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Located in Washington’s historic Georgetown neighborhood, CGS Architects provides architectural design, interior design, master planning, and programming services. Founded in 1981, we have proudly served clients in the DC Metropolitan area and beyond for 40+ years.
We offer a relationship-driven, collaborative approach to the design process and are committed to the principles of design excellence. Our portfolio illustrates our experience creating high quality, sustainable projects that reflect the values, culture, and needs of our clients and the communities they serve.
We believe that architecture has the power to unite diverse communities and shape the environments where we gather, learn, and play. We create beautiful, vibrant spaces where people come together to gather, connect, inspire, and grow.
CGS develops long-term client relationships built on trust and a community-centric approach that creates templates for clear long-range vision. Forged on engaging project stakeholders and tailoring forums that respect their community cultural, we allow input to influence the process using “weigh-in” to facilitate “buy-in.” Our inclusive community engagement process unlocks each program’s social-centric potential, integrating goals and needs as a catalyst for personal connections.
Our projects encompass historic preservation, renovation, adaptive re-use, additions, and new construction. In addition to gaining distinction as designers of public and private K-12 and higher education institutions, we’ve developed a diverse range of institutional projects that include religious, museum, library, recreation, and civic facilities.
CGS Architects is nationally recognized and locally focused. We have earned a reputation as one of the Washington Metropolitan area’s leading architectural firms with more than 75 local, regional, and national design awards.
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CGS Architects is a Certified Business Enterprise with the Department of Small and Local Business Development in Washington, DC, qualifying for 10 preference points.
Collaboration is the foundation of our culture. With each project, we facilitate a highly collegial design process that places our client and their community at its core. We produce innovative solutions that celebrate the culture of each user, embracing the challenge to design spaces with a unique sense of place. With shared purpose we harness our diverse skills for the collective good of our clients, our community, and our society.
We commit to providing a personalized approach at every level of leadership. Our principals act as project leaders by setting the direction at project inception, maintaining active daily participation, and possessing detailed knowledge of the project throughout its design, development, and construction.
We ground our work in our passion for the profession and our commitment to our core values.
CGS Architects demonstrates that Architecture has the power to unite diverse communities and shape the environments where we gather, learn, and play. We facilitate a highly collaborative process to produce innovative solutions that celebrate the culture of each user, embracing the challenge to design spaces with a unique sense of place. With shared purpose, we harness our diverse skill sets for the collective good of our clients, our community, and our society.
We are reliable and accountable, creating architecture that answers to our community, our society, the environment, and ourselves.
We value trust, professionalism, equality, and fairness.
We engage in a highly collaborative process to produce innovative design solutions that celebrate the unique culture of each user.
We nurture meaningful long-term relationships with our clients, their communities, our consultant teams, and within our firm.
We provide outstanding service through strong leadership, creative vision, and active engagement.
We love what we do!