We are a multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm with extensive portfolios in both the private and public market sectors. How we communicate with you, the client is what makes us unique. We place great focus on architectural programming, the pre-design, collaborative process that enables the EMA team to wholly understand your business and spatial needs. Through this holistic approach, were are able to produce, not merely a building, but a functional, innovative and beautifully designed space.
Led by the award-winning ArchitectsÂ Diaa Elbashir and Tony Maher, whose combined experience spans over four and a half decades, the EMA architectural and design team you meet at project kick off will be the same team involved to completion, bringing to your project the high level of quality control, consistency, support and the effective collaboration you deserve.
Diaa Elbashir is a graduate of Howard University with over 20 years of international design and construction management experience gained through working on notable projects in the US, Asia and the Middle East. Diaa has led both the design, and management, for base building and interior projects for corporations, professional services firms, leading associations, non-profits, residential and mixed-use developments and government entities. Diaa has received multiple design awards.
Tony Maher AIA is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, and has been practicing architecture in Washington DC for over 25 years. Tony has extensive experience in commercial architecture, ranging from master planning and adaptive re-use – from retail and restaurant, to commercial interiors. Tony understands the complex, administrative approval process in the DC metro area, and is licensed in 8 states. Throughout his career, Tony has received numerous local and national design awards.