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Kimmel Studio - Buildings & Gardens  

619 Severn Avenue, Suite 202 - Annapolis, MD 21403
Award-winning, design-oriented team of architects and landscape architects with decades of experience.
We design residential, commercial & institutional buildings and gardens, mostly waterfront and historic.

Devin Kimmel - 410-571-3604  

AIA, ASLA

My Expertise
Award-winning Licensed Architect, Licensed Landscape Architect and Illustrator.
His design skills have been recognized not only by his extremely satisfied clients, but also by the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland granted Devin a top design award when he graduated as a Landscape Architect, and then a second one when he received his Master of Architecture.

His drawings frequently obtain recognition in specialized environments. He has traveled to Europe numerous times to study and sketch and has a great understanding of classical proportions and detailing. He also has experience with historic preservation and restoration of landmark Maryland buildings.

Devin grew up in Bel Air, Maryland. After attending both undergraduate and graduate schools at the University of Maryland, he settled in Annapolis. He resides there with his wife and son, walking to work every day to his studio in Annapolis.

Services
Architects - Commercial
Architects - Residential
Landscape Architects - Commercial
Landscape Architects - Residential

Years Experience
20

Licenses
Licensed Architect Licensed Landscape Architect

Insurance
+$1,000,000

Degrees
The University of Maryland granted Devin a top design award when he graduated as a Landscape Architect, and then a second one when he received his Master of Architecture.
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Questions & Answers
Q: What advice would you give to a customer looking to hire a company like yours?
A: Our designs aim to reflect our client's thoughts and needs, so do not be afraid to express them and to provide us with candid feedback.

Q: What is the most common type of project or service your company provides?
A: + $1,000,000 waterfront & historic buildings & gardens

Q: In what ways is your company environmentally friendly?
A: The leader of our team started his career as a landscape architect and loves plants and environmentally friendly practices. In a recent residential project, we created an ideal environment for Chesapeake native plants, animals and insects--especially bees and oysters.

Q: What would you like your customers to know about your company?
A: We feel we have accomplished our mission when you look at certain aspects or rooms of the house and think: yes, this is me.

Q: What is your company best known for?
A: We are best know for our artistry.

Q: What separates your company from the competition?
A: We are not as big (or expensive) as some of our most established competitors--but we can provide a level of design that compares and even exceeds theirs.

Q: Does your company offer a warranty or guarantee?
A: We guarantee that our prices are predictable, and that we will not accumulate surprise billing hours because we will discuss estimated hours and pricing before we start designing anything.

Q: What questions do customers most frequently ask you? What is your answer?
A: Do all high-end architects cost hundreds of thousands of dollars? No.

Q: Does your company offer discounts to senior citizens or veterans?
A: Yes, our company offers discounts to individuals, foundations or organizations who we feel align with our core values--this includes veterans and senior citizens who are in need of our services.

Q: Describe a project or service that your company recently completed (include challenges, costs, and innovative solutions).
A: We work in multiple waterfront and historic homes. The last waterfront home we designed will stand in what is now a dune of sand--we had to consider structural and regulatory aspects from the very beginning. The client is extremely satisfied with the results. The last historic project we worked on was the restoration of a Maryland landmark house. Not only did we document and designed historically appropriate features, but we also wrote a newsletter to inform anyone interested on the process of restoration of an eighteenth-century house. Last time we checked, we had +80 subscribers to the newsletter (www.cloverfieldspreservationfoundation.org).

Q: Is your company a member of any associations?
A: American Institute of Architects American Society of Landscape Architects Institute of Classical Architecture and Art American Society of Architectural Illustrators Historic Annapolis

Q: Tell us a little about your company.
A: We specialize in integrating buildings into their landscapes and their history.

Q: Has your company received any awards?
A: Best of Houzz Design (Residential) WWI National Memorial Finalist (Institutional)

Q: What forms of payment do you accept? (cash, check, credit cards, etc.)
A: We take cash and checks.

Project Gallery  
Award Winning Team of Architects & Landscape Architects

We are are an award-winning, design-oriented team of architects and landscape architects with decades of experience designing a wide range of buildings, including waterfront and historic homes, as well as apartments, memorials, museums, restaurants, campuses, sports stadiums — and their gardens. We also provide planning and design services for historic sites and buildings, for both public and private clients. We conduct research and documentation efforts, and design historically sensitive architecture and landscape architecture.
Devin Kimmel, AIA, ASLA

Sharing a passion for design excellence. Our spaces exemplify timeless elegance, solid knowledge of tradition, and deep respect for nature. Institutional, Commercial and Residential
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Custom Kitchen

We meticulously designed the custom kitchen, bathrooms and library of this Annapolis home, as well as the built-ins and custom millwork throughout the house. This high level of customization maximizes the space in an elegant fashion.
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Chesapeake Retreat Garden

Situated on a bluff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, this garden was designed as part of the client's desire for a lush green garden at their vacation home. The plants were carefully chosen to create depth and interest using texture and scale. Layers of different evergreens and flowering trees carve out different private and secluded areas for meditation and contemplation. The design of the landscape was completed with a custom fence and a custom pergola.
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Illustration

We think of architecture as art. The leader of our team, Devin Kimmel, is not only a licensed architect and a licensed landscape architect; he is also a talented illustrator.
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Commercial Project (Outdoor Bar)

We found a real 1960s Chesapeake deadrise oyster boat, turned it into a bar, and designed a fitting boat shed around it. The shed roof and siding was reclaimed from a nearby barn, the bar stools are made from boat stands and the boat sits on rail road tracks so that it can be moved from the building creating a multipurpose pavilion. (Anchored in at Hidden Harbor, Deale, Maryland)
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Waterfront Farmhouse

Inspired by tidewater farms of Maryland's Eastern Shore, this home was designed as an ensemble of buildings connected by enclosed and open porches. The modern farmhouse looks as if it were composed of structures that were built over time, and that were then connected. This helps with the overall massing and scale of the house. The tidewater farm features river views on three sides.
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Testimonials
“Devin is exceptional. Besides being very easy to work with, he was pleasant and always available. Thanks to him I have a gorgeous home! I highly recommend!!!!!” (Client)
“Devin is exceptional. Besides being very easy to work with, he was pleasant and always available. Thanks to him I have a gorgeous home! I highly recommend!!!!!” (Client)
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