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Ballard + Mensua Architecture

Seth M. Ballard
5185 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 370
Washington, D.C. 20016

 As a full-service architecture firm specializing in unique and custom homes and renovations, Ballard + Mensua Architecture offers far more than the standard architecture firm. Their clients appreciate their refined process as much as their design talent. Ballard + Mensua’s process is designed to allow their clients to make all decisions on a cost-informed and design-option-informed basis.   

Ballard + Mensua not only offers architectural services, but all aspects of design in a single firm, from interior design and decorating to landscape design and more. “With a broad network of the top builders and vendors that work under our guidance, we offer full-service project management from concept to completion,” says Ballard + Mensua architect and principal Seth Ballard. “As a result, we can provide all the positives of design/build, while maintaining the competitive bidding and checks and balances of a traditional client/architect/builder relationship. Further, we specialize in highly detailed drawings that are partly enabled by our in-depth understanding of construction. I only hire architects that have broad construction experience working in the field.”

Ballard is an Arlington native, and a proud alumnus of McKinley elementary, Swanson middle and Yorktown high schools. “I understand the local market and how it has changed over the years,” he says. Not surprisingly, local recognition means a lot to him. “Ballard + Mensua is proud to have won Best Architect in the Best of Arlington competition—we’re counting on your votes again this year!”

Awards & Honors:

Arlington Magazine Winner, Best Architect 2016, 2020

Arlington Magazine Top Vote Getter, Best Architect 2018, 2022

Northern Virginia Magazine “Best of Northern Virginia” 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Best of Houzz 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

Build Magazine “Best Residential Architect” 2019, 2020, 2021