Seth M. Ballard
What makes Ballard + Mensua Architecture stand out from the competition?
While we are a full-service architecture firm specializing in unique and custom homes and renovations, we offer our clients far more than the standard architecture firm. Our talents go far beyond design—for example, our architects all grew up around construction and understand the nuts and bolts of putting a project together.
In addition, we have established long-term relationships with numerous contractors and vendors, to the benefit of our clients. This allows us to offer not just 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. 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.
How does Ballard + Mensua help its clients go green?
With access to a wide array of solar energy consultants, mechanical engineers, and contractors familiar with geothermal heat and other green technologies, we allow our clients to utilize creative means to minimize their energy use and material waste, enabling them to be as green as they wish to be. These green projects offer double benefits—to the environment, by slowing the consumption of finite natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint, and to the client, in the form of reduced energy costs over time. In many ways, it’s the ultimate win/win.
The bottom line is that our projects come in on time, under budget, and to our client’s precise specifications. I love attending the open houses when one of our projects is complete—especially watching our clients’ pride in showing off all of our combined hard work.
Arlington Magazine Winner, Best Architect 2016;
Best of Houzz 2017;
Home & Design Portfolio, Top 100 Designers;
Best of Falls Church 2017;
Best of Northern Virginia 2018