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McAllister Architects, P.C. is a full-service Architectural design firm located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.  Established in 1991 by Lee McAllister, the firm has expanded to Include a team of LEED accredited architects registered in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.


With a commitment to design quality, technical expertise, and sustainability,  McAllister Architects strives to exceed the client's expectations on every project.  We believe that a successful project begins with forging a strong relationship with our clients, and understanding their requirements, concerns and constraints.  It is our responsibility and our passion to guide our clients through the entire design process from concept to constructions, to ensure a rewarding experience and successful outcome.


Because of our commitment to our clients, much of our work comes from repeat clients and referrals.  From navigating through the permitting process to selecting furniture and kitchen equipment specifications, we have the technical knowledge and design sensitivity to lead your project to success, whether it be a building renovation, a residential development, or a high-end restaurant. 

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  • Architectural Design and Construction Documents - for new construction and renovation projects

  • Code Reviews and Compliance

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Master Planning

  • Space Programming

  • Sustainable Design

  • Kitchen Equipment Consulting

  • Interior Design

  • Historic Preservation

  • Construction Administration

  • As-Built Drawing Sets

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As the principal Architect at McAllister Architects PC, Lee has been involved in the design of a wide range of commercial, government and residential projects requiring architectural design, construction documents and construction administration services for renovation and new construction projects.  Projects over the past several years include restaurants, catering facilities, commercial offices, retail, medical, historic preservation, single-family homes, and apartments and condo buildings.

McAllister Architects has been providing services since 1991.  Prior to that, Mr. McAllister worked for Martin Reddy Architects, Metcalf Toby Architects, KSR and WTW Architects for several years.  Drawing on his experience as a professional chef, Mr. McAllister specializes in commercial kitchen and restaurant design and consulting. Mr. McAllister also provides technical consulting services for many other architects, landscape architects, food service consultants, exhibit designers, interior design firms, engineering firms and other organizations requiring technical and production outsourcing assistance. 


Registrations + Certifications:

LEED Accredited Professional BD+C

Registered Architect: Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland

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