DISTRICT DESIGN is a dynamic architecture and interiors firm located in DC's thriving U Street corridor.  We are first and foremost designers, but we are also practical and adept at handling the complexities of building and entitling projects in the Washington, DC region.  We routinely work with the HPO staff and have successfully represented numerous clients before the HPRB (Historic Preservation Review Board).  We have helped clients obtain successful outcomes in variance cases (BZA), and worked with DDOT on complicated issues involving unusual sites.  Whether working with boutique developers, commercial office tenants, or homeowners, we strive to always be an advocate for our clients' interests & create projects whose beauty will endure.



Carmel founded District Design after graduating from Yale University's School of Architecture in 2010. At Yale she was the recipient of several fellowships including the Schwarz Fellowship and a teaching fellowship with Peter Eisenman. Carmel's work has been exhibited at MOMA's PS1, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Yale Architecture Gallery, the National Building Museum, and has been featured in local and national publications. 
Carmel's undergraduate degree is from the University of Virginia where she majored in Architecture and Art History.  She was a member of UVA's first prize winning Solar Decathlon Team - a formative experience that influences District Design's commitment to sustainability today.  Prior to starting District Design, Carmel worked at Lehman-Smith + Mcleish and Shalom Baranes Associates Architects.