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Achieving Client Success Through Meaningful Architecture

Our Process Is Driven by Design Excellence

Every project begins with hope. Clients hope that the vision they have for a future space is not only finished on time and on budget — but that the process is professional, collaborative and, most of all, exceeds expectations. For 50 years, Grimm + Parker has successfully turned that hope into reality for hundreds of clients with our unique and cutting-edge design process. 

Highlights Of Our Architectural Services

Every client is unique and every solution will be individualized to your needs. Our process is thoughtful, inclusive, collaborative, and engaging.

It's human centered and we often incorporate storytelling into the design narrative.

It's research driven and we communicate this with innovative visualization methods such as:

  • Live Renders
  • Animations
  • Game-play Walkthroughs
  • Virtual Reality
  • 360 Tours

We weave in creative, sustainable solutions into every project by listening to and learning from clients and their stakeholders.  With constant balancing of the facts of the project and your values we accomplish the right, customized solution. We take design personally and are good stewards of our client's funding - we do the right thing from start to finish. 

We staff projects with a team that stays from start to finish. We think about occupancy from the start with life cycle analysis, operation and maintenance concerns, and operation needs. Our experienced staff performs Facility Assessments and identifies challenges, opportunities, and cost implications in Facility Assessments.

Our quality control philosophy is built around these concepts:

  • Do It Right The First Time
  • Never Make The Same Mistake Twice
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One

We have a QC Plan that includes efficient work plans, regular coordination meetings, redline coordination and clash detection, BIM model coordination, and experienced and accountable Project Managers leading the way.

Our affordable communities are often mistaken for high end, market rate communities. We've completed 60+ affordable, tax credit communities with funding through 9% Tax credits, 4% bonds, HUD 221 D4, HUD 202, HUD 811, and others.

Our Impact

A Good Process Yields Good Results

We have designed hundreds of educational facilities, libraries, community centers, and residential buildings over the years. These facilities have garnered over 250 local, regional and national design awards from architectural groups, environmental groups, contractors, community organizations and educators. In fact, we have won all three of the nation’s most prestigious awards for architectural design in education: the James D. MacConnell Award, the Shirley Cooper Award, and the Walter Taylor Award. 

  • 300+

    Educational Facilities

  • 50+

    Years of Community Architecture

  • 3x

    Architecture Firm of the Year

  • 250+

    Design Awards

Hyattsville Branch Library

Hyattsville Branch Library

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A new building is a leap of faith for every client. From budget restrictions to site limitations to sporadic timelines, a new project can often take years and millions of dollars to bring to life — which is why partnering with a dedicated and knowledgeable architectural firm like Grimm + Parker is imperative to a client’s success. 

It was refreshing to work with a design team that is so responsive.

Fairfax County DPWES

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