Hays + Ewing Design Studio
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We believe enduring architecture springs from a deep understanding of the place, the needs of the project and the desires of our client’s merged with an ecological, cultural and aesthetic intelligence. Founded in 2004, Hays + Ewing Design Studio has focused on the careful integration of buildings with their environment. This focus operates at several levels — in harmonizing buildings with their surroundings, and in the integration of building and natural systems, such as cooling through natural ventilation, rainwater collection, and harnessing energy from the sun.

The breadth of the project types and scales, is evidence of our ability to tackle diverse projects and places with a clear vision specific to each. Over the years, we have worked on a variety of types of projects including academic and cultural institutions, commercial buildings, mixed-use projects, single and multi-family residential as well as planning projects. With a global architectural background, both Hays and Ewing have lived and worked in Europe, Asia as well as the United States. Both have worked on award winning projects with Cesar Pelli, Renzo Piano and more recently as partners with William McDonough. Currently, our studio has projects underway in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Arizona.

Hays + Ewing Architects and Planners has been at the forefront of the green design movement with thirty years of collective experience in the field. We have worked on numerous projects recognized for their excellence in sustainable design and commitment to ecological principles.

We are currently working on a mix of houses with regard to size and budget. Our project in Virginia Beach, Virginia takes advantage of stunning views with a second story covered terrace. The house is designed around the highly energy-efficient passivhaus principles.

We are close to completing a house in Amherst County Virginia. The solar array on the house will power the majority of the house's energy use.

Services Provided
Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, New Home Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Construction Drawings

Areas Served
Charlottesville, Earlysville, Free Union, Hollymead, Ivy, Keswick, Lake Monticello, North Garden, Palmyra

Certifications and Awards
Many AIA awards, Custom Home of the Year (Custom Home Magazine), among others
Virginia's Award Winning Architect & Design Firm- Best of Houzz 2016!

Contact: allison ewing
Location: 609 East Market St., Suite 203
Charlottesville, VA 22902
License Number: 010221
Commented: Ceiling material? Hi, The exterior ceiling material? It's an exterior grade gypsum product.
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Commented: Beautiful doors and trim....what kind of wood is it? Hi! The wood is maple stained with a polyurethane. The wood will darken over time and take on a honey tone. I would not recommend staining maple as the results will be splotchy. Oak and pine stain wel...
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Commented: Is the coping poured-in-place concrete? Hi, It's poured-in-place concrete. Regards.
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Commented: Color on the wall Wall paint is Benjamin Moore Natura Zero VOC "Decorators White."
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Commented: Lovely wood louvres. I was wondering who makes that? or is it custom? Hi, Sorry I missed this! The louvers are custom. The frame is 2" painted steel angles. A long rod is threaded through the louvers and aluminum spacers are placed between each louver. Good luc...
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Commented: Staircase Sorry I missed this. Yes, etched tempered glass at center of stair.
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