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A collection of articles, awards, notes and stories.

Articles

Harvesting the Edges of the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most dynamic waterways in the world. It contains 11,684 miles of shoreline, more than the entire U.S. West Coast combined. Due to its location, shape and shallow depth, it contains a staggering diversity of organisms and a vastly intertwined web of life. It has drawn humans to its edges for food, water and…
Kevin Campion
May 15, 2017
Articles

An Estuary Like No Other

The health of the Chesapeake Bay gets a low grade every year. In fact, conditions seem to be worsening. What makes preservation of the Bay environment so challenging? What more can we do about it? When answering these questions we must appreciate the Bay as a unique estuary with topographical and aquatic characteristics unlike any other. Read on at: http://www.annapolishomemag.com/an-estuary-like-no-other-the-chesapeake-bay/
Kevin Campion
March 20, 2017
Articles

Broadwater and “Glass House” Featured in Home and Design

“It gets better,” whispers architect Scarlett Breeding, touring a new home she designed near Annapolis. Surveying this virtually transparent steel, glass, and stone creation with sweeping water views,  a visitor wonders what could possibly get any better than this. Read more here: https://www.homeanddesign.com/2015/02/18/glass-house
Bob Hruby
March 1, 2015
Articles

Overlook Road Garden Featured in the Washington Post

Yves Balcer and his family spent two years living in this 1954 house in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest Washington before he came to the conclusion it needed to be updated. After discussing the project with several architects, he initially planned to tear it down and build an entirely new house. The economic downturn tabled those plans. Read more…
CHLA
December 19, 2014
Articles

Brandywine House Featured on Archdaily

Designed to respect both the scale of neighboring houses and the rhythm of the streetscape, the project aligns with adjacent houses while retaining the vast majority of mature trees and green space located between the street and the house.  Materials composing the exterior, which include stone, wood, and stucco, evoke traditional materials found throughout the neighborhood.  The house appears relatively…
CHLA
December 12, 2014
Articles

Harness Creek Featured in Home and Design

Wayne Andersen has long been an architecture buff and admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright. So it should come as no surprise that the physician, author and co-founder of Take Shape For Life, a healthy living program, had a few ideas of his own when he set out to build a new home near Annapolis to share with wife Lori and…
CHLA
November 1, 2014
Articles

Center Street Featured in Home and Design

Approaching the home of collector Judy Weisman, few clues appear to distinguish it from neighboring houses along a tree-shaded street in Chevy Chase, Maryland. But once the front door opens, all resemblances fade, as visitors enter a lofty sanctuary studded with major works of contemporary craft. Harmony prevails, from towering fiber works punctuating the entrance to smaller objects aligned on…
CHLA
November 1, 2014
Awards

Hampden Lane Wins AIA DC and Northern Virginia Awards

CHLA collaborated with Robert Gurney Architect on the design of the garden at Brandywine. Robert Gurney won an AIA Northern Virginia Award of Excellence and an AIA DC Award of Merit for the house. Read more at: https://aianova.org/DA14/430.php
CHLA
September 19, 2014
Awards

Overlook Residence Wins AIA Northern Virginia Award

Robert Gurney Architect Wins AIA Northern Virginia Merit Award CHLA collaborated with Robert Gurney Architect on the design of the garden at Overlook Road. Robert Gurney won an AIA Northern Virginia Award of Merit for the house. Read more at: https://aianova.org/DA14/405.php  
CHLA
June 6, 2014
Awards

Kevin Campion Wins Designer’s Choice Award

Each year, Home & Design polls hundreds of industry professionals to discover their picks for the leaders in this innovative, ever-evolving community—as well as their votes of confidence in those just making their mark. We also ask area architects and designers to vote on their favorite industry resources, in categories ranging from audio/video and appliance showrooms to antiques dealers and…
CHLA
February 1, 2014