BELL Architects
Celebrates 15 Years

BELL Architects, PC is an award-winning architectural design firm located in the District of Columbia. BELL specializes in challenging urban sites, historic preservation, sustainable design and adaptive reuse with extensive experience with public and private sector clients on a variety of project types.

David Bell started the SBA certified HUBZone small business in 1999 to fill an increasing need for professional A/E services concentrating on sustainable design, historic preservation and community development for institutional, commercial and mixed-use projects. Located in an enterprise zone within the Shaw Historic District of Washington, DC, BELL has taken on the immediate needs of the city’s neighborhoods through context-specific sustainable design.

The staff of 16 has expertise in site analysis, master planning, rehabilitation, systems integration and the public consultation and approval process. There are eight LEED accredited design professionals who have worked extensively with LEED certified projects. BELL Architects developed their office, a DC historic building into a LEED certified rehabilitation.





  • Full Service Design and Administration
  • New Construction
  • Renovation/Adaptive Reuse
  • Design/Build Bridging Documents
  • Infill Development
  • Space Planning and Interior Design
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Sustainable Design/ LEED®
  • Accessibility Upgrades

Historic Preservation

  • Rehabilitation/ Restoration
  • Section 106 Consultation
  • Rehabilitation Tax Credits
  • 3D Laser Scan Surveying

Urban Planning

  • Master Planning/ Site Planning
  • Neighborhood/ Main Street Design
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Development Feasibility
  • Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
  • Form Based Coding

Project Management

  • Performance Method Code Analysis
  • Security Analysis
  • Building Systems Integration
  • Phasing/ Scheduling
  • Peer Review

BELL Architects, PC
1228 9th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.548.7570

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