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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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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.


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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 Viceroy DC Washington, DC



Hilton Washington DC National Mall Washington, DC

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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 US News and World Report Washingtonian Magazine

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the grand living room

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VICEROY DC Set in the vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood, the new Viceroy Washington DC is the most recent repositioning of the hotel property and the third renovation of the building led by Architecture, Inc. The urban hotel, Viceroy’s first DC property, is envisioned as a haven for visitors in the heart of Washington, DC’s art and culinary scene. The exterior of the 10-story hotel was updated with a graphic mural by Brandon Hill of No Kings Collective. On the interior, the 178-key hotel features an updated lobby with a vibrant art collection, new coffee and wine bar, restaurant adjacent to an outdoor patio, meeting space, and an intimate 1,695 square foot ballroom and salon. The décor is highlighted with saturated color palettes, deep greens and jewel tones with subtle gold accents accompany statement walls of jungle-themed patterns in the salon. On the upper floors, refreshed corridors and guestrooms feature new finishes and convenient technology. The hotel’s stylish rooftop offers an openair sanctuary with a pool and incredible views. The project is a collaboration between Architecture, Inc., EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, and Viceroy Hotels. The property was previously both Mason & Rook and Helix Hotel, both renovations led by Architecture, Inc.



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HILTON DC NATIONAL MALL Located prominently on L’Enfant Plaza in Southwest Washington, DC, the modernist L’Enfant Plaza Hotel has undergone a complete renovation and reopened as the Hilton Washington DC National Mall Hotel. The 1973 building was designed by Washington, DC architect Vlastimil Koubek. The complex interior renovation comprises the entire Plaza level containing a lobby, restaurant, bar, kitchen, meeting rooms, ballroom, administrative spaces, and other common areas; in addition to the 367 keys on the top four floors. MEP systems, many shared with the eight-story office building component of the property, were upgraded throughout. Exterior work includes replacement of the entry canopy and approach drive, guestroom fenestration, a solarium, and a replacement of an outdoor pool deck located on the twelfth floor. The LEED Silver design is the coordinated effort of Studio HBA, Architecture, Inc., Stanford Hotels, and Hilton.


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HOTEL ZENA For the most recent renovation of a hotel property on Washington, DC’s Thomas Circle, the former Donovan House was reimagined as the Hotel Zena, a tribute to female empowerment. Renovations in the 12-story, 191-key hotel include a new expanded lobby lounge, second floor meeting space, refreshed corridors and guestrooms, and a remodeled rooftop with pool. To reinforce the theme, the exterior was refreshed with a mural titled “Warrior Guardians” by DC artist Miss Chelove featuring two women warriors. An art program in the interior features 60 pieces that represent influential women in history including a portrait of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The $25M renovation was a collaboration between Architecture, Inc., Dawson Design Associates, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, and Viceroy Hotels. This is the second repositioning of the hotel property led by Architecture, Inc., first transformed into Donovan House in 2008.


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01 Arlo DC Washington, DC

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02 The Mills House Charleston, SC


03 Old Town Hotel Alexandria, VA


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

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

Salamander Resort & Spa US News and World Report, Best Hotels in the US: Gold Badge

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

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

Propel Swim Academy US Swim Schools Association, Facility: 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

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


700 Constitution Multifamily Executive MFE Awards, Adaptive Reuse: Grand Winner Coolidge Senior High School ACEC Metropolitan Washington Excellence Awards, Renovations and Additions: Honor Award


Terraset Elementary School Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital Improvement Institutional: Award of Excellence


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

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

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

Hotel Palomar Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC): Award of Excellence

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

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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

RECOGNITION 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



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)

3251 Old Lee Highway Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation - Capital Improvement: Award of Excellence

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

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 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

Commercial 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 EIT Forest City Commercial Global Logistics Group Herc Rentals Holladay Properties Integrated Direct Marketing Interstate Plaza Holding JBG Smith JLL 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 Tamares Tetra Partners T-Mobile TMG Solutions Uniwest Commercial Realty Verizon Vermeer Mid-Atlantic Commercial Interiors AAHOA Adecco Amerihome Financial

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BBSI Bell & Clements Berry and Berry Capital Securities Management Carpi & Clay Coalfire Commvault Compass Rose Creative Radicals Current Salon Digital Reasoning Expereo USA Falcon Labs First Financial Goel & Anderson Hirsch & Ehlenberger Hunton & Williams Infor Federal Solutions Jellyfish JPS Law Kinetek Consulting KZO Innovations Media Research Center Modus Create MTX Wealth Management MVB Bank National Sleep Foundation Outsource Paratus Law Group PGI Presidio PSE&G QIAGEN Sciences SAGE Scott & Stringfellow Serten Advisors Take2 TMA Direct Vectrus Verne Global Washington Gas Federal Credit Union ZELTIQ Aesthetics Education Arlington Public Schools Children’s Science Center Celebree School DC Public Schools Edlin School Fairfax Christian School 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 Rock and Roll Daycare Rockingham County Public Schools Stratford University Trinity School at Meadow View University of Maryland College Park Government Alexandria Health Department Arlington County Arlington County DHS 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 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

CLIENTLIST US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) US Marines - Quantico Marine Base US Naval Academy US Navy - Washington Navy Yard USIS Washington DC Superior Courts Washington Metropolitan Transit (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 Fairfax Radiology Centers Fauquier Hospital Garden State Rehab Hospital George Washington University Hospital Georgetown University Pediatrics 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 Johns Hopkins University Medical Center 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 Hospitality Arlo Hotels Barteca 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 Halfsmoke 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 ManorCare National Assisted Living Suffield Meadows Summerville Senior Living Traditions Integrated Continuum Care Virginia Gardens and Woodlands Sports and Recreation A.J. Dwoskin Body Dynamics ClubCorp 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 TRUEBODY Fitness

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