DMSAS Wins Multiple SARA Awards!
We at DMSAS are honored to have received multiple awards this month at the 2018 SARA (Society of American Registered Architects) National Conference Read More...
DMSAS Hosts Ginger Kingdom 2018

It’s not just Santa’s little elves that are hard at work at Christmas time; it’s architects too! Every December, David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS) organizes Read More....
From Vanderbilt University -
DMSAS Participates in DCBIA's Community Improvement Day
DMSAS dedicates the Greene Room to former Principal & Board Member Tom Greene
DMSAS gathered on the evening of December 12th for the plaque unveiling and dedication of the office's Greene Room sample library and common area. Tom Greene and his wife Louise joined DMSAS in the celebration as the company leadership looked back on Tom's inspiring career at DMSAS.
Jeffrey Loman excels in the Senior Olympic Games
DMSAS Associate Jeffrey Loman recently qualified for the National Senior Olympic Games in 2019. Jeffery won two gold medals for the 200 yard and 500 yard freestyle swimming events and one silver medal in the 100 yard event in the state of Maryland. Jeffery integrates his swimming with his design work through the Latin "Solvitur Natandi" philosophical principal- he solves problems by wandering (in this case swimming!). Congratulations, Jeffrey!

Erica Vinson Joins the Team!
Erica is a recent graduate from the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and is excited to be returning to the DC area to work at David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. Along with architecture, Erica enjoys reading, knitting, sewing and can frequently be found rock climbing the ridges of rural Maryland with her family and friends. Erica is also interested in various historical topics such as the history of orchids and furniture.
Timothy Farina Joins the Team!
Originally from the Historic Hudson valley Timothy Farina brings to the firm a lifelong appreciation for traditional architectural design. Timothy is the fourth generation in his family to learn the skill of artisanal stone masonry, a trade still practiced by his family members. His architectural interests inspired by this experience and culminated in his study at the Catholic University of America. Present hobbies include painting, architectural drawing as well as botany and floristry.
Juan Restrepo Joins the Team!
Originally from Medellin, Columbia, Juan brings a unique perspective to the firm with his background in sports and design. Juan has been a competitive golfer since the age of 6 and has participated in the Junior World Cup 3 times. Alongside his achievements in golf, Juan was able to pursue a degree in Architecture from the Savannah College of Arts and Design. Juan believes that architecture showed him a new dimension of human experiences and is happy to be working as a designer at DMSAS.
Nanfo Downs Joins the Team!
After receiving her Associate's Degree in Architecture from El Camino College in California, Nanfo Downs transferred to Howard University where she is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree. Nanfo enjoys team work and collaboration and believes that design is the coordination between the hand and the heart. Some of her hobbies outside of the studio include dance, art and t-shirt design.
Adriane Thompson Joins the Team!
Originally from Brazil, Adriane Thompson is excited to be joining the DMSAS team. Adriane received her Bachelor's in Architecture from the Catholic University of America and will be joining the Vanderbilt project team. Some of Adriane's favorite activities are traveling, photography and home renovations. Adriane uses her architectural skills in her free time to design and build furniture pieces.
E. Bronson Ingram Residential College
The E. Bronson Ingram Residential College on Vanderbilt University’s campus was completed in August, 2018. The facility now houses a percentage of Vanderbilt's undergraduate population, staff and graduate   students and is the first of four Residential Colleges to be built on Vanderbilt's campus.
Chevy Chase Lake
 The Chevy Chase Lake project team recently attended the ground breaking for the first building in the development. Site preparation and excavation are underway for the underground garage and the first two multi-family-over-retail buildings. DMSAS will be involved in Construction Administration over the coming months for the multi-phase, mixed-use project. Delivery of the first phase is expected in the fall of 2021.
Vanderbilt Residential College A
 Vanderbilt's RC-A is currently under c onstruction and the foundation has been poured. This second RC is on schedule to open for the Fall 2020 semester following the completion of the E. Bronson Ingram Residential College in 2018.
Vanderbilt Residential College B
 DMSAS is beginning Design Development on our third residential college at Vanderbilt University. RC-B will house approximately 330 students and include a dining room, great room, shared living room, faculty apartment, lounges and various other offices and meeting rooms. N ew additions to this college are an active learning space and a black box theater that will serve the entire University.
The Waycroft
Construction of The Waycroft’s concrete structure topped out at the beginning of November, culminating in a lunch for the over 450 workers that have been busy on site. Crews are moving onto precast installation, exterior framing and sheathing, and laying the first bricks. The project is on schedule for completion and occupancy in the spring of 2020.
Dickies Arena
The Dickies Arena exterior is nearing completion with the building skin including install of the decorative lanterns on top of the north façade towers. Plaza work has begun with the planters around the Arena as well as the north stair water feature. On the interior, terrazzo and decorative railings are being installed throughout. Final completion of the Arena is slated for a late 2019 opening.