Announcing the Opening of our Washington, DC Studio!

We're thrilled to announce the opening of our Washington, DC office, the second location for our national design practice. The new office will maintain our dedication to design excellence established by our New Orleans headquarters and will help meet increasing demand for the firm’s design services in the northeastern United States.

EskewDumezRipple has designed notable projects in the Mid-Atlantic region for more than a decade, and “in many ways, our new office is a physical manifestation of a longstanding commitment to clients in the region” noted our Design Director Steve Dumez. “Establishing a stable and more accessible location to serve our clients was a natural progression for our practice.” The announcement coincides with an expansion of firm leadership. Recently named Principal Noah Marble will head the new office, bringing a diverse design background spanning over twenty years of architectural experience across civic, cultural, mixed-use, housing, and higher education typologies.

Noah working with the original project team for the Bruce Museum competition in 2013

Noah Marble re-joins EskewDumezRipple after leaving New Orleans a few years ago to move to Washington, DC. In the nine years he was at the firm, he was instrumental in many of EskewDumezRipple’s Mid-Atlantic projects currently under construction, including the design of a 48,000-square-foot renovation and expansion for the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the soon-to-open Center of Developing Entrepreneurs (CODE) in Charlottesville, Virginia. CODE is a 215,000-square-foot complex providing a unique and innovative mix of retail, co-working, and commercial office development to support both emerging and established businesses. The project is targeting the highest levels of sustainability, health, and wellness.

The Center of Developing Entrepreneurs in Charlottesville, VA

Noah looks forward to supporting these active projects along with EskewDumezRipple’s other ongoing Mid-Atlantic work, including a Master Plan and multi-phase campus expansion for the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland, a project that seeks to fulfill two seemingly divergent, but intertwined missions: an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rural splendor of nature, “away from it all,” while simultaneously offering world-class avant-garde experimental theatre usually only found in urban city centers.

The newly renovated Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at the Olney Theatre Center

In speaking excitedly about the expansion eastward, Noah maintained “EskewDumezRipple has a long history of approaching projects with a context-sensitive, human-centered design process. One of our greatest strengths is how we use the deep knowledge and experiences of the specific places we are most familiar with to create truly memorable spaces with our clients that grow from the places they are most familiar with. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to advance the mission of EskewDumezRipple in a very direct way in a place that is new to us as a firm, but with an immensely deep history and context to start to explore.”

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT