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Jill Bruno Orthodontics in Chevy Chase, Maryland by FORMA Design, Inc

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: FORMA Design, Inc

Soft curves and rounded elements in the design of this 12th floor 1500sf dental office allude to the clouds outside, and evoke the touch of femininity the doctor desired. The majority of the space is a white shell, allowing light and shadow to emphasize the curves and to serve as a neutral backdrop to select areas of color that animate the space. The sense of openness and transparency is reinforced through the sharing of natural light from the exterior windows through the glass walls in the perimeter offices.

Image courtesy FORMA Design, Inc 

  • Architects: FORMA Design, Inc
  • Project: Jill Bruno Orthodontics
  • Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

Rollins Center on The Pike in Rockville, Maryland by Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc.

Phased demolition of an existing inactive Shell Service Station and associated site improvements in advance of new construction for the Rollins Center on the Pike, a 9,300 sf retail center

Rollins Center on The Pike

  • Architects: Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc.
  • Project: Rollins Center on The Pike
  • Location: Rockville, Maryland
  • Client: Draiman Properties
  • Construction Cost: $50,000
  • Completed: January 2011
  • Software used: Sketchup & AutoCAD



Wissioming2 in Bethesda, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: Robert M. Gurney Architect

Located in Glen Echo, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC this new house is sited on a sloping, wooded lot with distant views of the Potomac River.  The house is positioned to preserve a majority of mature trees and is oriented toward the river views and south facing slope. The house is organized into two volumes connected with glass bridges that span a reflecting pool which separates the volumes.  Secondary volumes intersect and overlap the two larger structures rendering the composition more dynamic.  Material changes in the various elements intensify the relationships.  Expanses of glass open to a terrace organized around a swimming pool with two “infinity” edges reinforcing the connectivity to the wooded landscape.

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Wissioming2
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Project  Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Owner: withheld
  • Contractor: Bloom Builders
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural
  • Completed: November 2011


NaCl House in Bethesda, Maryland by David Jameson Architect

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Article source: David Jameson Architect

Breaking the prescriptive mold of horizontally layered homes, NaCl House aspires to render unclear the spatial organization of the project and explore an architecture of ambiguous scale. The resultant massing reveals an imperfect, rough-hewn form recalling the natural isometric formation of mineral rock salt.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Paul Warchol Photography)

  • Architect: David Jameson Architect
  • Name of Project: NaCl House
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Completed: November, 2011
  • Interior Area: 4860 ft2
  • Site Acreage: 0.52 acres
  • Project architect: Ron Southwick
  • Photographer: Paul Warchol Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Record House Revisited in Owings Mill, Maryland by David Jameson Architect

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: David Jameson Architect

Four decades after their project was featured in the 1969 Record Houses issue of Architectural Record, the owners sold the house to a young couple. A condition of the sale was that the new owners would respect the character of the project, yet be able to revisit and alter the contained quality of the interior rooms to create a continuous living space visually connected to the woodland site.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Paul Warchol)


  • Architect: David Jameson Architect
  • Name of Project: Record House Revisited
  • Location: Owings Mill, Maryland
  • General Contractor: The Ley Group
  • Photo Credit: © Paul Warchol


House on Hoopers Island in Maryland by David Jameson Architect

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Article source: David Jameson Architect

This 2,200 square-foot residence is located on a Chesapeake Bay barrier island near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, an estuarine marshland ecosystem, and an important stop along the Atlantic Flyway. The project conceptually fuses architectonic form with the natural elements of the site. Positioned between a salt meadow marsh, a pine forest, and the bay, the architecture is conceived to be at one with the water, the horizon, and the sky. The idea of an elemental architecture is explored in the relationship between the simple form of the building and the agrarian structures that dot the surrounding area.

Night View

  • Architect: David Jameson Architect
  • Name of Project: House on Hoopers Island
  • Location: Chesapeake Bay barrier island, Maryland


Black White Residence in Bethesda, Maryland by David Jameson Architect

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: David Jameson Architect

Inhabiting the masonry shell of an existing house, this project engages the phenomenon of ruins and explores the idea of aperture. The design program called for renovating the main level and adding a second level with a significantly smaller footprint.

Black White Residence


  • Architects: David Jameson Architect
  • Project: Black White Residence
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center in Baltimore, Maryland by GWWO Architects designed using SketchUp and AutoCAD

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Article source: GWWO Architects

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is the birthplace of America’s national anthem and one of the nation’s most significant historic landmarks. The Fort, the National Anthem and the flag, together and individually, help us to understand how the United States was created, defended, and preserved. It was with this context and these rich national symbols in mind that the design team, led by GWWO Architects, conceived the expression for the new visitor center.

Image Courtesy GWWO Architects

  • Architects: GWWO Architects
  • Project: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009 for the Construction Documents and Google SketchUp for conceptual modeling


Crab Creek House in Annapolis, Maryland by Robert Gurney Architect designed using AutoCAD

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Article source: Robert Gurney

This house, located in Annapolis, Maryland is built on the foundation of a 1960s post and beam modern house. The foundation was kept in an effort to retain it’s proximity to Crab Creek, an estuary that feeds the Chesapeake Bay.  Strict environmental regulations prohibited enlarging the pre-existing footprint or adding significant square footage to the house.  The house is organized around a linear bar, clad in white stucco.

Crab Creek House (Image Courtesy Anice Hoachlander)

  • Architects: Robert Gurney Architect
  • Project: Crab Creek House
  • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey, Associate AIA
  • Contractor: Owner
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Anice Hoachlander
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Peterson Residence in Chevy Chase, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this project involves a complete renovation and substantial addition to a familiar, simply massed brick “colonial”.   The original, gable shaped volume fronting the street is minimally altered in an effort to retain the scale and massing of neighboring houses.  Tall windows are incorporated into the existing façade.  A copper clad, vaulted volume is integrated into the composition with a new front porch and wide stairs, invoking the nostalgic porches found throughout the neighborhood.

Front View (Images Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer)

  • Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Name of Project: Peterson Residence
  • Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Contractor: Peterson and Collins Inc.
  • Project Architect: Claire L. Andreas
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Landscape Architect: Lila Fendrick Landscape
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Software used: The design of the house begins with pencil and paper; Bob sketches and hand-draws the design first, then it is put into CAD


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