Hughes Group Architects

Hughes Group Architects is an innovative architecture and design firm based in Sterling, Virginia.


Since our founding in 1977, Hughes Group Architects has secured a national reputation for both the imagination required for innovative designs and the integrity needed for on-time, in budget project completions. Our projects are consistently distinguished, receiving design awards from the American Institute of Architects and other professional, civic and industry organizat


2023 has been a milestone year for our firm, and we are grateful for the incredible partnerships developed throughout the years. Last May, we announced we joined forces with national design firm Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. On January 1, we will fully transition to the Little name and brand.

We look forward to expanding our reach as we continue to provide exceptional design solutions to our valued clients and partners in the coming year. Although this LinkedIn account will no longer be actively maintained or updated, we encourage you to follow us at Little. We are eager to connect with you there!


Have you heard the news? Hughes Group Architects has joined forces with the national transdisciplinary design firm Little! This partnership enables us to broaden our practice areas of expertise and better serve our wide client base in the greater Washington, DC area and beyond! We look forward to expanding our reach and providing exceptional design solutions to our valued clients. Head to our website for details on this exciting new venture.

Photos from Hughes Group Architects's post 04/18/2023

The Patriot Park North expansion project is complete! Team members from Hughes Group Architects, Pennoni, and Grunley are pictured with the Fairfax County Park Authority below. The County's opening day video is available to watch here:


It’s Women’s History Month and we are celebrating women in architecture! Stay tuned for interviews.


The Capital One Ballpark construction team is on a roll! What a difference 8 days have made.


Hughes Group Architects is at the Virginia Fire + Rescue Conference until the 25th. Visit us at booth 67!

Photos from Hughes Group Architects's post 02/14/2023

Find Hughes Group Architects at these upcoming student career days.

February 21, 2023
Penn State Stuckeman Career Day

February 27, 2023
Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture and School of Design Career Day


Happy Holidays from Hughes Group Architects! The office will be closed Monday, December 26th.


Wishing you and your loved ones a festive Thanksgiving full of gratitude and splendor! Hughes Group Architects' office will be closed on 11/24/2022 for the holiday.


Langston Hughes Middle School and Billie Holiday Elementary School have received Learning by Design’s Outstanding Project award. Visit the news section on the homepage for a link to the article.


The Langston Hughes Middle School, phased-occupied renovation and addition project, is VA-CHPS designed. Visit to learn more.


Hughes Group Architects’ Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex project is featured in the World Architecture News article, US aquatic facility built around a tree. It is available to read at


Hughes Group Architects is at all levels! Send your resume to [email protected].


See us at's 2022 Station Design Conference! Registration is available online at


Hughes Group Architects is at all levels! Send your resume to [email protected].

Photos from DC Department of General Services's post 12/15/2021

Progress photos of the KIPP-DC Ferebee-Hope Recreation Center! This is a Hughes Group Architects project in association with Studio 27.

Photos from Montgomery County Government's post 12/09/2021

This Hughes Group Architects designed fire station is currently tracking LEED Silver.


INFORM Magazine + Design published SAARC Art: Integration of Art in a Public Building. The article is written by Eliel Alfon, AIA, NCARB, NOMA | Design Principal, Hughes Group Architects.

‘Forest Wall’ Links to Site Exterior, Serves Interior Function 10/20/2021

Hughes Group Architects’ University of New Hampshire, Hamel Recreation Center project is featured in the Athletic Business article, ‘Forest Wall’ Links to Site Exterior, Serves Interior Function. The article also includes discussion from Principal Eliel Alfon.

‘Forest Wall’ Links to Site Exterior, Serves Interior Function Most facilities are designed to reflect — if not directly interact with — their natural surroundings.

Kensington Fire Station 25 - Hughes Group Architects 10/05/2021

Hughes Group Architects' Kensington Fire Station 25 project received the 2021 F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards Recognition Award.

Kensington Fire Station 25 - Hughes Group Architects Kensington Fire Station 25Kensington Fire Station 25 is an existing facility serving a densely populated area of Montgomery County, Maryland. Growth in the Aspen Hill area increased demands on the station, which was constructed in 1988. The facility lacked space for the number of personnel assigned....

Developing a Program Document for Your Fire Station Project 09/30/2021

Lynn Reda, AIA, LEED AP discusses developing a program document for your fire station project in this video.

Developing a Program Document for Your Fire Station Project In this short video, Lynn Reda, principal, Hughes Group Architects, shares some pointers for how to provide a solid foundation for your fire station design p...

Arlington Firefighters Move Into New Fire Station 10 in Rosslyn 09/23/2021

Hughes Group Architects provided architecture and MEP engineering services to Penzance for this urban fire station featured in's article, Arlington Firefighters Move Into New Fire Station 10 in Rosslyn.

Arlington Firefighters Move Into New Fire Station 10 in Rosslyn Arlington County firefighters have moved into their new, permanent Fire Station 10 in Rosslyn last Monday. The new station, a brick building with retractable glass doors, sits at the base of one of the high-rise building in The Highlands development, two apartment towers and one condo tower on th


Check out the recording of the ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of Billie Holiday Elementary School's grand reopening! This modernization and addition project was a joint venture project with Waldon Studio.


Hughes Group Architects presents a unique aspect of recreation center design in the July/August issue of Athletic Business! Eliel Alfon, design principal at Hughes Group Architects, offers how Art Lends Deeper Meaning to Recreation Architecture. #46. If you would like to learn more about Hughes Group Architects email us at [email protected] or check out our website


The 2020 Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards recipients video is now available online. The video includes our winning project, Burke Lake Golf Facilities, and features a discussion with the Principal Designer, Eliel Alfon, AIA, NCARB, NOMA.


Hughes Group Architects is proud of our commitment to a sustainable future on Earth Day 2021 through our continued leadership in sustainable building design.


Lynn Reda, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA and Keith Driscoll, AIA will be speaking at this year's Firehouse Station Design Conference and F.I.E.R.O. Station Design Symposium.

Please refer to the following websites for additional information and registration.

Station Design Conference

F.I.E.R.O. Station Design Symposium

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