ra50: McInturff Architects

bethesda, md.

Architect Mark McInturff, FAIA, leads a local firm that has garnered national attention.


McInturff Architects

  • Regional Design at AIA 2012

    The AIA 2012 session "Connect to the World and Community: Region-Based Design and Its Connection to Culture, Community, and Place" on Thursday, May 17, was packed.

  • Architects can and must make houses for the 99 percent.

    With a little ingenuity, it's possible for architects to execute affordable, high-design houses for everyone.

  • Award-Winning Details

    McInturff Architects has won multiple Custom Home Design Awards for architectural details over the years. Firm founder and principal architect Mark McInturff talks about how his design philosophy leads to these special moments that frequently garner accolades from our awards juries.

  • Mahogany panels warm the metal and fiber-cement exterior.

    Allee House, Mount Airy, Md.

    A pin-oak allee, planted in 1994 by the farm's owners, is the gateway to this house designed by Mark McInturff.

  • Anchored at floor and ceiling, the living room shelving unit supports a gas fireplace and flat-screen TV housed in the same aluminum surround.

    Kit of Parts, Washington, D.C.

    Simple materials combine to form a flexible and elegant storage solution that leaves the existing interior architecture intact.

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    A Shrunken Economy Leaves Architects Struggling to Juggle More Small Jobs

    Smaller projects mean more client interviews, thinner profit margins, and more jobs starting and stopping.

  • Kit of Parts, Washington, D.C.

    This 1920s bungalow—our Grand Award, Custom Detail winner—had decent bones but lacked the custom domestic amenities that make a house sparkle. Mark McInturff and project designer Colleen Gove Healey transformed the house with a series of assembled materials that hold items such as a desk, credenza...

  • cozzens residence, washington, d.c.

    Bethesda, Md., architect Mark McInturff, FAIA, was wary of working with the local design review board when he took on this renovation in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. His plan for the structurally unsound row house involved stabilizing the building with helical concrete piers...

  • Book-Signing Party for Architect Mark McInturff, FAIA

  • the architect is in

    McInturff Architects' second monograph, In Residence (The Images Publishing Group, 2007), takes up the body of work completed since 2000.

  • hideaway village

    You'd be surprised where and what you can build when you think on top, between, and inside the boxes.

  • rappahannock bend, king george, va.

    The stunning guest wing that Mark McInturff, FAIA, added to a 1930s home in rural Virginia incorporates a raft of traditional elements from the American South. He chose white-painted brick for the walls "because it's a material I love and is appropriately Southern."

  • martin shocket residence, chevy chase, md.

    If there were ever a project that was a no-brainer, this was it," laughs Mark McInturff, FAIA, describing his renovation of a 32-square-foot photographic studio behind a house in suburban Maryland. The original studio was fitted with tiny windows that looked onto a wide lot.

  • Hanson Sciannella Residence, Rockville, Md.

    The judges admired this interior transformation of a formerly dark, chopped-up ranch house.

  • Weiner Residence, Washington, D.C.

    The program for this Washington, D.C., remodel was out of the ordinary, so architect Mark McInturff came up with a fittingly unusual solution.

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