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. 


Fall Design Fête 2018

Congratulations, Nakita for winning this year's Emerging Architect Award! Join us for the Washington Architecture Foundation’s Fall Fete. Click here for details.

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.

Awesome Sustainable Design over Great Coffee

Join Nakita Reed at Nagadi Coffee in Silver Spring this Saturday, September 22nd at 11:30 AM as she talks about energy efficiency for homeowners and architects, helping participants in prioritizing efficiency through counterintuitive low cost measures. Hope to see you there!

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.