hal bolton, aia, leed ap
With nearly two decades of architectural experience, Hal is recognized as a thought leader in sustainable design. He counts as his strengths the ability to listen and act as a conductor, bringing clients—along with their goals and budgets—consultants and the entire project team together in a harmonious process.
Hal’s sustainable design background has ingrained the idea that to create beautiful buildings that function at maximum efficiency, you must have all of the disciplines working well together. He has wide-ranging experience with institutional, commercial and government clients and has been working on mixed-use projects, incorporating residential, commercial and retail all within close proximity to public transportation. Today, reuse and repurpose have become his bywords as he focuses on finding ways to extend the life of existing buildings while improving clients’ portfolios.
Hal has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was selected as Regional Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Environment (COTE) and testified before the Washington, D.C. City Council on the D.C. Green Building Ordinance. A registered architect in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland, he has published articles on sustainability in various professional journals and is frequent speaker on the subject. He’s an active member of a number of professional associations, including the USGBC National Capital Region, Urban Land Institute Washington Housing Initiative Council and the Rotary Club of Alexandria. Since rejoining the firm in 2012, Hal has worked on growing the Alexandria, Virginia, office and mentoring the younger staff.