Think of what’s involved in the design of a modern rooftop deck to complement an existing steel-framed condominium high-rise in Silver Spring, MD. Or imagine the complexities of the historic renovation of a Beaux-Art style 70-unit residential complex in Logan Circle in Washington, DC. In instances like these, our architectural services ensure that the projects’ results meet developers’ expectations, client’s budgets, and end-user’s needs.

For instance, the condominium’s rooftop deck needed to be more than just an outdoor amenity space — it also had to comply with the American Disabilities Act and International Building Code. The proposed deck was elevated on a new steel structure that allows for access for any future roofing repairs. And for the historic window replacement, in our nation’s capital, our renovation work had to be carried out in close cooperation with a renowned historic preservation specialist.

Because today’s construction projects explore new materials, as well as the latest installation methods, you absolutely want to establish a professional communications bridge between building owners, designers, contractors, and tradesmen. That is why, at ETC, we offer superior architectural and engineering services so that there are no lapses in communication that could impact the final results of your project.

From façade and historic building renovations to additions and new building designs, we’re proud to make sure projects throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC progress smoothly — from design to completion.

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When you’re looking for the right architect for your commercial or multi-family housing project, you want comprehensive architectural services for every phase of the process, from design development and construction documents to negotiating with contractors and construction administration, to ensure that your project stays true to your vision. 

Comprehensive architectural design firms offer engineering, structural and mechanical services as well as building condition surveys, construction inspection services, and litigation support. Our client’s goals, needs, and aesthetic preferences are central to the design process. Continuous client collaboration and information exchange assures client satisfaction in every aspect of the planning and construction process.

At your first consultation with our award-winning design firm, we will have lots of questions about your ideas for your project, the project’s budget, and your timetable. We’ll share our design philosophy and development process and discuss potential solutions for any challenges we foresee with your project. The first consultation with your architect provides clarity about all aspects of the project so that you know what to expect going forward.


When you choose ETC, you also have access to design and engineering professionals from a variety of disciplines. Our architectural team provides solutions for everything from simple renovations to complete rehabilitation. Some of our architectural services include:

  • Sustainability studies
  • Facade renovation
  • Rooftop deck designs 
  • Interior finish renovations and fit-outs
  • Historic building upgrades and renovations
  • New building and additional design

Our firm has offices strategically located in Maryland and Virginia and we have been successfully serving the commercial property and multi-family housing industry needs of clients throughout the region for more than three decades. To tell us about your next project or receive more information about our architectural services, feel free to contact us at your convenience.


7165 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland  21046
phone: 410.312.4761
fax: 410.312.0482

Northern Virginia
46040 Center Oak Plaza
Suite 100
Sterling, Virginia 20166
phone: 703.450.6220
fax: 703.444.2285