About Arel Architects Inc.: Architect Firm in Washington (DC)
Arel Architects, Inc is a multi-disciplined architectural firm. We assist clients with a broad range of professional design and engineering and construction management services to help them complete projects, to a successful project closeout and occupancy.
Arel has emerged as a national player in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. We stand apart from our competitors in our diverse range of services, our values-based leadership, and our staff. Our team includes some of the most experienced and qualified professionals you will find in the industry.
Since our 1991 inception, under the leadership and vision of Ronald D. Lipford AIA we worked hard to establish a reputation in the industry as a firm that offers owners custom solutions to any and all construction challenges. Arel Architects, Inc is the firm of choice for owners seeking the highest quality of service, in addition to innovative solutions and skilled personnel.
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About the Founder
Ronald D. Lipford AIA
Mr. Lipford is a licensed architect and has more than 30 years experience in design, project management, scheduling, and inspections. His project experience includes commercial, high rise, educational, religious institutions, hospital, healthcare, public safety (police stations, fire stations), museums and special use buildings. His previous employment experience with established smaller firms and larger national corporations gave rise to his high level of corporate management skills which include his executive leadership in partnering and collaborating on highly successful design teams for unique and special use projects. He has also served seven years as a county historic preservation commissioner.
Mr. Lipford has also performed scheduling, inspections and construction management/administration services on more than $75 million in projects and has provided instruction in the basics of project development from an A/E design perspective for numerous non-profit and municipal agencies.
As president and CEO of Arel Architects, Inc., Ronald is the major participant in the firm's in-house quality management program, business development, strategic and visionary initiatives since November 1991. He has assembled and currently manages a sharp, seasoned, dedicated and trusted group of professionals that has been the backbone to the success and solid reputation that the firm continues to enjoy.
He is a graduate of Hampton University with post graduate studies at both Howard and Harvard Universities.