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ZHA Architects, P.C., established in 1986, has a record of proven capabilities for providing pre-design, architectural design and master planning services for both the public and private sectors.  From our offices in Fairfax Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C., our staff of dedicated architects, designers, and technical specialists provides us with the resources and the network of professional affiliations to responsibly handle the development and delivery of complex projects of all scales and schedules.  Operating nationally, we bring an informed perspective to local issues fulfilling the unique aesthetic and social goals of each project.


ZHA Architects firmly believes that good design enhances the quality of people’s lives.  Fundamental to our philosophy is our commitment to design excellence, principal involvement, superior management and outstanding service to our clients while meeting all the budget and schedule objectives of our projects.  The principals, along with a team of architects, designers and engineering consultants, are involved in the supervision and design of each project from the earliest planning efforts through construction and post construction. 


ZHA believes that the best designs grow out of a close relationship with the client which helps the design team gain a thorough understanding of their needs, their program, organizational goals and site conditions.  With the synthesis of this information comes the architectural response to our client’s ambitions, which is the only true measure of the architectural success of the project.


ZHA Architects feels that the program drives the design which is the compilation of goals, facts, concepts, needs and problems.  We endeavor to create architecture that is committed to both function and context while achieving grace and distinction. 

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ZHA Architects has tailored and fine-tuned its services to help our clients achieve their objectives with exceedingly high quality and value.  Our comprehensive architectural and planning services are provided seamlessly to benefit our clients by furnishing a single source for managing the complex processes and broad array of technical and design activities necessary to produce a project that optimizes our client’s investment.  Our list of services includes:



  • Feasibility Studies

  • Existing Facility Assessments

  • Site Selection

  • Programming


Architectural Design

  • New Building Design

  • Space Planning

  • Renovation/Rehabilitation

  • Building/Life Safety Code Review

  • Construction Documentation

  • Construction Administration

  • Alternate Delivery Methods

  • Historic Restoration

  • ADA Compliance

  • Post – Occupancy Evaluations



  • Strategic Planning

  • Facility Master Planning

  • Campus & Resort Planning

  • Facilities Management

  • Site Evaluation & Planning

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