Press Releases

Mar

26

2018

PCA GROWS ITS INTERIOR DESIGN TEAM

Annapolis, MD/March 6, 2018 – Everything grows in the spring – including Purple Cherry Architects’ Interior Design team! The architectural and interior design firm is delighted to share that its team continues to expand and has welcomed Katie Carlin as its newest addition. A native of the eastern shore of Maryland, Katie obtained her interior design degree from the CIDA accredited...

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Feb

7

2018

CATHY CHERRY NAMED 2018 BALTIMORE VISIONARY

Annapolis, MD/February 7, 2018 – Purple Cherry Architects is pleased to announce that the firm’s principal and owner, Cathy Purple Cherry, has been named “2018 Baltimore Visionary” by Baltimore Magazine for her work with special needs design. Readers can check out Cathy’s winning profile in the February issue of Baltimore Magazine and learn more on how she and this group...

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Feb

1

2018

BEST OF HOUZZ 2018 AWARDS

February 1, 2018 – Purple Cherry Architects of Annapolis, MD and Charlottesville, VA has won “Best of Design” and “Best of Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 25-year architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom luxury homes and estates was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the...

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Dec

18

2017

NEW PROJECT DESIGNER JOINS OUR CHARLOTTESVILLE OFFICE

Charlottesville, VA/December 18, 2017 – Purple Cherry Architects’ team is growing and is pleased to announce the addition of a new Project Designer, Shawn Martin, to its Charlottesville, VA location. A sharp and charismatic addition to the team, Shawn will be involved in all phases of the firm’s projects, including design, Revit 3D models, construction documents, day-to-day coordination, code research and construction administration. With...

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Nov

8

2017

NEW ACCOUNTING/HR MANAGER JOINS PCA

Annapolis, MD/November 8, 2017 – Purple Cherry Architects is pleased to announce the addition of a new Accounting/HR Manager to its award-winning design firm. Joanne Handler has over 21 years of experience in accounting and human resource management in the architectural field, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Joanne holds a Bachelor of...

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Oct

2

2017

NEW SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER JOINS PCA

Annapolis, MD/October 2, 2017 – Purple Cherry Architects is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its award-winning design team. Brian Glenister, a sharp and seasoned licensed architect, joins the firm as Senior Project Manager. In this role, Brian will manage all phases of the firm’s projects, including design, hand sketching, documentation, day-to-day coordination and construction administration....

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Sep

26

2017

SPECIAL NEEDS DESIGN FOR ROCK CREEK SCHOOL REPLACEMENT

Annapolis, MD/September 26, 2017 –  Purposeful Architecture™—a nationally  recognized Special Needs Design Architect Firm—is pleased to announce that it has been selected to lead special needs design efforts for the Rock Creek School Replacement in the Frederick County Public School (FCPS) system, and is teaming as a consultant with local architects Proffitt & Associates and Becker Morgan Group. Rock Creek...

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Jun

27

2017

INTERIOR DESIGNER ACHIEVES NCIDQ CERTIFICATION

Annapolis, MD/June 27, 2017 – Purple Cherry Architects is pleased to announce that John J. Nolis has earned his National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certificate. This certification for professional interior designers demonstrates his proficiency and experience in designing solutions that are functional, aesthetically appealing, and protects the life, safety, and welfare of the community. John is recognized as...

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Jun

8

2017

BEST OF EASTERN SHORE 2017 AWARDS

Annapolis, MD June 8, 2017 – Purple Cherry Architects has won What’s Up? Eastern Shore Magazine’s “Best of Eastern Shore 2017 Awards” in the categories of “Best Architect” and “Best Waterfront Architect”.  The award-winning architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom luxury homes and estates was chosen by thousands of readers that casted their ballots for the Best of...

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Jun

1

2017

BEST OF ANNAPOLIS 2017 AWARD

Annapolis, MD June 1, 2017 – Purple Cherry Architects has won What’s Up? Annapolis Magazine’s “Best of Annapolis 2017 Award” in the category of “Best Waterfront Architect”.  The award-winning architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom luxury homes and estates was chosen by thousands of readers that casted their ballots for the Best of Annapolis 2017 awards. Each year,...

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Mar

24

2017

TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS JOIN PCA

Corey Bond has joined Purple Cherry Architects as a Senior Interior Designer. With nearly 10 years of experience in residential interior design, Corey believes that interior design and architecture go hand in hand and should be aesthetically pleasing as well as create a livable and functional space. Corey has her degree in Interior Design from the CIDA accredited Design Program...

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Jan

19

2017

BEST OF HOUZZ 2017 AWARD

Purple Cherry Architects of Annapolis, MD and Charlottesville, VA has won “Best of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 20-year architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom luxury homes and estates was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million...

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Nov

15

2016

AIA CHESAPEAKE BAY AWARDS

Annapolis, MD/November 15, 2016 – Purple Cherry Architects—a 20-year old Annapolis based full-service architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom luxury homes and interiors—earned accolades for their work in the Chesapeake Bay region, with the receipt of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Chesapeake Bay Excellence in Design – Merit Award for Residential Architecture on the “Bay Ridge House”...

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Nov

9

2016

NEW CHARLOTTESVILLE OFFICE SPACE

Charlottesville, VA/November 9, 2016 – In an effort to expand its firm’s design presence to the grandeur of Albemarle County and surrounding areas, Purple Cherry Architects is opening a branch office in the heart of downtown Charlottesville. The new office space, slated to open after the holidays, is in its set-up phase and will be on the first floor of...

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Oct

27

2016

BUILDER & FINE DESIGN AWARDS

Annapolis, MD/October 27, 2016 – Purple Cherry Architects—a 20-year old Annapolis based full-service architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom luxury homes and interiors—hits the trifecta, and wins three Annapolis Home Magazine “Builder & Fine Design Awards” for its design projects in the following project categories: • Triple Grand Prize – Outdoor Living (Pool House on Harness Creek) •...

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