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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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The quality of an oﬃce environment cannot be taken for granted. The sophistication of today’s workforce has evolved to come to understand the value of time, space, and interaction. Employees are selective, they are thoughtful, they have choices. How does the built environment go beyond merely supporting the basic principles of human safety and comfort to further aﬀect the spirit, emotions, and productivity of people? How can the environment—occupied more than eight hours a day—be inviting, safe, nurturing, and conducive to positive interaction? We oﬀer conscious, collaborative design. We understand the need to provide alternatives. We know the value in attracting the best and the brightest and retaining them over time. We oﬀer the tools needed to create the new, improve the existing, and attract the exceptional.
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An open, interactive collection of spaces provides a sense of community and a sense of “team.” The work environment also oﬀers areas for privacy and concentration. A variation in room scale is needed to accommodate the individual, the community, and the brand. The work environment is broken down into four activity sectors: Core work activity (53% of our day) Collaboration (34% of our day) Socializing (6% of our day) Learning (5% of our day) The “open oﬃce” oﬀers many opportunities and a few challenges. Along with the primary observation of distracting noise in today’s open oﬃce and research environment, the second most discussed issue is a possible lack of privacy combined with unscheduled interruptions.
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The average work space has shrunk from 100 square feet in the year 2000, to 74 square feet today. This higher density of worker space has taken away some of the personal privacy, which used to be commonplace. Employee satisfaction fosters a higher level of energy and creativity. The issues which can be associated with open plan oďŹƒces can be mitigated by providing the appropriate compliment of private huddle areas and conference areas.
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01 Sage Reston, VA
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02 QIAGEN Germantown, MD
03 Modus Create Reston, VA
04 Compass Rose Reston, VA
01 CASE STUDY
SAGE When software development company Sage North America wanted to relocate to a new building that could accommodate their three satellite oﬃces, they used it as an opportunity for change. The new location was able to hold all three local oﬃces in 40,000 sf. With plenty of room to remodel their oﬃce, they decided upon an open concept design that would reﬂect their company’s culture while remaining functional and secure. To balance out the open concept design, breakout areas, lounge areas, and a pantry area were implemented to allow for private meetings, quiet areas, and a relaxing space to unwind. Sage wanted to oﬀer a fun, creative environment for their employees. The walls and open ceiling are painted a crisp white, which reﬂects the natural light coming into the oﬃce. Bright jewel tones and seasonal wall graphics give the oﬃce a pop of color while incorporating a connection to nature. Custom millwork pieces provide balance with natural tones, like the back-lit wall feature that greets clients when they come into the oﬃce.
DESIGN RECOGNITION Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards
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01 CASE STUDY
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QIAGEN QIAGEN is a global leader in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and research industries. The renovation to the North American headquarters campus includes a 52,400 sf open oﬃce space. The design challenge was to create an open work environment, for a staﬀ that was very apprehensive to the concept. The design team met with the client’s team to work with them on the change in their environment. The naturally lit, open space plan with views to the exterior from all vantage points included glass private huddle rooms, and private phone rooms to maintain a sense of privacy. Soft seating for teaming areas was also incorporated. Two large glass central conference rooms break up the space while maintaining views and a sense of openness. The existing X-bracing structure was exposed to create a sculptural element while also opening up the ﬂoor plan. Bright white walls and white work stations help reﬂect the natural light while creating a backdrop to the punches of red and blue, QIAGEN’s corporate colors, in the lounge seating and accent feature walls. Blue LED cove lighting adds an additional pop of the corporate color.
DESIGN RECOGNITION NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence
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MODUS CREATE With the goal of creating a showcase for an innovative, entrepreneurial culture, digital design-build agency Modus Create turned to Architecture, Inc. to transform a 3,800 sf tenant suite into a ﬂexible work environment for a decentralized global team. Moving from a bland, traditional oﬃce space, Modus Create needed a workspace that encouraged remote workers to visit the ofﬁce for meetings and breakout sessions. A variety of wired seating options include stand-up desks, bench desks, counter height work tables, an open lounge, and a large conference room for product demos. Aesthetically, the oﬃce is bright and open, with layers of materials and lighting expanding the volume of the space. Cementitious panels, exposed concrete, glass walls, and a brilliant blue tile go beyond traditional ofﬁce ﬁnishes to create a unique personality that reﬂects the company’s client-facing culture. Carefully placed lighting ﬁxtures help to create more intimate spaces within the overall oﬃce lighting scheme while interior walls of glass help to distribute daylight throughout.
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03 CASE STUDY lobby
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COMPASS ROSE Compass Rose’s previous space, closed private ofﬁces and neutral ﬁnishes, needed to change—they wanted a cultural shift. The resulting 4,700 sf oﬃce is open, ﬂexible, and colorful. Since many of the staﬀ telecommute, they were able to reduce square footage by designing hoteling stations and lockers. A variety of seating and teaming areas create spaces for dynamic interactions and drive a desire to come in to the oﬃce. The polished industrial concrete ﬂoor oﬀsets the reﬁned and geometric ﬁnishes, adding a relaxed, artistic quality to the space. Natural wood plank ceilings add warmth, while custom built-in banquettes and millwork, custom graphics, and carpet create the branded environment the client desired.
DESIGN RECOGNITION NAIOP Northern Virginia
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Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly IIDA Mid-Atlantic Premier Design Awards, Retail: Honor Award
Hotel Palomar Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington & Virginia: 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
700 Constitution AIA Northern Virginia Design Award, Historic Architecture: Award of Merit
Morrison-Clark Hotel NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Hospitality Project Boutique Service: Award of Excellence
Building Design + Construction Reconstruction Awards: Bronze Award
QIAGEN NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Interiors - Healthcare/ Biotech/Lab: Award of Merit
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 of Metro Washington & Virginia, 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
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
Terraset Elementary School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Elementary School: Outstanding Project
Graham Road Elementary School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Interior Renovation
TRUEBODY Bethesda Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington & Virginia, Commercial $5-12M: Award of Excellence
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
Terraset Elementary School Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital Improvement Institutional: Award of Excellence
Salamander Resort & Spa Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building, Build-toSuit Non-Institutional Facility: Award of Excellence
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RECOGNITION W.T. Woodson High School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Renovation/Modernization
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
CurvyGirls Bridal Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Oﬃce (Interiors): Honorable Mention Fairfax County Health Lab Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington & Virginia 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 of Metro Washington & Virginia 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
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, Outstanding Designs: Physical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers (Interiors) 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 Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards, Healthcare: The Bronze Award St. Agnes Emergency Department Renovation Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington & Virginia
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 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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