About the firm — Founded in 1959
Experience Counts — Quality Matters
We have over 50 years experience designing a wide range of structures including court houses, nursing homes, office buildings, shopping centers, private homes and residential complexes. Our primary focus has been schools.
You'll see from the sampling of our work presented on this website that we handle projects of all sizes. unlike corporate architectural firms where projects are assigned to a team that may change mid-project, our firm guarantees that a principal is always in charge.
Besides the careful planning that precedes design, we help clients select contractors and we have the hands-on experience needed to properly supervise construction.
Our ultimate goal is ensuring the finished project is a quality-built, sustainable structure that realizes each client's vision.
Eugene A. Delmar, FAIA
June 8, 1928 — December 30, 2018
"Gene" Delmar, founder of the company, earned his architecture degree from Columbia University in New York after serving as an officer in the US Army Corp of Engineers. He held a Masters Degree in urban design from Catholic University. He entered the field of architecture with extensive hands-on construction experience acquired as the son of a building contractor. he built several family homes himself.
He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a past president of the Maryland Society of Architects as well as the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, from which he received design and merit awards. Among other honors, he was the recipient of a distinguished service award from the US Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Principal and Director
David Delmar, director of the firm, started working with his father Gene when he was an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in architecture. He earned his professional Bachelor of Architecture degree at Catholic University in Washington, DC.
With nearly 30 years experience as a registered architect, he has a keen eye for innovative design and a knack for resolving design challenges. He is a stickler for detail and quality, as was his father.
He carefully manages projects, coordinates with consultants and subcontractors and handles governmental reviews.
He especially enjoys working closely with clients whether they are individuals or an entire community.
Licensed architect Daniel Weil has been an integral part of the team at Delmar Architects since 1994. He earned his architecture degree from the University of Toronto. Before joining Delmar Architects, he worked for several other firms in the Washington, DC metro area where he gained a wide range of experience, particularly with institutional and commercial facilities. Those projects included a science building renovation and addition at Marshall University; a lab, medical facilities and business school at Georgetown University and medical facilities at George Washington University Hospital. Daniel is an AutoCADD expert and is proficient with several other software programs used by the firm.