swim Schools Salamander Hospitality Sport & Health, Inc. Tom Dolan Swim School

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