Our holistic approach ensures that our work is beautiful, sustainable, and compatible with its environment


Encore Sustainable Design, LLC is an Architecture company that specializes in Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design.

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. 


AIA Webinar: June 4, 2018

Join this discussion as an architect, Nakita Reed, and developer, Mark James of Urban Green, talk through ways to creatively fund single and multi-family housing renovations.

Drone documentation at the Star Spangled Banner House in Baltimore

Drones continue to be a huge help in our documentation of historic resources.  Click the image through to our blog for more info.

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After 22 years this is still a valuable resource for all things preservation, edited by one of our principals, Ward Bucher.

Horace Willson House on the move in Gaithersburg

In order to preserve this 19th century building it has to be moved. Click the image to learn more.

Historic Tax Credit Webinar

To cap off the 2017 Eastern Shore Tax credit workshops, Nakita Reed and Ward Bucher participated in a historic tax credit webinar. Special thank you to the Rural Maryland Council and Preservation Maryland for funding and facilitating this valuable conversation.

 It's Easy Being Green with Architect Nakita Reed

One of our principals, Nakita Reed was featured on Preservation Maryland's PreserveCast Podcast.  Click the image below to listen in.