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Cunningham | Quill Architects

Cunningham | Quill Architects

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Award-Winning & Innovative Washington DC Architecture Firm
Cunningham | Quill Architects, located at Canal Square in historic Georgetown, provides complete professional services in the fields of architecture, community planning, and urban design. Our diverse portfolio celebrates context and reflects a fresh and insightful approach to design and master planning that has led to numerous-award winning projects. Founded by Ralph Cunningham, FAIA and Lee Quill, FAIA, CNU in 1996, our Founding Principals bring over fifty years of experience to the practice and leadership of the firm. Together they have shaped a unique design sensibility whose well-rounded approach has helped the firm develop substantially over time. Having grown from two people to twenty-four in the last sixteen years, Cunningham | Quill Architects has established a firm culture in which mentorship, collaboration, design exploration, and social responsibility are essential components to our continued success. The firm strives to achieve excellence in design through rigorous attention to detail. The common element in all our projects is design excellence. Whether we defer to context and history or break the mold with inventive designs, our ultimate goal is to create architecture that enhances its sense of place.

Services Provided

Architectural Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Sustainable Design, 3D Home Design, Historic Preservation

Areas Served

Adelphi, Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Baileys Crossroads, Beltsville, Bethesda, Calverton, Camp Springs, Chillum, College Park, DC (Washington), East Riverdale, Franconia, Glassmanor, Glenmont, Hillcrest Heights, Hyattsville, Idylwood, North Bethesda, North Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Bladensburg, Chevy Chase, Coral Hills, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, Huntington, Jeffer, Charlotte


CQA has received 71 American Institute of Architect awards, including Award of Excellence for Architectural Design, Award of Merit for Architectural Design and Planning, the Washingtonian Award of Residential Distinction, and the “Pro Bono Public Award” for outstanding design in public interest.


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30 Projects

Inspiration for a small modern front yard stone and rectangular infinity pool remodel in DC Metro


Washington, DC
Example of a small minimalist single-wall light wood floor eat-in kitchen design in DC Metro with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, gray backsplash, ceramic backsplash, paneled appliances and an island

Beale House

Washington, DC
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