Lancaster Architects is a boutique architecture firm founded in 2009 in Washington, DC. We focus on mixed-use redevelopment of underutilized buildings. Amy Lancaster established the firm after 20 years at award-winning real estate and architectural firms in Philadelphia and Washington, DC. On that strong foundation, she built a practice that celebrates the stories and missions of clients and the structures they own and inhabit.
Our specialty is enhancing the strategic value of space, whether it is an office for a fast-growing company, or repositioning a historic building for a new purpose. From a high-tech exhibition space in a historic landmark in Washington, DC, to the first office space for a fast-growing startup, the firm is recognized for its collaborative engagement with clients and for designs that have enduring impact for their long-term goals.
Lancaster Architects approaches every project like a complex puzzle, listens deeply to their clients’ needs, uncovers fresh ideas, and solves for the human experience.The firm specializes in creating meaningful and dynamic spaces that blend the individual experience with community, and functionality with unexpected moments of beauty.
Since its inception, the firm has successfully established long-term relationships and trusted partnerships with investor-owners and private equity groups, providing strategic services that are geared towards maximizing owners’, tenants’, and the larger public experience.