Braswell Design+Build Welcomes Architect Robert Guynn
Braswell Design+Build welcomes Robert Guynn to the Braswell firm as an architect and project manager. Robert joins the firm with more than 20 years of experience as a residential architect. He began working as a residential architect for U.S. military bases where he surveyed hundreds of homes. Robert also worked as an architect with the U.S. Air Force redesigning and modernizing military family housing.
Over the course of more than two decades, Robert has drawn, designed, and acted as project architect on homes throughout the D.C. metro area, Shenandoah Valley, and Eastern shore. Robert’s particular passion is providing sensitive solutions that blend additions and renovations seamlessly with older homes. He is always looking for the “good bones” of a home to derive a solution that preserves and promotes the home’s best merits and meets his clients’ needs and desires.
Robert has worked on a variety of projects, including mid-century modern homes in Bethesda, historic homes throughout Washington, D.C., 1930’s bungalows in Arlington and Alexandria, and new homes in Falls Church, Alexandria, and the Shenandoah Valley. One of his most memorable projects was managing the renovation and preservation of an 18th century farmhouse in Cleveland Park which is listed on the National Park Service’s National Registry of Historic Places.
Eager to understand the homes in which he works, Robert does not hesitate to roll up his sleeves and crawl into crawl spaces and attics. He is equally enthusiastic to work with homeowners on budgets and meet with zoning officials and review boards to find solutions. At Harry Braswell, Inc., he looks forward to working closely with the highly skilled carpenters employed at the firm.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Braswell team,” says Robert. “As a bonus, my commute is now a short walk!”
A 20-year resident of Alexandria, Robert is actively involved in the community. He is a member of Alexandria Community Rowing, Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association, and a board member of Alexandria Crew Boosters. He is also a member of Boy Scouts of America where he serves as an executive officer for local Troop 131.
Robert earned a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Design from the College of Architecture at the University of Florida. He lives in Del Ray with his wife, two teenage children, and their Springer Spaniel.