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. 


Nakita Reed wins 2018 Emerging Architect Award

Congratulations, Nakita for winning this year's Emerging Architect Award!

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The Frederick Douglas Center: restoration work now underway!

Restoration work at the future Frederick Douglas Center in Easton Maryland is underway. Currently wood shingles with copper flashings installations and brick repointing are in progress!

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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.

Smartsheet for Architects is live!

We’ve been using Smartsheet for project management and love it so much we created a course around it. Click on the image above if you’re looking for a better way to manage your projects.

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.