Kimmel Studio Architects is a boutique architecture firm based in Annapolis, MD.

This  farmhouse  is one of the many custom homes we designed on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

This farmhouse is one of the many custom homes we designed on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

 

The architecture designed by Kimmel Studio Architects was recognized by Home & Design (Top Architect H&D Portfolio 2018/2019), Houzz (Best of Houzz Design 2018/2019), and Dering Hall (Official Membership).

We think of architecture as a form or art.

Architect Devin Kimmel, AIA, ASLA hand-draw this traditional architectural design.

Architect Devin Kimmel, AIA, ASLA hand-draw this traditional architectural design.

We think of architecture as art, and of each design as 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.

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. 

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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. Kimmel Studio 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.

You will find many of our designs 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.

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. 

 

Memberships

  • American Institute of Architects - Chesapeake Bay

  • Institute of Classical Architecture and Art

  • American Society of Architectural Illustrators

  • Historic Annapolis

  • Dering Hall

  • American Society of Landscape Architects

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Services

  • Residential Custom Home Design

  • Commercial Architectural Services

  • Institutional Architectural Services

  • Master Planning

  • Historic Preservation

  • Historic Restoration

  • Horse Barn and Stable Design

  • Interior Architecture

  • Custom Floor Plans

  • Landscape Architectural Services

  • 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.

You can find our office 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 parking lot. It is easy to park, and our clients frequently drop by to say hi.

You can find our office 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 parking lot. It is easy to park, and our clients frequently drop by 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.