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At our core, we are problem solvers. Great design integrates artistic vision, safety, economic feasibility, and consideration of environmental impact through a process that is streamlined and fulfilling for everyone involved. At Proffitt & Associates, we are dedicated to bringing your vision to life. We never lose sight of your budget or timeline and we adhere to a strict moral code that emphasizes reliability and fairness.

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We make the design, development, and building process accessible, understandable, and enjoyable. We understand the technical and economic hurdles our clients face, and are knowledgeable about local codes and requirements. From the moment you hire us, Proffitt & Associates walks beside you. We help you navigate the early unknowns of design and development, make site visits and help you oversee the construction process. If problems arise, we help you address them and ensure the contractor complies with contract documents. In short, we become your partner, focusing all our efforts on developing your program, ensuring your project is finished on schedule, on budget, and true to your plan.

Some of the services we offer are:

  • Architectural Design Services

  • Architectural Rendering and Graphics

  • Construction And Contract Administration

  • Construction Documents

  • Permitting Services

  • Existing Conditions Surveys

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Interior Design

  • LEED and Sustainability Consulting

  • Programming and Masterplanning



We listen...

At Proffitt & Associates, our goal is bringing your vision to life. To truly understand what you want from a space, we ask targeted questions, and we listen to what you say. We believe the best design occurs when the client and architect work closely together. Tell us what you want, then let us use our expertise to make it happen.

We speak your language...

For most of our clients, building design, renovation, or fit-out work is not their primary area of expertise. The process can be stressful, and trying to make sense of a conversation laced with industry jargon or not knowing which questions to ask (or when) doesn't help. It doesn't have to be this way. Our team at Proffitt & Associates is dedicated to guiding you through your project - from first sketches to final walk-through - using real-world language and open communication. No more confusion, no more fear of the unknown, no dictionary needed.

We use technology...

We use a variety of programs, including Revit and AutoCAD, to create design and construction documents for our clients. The appropriate software is selected based upon each project's needs. Technology such as Revit (also called BIM - Building Information Modeling) lets us create a 3-dimensional prototype of your design, allowing you to easily visualize each part of the design process. Creating a model permits integration of multiple disciplines and assists in overall design coordination, which not only improves your final product, but improves your bottom line as well.

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Proffitt & Associates has provided architectural and interior design services to a wide variety of public and private clients from our offices in historic dowtown Frederick since the firm was founded in 1973 by Mr. Landon Proffitt (retired), father of Michael L. Proffitt, who served as president from 1991 to 2017. In the fall of 2017, long-time employees Kori Purdum Matheis and John Matheis II purchased the firm. We are a woman-owned, progressive design organization which aims to provide consistent, efficient and beautiful professional solutions, focused on exceeding the expectations of both our clients and their end users.

Over the past 46 years, our portfolio has grown to include projects with: public-school systems, colleges and universities, government entities, healthcare systems, contractors, land developers, and local businesses. We currently have 8 employees and are licensed to serve clients in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D. C. and Pennsylvania.



Michael Landon Proffitt served as principal architect and president of Proffitt & Associates from 1991 to 2017. An active volunteer and supporter of the Frederick Rescue Mission, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Frederick Area Committee for Transportation, and the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, Michael worked tirelessly toward his goal of making Frederick a better place to work and play.

Michael's steadfast commitment to his employees and customers established our firm's reputation for quality and excellence, and is a continued, driving force behind our success today. Although he is deeply missed, Michael's legacy lives on through our dedication to and leadership in Frederick.

"Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice." - Robert Cromwell


Voted "Best Architect," 2019 & 2020 + 2nd Place in 2021 - Frederick Magazine's Best of Frederick

"Best Architectural Firm" finalist, 2019 - Frederick News-Post

"Best Architectural Firm" winner, 2016-2018, 2020 - Frederick News-Post

CAS Engineering (Historic Rehabilitation & Interior Fit-out)

  • The City of Frederick Historic Preservation Award - Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation, 2015

Frederick Rescue Mission (New Addition)

  • The City of Frederick Historic Preservation Award - New Construction, 2014

Frederick County Visitor Center (Historic Renovation and Re-Use)

  • Economic Development Office of Tourism - Visit MD Award, 2011

  • Preservation Maryland Phoenix Award, 2011

  • Tourism Council Judges Award, 2011

Rockville Pump House (Historic Restorations & Interior Renovations)

  • Peerless Rockville - "Outstanding Achievement Award", 2011

Catoctin Creek Park (New Construction)

  • Frederick County Commission on Disabilities - Excellence in Accessibility Design Award, 2009

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