We’re Passionate About Architectural Design

Winthorpe Design & Build offers architectural design services that are among the best in Maryland & the Washington DC metro and surrounding areas.

For more than 25 years, our award-winning designers have been designing beautiful, functional living spaces that people love calling home.

Our residential architectural design services help you visualize and shape your project each step of the way.

Full-Service Design/Architects

We specialize in all phases of custom residential architectural design.

From single family home additions to condominium renovations and new home construction, we offer our years of knowledge and expertise to clients in Maryland & the Washington DC Metro and surrounding areas.

Our areas of expertise include:

Residential New Construction

  • Custom home design, site planning, and selection
  • Diverse architectural styles ranging from traditional to contemporary
  • Period-faithful additions
  • Residential Renovations
  • Kitchen remodeling
  • Bathroom renovations
  • Whole house remodeling
  • Outdoor living spaces
  • Façade renovations
  • Layout redesigns
  • Additions that respect a home’s architectural integrity

No matter what home design you have in mind, we have extensive experience designing for all residential project types – from conversions or extensions to new builds and redesigns.

The Role of Designers in Residential Design

A designers contributions are vital to every stage of a home’s remodel, renovation, or construction. Their role extends far beyond a structure’s design. Many people are unaware of the depth of the role they play.

Here’s an overview of what an designer does, and how they help you build your dream home.

  • Schematic designs are rough sketches that cover the general layout, size, and appearance of your home. These sketches take into account your essential needs, ideas, and budget and often include a site analysis. This phase of architectural design affords the opportunity to discover and discuss what you do and don’t like. You and the designer work together to create concepts that meet your vision.
  • Design development takes the schematic designs and turns them into a more defined model of your new space. A 3D software program is used to accurately add in floor plans, roof design, and other smaller details that add character to the structure. This is where you see your vision come into focus.
  • Construction drawings are created. Residential designers are technical experts who create detailed blueprints for the contractor so your new space is built precisely to your specifications. No matter who you hire to do the construction, if followed properly, these construction drawings should get the result you envision. On a practical note, the detailed drawings are also used to obtain building permits.

Only after an designer has completed the construction drawings can you move forward with the construction of your project.

Experience When It Matters Most

At Winthorpe, our architectural design process anticipates your needs and expectations and uses them to develop creative, innovative and value-driven residential design solutions.

We use cutting-edge technology to develop 3D renderings and maintain an extensive material library and showroom to provide you with hands-on access to product and material selections.

Our inclusive approach to architectural design guarantees your vision will be fully and beautifully realized. Our goal is to incorporate every detail and design feature you desire while keeping your project on time and on budget.

We firmly believe that every design element of your new space should be both attractive and functional, making your life easier and more enjoyable.

For each architectural design we do, we create and deliver the following:

  • Existing architectural documentation
  • Architectural floor plan drawings
  • Architectural elevation drawings
  • Architectural detail sketches
  • Structural design drawings

How We Work

Our goal is to bring inspiration, imagination, and creativity to all our architectural design work. We want your new home to be a joy to look at and live in.

We know that one of the most important factors when designing a client’s home is communication. We take great pride in listening to your ideas and concerns and offer highly-personalized service through all stages of your design.

You can rest easy knowing your vision is in good hands. Our skilled and trusted professionals are valued for their commitment to delivering quality designs on time and within budget.

Good designers also understand the importance of being a good neighbor. We work with review boards, zoning boards, local planning commissions, and homeowners’ associations to ensure good-neighbor practices are followed.

We also help you obtain any necessary variances.

Need help in understanding today’s newest techniques, technologies, and products? We have you covered.

We’re always up-to-speed on what’s available within your budget range and can direct you to the right sources during the selection process.

We believe we offer our clients something special that transcends the typical architectural design experience, working directly with you to find creative yet affordable way to make your vision and goals a reality.

Our designers love what they do and it shows in how they approach every unique remodel, renovation, or custom home project.

About Winthorpe Design & Build

There’s simply no better way to ensure a smooth construction process than by working with an exceptionally talented residential designer. Our firm’s culture and values serve you well from our first meeting through post-construction.

We understand that a good working relationship is the gold standard for a great architectural design experience.

We offer full architectural services tailored to your specific requirements. If your design vision is physically possible and structurally sound, we’ll help you bring it to realization.

Our years of experience give us a wealth of knowledge to draw from and we would love to be involved in helping you design your dream home.

Winthorpe Design & Build is an award-winning firm conveniently located in Highland, Maryland.

We service communities throughout Maryland & Washington DC, and the surrounding areas. We specialize in turnkey whole house remodels as well as distinctive kitchen and bathroom remodels, custom homes, and additions.

Our dedicated and talented architectural design team provides concept to completion design services that lift your spirits and enhance your life.

Ready to get started? We invite you to schedule a free in-home consultation. We look forward to meeting with you!