Citation in Urban Catalyst from AIA DC
Vibe Main Street Properties (“The Weaver Building” and “The Barnhart Building”) in Front Royal, VA, 2019

Although the physical attributes were bountiful and beautiful, downtown Front Royal itself was downtrodden and depressed. Downtown rents were the lowest in the County, which made investing in, and improving, real estate not financially lucrative. Our clients wanted to transform the downtown, to make the buildings and businesses more viable and vibrant.

Award of Merit from AIA Northern Virginia
“The Bell’s Building” in Winchester, VA, 2019

This project, for Sam’s son and grandsons, involves a complete overhaul of the high-end clothing store on the first floor, and the creation of five new apartments on the second and third floors, above the store.

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Award of Merit from Preservation of Historic Winchester, for “The Bell’s Building” in Winchester, VA, 2018.

Red Gate

Bronze Award in Historical Renovation from Professional Remodeler Magazine, for “Red Gate” in Millwood, Virginia, 2017.

Adaptive reuse roof top

Jurors’ Special Citation in Institutional Architecture, for “The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum” in Winchester, Virginia, 2016.

Orlean Americana

Award of Merit for Excellence in Residential Design from AIA Virginia, for “Orlean Americana” in Fauquier County, Virginia, 2015.

Dusk Shot Of The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Honorable Mention for Excellence in Architecture from AIA Virginia, for “The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum” in Winchester, Virginia, 2015.

Historic Glen Burnie Manor House

Honorable Mention for Excellence in Historic Preservation from AIA Virginia, for “Glen Burnie Manor House” in Winchester, Virginia, 2015.

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Ariel Photo

Grand Award from Remodeling magazine, Commercial projects over $500,000, for “The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum” in Winchester, Virginia, 2015.

Home Renovation Falls Church

Honor Award in the 2015 Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program, for “Linden Lane” in Falls Church, Virginia, 2015.

The Historic Samuel Noakes House

Merit Award for Historically Sensitive Renovation, Remodeling magazine, for “The Samuel Noakes House” Winchester, Virginia, 2014.

The Historic Samuel Noakes House

Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “The Samuel Noakes House”, Winchester, Virginia, 2014.

Adaptive reuse roof top

Award of Merit from Preservation of Historic Winchester, for “The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum”, in Winchester, Virginia, 2014. (Presented to the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.)

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The Ben Belchic Award from Preservation of Historic Winchester, for “The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley”, for interpreting the history of Winchester through the Glen Burnie House, in Winchester, Virginia, 2014. (Presented to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley)

The Historic Samuel Noakes House

Merit Award in Restoration, Custom Home Magazine, for “The Samuel Noakes House”, Winchester, Virginia, Fall 2013.

The Historic Samuel Noakes House

Patron’s Award, Preservation of Historic Winchester, for “The Samuel Noakes House”, Winchester, Virginia, 2013. (Presented to client/owner)

Loft Upon Cork

Sir John Soane Personality Award, Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, for “Loft Upon Cork”, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 2011. (Presented to client/owner)

Loft Upon Cork

Merit Award in Historic Resources, Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “Loft Upon Cork”, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 2010. (Presented to client/owner)

Songbird Lane Renovation

Merit Award in Green (Sustainable) design, from Remodeling Magazine, for “Songbird Lane”, Frederick County, Virginia, 2010. (Presented to client/owner)

Stoney Meadows

Award of Merit in Historic Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for Stoney Meadows, Rappahannock County, Virginia, 2010.

The City Meat Building

Award of Merit in Historic Resources, Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “The City Meat Building”, Winchester, Virginia, 2009.

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Award for Merit in Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “Jocks, Nerds, and National Treasures” (The James R. Wilkins, Sr. Gallery of History and Art at John Handley High School), Winchester, Virginia, 2009.

Old Frederick County Court House

Award for Excellence in Architecture, Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, for “The Old Frederick Country Courthouse”, Winchester, Virginia, 2008.

The City Meat Building

Award for Excellence in Architecture, Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, for The City Meat Building, Winchester, Virginia, 2008.

Old Frederick County Court House

Inform Merit Award for Excellence in Design, Inform magazine, for “The Old Frederick County Courthouse”, Winchester, Virginia, 2008.

Cabin On Middle Ridge

Award of Excellence in Historic Resources, Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for the “Cabin on Middle Ridge”, High View, West Virginia, 2007.

Old Frederick County Court House Entrance

Award of Merit in Historic Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “The Old Frederick County Courthouse” renovation and restoration, Winchester, Virginia, 2007.

The City Meat Building

Award of Special Recognition in Historic Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “The City Meat Building”, Winchester, Virginia, 2007.

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Carroll M. Henkel Award, Preservation of Historic Winchester, to Beth Reader and Chuck Swartz, for their contributions to the appropriate reuse of the built environment of Winchester, 2007.

The City Meat Building

Award of Merit, Preservation of Historic Winchester, for “The City Meat Building”, Winchester, Virginia, 2007.

Wheatland Farms Log Cabin

Design Award, Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Program, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, for the “Wheatland Farms Log Cabin”, 2007.

Old Frederick County Court House

Award of Excellence in Historic Resources, from the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “The Old Frederick County Courthouse” renovation, Winchester, Virginia, 2006.

Das Swartzenreader House

Inform Merit Award for Interiors, Inform magazine, for the “House on Shiner’s Hill” (“The Swartzenreader Haus”), 2006.

Cabin On Middle Ridge

Award of Excellence for Historic Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for the “Cabin on Middle Ridge”, High View, West Virginia, 2006.

Architectural Render Home For Ecologist

Kitten Herlong Award of Merit, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (Staff intern architects Zac Ray, Joel Richardson, Kevin Walker, Nathan Webb), for “House for an Ecologist”, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2006.

Discovery Museum Jim Barnett Park

Merit Award for Conceptual/Unbuilt Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum”, in Winchester, Virginia, 2005.

Das Swartzenreader House

Merit Award for Architectural Detail, Residential Architect magazine, for the “House on Shiner’s Hill” (“Swartzenreader House”), Winchester, Virginia, 2005.

Wheatland Farms Log Cabin

Residential Architect Award from Washingtonian magazine, for the “Wheatland Farms Log Cabin”, Waterford, Virginia, 2005.z, AIA, 2004.

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Recognition of Outstanding Achievement Award, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, awarded individually to Beth Reader, AIA and Chuck Swartz, AIA, 2004.

Wheatland Farms Log Cabin

Merit Award in Historic Resources, Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, or the “Wheatland Farms Log Cabin”, in Waterford, Virginia, 2004.

Wheatland Farms Log Cabin

Southern Home Award from Southern Living magazine, for the “Wheatland Farms Log Cabin”, in Waterford, Virginia, 2004.

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Award of Merit in Historic Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for the Capon Springs Resort Bandstand Pavilion, Capon Springs, West Virginia, 2004.

Wheatland Farms Log Cabin

Merit Award for Residential Renovation, Residential Architect magazine, for the “Wheatland Farms Log Cabin”, in Waterford, Virginia, 2004.

Wheatland Farms Log Cabin

Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture, The Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architect, for the “Wheatland Farms Log Cabin, in Waterford”, Virginia, 2003.

Wheatland Farms Log Cabin

Award of Merit for Historic Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for the “Wheatland Farms Log Cabin, in Waterford”, Virginia, 2003.

Judge Robert K. Woltz Pavilion Yard

Award of Merit from Preservation of Historic Winchester, Incorporated, for The Judge Robert K. Woltz Pavilion at the Godfrey Miller Home in Winchester, Virginia, 2003. (Presented jointly to The Godfrey Miller Home.)

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Award of Merit for Conceptual / Unbuilt Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for The House in Dutton Gap, in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, 2003.

Seaway House New Residential

Southern Home Award from Southern Living Magazine, for the Seaway House, in Rappahannock County, Virginia, for the Seaway House, in Rappahannock County, Virginia, 2003.

Seaway House New Residential

Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Architecture, The Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, for the Seaway House, in Rappahannock County, Virginia, 2002.

Rehabilitation Facility Design 2

Award of Merit for Conceptual / Unbuilt Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for A New Paramedical Office Building, in Winchester, Virginia, 2002.

Seaway House New Residential

Special Citation for Sustainability in Residential Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for the Seaway House, in Rappahannock County, Virginia, 2002.

Old Frederick County Court House

The Lucille Lozier Award, from Preservation of Historic Winchester, Incorporated, for outstanding restoration of an architectural and historic landmark, for The Old Frederick County Courthouse, in Winchester, Virginia, 2002. (Presented to the County of Frederick, Virginia.)

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Award of Merit, from Preservation of Historic Winchester, Incorporated, for 321 and 323 North Kent Street, in Winchester, Virginia, 2002. (Presented jointly to The Winchester- Frederick County Chapter of Habitat For Humanity.

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Special Citation for Interior Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “The Contessa’s Story” (Elizabeth Locke Jewels boutique), in Boyce, Virginia, 2001.

Weekend House Residential

Merit Award, 2001 Custom Home Design Awards, Custom Home magazine, for West Virginia Weekend House, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2001.

Weekend House Residential

Southern Home Award from Southern Living magazine, for West Virginia Weekend House, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2001.

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Award for Excellence in Architecture, Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, for Projects for the Glass-Glen Burnie Foundation, Winchester, Virginia, 1999.

Weekend House Residential

Award for Excellence in Architecture, Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, for West Virginia Weekend House, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 1999.

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Award for Excellence in Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for Projects for the Glass-Glen Burnie Foundation, Winchester, Virginia, 1999.

Weekend House Residential

Award for Excellence in Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for The Weekend House, Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1999.

Renovation Addition Little Briars

Southern Home Award from Southern Living magazine, for Renovation of, and Addition to, Little Briars, in Boyce, Virginia, 1999.

McKay Kalbian House Addition

Design Awards Merit Award for Residential Renovation from Custom Home magazine, for Renovation of, and Addition to, the McKay / Kalbian Residence, Boyce, Virginia, 1998.

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Award of Excellence, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for the School Within a School at John Handley High School, Winchester, Virginia, 1997.

McKay Kalbian House Addition

Award of Excellence, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for Renovation of, and Addition to, the McKay / Kalbian Residence, Boyce, Virginia, 1996.

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Merit Award, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for Yellow Spring House, Yellow Spring, West Virginia, Virginia, 1996.

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Merit Award, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for Bluemont House and Pavilion, Bluemont, Virginia, 1995.

Law Offices Of Hobert Kerr Commerical Architecture

Award of Excellence, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for the Law Offices of Hobert, Kerr & Perka, P.C., Berryville, Virginia, 1995.

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Merit Award, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for North Kent Court, Winchester, Virginia, 1994.

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Merit Award, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for Deck and Pavilion at Lake St. Clair, Frederick County, Virginia, 1994.

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Maxwell Award of Excellence for the Production of Low- Income Housing, sponsored by the Fannie Mae Foundation, for North Kent Court, City Light Development Corporation, 1993.

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Merit Award, Northern Virginia Chapter of the AIA Young Architects Forum, for the Bluemont House and Pavilion, Bluemont, Virginia, 1993.