Matrix Design Build, LLC - About Us

Building Value and a Reputation

Matrix Design Build, is a full service architectural, engineering, planning and interior residential design and construction firm based in Washington, D.C., with operations in Maryland and Virginia. Matrix Design Build offers comprehensive planning design and construction services, including building diagnostics, existing conditions assessment, innovative design, engineering and construction documents, construction management and turn-key residential design and construction. Many of our design architects are LEED Accredited Professionals, considered experts in energy efficiency and resource conservation.

The staff of Matrix Design Build are among the most highly qualified architects and construction managers in the region. The staff is our greatest resource and most valuable asset.

Our residential design-build projects range in size from a small kitchen renovation to whole house design and construction. We have replaced houses damaged by fire and we have added multi-level living spaces with minimal disruption of earth or adjacent spaces.

Each design team develops a systems approach to meeting the design needs and challenges of each project. Design solutions are explored early in the design process and the most advantageous (and cost effective) ideas are thoroughly discussed with owners and clients. Communication is key to the design process and the staff of Matrix Design Build are creative thinkers and great communicators.

Design-Build is a specialty service at Matrix Design, PLLC. Many satisfied clients have engaged Matrix Design to evaluate existing conditions, document older construction, propose design options, produce construction documents, and manage the construction process with subcontractors and trades-people under the direct supervision of the architect. These turnkey projects save time and allow clients to have greater influence over the final outcome of their project.

Matrix Design Build takes its name from the Phase-Service Matrix used to manage each project. The Phase-Service Matrix is a rigid management tool requiring the design team leader to consider many design alternatives and to carefully control design time allocated to each phase of the effort. Owners and client’s benefit from the Matrix framework as design decisions are made. The system prevents backtracking and redundant design effort. Design solutions are generated quickly, with minimal down time and maximum efficiency of all design team members. Each phase of the design process is carefully controlled with client approval required before the process may advance.

Matrix Design Build is dedicated to producing the highest quality designs in the most cost-effective and efficient ways. Function and performance over the life of the building are priority concerns. Finding solutions that work within our client’s budgets, while producing imaginative and exciting architecture, are our corporate goals and the reasons we exist.