LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects has established a national reputation for leadership and design excellence in public safety facilities with 27 awards for our over 100 public safety buildings designed over the past 30 years. We collaborate closely with law enforcement officers, firefighters, volunteers, and municipal administrators to address the latest trends and challenges in preparedness, and have participated in numerous training sessions and field exercises to gain first-hand knowledge of this uniquely demanding realm of civic service. Our principals and staff are recognized as thought leaders in the industry through regular presentations at national station design conferences and articles published over the last 15 years. We take seriously the reality that “you may only have one opportunity to do it right”!
Having worked with more than 150 churches over the past 30 years, we are among the most experienced religious architects in the mid-Atlantic region. Our firm’s depth of expertise enables us to collaborate effectively with our clients, exploring opportunities together to enhance campus and building function, flexibility, and budget-conscious value. Our portfolio includes master planning; architecture; interior design for new construction, modernizations and expansions; and rehabilitation of historic structures and campuses. Each project we undertake is as distinct as the church client with whom we are working. Through artful, elegant concepts that transcend design trends, we strive to create unique buildings that serve, support, and inspire for generations to come.
Our work in mixed use and multifamily residential projects includes master planning and design for apartments, condominiums, single-family residences, senior housing and assisted-living campuses as well as mixed use commercial and retail spaces. Our portfolio reflects a diverse range of distinctive new communities with supporting amenities —each with a unique character and a vibrant sense of place. LeMay Erickson Willcox offers strengths in contextual, site-sensitive design, enabling us to create residences that embrace and enhance the natural and built environment while optimizing the outdoor setting. We believe that design plays a vital role in shaping the character and appeal of neighborhoods, whether urban or suburban, contemporary or traditional while balancing financial influences including development costs and total project economic returns.
T. David Fitz-Gibbon Architecture Firm Award
The Station at Potomac Yard
Vienna Presbyterian Church
“Thank you for handling the design of every one of our garden apartments since 2000. We so appreciate your thoughtful approach, your open approach, and your unparalleled level of responsiveness.”Elm Street Development
“Attentive. Available. Dedicated. Fluid. And most of all, capable of meeting deadlines when the project is changing on a daily basis. Great team to work with. Look forward to the next project together!”Van Metre Companies
“LeMay Erickson Willcox helped us develop an effective process to secure congregational input and did an excellent job of listening to the needs and concerns….They have an excellent understanding of church life and dynamics and worked well with the several lay committees involved in the process…They invest in personal relationships and communicate with great warmth and good humor. The new facilities are magnificent.”First Presbyterian Church Winchester, Virginia
This station is a model for the future….We’ve been excited about this from day one. Every aspect of this station has been carefully thought out. LeMay Erickson Willcox has done a fantastic job.Alexandria Fire Department, Virginia
“What sticks with me the most when I look back on the entire project is the level of trust we developed in LeMay Erickson Willcox, and I don't say that lightly. When issues arose, we looked for guidance from both you and your team. Without fail we received professional, well-researched information with which to make decisions.”Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department