Our holistic approach ensures that our work is beautiful, sustainable, and compatible with the historic context of the building

Encore Sustainable Design, LLC is a woman and minority-owned company, led by Nakita Reed and W. Ward Bucher III.  We specialize in Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design throughout the Mid Atlantic.

At Encore, we believe the adaptive reuse of existing and historic buildings is an inherently sustainable pursuit. We work to create beautifully (re)designed spaces that can help our clients capitalize on the financial and cultural incentives of reusing existing buildings. Our team consists of trained architects, preservationists, and sustainable design consultants who can navigate the design, documentation, and certification process with ease. We offer a full spectrum of services for all needs pertaining to existing and historic buildings in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Our services include:

  • Preservation Design and Regulatory Compliance
  • Sustainability Consulting & Documentation
  • Historic Designations & Tax Credits
  • Construction Observation