Kramer Architects has over 25 years of service to Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia communities — preserving neighborhood aesthetics, rehabbing existing homes, and working with families to alter and improve their living environments. Mark Kramer and the Kramer Architects creative team have an expert sense for how to best adapt a family’s home to new lifestyles — from young couples, to large families, empty nesters, retirees, and everyone in-between.


Mark Kramer started Kramer Architects in 1983 by helping area homeowners develop unique, innovative and creative solutions allowing residents to stay in the homes they love. Kramer Architects always strives to envision homes that are sympathetic to the design, aesthetic and character of the surrounding community. The firm’s designs aspire to enhance original structures with new construction that blends with its original style.

Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer studied at the Beaux Arts Architecture Program in Fontainebleau, France, in 1972. He received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, in 1974. He received a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1975.


Mark Kramer has been a member of the American Institute of Architects, Potomac Valley Chapter, since 1981. He has been a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society since 1974.


Mark Kramer is licensed in the State of Maryland since 1979 (License #4040-A), Commonwealth of Virginia since 1983 (License #5350), and the District of Columbia since 1983 (License #3498).


Since the 1970s, Mark Kramer has also worked as a professional artist and sculptor. His sculpture is primarily done in bronze or welded steel. Several of his works are featured in office buildings and a variety of religious sanctuaries in the greater Washington, DC area. To learn more about Mark’s sculpture, visit

Community Involvement

Montgomery County Sign Variance Board
Board Member, 1989-1995
Chair of the Board, 1993-1995
Citizen Advisory Group
for new Strathmore Hall Music, Arts and Education Facility in Montgomery County, 2001-2002
Western Montgomery County Advisory Board
Board Member as the Bethesda Business Representative, 1995-2003
Chair of the Board, 2000-2001
Greenwich Forest Neighborhood Citizen’s Association
Conference Center Community Liason Committee
Chair of the Board, 2000-2004