Mission Statement: Proffitt & Associates Architects is committed to development of sensitive design solutions, each of which represents a creative response to the surrounding context. By taking cues from the natural as well as the built environment, and integrating those with each individual client's goals and feedback, we are able to create innovative structures that transform vision into reality.
Design Philosophy: Great buildings are ones that embrace and facilitate the needs and desires of their occupants on both conscious and subconscious levels, acting as sheltering and nurturing vessels - their primary goal is to provide an environment in which human interaction is able to occur with ease, free of distraction or discomfort.
Proffitt & Associates recognizes the enormous impact that the construction industry has on our environment. In an effort to be responsible stewards of the Earth, we strive to lessen our environmental footprint in our design work and in our everyday lives. As early as 1970, Michael Proffitt partnered with local builders to design passive solar housing to be constructed on the outskirts of Frederick. From then until now, the firm has implemented policies to preserve natural resources and care for our planet.
As members of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2006, we have successfully certified two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects and have others on the boards. Our on-staff LEED Accredited Professionals provide in-depth knowledge of sustainable design and proven experience with LEED certification. Even before LEED was developed, the firm completed an innovative and sustainable adaptive re-use of a historic gothic dairy barn in Dickerson, Maryland for Montgomery County. The project included composting toilets, on-site greywater treatment, and translucent insulated fiberglass skylights.
As a firm, Proffitt & Associates strives to improve the community in which we live and work. By providing pro bono architectural services to non-profit organizations, serving on the board of directors of civic and non-profit organizations, and sponsoring local organizations through advertising, we hope to develop partnerships that will strengthen Frederick County as a whole. We’ve provided pro bono architectural services for Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, the Frederick Rescue Mission, the Police Activities League, and the Frederick County Humane Society.
Proffitt and Associates was the recipient of the following awards for non-profit partnership:
Frederick County Humane Society "Paws for Progress", 2007
Habitat for Humanity "Theology of the Hammer", 2007
YMCA "Youth Century Club" and "Sponsor of Youth", 2001-2007