Your Passion + Our Passion = Design That Works
Working closely with clients since 1994, Christine M. Dayton Architect, P.A. has provided an extensive range of architectural design services from feasibility studies through design, documentation, and construction administration.
Our complete coordination with clients, consultants and contractors affords successful projects and satisfied clients.
Our team takes pride in producing buildings that are not only aesthetically pleasing and compatible with the surrounding community, but functional, within budget, and delivered on time.
“An excellent collaborator who listens, engages and has a terrific design ethic.”
Licensed in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, Christine serves both public and private clients. Her experience working within different jurisdictions, locations, states, geographic areas, climates, and her broad experience in building types, construction techniques, and restoration methods allow her to meet each project’s needs and produce clear documents for the builder’s use.
BEAUTIFUL DREAMS ARE BUILT BY THOSE WHO LISTEN
Careful listening is our greatest tool. We listen closely to our clients. Sometimes clients know exactly what they want and we deliver on those hopes and desires. Sometimes clients need a little help nurturing an inspiration into a full-fledged design. By patiently asking the right questions and offering suggestions, together with our clients, we make dreams come true.
Renovations and Additions
EXTREME MAKEOVER? OR JUST A NIP AND TUCK?
When your dream property doesn’t have the perfect structure, an architect with design vision can make a project sing. Our past experience, design talent and listening skills are our go-to tools to secure project success. We guide our clients through critical design decisions and away from possible pitfalls.
We have an excellent track record for these types of makeovers. Our team is well-versed in local building codes and ordinances. This knowledge, coupled with our exacting presentation drawings, allow our projects to sail through zoning and planning commission approvals. This means accelerated construction start times, shorter project length, and budgets that do not grow.
“Christine and her team have a problem-solving mindset.”
YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH A HISTORIC BUILDING
We understand. It happens to us all the time. Historic buildings do not have to mean historic time lines or historic budgets. We can help you avoid situations with your historic building that cause budgets to balloon. What’s more, our team has the know-how and expertise of navigating the complicated world of historic commissions and review boards. We consistently gain approvals because we speak the language, our presentation documents are impeccable and we understand from the outset the design parameters.
“This team’s expertise in navigating the permit process is obvious and appreciated.”
COMMERCIAL SPACES, ESPECIALLY MIXED-USE, CAN BE COMPLICATED
Our commercial building expertise comes from our years of experience with varying commercial building types and spaces, from free-standing office buildings and firehouses to spaces integrated within an existing structure. We understand commercial code, the American Disabilities Act, and the commercial review process. However, we also know how to arrange space uses in ways that maximize usability and budget.