Modern dining room with open-plan layout, featuring a staircase, high ceilings, and large windows.
Modern farmhouse kitchen with white walls, navy blue cabinets, wooden floor, and a central island with bar stools.
A cozy and inviting outdoor seating area on a covered patio surrounded by lush greenery, transformed into a summer sanctuary.
Rustic country home with a silo at twilight.
White suburban house with a covered porch and free flow design surrounded by greenery.
A symmetrical two-story house with a central entryway, flanked by windows and shrubs, featuring a front porch with white railings and a balcony above.
Modern house with a wooden deck and glass walls featuring loungers overlooking a garden.
A modern living room with a tiny gray sofa, a wood coffee table, a cowhide rug, and chandelier.
Favorite pool house by a swimming pool at twilight with surrounding trees.
Modern single-story building with stone walls and large glass windows at dusk.
Modern house with illuminated interior and porch at twilight, surrounded by a landscaped garden.
Traditional two-story house with a central entryway, flanked by symmetrical wings and surrounded by manicured shrubbery.
Two-story stucco home construction with a brown trim, multi-pane windows, and a landscaped front yard featuring circular shrub plantings.
Tranquil evening at a rustic barn-style house by a lakeside clubhouse.
Modern single-story building with stone walls and large glass windows at dusk.
Traditional Maryland house with a multi-car garage and a landscaped circular driveway.
Modern two-story house with large windows, a balcony, and an outdoor seating area that catches the rays of light.

Ray’s of Light

“The original layout had a big idea, but there hadn’t been a follow through. Our idea was to express the connection to the landscape.”—Jim Rill

Chesapeake Views Magazine
A well-lit, elegant living room with neutral-toned furniture and framed artwork hanging on the wall, embodying the concept of Bringing the Outside In.

Bringing the Outside In

“This is a home that now relates to the land.”—Team at Rill Architects  

What's Up Eastern Shore Magazine
Cozy rustic living room with a lit gas fireplace, leather armchairs, and wooden beams.

Gas or Wood Burning? Your fireplace may reflect your view of living

“A nice big warm wood burning fire has good ambiance to it and is much more attractive than a gas fireplace.”—Jim Rill

The Washington Post
Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry, and a central island with seating in the new breakfast room.

New Kitchen and Breakfast Room

“The owners wanted a refined look, but they didn’t want it overstated. It needed to be elegant, yet casual.”—Jim Rill

Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, exposed brick wall, and hanging pots and pans.


“Create unique storage space for better flow and functionality”—Richard Rossi

Kitchen and Baths Magazine
Traditional coastal house adorned with flags and seasonal home decor located on the bayside under clear blue sky.

Home for All Seasons

“The inspiration is from the American summer home from the turn of the century.” — Jim Rill

The Washington Post
Wooden bench on a balcony of a modern house with stone foundations surrounded by trees.

The Art of Architecture

“Budgets also effect the creativity of the architect’s design, often in a positive way. There’s strong creativity in working within a budget” —Jim Rill

Washington Life Magazine
Front porch of a suburban house with wooden steps, a dark-toned deck, and light green siding.

Kensington Dream Home is Green from the Ground Up

“The goal was to renovate it to make it look like it has been in the neighborhood forever” — The Homeowner

Washington Examiner
A tranquil evening setting displaying a modern house with large glass windows surrounded by a lush forest.

Life In The Woods

“The whole idea came about from the owners’ desire to experience nature from within the house” — Jim Rill

Home and Design
A laundry room with a washing machine, shelving unit with baskets and shoes, and a coat visible on the right side.

Laundry Room Evolution

“The current trends are to give this area of the home plenty of daylight and views, as well as to implement fun designs ideas.” — Jim Rill

Kitchen & Bath - Chesapeake Home
Elegant house porch with steps and wooden railing, leading into a well-lit interior.

Cape Cod gets contemporary makeover

“A wrap around porch on the back, the screened in porch on the front and the slated walkways help create a seamless and seemingly organic flow from the indoor to the outdoors spaces.”—Jim Rill

Washington Examiner
Modern kitchen with wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a central island with a built-in wine rack and pendant lighting.

Eco Chic—Get Into Green Living

“…created something unique that demonstrates how beauty and green building can go hand in hand” —Jim Rill

Washington Life Magazine
Charming house with stone foundation and multi-tiered roofing, surrounded by lush greenery.

Merry-Go-Round Farm tries to bring superior architecture to Potomac

“It’s just wonderful to know people’s personalities and see them come to fruition in these homes” —Jim Rill

The Washington Post
Two-story house with a large porch surrounded by greenery.

Oak Park comes to Kensington

“The half-walls on the porch, unlike open railings, are a signature of Frank Lloyd Wright designs that are prevalent in Oak Park.”—DCDesign

DC Design .com