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Hays + Ewing Design Studio


About Us

3x Best of Houzz winner
16 years in business
Virginia's Award Winning Architectural Design Firm I 3x Best of Houzz!
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

Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Barn Design & Construction, Building Design, Custom Home, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Tiny House Construction, Universal Design, Construction Drawings

Areas Served

Charlottesville, Earlysville, Free Union, Hollymead, Ivy, Keswick, Lake Monticello, North Garden, Palmyra, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Arlington, Lynchburg, Richmond, Northern Virginia, Wintergreen, Nelson County


Many AIA awards, Custom Home of the Year (Custom Home Magazine), among others

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Arlington, VA

Arlington Solar

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Contact Hays + Ewing Design Studio
Hays + Ewing Design Studio
Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars
609 East Market St., Suite 203
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Typical Job Cost $500,000 - 1 million
Our typical project is in the 500,000 - 1,000,000. We have also done multi-million dollar custom homes.
License Number 010221