Gardner Mohr Architects LLC

(301) 654-9145
gardnermohr.com

Areas Served
Washington Metropolitan Area including Northwest DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase.... and we welcome projects outside of our local area!

Business Description
Inspired by a shared interest in sustainable design and artfully crafted buildings, we established Gardner Mohr Architects in 2003. We bring to our practice a detail-oriented approach to building design, developed over two decades of professional practice working on a range of projects from large scale commercial and institutional buildings to private homes in Washington DC and the surrounding region.

The focus of our practice is residential architecture. Whether a project involves a renovation, an addition to an existing building or new construction, we offer full service architectural design services at a highly personalized level. Our clients are central to the design process and we keep them continuously involved. Our approach is to foster a team approach in which all team members — architect, engineers, contractor and owner, — are present from the beginning in order to make critical decisions about materials, systems, and building technologies which form the basis for the design. We believe that this approach creates architecture which is integrated, holistic and innovative, while at the same time considerate of its environmental impact.

While our work is unwaveringly devoted to a concern for space, light, order, and craft, it is most importantly guided by our commitment to environmental stewardship through responsible, inventive design and professional leadership. Environmental issues and architecture are intrinsically linked at every level and we believe that, as architects, we are positioned to be leaders in environmental responsibility. For these reasons we have continuously grown our interest and knowledge base in sustainable design. We view a sustainable design approach as not only productive and essential to our profession of designing buildings, but fundamentally important to us as we contemplate what kind of world we will leave to our children.

Certification and Awards
2013 Best of Houzz
2008,‘09,’12 Washingtonian AIADC
2010,’11 AIAPV
2010 NKBA
2009 ReModeling
2008 AIA Small Projects
2003 Design Award, Associated Builders/Contractors
1994 Special Focus Architectural Award, AIA Housing/Builder
1993 NAHBRenaissance Award for Architectural Detail
Washington DC & Maryland Area Architect
Contact:
Amy Gardner and Cheryl Mohr 
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Address:
1010 Wayne Ave Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
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The wall cabinets are faux painted using a combination of Ben Moore Garret Red, Iron Mountain and other colors that only the artist knows!
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Advice on ash chairs with revere pewter walls?
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As a designer perhaps you can get a leather sample from C & B. Best of luck!
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Jennifer Commander
Love the pendant lights. Please share where i might purchase them? Thank you.
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Glad you like them. They are by LBL. http://www.lbllighting.com. You may be able to find them on sites such as YLighting. http://www.ylighting.com/
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Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts: What’s the Difference?

If the zigzag and swirly designs of the past leave your head spinning, these descriptions will straighten you right out Full Story
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Ah, ruffled feathers. Apologies first, eclecticedwardian, your academic offering was, and is appreciated from the beginning, as I stated early on. And I don’t question your veracity nor passions. But forgive our muddling, it is difficult to not be human. There is much for all of us to learn, that is what makes my creative 40 year professional life interesting, I have always been a sucker for my personal and professional enlightenment. That is why I chose to commit myself to course work in both architecture and interior design - not to become one of those, nor a doctor or lawyer, but to further my ability to bring beautiful objects to those who wish to live in a beautiful home, or office, too. (including many who prowl the halls of Houzz.com). Too bad this conversation isn’t sitting around a coffee table over a glass of wine, we might understand each other better, and smile.

But I might add, the conversation led to other thoughts about the impact those early architects and designers had on all of us today - the mash up I spoke of (not what you might find at a Dead concert, thanks). Much of my part in this conversation concerns my own selfish interest in furniture (and other objects too) design throughout history. Many of the people we refer to during those incredible design times were not architects but still had a tremendous impact on western design and contributed to that mash up. And bumbling was hardly my thought, rather, once again, it is more about the discovery we are all impacted by on a daily basis if we are open to learn, by what we see others doing….even Wright and Sullivan must have had open minds and eyes or they never would have grown into their incredible offering.

My own history also has taught me about a myopic malaise with many architects, designers, furniture makers, manufacturers, and on and on, today, who only respond and duplicate work to the current trend - with no regard for what our antecedents chose to commit their lives to, creativity and exploration. It is more about money to be had than passions to explore. Many home owners/consumers aren’t aware of what they could have, and rely solely on what Ethan Allen has on their showroom floor, and don’t have the time to be passionate as you seemed to be about historical and scholarly study. So they love to read these articles Houzz provides, hoping to enhance there homes. I enjoy the articles myself.

To be clear, I study and listen to remain engaged as a designer and maker. Unfortunately most of my young and “old” furniture maker peers (and architects and interior designers, too), don’t think they needed no stinkin’ art history either, sad - all I heard from the architecture and interior design students was complaints about why they had to take those courses you taught, and how hard they were. And have seen one too many furniture maker with glazed eyes hoping soon t be done with my thoughts. Also sad. As for some of my professors in those courses I took, I seriously appreciated their passions (and what they were teaching me), as they appreciated mine while having me teach workshops not only for the students, but for their own edification on what makes a good piece of furniture - something they had little knowledge of, beyond Knoll. Both structurally and proportionally - what is the difference between a mass produced object and one that is thoughtfully created as uniquely suited to the client, and will last a hundred years? And I can’t count the number of architecture grads who have come to me for a minimum wage job to learn what I do.

So, we learn, and we grow from the mash up that time and discussion lays on our plate if we are open. But thanks for the clarification. Oh, and thanks for enjoying my furniture (that always feels good even after all these years taking chances), I’m grateful for having had the opportunity follow my passions and to spend my life doing what my surgeon father always wanted to do. Now I’m going to go take care of my fea
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I love Art Nouveau. I have decorated my home around some wonderful art nouveau antiques. I found two iron panels and had a front door custom made to incorporate them.
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Raji RM & Associates
The garage door opening to the deck/water view is so perfect!
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... and half the cost of NanaWall. Thank you!
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Recently, we had the pleasure of working with Gardner Mohr Architects on a very high end and complicated residential renovation in downtown Washington DC. Thro...
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Gardner Mohr Architects exceeded our expectations. They understood exactly what we were looking for and created beautiful and striking work. We cannot recommen...
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Amy Gardner is great! She gave me solid advice on my kitchen design, and pointed out several important design and function issues I hadn't considered. My sched...
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Amy Gardner has been an amazing architect for me. Amy came to me through my brother, who is the dean of an architecture school. I hired Amy to design my drea...
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Gardner Mohr Architects did an absolutely fabulous job on our home! Through out the entire project they were incredibly dedicated. They were extremely we...
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We have had the pleasure of working with Jim Tetro on several projects for over five years. He has the gift of seeing what is there, both in reality and in th...
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