We are a boutique architecture firm based in Annapolis, MD.
We are are an award-winning, design-oriented team of architects and landscape architects with decades of experience designing a wide range of buildings and gardens.
Our design responds to the stimuli of the environment.
Here at Kimmel Studio we believe in responsive design that integrates into its surrounding and responds to the stimuli of the environment. We will provide you with a final product that gives form to your thoughts and needs while reflecting our exceptional ability to integrate the building with the landscape in a way that few do.
We have experience designing buildings and gardens in the Chesapeake Bay region.
We apply sustainable architecture principles wherever we design a building or garden, but we live an work in the Chesapeake Bay region, and we are therefore particularly familiarized with the plants, insects and animals of the bay and surrounding areas. Because we design many homes along the shores of the bay (both Eastern and Western), we are also acquainted with the stringent regulations that apply to waterfront properties. Experience with critical area regulations is key when designing a waterfront building or garden. We know the nature and the rules of the bay, and we have designed houses and gardens specifically for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. For an example of an award-winning design of a waterfront farmhouse, click here. For an example of a waterfront outdoor bar we designed, click here.
We have experience restoring and renovating historic buildings.
We also provide planning and design services for historic sites and buildings, for both public and private clients. As part of our preservation services, we conduct research and documentation efforts, and design historically sensitive architecture and landscape architecture. Click here to find more about our preservation services, and about the historic restoration of an eighteenth-century Maryland home.
We pride ourselves in our deep knowledge of traditional architectural design.
Our historically sensitive design is very useful for our clients seeking to build or renovate a building. We are well-versed in traditional forms, so that if a client is interested in a building with a classical, farmhouse, colonial, shingle or tudor style, we will enjoy designing it — and we will know how to do it.
We also design award-winning modern architecture.
We also enjoy designing modern structures, as that of the contemporary barn house in the photo. Even then, our solid knowledge of architectural history is always in the back of our minds. Knowing tradition does not imply that we are bound by it. When designing a modern building, the history of shapes helps us to decide when and where to tweak or even break traditional rules.
We design a wide range of buildings.
Most of the houses we design are large. This is not always the case, however, and we do welcome the challenge of creating small yet elegant spaces. Many of the houses we design are waterfront or historic homes, which means we have experience with critical area regulations. We also design flats, memorials, museums, restaurants, campuses, sports stadiums — and their gardens. Big or small, traditional or modern, the buildings and gardens we design reflect our clients.
American Institute of Architects - Chesapeake Bay American Society of Landscape Architects Institute of Classical Architecture and Art American Society of Architectural Illustrators Historic Annapolis Dering Hall
Residential Custom Home Design Commercial Architectural Services Institutional Architectural Services
Landscape Architectural Services
Institutional, Commercial, and Residential Historic Preservation Historic Restoration
Home and Garden Design
Master Planning Custom Floor Plans Site Design
Graphics and Color Illustrations
Pencil and Pen drawings
Study Sketches Refined Perspective Drawings
3D Computer Modeling
Cabinet and Millwork Design
Additions and Renovations
Permit and Variance Drawings
We welcome inquiries about new projects.
Still wondering if we are a good fit for your project? Please, feel free to contact us. You can send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can schedule a meeting. Or, you can call us (410.571.3604) and we can discuss alternatives over the phone. Whatever works best for you.
Beauty + Function + Comfort
Sharing a passion for design excellence. Our spaces exemplify timeless elegance,
solid knowledge of tradition, and deep respect for nature.