Inform Magazine 2014 Design Industry Consultants Directory




Acoustics First Corporation
2247 Tomlyn St.
Richmond, VA 23230-3334
Tel: 804-342-2900
Fax: 804-342-1107
Contact: Becky Colleran

Acoustics First Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes acoustical materials.

Recent projects: Norfolk Courts, Norfolk; iHeart Theater (originally The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson Theater), Burbank, Calif.



Dave Chance Photography
610 High St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Tel: 757-406-3181
Contact: Dave Chance, Assoc. AIA

Dave Chance Photography specializes in capturing architectural moments for design and construction professionals. Dave combines his architectural education with his construction experience to create award-winning images for use in publications, marketing materials, and design award submittals. Dave is a member of ASMP, SMPS and is an associate member of the AIA.

Recent projects: Riverside Internal Medicine, Newport News (HRACRE Award of Merit – Best Renovation/Historic Renovation); VIMS Seaside Hall, Wachapreague (HRACRE Award of Merit – Best Educational Building); LifeNet Health Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Virginia Beach (HRACRE Award of Merit – Best Research/Flex/Industrial Building); Williams Farm Recreation Center, Virginia Beach; Operation Smile Global Headquarters, Virginia Beach.

Eric Taylor Photography
7128 Swift Run Trails Dr.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Tel: 703-503-7845 (o) 703-851-7102 (c)
Contact: Eric Taylor

Eric has been photographing for architects, interior designers, engineers, contactors, and others for more than 20 years following a career as an architect. He brings an architect’s perspective to architectural photography. He listens. He understands. He speaks your language. Commercial–residential–interiors–exteriors–aerials. Check out his new website.


riggswardRiggs Ward Design
2315 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Tel: 804-254-1740
Fax: 804-254-1742
Contact: Brent Ward, Principal

Riggs Ward is an award-winning development and design firm that provides a unique range of services for established, new, and emerging museums, visitor centers, and cultural institutions.

Recent projects: University of Virginia – Rotunda Renovation Signage and Kiosk, Charlottesville; Woodrow Wilson Family Home, Columbia, S.C.; Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, N.C.; Bethlehem Visitor Center, Bethlehem, Penn.; Atlanta History Center (in Development), Atlanta, Ga.


Foodservice Consultants Studio, Inc.FCS Logo cropped
16325 Hennessy Way
Montpelier, VA 23192
Tel: 804-550-2090
Fax: 804-550-2090
Contact: Amy E. Hegarty, CID, ASID, CFSP, FCSI, LEED Green Associate

We are fee-based institutional kitchen designers who specify foodservice equipment that best meets the architectural client’s needs and project goals. We’ve completed projects throughout Virginia, the U.S., and internationally. Programming and schematic through CA. We are a certified small, women-owned business, specializing in K–12, higher ed., corporate, healthcare, and military.

Recent projects: Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond; Capital One Headquarters Servery Renovation, McLean; Defense Logistics Agency Operations Center, Richmond; Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation, Burkeville; Prince William County High School #12, Prince William County.

Foodservice Solutions Design ConsultantsFSDC_logo-cropped
605B Jack Rabbit Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Tel: 757-425-0005
Fax: 757-623-8903
Contact: Robin Nelson

Let Foodservice Solutions Design Consultants’ experienced design team plan, lay out, and specify your commercial kitchens. Space planning, kitchen layouts, seating plans, electrical and plumbing rough-ins, elevations, 3-D renderings, the latest Autodesk® programs to coordinate with you on projects large and small. NAFEM Certified Food Service Professionals. SWAM certified.

Recent projects: The Whiskey Kitchen, Virginia Beach; Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News; James City County Fire Station Toano Fire Station, Toano, Va.; Miller Center, Lynchburg; Gates of Heaven Church, Hampton.


Gilmore Lighting Design
7939 Norfolk Ave. #200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 301-907-7575
Contact: Debra Gilmore or Alyson Abramson

The firm has been designing sensitively-nuanced, technically-advanced, energy-efficient lighting solutions for people, places, and art since 1977. D.Gilmore/Lighting Design Inc., is a certified minority business enterprise in Virginia and Maryland and has experience with large multi-disciplined teams for regional and international projects.

Recent projects: Eagle Academy Public Charter School, Washington, D.C. (IES Section Award of Merit); NIH Phase II John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Bethesda, Md. (IES Section Award of Merit); Thomas P. O’Neil Jr. Federal Office Building, Washington, D.C.; Chinese Central TV (CCTV), Washington, D.C. (IES Section Award of Merit); Capital City at Rabaut Charter School, Washington, D.C (IES Section Award of Merit).

Kuyk & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 7291
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Tel: 434-974-9300
Contact: Dirk Kuyk, LC

Our lighting designs enhance architectural spaces by controlling focus, defining forms, creating moods, and conserving energy. Whether a romantic evening or a bustling workplace, the lighting for the appropriate mood is what we deliver. Our diverse array of lighting designs includes interior and exterior lighting for commercial, institutional, hospitality, retail, theatrical, worship, and residential projects. We are independent lighting consultants.

Recent Projects: Culpeper Center, Culpeper ; Garrett Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Alumnae Hall, Hood College, Frederick, Md.; Davidson’s Men’s Store, Roanoke; Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Roanoke; Kay Spiritual Center, American University, Washington, D.C.; Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Clifton Forge; Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans, La.; and private residences from Virginia to Massachusetts.

P.O. Box 534
Washington, VA 22747
Tel: 202-298-8062
Fax: 202-298-8079
Contact: Maureen Moran or Abby Camacho

A leader in sustainable lighting design, MCLA strives to create integrated lighting with low energy consumption to enhance the architecture. Working with the design team, most of our projects achieve LEED certification by incorporating sustainable practices. MCLA Virginia is a SWaM-certified business in Virginia.

Recent projects: St. George’s Episcopal Church at Virginia Square, Arlington; 2311 Wilson Blvd. Building, Arlington; Virginia Tech New Integrated Classroom Building, Blacksburg; Virginia Tech Signature Engineering Building, Blacksburg; College of William and Mary Integrated Science Center, Williamsburg.


Lucas & Associates
13105 Walton Bluff Pl.
Midlothian, VA 23114
Tel: 804-594-3610
Fax: 804-594-3609
Contact: Bob Lucas

Lucas & Associates is a design-oriented firm specializing in roofing and waterproofing assemblies. We offer professional consulting services to A&E firms, building owners, and facility and property managers. Our services include surveys and evaluations of existing conditions, complete design services for new and replacement systems, and ConA and on-site construction observation.

Recent projects: Lord Fairfax Community College, Paul Wolk Library, Roof Replacement, Middletown, Va.; Virginia Employment Commission, Roof Replacement, Newport News; Bank of America, Villa Park GP1 & LDC1, Roof Replacement; Strawbridge E.S., Va. Beach City Public Schools, Roof Replacement, Virginia Beach; Richmond Terminal, VCU Facility, Roof Repairs and New Roof Construction, Richmond.



Sustainable Design Consulting, LLCSDC logo w-text
1421 Lombardy Alley, 1st Flr.
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: 804-644-3880
Fax: 804-644-3881
Contact: Sandra Leibowitz, AIA, LEED Fellow

SDC is an award-winning, certified woman-owned small business with specialties in green building process management, building science, green best practices and training. From offices in Virginia and D.C., our experienced professionals have served hundreds of project teams and built a solid reputation delivering excellence in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Recent projects: Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building, Washington, D.C. (LEED-NC Platinum certified February 2014); Cooper Vineyards Tasting Room, Louisa (LEED-NC Platinum certified 2012; Finalist for GRACRE Award 2012; JRGBC Best Commercial Project 2013); Blair Towns, Silver Spring, Md. (LEED-NC certified 2004; LEED-EB O+M Platinum 2011; USGBC-NCR Existing Building Project of the Year 2012); VCU Walter L. Rice Education Building, Charles City County (LEED-NC Platinum certified 2009; Finalist for GRACRE Real Estate Stars Award 2010); One and Two Potomac Yard, Arlington (WBJ Best GSA Lease 2004; Both LEED-NC Gold 2006; Bldg. 1 LEED-EB Gold; Bldg. 2 LEED-EBOM Platinum 2011).


Kuyk & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 7291
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Tel: 434-974-9300
Contact: Dirk Kuyk, LC

Our consulting services include planning for audience access, amenities, and sightlines; analysis of technical and space requirements for the stage, the performers, the technicians, and equipment storage; and design of rigging and lighting systems. We are independent theatre consultants.

Recent Projects: Urbana, Linganore, and Oakdale High Schools, Frederick, Md.; Norfolk Collegiate School Performing Arts Center, Norfolk; Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Arlington; Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, N.Y.; Carrington Pavilion, Danville; Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk.


The companies listed have chosen to support the VSAIA and the building/design community through their paid participation in these directories. Contact Cathy Guske,, 804-644-3041, ext. 301 for information.