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DAVID JAMESON, FAIA (1967-)


Jameson grew up in Delmar MD. As a teenager, he spent summers working on construction sites. He graduated from Virginia Tech in architecture in 1990. Jameson worked for Hugh Newell Jacobsen and Cooper Lecky Architects. His first independent project was the Meeker Garage renovation in Capitol Hill. He started his own firm in 1998 and has been an adjunct faculty member at both Catholic University and Virginia Tech. Jameson has been a guest critic at Yale University, Columbia University, the University of Texas, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Virginia. In 2011, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded him a role as a peer reviewer on its Design Excellence program for federal buildings. He was awarded a 2012 AIA National Honor Award.  Special thanks to Whitney Hall for her research.


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Around 2001 - The Jason Davis Renovation, 1779 Church Street NW, Washington DC. Original row house built in 1896. Sold to Scott Royal and Steven Reiss.


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2003 - Spec House, aka Burning Tree Residence, 6932 Blaisdell Road, Bethesda MD. Located in a neighborhood of traditional ranches and colonials. Sold in 2004 to Brian Ferguson and Audrey Sugimura. Photos by Hoachlander Davis Photography.


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2005 - The Steven Calem and Sandra Rubin House, 7404 Fairfax Road, Bethesda MD. Originally a brick colonial constructed in 1939, Jameson rebuilt the house as a reinvention of the existing massing with linear stucco walls used to wrap and protect a stone pavilion inserted within.


2005 - The David Harris and Elena Sterlin Renovation, aka Spout Run Residence, 2758 North Nelson Street, Arlington VA. Original house built in 1977. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2005 - BTR House, 9311 Burning Tree Road, Bethesda MD. Jameson raised by a foot the original house's first floor ceiling height and added a flat- roofed second story. Sold in 2006 to José Andrés and Patricia Fernández De La Cruz.


Around 2005 - The Robert Berish and Barbara Berish Brown Renovation, aka Edgemoor Residence, 5131 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda MD. Complete renovation of a 1958 house.


2006 - The Gabe Nassar, Jr. and Ann Gamber Renovation, 6436 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church VA. Original house built in 1955.


Around 2006 - Renovation and Addition, aka Eastern Market Row House, Washington DC. Kitchen renovation and study and design studio addition to a row house on Capitol Hill. Photos by Hoachlander Davis Photography.


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2007 - The Kirby Behre and Jody Curtis Residence, aka BlackWhite Residence, 6401 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD. Renovation and second level addition. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2007 - The Richard Bernstein Vacation House, aka House on Hoopers Island, 1225 Riverside Drive, Church Creek MD. Built following Hurricane Isabel and required by new ordinance to be built three feet above the base flood elevation. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2007 - The Charles Smith and Tanya Sisler Renovation and Addition, aka Jigsaw Residence, 6011 Kirby Road, Bethesda MD. Original single story house built in 1952. Sold in 2009 to David and Nancy Jameson, who bought it because "this was one of those projects that we did not go the whole distance" and completed final updates before returning it to the market. Sold in 2011 to Chad and Julie Sweet. Sold in 2016 to Mohammad Sarfarazi and Sahar Sepehri. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2007 - aka Matryoshka, Bethesda MD. Project architect Matthew Jarvis. Built as a "series of volumes nested one inside another" like matryoshka or nesting dolls. Features a centrally hung meditation room. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2008 - The Andres Tremols Renovation, 2765 Fort Scott Drive, Arlington VA. Renovation and second story addition to a 1946 single story house.


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2009 - The Carl Alving House, 7118 Glenbrook Road, Bethesda MD. Concept was to create three distinct structures, "two stone structures surround a glass pavilion with a wooded landscape." Photos by Paul Warchol.


2009 - The Scott Dychtwald and Liliana Lopez Renovation, 4207 Matthews Lane, Kensington MD. Sold in 2010 to Adam Sandman and Maureen Luna-Long. Video.


2009 - The Andy Tangborn and Sara Zhang Tea House, 5704 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda MD. A hanging bronze and glass structure in the backyard serves as a tea house, meditation space, and stage for the family’s musical recitals. Sara Zhang and Andy Tangborn. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2009 - The Terry and Stephanie Wikberg Residence, aka Graticule House, 444 Springvale Road, Great Falls VA. Photos by Nic Lehoux.


2010 - The Greg and Lorena Andon Renovation, aka Record House Revisited, 4 Grenadier Court, Owings Mills MD. Original house built in 1967 and featured in the Architectural Record Houses of 1969. Photos by Paul Warchol.


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2011 - The Anthony L. Anderson and William Agosto Renovation, aka Barcode House, 1749 18th Street NW, Washington DC. Original row house built in 1900. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2012 - The Robert H. George, Jr. and Vivian Rejebian House, aka NaCl Residence, 7405 Helmsdale Road, Bethesda MD. Project architect Ron Southwick. Robert George is an international salt dealer, which inspired the spatial organization of the residence, "an imperfect, rough-hewn form recalling the natural isometric formation of mineral rock salt." Photos by Paul Warchol.


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2013 - Renovation, 6415 Dahlonega Road, Bethesda MD. Original house built in 1969. For sale in 2020.


Circa 2013 - aka Lotus House, Hanoi, Vietnam.


2014 - The Justin Oliver Residence, 1837 Ontario Place NW, Washington DC. Rebuilt rowhouse. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2015 - The Bruce and Adrianne Wonnacott House, 408 Eleanor Drive, Woodside CA. Project architect Alexander Stitt. Jameson also designed the Wonnacotts’ Potomac MD house. Received an AIA Virginia Honor Award (2015) and an AIA DC Merit in Architecture (2016). Sold in 2020 to Matthew and Lisa Sonsini. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2016 - The Heather and Billy Buck Residence, aka Manifold House, 1512 North Garfield Street, Arlington VA. Oscar Maradiaga and Frank Curtis, project architects. Inspired by client’s passion for rebuilding vintage Italian scooters. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2016 - The April and Daniel Thomas House, aka Hull House, 507 High Street, Alexandria VA. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2017 - The Najaf Husain and Margriet Langenberg-Husain House, aka Wildcat Mountain Residence, 5800 Merry Oaks Road, The Plains VA.


2017 - The David and Nancy Jameson Residence, aka Vapor House, 6938 Blaisdell Road, Bethesda MD. Photos by Paul Warchol.


2020 - Spec House, 3131 Chain Bridge Road NW, Washington DC. For sale in 2020.


Sources include: David Jameson Architect; Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation; DC Office of Tax and Revenue.