Lancaster Architects is a full-service firm based in Washington DC focusing on offices, residential renovations and additions, retail and gallery space.  As an interdisciplinary design studio, we partner and collaborate with other specialists on a project-by-project basis. Much of our work explores the strategic value of space, whether it is an office for an emerging company, or a home renovation for a family at a pivotal moment in their history. Most of our clients have been entrepreneurs, start-ups, and organizations undergoing significant change.We create meaningful and dynamic spaces through simplicity, restraint and precision.


Programming / Needs Analysis
Test Fits / Space Planning
Schematic Design
Construction Documents
Construction Administration


Randi Dutch – Finance
Stacy Nash – Administration
Robin Louis – Graphic Design, Branding

Collaborators + Consultants
Florencia Bialet + Daniel Zeballos:  IMD
Jason D’Arce – D’Arce Studios

Tony Beale, PE – Structural Engineer


Prior to forming her own practice, Amy’s work at OTJ Architects and Washington Real Estate Investment Trust included over two million square feet of commercial office space. Her work also includes multimedia / video conferencing  centers, performing arts centers, and innovative exhibition design. At STUDIOS Architecture, she worked on the construction administration of a 700,000 sf multifamily development in Virginia.

Amy received her Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her undergraduate degree was also completed at Penn, focusing on a cross-section of the design disciplines  (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning) combined with Environmental and Earth Sciences.  She  was named the Eugene A. Kohn Fellow from 1999-2002, won the E. Lewis Dales Traveliing Fellowship, and the GSFA Merit Award from 1999 to 2002. She has expertise working with local public and private jurisdictional authorities, such as DCRA, DDOT, National Capitol Planning Commission, Architect of the Capitol, the DC Office of Planning, Office of Zoning, and the Historic Review Board. She and her husband live on Capitol Hill with their daughters.