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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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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 eortless service and unmatched accommodation. We understand and create designs that allow their pulse to slow, spirit to recharge, and spark the desire to return.


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Hotel lobbies have evolved beyond utilitarian functions like checking in or waiting for a cab. They have taken center stage as a place to see and be seen. They are also an extension of the room, and function as a community amenity to live, work, and play. As travelers’ needs change, the priorities of younger guests have dramatically influenced the design of hotel lobbies and bars—they are an extension of their homes, offices, and businesses. In addition to a variety of comfortable seating options, WiFi, access to recharging plugs, and 24/7 food and beverage are now the norm.



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 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.

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Salamander Resort & Spa Middleburg, VA

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02 Mason & Rook Washington, DC


03 Morrison-Clark Inn Washington, DC

04 Donovan House Washington, DC



The Salamander Resort is located in the foothills of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains on 340 acres in the historic town of Middleburg. It was designed to be horse country’s most unique and sought after luxury retreat. Guests have a choice of staying in a variety of luxurious guest rooms and suites in the four-story, 168-room lodge. The resort offers a 23,000 sf spa including 14 treatment rooms with fireplaces, an outdoor spa courtyard, and a relaxation pool. Also featured is a full fitness center, two formal restaurant venues, a 20-stall horse barn, and scenic riding trails for the resort’s equestrian program. There is a 5,000 sf ballroom which comfortably seats 320 guests and can be utilized for a variety of events, from conferences to receptions. Sustainability and care to maintain the rural character of the site were paramount in the design.

DESIGN RECOGNITION Airtravel Magazine Forbes Travel Guide NAIOP Northern Virginia Washingtonian Magazine

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the grand living room

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spa pool

guest suite


spa pool cabanas

private spa

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massage rooms


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MASON & ROOK The ten-story former Helix Hotel, nestled in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood, underwent a comprehensive renovation, transforming it into Mason & Rook. The exterior was reconfigured to include a brick paved driveway and the dreary facade was punctuated with full height storefront, glass and steel canopy, and a facade clad in metal and rich teak. The building’s defunct pool was uncovered and refinished, creating a hidden rooftop oasis. A distinctive lobby and reception area recalls a residential library, complete with chess board, comfortable, classic furniture, and curated pieces. Rich wood wraps the floors and walls, while understated lighting makes the most of the limited ceiling heights. The underutilized restaurant and outdoor patio were transformed into an upscale neighborhood restaurant and bar. The 196 guestrooms underwent a similar transformation, including reconfigured bathrooms and elimination of former kitchen space from the building’s apartment era. Rich wood flooring and paneling, unique furniture, and curated art and photography complete the rooms. Guest Baths include marble tile, marble vanities, oversized glass door showers, and standalone tubs.


rooftop pool

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rebranded entry

outdoor lounge


lobby amenities

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community spaces

updated suites

green roof


MORRISONCLARK INN In 1864, two leading Washington, DC families built their homes just off of fashionable Massachusetts Avenue. These homes would eventually form the heart of the historic Morrison-Clark Inn—almost 150 years later. The restored 19th-century mansion retains much of the elegant charm of the original houses, including lofty medallioned ceilings, Italian Carrara decorativemarble fireplaces, and an exquisite red-tiled Shanghai roof. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the complex restoration project involved preservation of the historic elements including the original facade. Morrison-Clark retained Architecture, Inc. to expand the facility to include three adjoining buildings: a church, a 1700’s row house, and a carriage house. The expansion included structural facade bracing of the church and retention of its two primary facades, renovation of a historic row house and carriage house to become guestrooms, and a six-story addition behind enclosing an existing garden court. The project joined the existing historic Inn via two glazed pedestrian bridges at the upper floors and a glazed passage just above grade. The addition houses the relocated main entry, lobby, reception, and bar.


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03 CASE STUDY exterior court

guest suite

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DONOVAN HOUSE Located on Thomas Circle in Washington, DC, across from the historic National City Church, this 1970’s hotel property—formerly a Holiday Inn—was completely renovated to create a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel experience. The comprehensive renovation included complete gutting and reconstruction of the lobby, meeting rooms, pool deck, guest rooms, and the addition of multiple suites. The lobby includes an alabaster-clad, backlit reception desk and rosewood and leather banquet seating areas. A 70’s-era curtainwall cladding with minimal glazing was replaced with floor to ceiling storefront windows overlooking a revitalized Thomas Circle. In the guestrooms, new imported translucent spiral showers, custom vessel tubs, leather clad bed canopies, and custom Italian furniture and fixtures were added. The 14th floor outdoor pool was re-configured, providing more space for patrons at the newly constructed rooftop terrace bar. As one of Washington’s premier outdoor entertaining venues, the bar, deck, and leather banquets are clad entirely in Brazilian Ipe wood, making for a truly unique and exotic outdoor experience.

DESIGN RECOGNITION Frommer’sTravel Magazine




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guest bath



rooftop pool


Hilton Washington DC National Mall L’Enfant Plaza Washington, DC

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02 Arlo DC Washington, DC


03 Old Town Hotel Alexandria, 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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