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We recently decided to add a large screened in porch as well as find a solution to an awkward interior layout. Margaret worked with us to figure out our needs and came up with a beautiful and functional design. She had a very creative vision for the interior space challenges and we are so happy with the changes. When we needed to make some modifications to the porch design, Margaret was easy to work with and responsive.Read More

Upton Architecture, LLC provided excellent architectural design services for my wife and me in developing concepts and eventual construction and installation plans for a multilevel elevator addition to the rear of our home. Working directly with the remodeling constructor and the elevator supplier, Margaret Upton was able to provide us with several design options from which to choose. Once we made our selection, Margaret and her team, developed final construction plans, obtained the required permits, and maintained a presence during construction to assure builder compliance with the design and code requirements. The project proceeded very smoothly; all inspections were met; there were no change orders, and the job was completed to our total satisfaction within the original estimate. I can honestly say that the success of our project was in large part due to the planning support and superior architectural services provided by Upton Architecture, LLC. I must also add that Margaret Upton was an absolute delight to work with and I recommend her organization most highly.Read More

Margaret provided thoughtful input on our design ideas for renovating our kitchen. She was extremely helpful throughout the process.Read More

Margaret and team helped us design a new second story (conversion of great room). They were friendly, responsive, and flexible in terms of responding to our many preferences and constraints, and we are very happy with the end product. Would recommend for anyone looking for an architect in the DMV area. Thank you!Read More

Working with Margaret Upton and her team of women architects has been fantastic. We'll be using her though the whole process of planning, designing and building our custom home. Margaret is knowledgeable and a great communicator. Upton is also a great value--we decided to go with an hourly rate rather than a flat fee for the project. This might seem risky, in terms of knowing (and sticking to) a budget. However, this allowed us to come in well under the 'normal' cost for architectural services for a couple of reasons: 1) her rates a very reasonable--she works from a home office, and has a unique model of working with other architects on an as needed basis 2) we were organized and thoughtful about what we wanted (if you are the type that needs multiple drawings, or substantial changes to agreed-on elements, etc, then hourly fees will add up). Highly recommend Upton Architecture!Read More

Margaret Upton provided architecture and building support services for our home addition project in 2019. From the beginning Margaret was professional, accessible, and served more as an advisor and support role than a vendor or business. We were very pleased with her level of commitment and she listened to us, worked with us and provided recommendations and ideas based on her experiences, and she did so with an easy style and approachable attitude. During the construction phase Margaret made multiple visits to our house and communicated often with us and our contractor. She remains connected and is someone we definitely recommend and would advise considering. It was a pleasure to work with Margaret and her team.Read More

Margret is responsive, talented and very detail oriented. We worked with Margret on a relatively large extension and she helped us achieve our dream home. We highly recommend Upton Architecture.Read More

Upton Archituture LLC is the best firm for anyone lucky enough to have them. The lead architect Margaret Upton is knowledgeable talented, creative, patient and she listens. Her designs captured my vision in designing two beautiful bathrooms and her overall involvement throughout my renovation project had excellent results. Her creativity and attention to detail is unmatched.Read More

I highly recommend Upton Architecture for any home architecture needs. They designed the most beautiful screened-porch for my home in Chevy Chase, DC that is both exquisite and practical. I am impressed with this women-owned business and found them super easy to deal with--they were always one email or call away.Read More

I highly recommend Upton Architecture. Margaret and her staff were very professional and knowledgeable. Margaret listened carefully to our thoughts and frequently augmented them with her own designs and ideas; several times during the process, issues arose and Margaret always developed a solution, sometimes bringing other resources (such as engineers) to bear. We really benefited from her vast experience, her network of related professionals, and her knowledge of local regulations and procedures. Lastly, it was very easy to work with Margaret - she definitely steered us in the correct direction when we were headed off track, but there never was any "I know best" type of attitude. She is warm and effective, and was focused on getting the results we were after. No fuss. Organized. Beautiful layouts and design elements. Thoughtful. This was a full house construction.Read More


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