Design Works Architecture, P.C. was founded in September 2004. The owner, Charles B. Smith, R.A., is an architect licensed in New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

  • We specialize in custom residential new homes and additions, but also have experience in commercial properties.

  • We utilize 3D digital modeling to help visualize the schematic design concept.

  • We contact the local code enforcement officials to confirm laws pertaining to the site. If required, we offer municipal approval services and represent our clients at various zoning, planning and architectural review boards.

  • In design development we collaborate with local builders to estimate construction costs.

  • Our construction documents include foundation design and lighting and electrical plans in addition to the standard plan necessities.​

  • We take pride in our extensive knowledge of construction and building materials.


Our Services

In addition to designing your home, we offer optional services that many of our clients utilize, including:

  • Interior Design and Detailing - Our team includes two talented interior designers who will help you with product selection, cabinetry, lighting, trim, hardware, and any other aspect of your living space. 

  • Landscape Design - We partner with a Registered Landscape Architect to coordinate landforms, plantings and hardscape design with the new structure and site.

  • Bid Administration - Our experience and knowledge of construction allow us to help the client solicit and review bids for construction. We provide unbiased opinions on scope, schedule and pricing.

  • Construction Administration - Once construction begins on your home or addition, we offer consultation and support for builders and any challenges that arise during the project.

  • Construction Management - For the client who wishes to have a "hands-on" approach to construction, we manage the project from start to finish.  

Our Team

Charles B. Smith, R.A.


Serge Tsvasman

Project Manager

Teri McMahon, R.A.

Project Manager

Alex Wiedemer

Project Manager

Janice Atkinson Smith

Design Associate

Kelly Wobser

Project Manager

Kendall Smith

Construction Project Manager

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