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Who We Are

architrave is a nine-person, women-owned firm with an office in an 1893 row house in the Capitol Hill Historic District, three blocks from Eastern Market.

Founded in 1976, we specialize in historic preservation and sustainable design almost entirely for signature public buildings in Washington, DC.

We work on some of the District's finest historic structures, including those that often show up as background on the national news.

Click here to see a map of all the buildings in Washington, DC we've worked on.

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At architrave, I’ve worked on projects in Smithsonian museums, House and Senate office buildings, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the U.S. Capitol, and numerous other federal facilities both famous and obscure. It’s a privilege to work every day helping take care of some of the nation’s most historic and recognizable buildings.
- John R. Franklin, Senior Associate