Founded in the 1990s in Atlanta, Harrison Design is a full-service architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm. Harrison Design approaches projects as artisans, ensuring that the quality of design is matched by the caliber of the material and workmanship. Established in 2010 in Georgetown, the Washington D.C. office is led by architects Bulent Baydar and Mark Hughes. The award-winning firm is dedicated to architectural excellence by creating functional, refined and enduring spaces.
“Considering each homeowner’s goals and vision is the secret to a successful project,” says Baydar. “Instead of following trends, we create homes with architecture that endures.”
Captivated by buildings and sketching, Baydar fell in love with architecture on an early visit to Barcelona, where he discovered the imaginative designs of Antoni Gaudí. Hughes grew up in D.C. and, as the son of British parents, he had occasion to visit the British Embassy where he was inspired by the work of famed architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Then, in a high school drafting class, Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and theories sparked his passion.
“We believe that every project, no matter the size, should be well considered and endowed with good design that enhances and brings pleasure to clients’ daily lives,” says Hughes. “That is our greatest reward.”
Spending so much time indoors has amplified homeowners’ appetites for home offices and outdoor recreational areas. In Arlington, Harrison Design has taken advantage of the Accessible Dwelling Unit provision designing home offices in back yards to complement their magnificent custom homes.
“Instead of following trends, we create homes with architecture that endures.”