Architectural Design Services, Inc., AIA was founded in 1988 on the principle of encompassing design awareness with technical proficiency.  Our design philosophy encourages the individuality of each project to express its form and distinct aesthetics.  With decades of professional experience in the practice of Architecture, Design and Construction we guide each project’s vision from concept to completion while offering our clients a sustainable project within their budgetary and time constraints.  We engage our clients and engineering consultants in a collaborative setting and use our creativity to embrace innovative and expressive solutions that recognize each project’s vitality.

Women-Owned Small Business
• Federally certified WOSB
• maryland mbe/dbe/sbe certified

expertise & services

We hold professional licenses in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, the Commonwealth of Virginia and Pennsylvania, Missouri.

Our main areas of expertise are:

  • Commercial / Retail Buildings
  • Health Care Facilities / Medical Diagnostic Imaging
  • Building Renovation/ Adaptive Reuse
  • Mixed-use Projects
  • Warehouses
  • Hospitality/ Entertainment
  • Planning/ Design Corporate Offices
  • Religious Facilities
  • Private Schools
  • Custom Homes

We offer the following professional services:

•  Conceptual Building Design & Planning
•  Space Planning & Programming
•  Feasibility Studies
•  Building Design and Construction Documents
•  Building Condition & Assessment
•  Adaptive Reuse
•  In-phase Code Compliance
•  Construction Administration
•  Master planning


The decades of our technical experience and design exploration has given us the opportunity to transition into the next generation with the same commitment and dedication of our founding principlas.

Eleni Vakalopoulos Malik, AIA

Principal/ Owner
Master of Architecture, Pratt Institute.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, CUA.

Avgerinos Vakalopoulos, AIA

Founder.  Principal/ Owner
Master of Architecture in Urban Planning, CUA.
Bachelor of Architecture, Howard University.