I don’t divide architecture, landscape, and gardening; to me they are one.
— Luis Barragán
 Click  here  to see more photos of this waterfront farmhouse. 

Click here to see more photos of this waterfront farmhouse. 

 

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.

 

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Our design responds to the stimuli of the environment.

 A shot of a garden we designed, located right next to an Annapolis creek. Find more photos  here .  

A shot of a garden we designed, located right next to an Annapolis creek. Find more photos here.  

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.

Many of the buildings and gardens we design are located in the Chesapeake Bay area. Occasionally, however, we do design projects in other regions. See, for example, the interior architecture of this San Francisco flat. / Photo by Popartic/iStock / Getty Images

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. 

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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.

 We think of architecture as art, and we take pride not only in our designs but in how we present those designs. This drawing represents a traditional design.  

We think of architecture as art, and we take pride not only in our designs but in how we present those designs. This drawing represents a traditional 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.

 Award-winning residential architectural design. The large glass windows are modern but the shape relies on traditional vernacular barns. 

Award-winning residential architectural design. The large glass windows are modern but the shape relies on traditional vernacular barns. 

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. 

 

Memberships

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

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Services

Residential Custom Home Design          Commercial Architectural Services  Institutional Architectural Services
Landscape Architectural Services
Institutional, Commercial, and Residential        Historic Preservation                                Historic Restoration
Interior Architecture
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
Feasibility Studies
Cabinet and Millwork Design
Kitchen Design
Additions and Renovations
Permit and Variance Drawings
and more!

 

We welcome inquiries about new projects.

 Our office is located in Eastport, a neighborhood of Annapolis, MD. We are walking distance from downtown historic Annapolis, but unlike many of the offices located in downtown Annapolis, ours has its own parking lot. It is easy to park and our clients frequently drop by just to say hi.    

Our office is located in Eastport, a neighborhood of Annapolis, MD. We are walking distance from downtown historic Annapolis, but unlike many of the offices located in downtown Annapolis, ours has its own parking lot. It is easy to park and our clients frequently drop by just to say hi.    

Still wondering if we are a good fit for your project? Please, feel free to contact us. You can send us an email (info@kimmelstudio.com) 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.