brennan + company architects is a 32-year-old, 4-person architectural design firm located in an historic 1903 renovated, wood-framed repurposed church in the historic mill town of Oella, Maryland. We specialize in beautiful and smart community buildings and residences, both new and renovated. We promote building preservation and reuse as critical to sense of place. We design holistic, sustainable environments for healthy and efficient living.
We are committed to a sustainable and historically sensitive design solutions through a collaborative and creative design process. We begin with the client’s requested requirements, budget and design spirit to create an imaginative and thoughtful conceptual response to projects large and small, existing and new. The design develops through an ongoing review process with the client, culminating in the details and specifications necessary for bid and construction. We monitor the client’s budget during the design process by submitting the project to selected contractors for preliminary pricing prior to preparing drawings for bid, permit and construction. The result is a richly detailed and described project, one that takes into consideration history, proportion, scale, appropriateness, environmental impact and affordability.
For those clients who have a special interest in having the least impact on our environment and who desire a high level of attention to a healthful indoor experience, we offer our expertise in sustainable building design. As a normal part of our schematic design package, we develop a summary of specific design considerations that the client may elect to incorporate into their project. At the earliest point in the thought process, we are also available to accompany clients to houses and lots that they are considering purchasing. This is the best practice to make the right choice for house orientation, site development issues and architectural style and finish considerations.