Washington, DC

Washington, DC is brimming with big ideas, and our local office thrives off the city’s diverse perspectives and philosophies. High-performance design, health and wellness, and environmental responsibility are hot topics here. And, we keep the conversation fresh with events like our speaker series where thought leaders engage and inspire us. Everyone’s voice matters, and we’re curious about what you think.

1000 Potomac St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

202 471 5000

Cosmo Couture

Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Cosmo Couture is an annual event where local architecture and interior design firms partner with manufacturers to create unique and inspiring garments that reflect a chosen theme. Models then bring the creations to life on the runway, where both judges and the audience get the chance to vote on each creation. Our team spent months designing, sewing, and perfecting the incredible look that won the evening’s top prize.

About the Awards
Panel discussion with an audience

People with Impact

The People with Impact Speaker Series features experts, activists, designers, and business leaders who come to our office each month and share their stories, ideas, and how they are making a positive impact on their community.

About the Series
EYP DC team participating in Canstruction


Each year, the DC office participates in AIA|DC's CANstruction, sponsored by the Capital Area Food Bank, Giant Food Stores, and the Washington Architectural Foundation. This past year, teams across DC, Virginia, and Maryland participated in the competition, donating approximately 82,000 cans to the Capital Area Food Bank, the region’s primary resource for healthy food for those facing daily hunger. Inspired by the 1980's theme, our design used 2,793 cans and 150 bags of jumbo marshmallows to create the popular childhood Care Bear toy. 

News & Publications

Brightly lit home office with a laptop

Setting Up a Healthy and Productive Workplace at Home

by Leigh Stringer

People interacting in an office space

Air Filter MERV Ratings: What Do They Mean?

by Teresa Rainey

Tim Hutcheson accepting SAME award

Tim Hutcheson Wins SAME Individual Award

featuring Tim Hutcheson

View of Georgetown in DC overlooking the Potomac River

DC's New Building Energy Performance Standards

by Justin Shultz

students working on laptops in wellness center lobby

Students and faculty share excitement for new wellness center in a recent video by The College of William & Mary.  

Exterior view of Fort Stanwix

Celebrating the National Park Service

featuring Matthew Chalifoux, Eric Ward, Justin Shultz


New technology and modern spaces make collaboration across disciplines easier than ever at VCU's new College of Health Professions Building

interior of building

Healthcare Design Magazine features the Nixon Forensic Center at Fulton State Hospital for its leading-edge design that focuses on healing, recovery, and safety.

people doing yoga

Higher Education Sector Leader John Baxter speaks to the phenomena in the BD+C 2019 University Giants Report

leigh stringer

Managing Principal Leigh Stringer shares how introducing elements of the outdoors in building design promotes physical and mental well-being for occupants

exterior of wellness center on college campus

Read how the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center is changing the perception of mental health and wellness on campus.

Students meet at EYP's DC office to learn about working in an integrated A/E firm

DC Office Hosts AIAS Reception

Sustainable Design Director Tim Murray comments in a recent article by The American Recycler

College of William and Mary

EYP to Research the Impact of Integrative Programs on Student Wellness

hallway filled with light with painting of yellow flower on the wall

Designers share how thoughtful design can promote healing and wellness through nature and community at Fulton State Hospital.

People interacting in an office space

Air Filter MERV Ratings: What Do They Mean?

by Teresa Rainey

EYP experts share how emerging healthcare lighting trends can improve patient and staff experiences in an article from Medical Construction & Design Magazine

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Our Team

Leigh Stringer

Leigh Stringer, LEED AP

Managing Principal - Washington DC, Workplace Strategy

Antoinette  Toni Ayres

Antoinette Ayres, IIDA

Lead Interior Designer

Brian Blicher headshot

Brian Blicher, PE

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Greg Bordynowski

Greg Bordynowski, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Director

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Academic Planning & Design

Matthew Chalifoux

Matthew Chalifoux, FAIA

Historic Preservation & Design

Carl Claus headshot

Carl Claus, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CGD

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Charles Kirby

Charles Kirby, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Academic Planning & Design

Suzanne Klein

Suzanne Klein, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Director

Sean Lyons headshot

Sean Lyons, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Project Director

Reza Mirzai headshot

Reza Mirzai, PE

Senior Project Director

Katherine Ollinger headshot

Katherine Ollinger

Director of Marketing

photo of Eric Petersen

Eric Petersen, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Architect

Steven Shaffer

Steven Shaffer, RA

Senior Project Director

Justin Schultz headshot

Justin Shultz, Ph.D., BEMP

Building Performance Analyst

Graham Simm headshot

Graham Simm

Embassy Planning & Design

Brian Tucker

Brian Tucker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Academic Planning & Design