Kimmel Studio Architects is a boutique architecture firm based in Annapolis, MD.
We think of architecture as a form of art.
We think of each design is a a work of art that reflects the needs, sensitivities, and ethos of each client. Clients do not merely hire us to provide a series of blueprints; they instead commission a work of art. Our job is to produce a piece of art which they feel is an extension of themselves.
Nature is not an afterthought
We don’t think of architecture as competing with nature, but as an art form that can be part of nature. The head of our team, Devin Kimmel, is trained as a landscape architect as well as an architect. This results in a holistic approach to design, where nature is not an afterthought but an integral part of the process. Our ability to artfully integrate buildings into their landscapes separates Kimmel Studio Architects from the rest.
We design a wide range of buildings
Most of the houses we design are large. We do welcome the challenge, however, of fashioning small yet elegant spaces. We also develop plans for 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.
We are well-versed in traditional architectural styles
We are well-versed in traditional architecture 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 renovate and restore historic houses
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. Kimmel Studio Architects is the preservation architect for the restoration of an eighteenth-century Maryland mansion.
We also design award-winning modern architecture
Knowing tradition does not imply that we are bound by it. When designing a modern building, history helps us to decide when and where to tweak or even break traditional rules. The large glass windows of the contemporary barn house of the photo are modern, but the shape relies on traditional vernacular barns.
We are experts in waterfront properties
Because we design many homes along the shores of the bay (both Eastern and Western), we are acquainted with the critical area regulations that apply to waterfront properties. We designed an award-winning waterfront farmhouse and a popular bar taking into account the nature and rules of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
American Institute of Architects - Chesapeake Bay
Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
American Society of Architectural Illustrators
American Society of Landscape Architects
Residential Custom Home Design
Commercial Architectural Services
Institutional Architectural Services
Horse Barn and Stable Design
Custom Floor Plans
Custom Home Plans
Landscape Architectural Services
Graphics and Color Illustrations
Pencil and Pen drawings
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.