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Founded in 1995, Crafted Architecture LLC is a full service architectural firm that specializes in residential and small commercial projects. We are committed to design excellence and approach each project as a collaborative effort between architect and client. We look forward to learning how we can help you.

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Christine A. Kelly, AIA

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the architect

After completing architectural studies at Kansas State University in 1986, Christine Kelly moved to the metro-DC area to begin her career. She has been an active member of the local architecture community ever since.


Christine began her career as a staff architect with Notter Finegold Alexander, Bowie Gridley Architects and MFM Design designing gymnasiums, additions and new buildings for private schools, historic preservation projects and museum gallery exhibitions.


After working with some of the best, she started her own design firm – Crafted Architecture LLC. Over the years, she and her clients have completed numerous exciting and fulfilling designs. And, after more than 27 year in business, she still looks forward to each new project and challenge that comes her way.


Christine holds professional licenses in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

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here’s what our clients are saying…

"The unique addition that you designed for us made a huge difference when we went to sell versus other houses. Everyone loved the flow and design."

"Christine designed a kitchen/dining remodel for us. She had an amazing ability to grasp what I wanted/needed and had many creative ideas that helped me achieve my dream kitchen. She was patient with us and a huge help throughout the process, including working closely with our contractor as we went along. She has great contacts in the area and I can’t imagine going through something like this without her expert guidance. Great to work with, and I would use her again in a heartbeat!"

"Christine did a wonderful job designing our addition. When we were making plans for our addition, it was very important that the final result blend into the character of the house and not look like an addition. I cannot be happier with how things turned out. Not only did Christine take our suggestions and needs, she made them happen."

"We hired Christine to work with us on the Architecture drawings for a big remodel. What we received was a lot more than that. She worked with Jen and I on multiple versions of what our remodel would look like. My wife and I deliberated for a long time. Throughout Christine was patient, calm and offered different perspectives. She helped Jen and I come to agreement. She also recommended a contractor who may fit with our style and after getting three bids we went with him. Christine helped with some permit issues and continues to stop by. Our home is beautiful as a result of her vision for what it could be."


0ur affiliations include...

- AIA (American Institute of Architects)

- NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)

-  Green Building Institute

In addition to our numerous private residential clients, our commercial clients include...

- Baltimore Washington/Thurgood Marshall International Airport
- Civil War Trust
- Cooper Carry Architects
- Lardner-Klein Landscape Architects
- MFM Design
- Peabody Institute - Baltimore, Maryland
- Port City Brewing Company - Alexandria, Virginia
- Smithsonian Institution
- United States Department of State
- Faster Kitty LLC
- Virginia Theological Seminary
- Barley Naked Brewing Company
- Physiotherapy Associates – Alexandria, Virginia
- Falls Church Merrifield Preschool
- Pleasant Valley Golf Club – Chantilly, Virginia
- The Hive - Old Town Alexandria

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