Founded in 2005, Ballard + Mensua is a full service architecture firm with a specialty in truly unique and custom homes and renovations. We help our clients with projects of all sizes, whether helping a young family with a master plan to build in phases as they can afford, or designing dream homes to retire to on the water or in the mountains. Our unique cost study process helps to offer the advantages of design build, with the checks and balances of independent architect and builder. While many architects do not understand construction well, or interiors well, we believe in a fully integrated project management approach and specialize in interior design and construction management. Our drawings are both client friendly, and contractor friendly. We detail drawings in a way that tells the contractors exactly what to build and our details work because we have built before. We value our contractor and vendor relationships as much as our client relationships. After Seth Ballard's 21 years of practice, these relationships allow us to build virtually anything, no matter how custom. We have a further specialty in historic preservation. Ballard Mensua however, loves working in every style .. we find it more fun to work on a contemporary, a Georgian, a colonial and an arts and crafts house all at the same time.
Renovations, Additions, Interiors, Custom Homes, Historic Preservation and Master Planning. Restaurants, Resorts, Wineries and multi-family Commercial. Commercial Interiors.
Washington DC Metro Area, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Colorado, Rhode Island, Delaware Beaches, North Carolina Beaches and Mountains. We have also designed projects in Spain, the Carribean, Panama, and Dubai.
Certification and Awards
Home and Design Top 100 Designers 2011, 2012 and 2013. AIA, NCARB.
Angie's List Super Service Award 2012. We are one of top rated architects on Angie's List.