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Founded In: 1907
Annual Vol: Undisclosed
LEED Experience BIM Experience Small Business Enterprise

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Ballou Justice Upton Architects is the successor firm of Ballou, Justice & Upton and Associates, Architects, and Carneal & Johnston. With this merger, we celebrate over 100 years of experience in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have an excellent reputation for providing architectural and engineering services utilizing innovative technology and creative design solutions. Design excellence is the hallmark of our organization. Many Virginia education, county administration and privately owned facilities carry the Ballou Justice Upton Architects signature of quality. Our work has included multi-disciplined efforts in expansion, additions renovations, and new construction in all facets of architectural design. Ballou Justice Upton Architects consists of experienced and recognized leaders in architectural design, planning, interior design, project management and construction administration. Our team combines their talents to offer an Owner Orientedapproach to providing professional services with the highest level of integrity.

We accomplish our goals by providing a commitment to quality architectural and engineering services and by meeting time and budget demands. Ballou Justice Upton Architects has designed a wide variety of projects including schools K-12, office and corporate, medical, college and university, government, and industrial facilities. We are proud to be the recipient of numerous National and Local Design Awards.

Ballou Justice Upton Architects is a Virginia architectural firm. We have designed major icons in Virginia which have stood the test of time as well as architecturally distinguished. From the beginning, our firm built an early reputation by designing important, enduring structures. Our commission list reads like an historic document for Virginia. From fish markets and stables in 1907 to the adaptive reuse and renovation of the Finance Building and the Thomas Jefferson Historic Rotunda, Ballou Justice Upton Architects has a History in Virginia that cannot be matched.

Ballou Justice Upton Architects offers responsive architectural and engineering services for all types of new and existing structures by tailoring the Design Team to suit a specific project. This allows our firm to remain flexible and extremely responsive to our Client’s needs. A unique aspect of our firm is the diversity of approaches and ideas we have incorporated from the variety of backgrounds of our technical staff.

Ballou Justice Upton Architects maintains the latest technology to assist our Design Team in every stage of development and implementation of projects. We provide the benefits of desktop publishing, mechanized project management, digitized three-dimensional computer aided drafting and design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), complete accounting and reporting, project security, and other benefits to expedite and protect your project. These capabilities increase productivity, improve accuracy and economy, and provide better control and monitoring of projects. The results are more closely controlled time lines, reduced expenses, and more cost-effective decision making.

What We Do

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Project Experience

Service Sector:
Public Private
Project Types:
New Alterations/Renovations Interior Fit-Ups
School / College / University
Hotel / Motel
Apartments & Condominiums
City / Town Hall
Pre-Manufactured Structures
Church / Synagogue
Jail / Prison
Parking Garage
Club House / Community Center
Mixed Use
Secure and Shielded Facilities
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Assisted Living
Design Build
Data Centers - Mission Critical
Misc Project
Medical Office
Residential Building

Service Areas

Associations & Memberships

Member of AIA (American Institute of Architects) AIA (American Institute of Architects)
Member of AKA (Architect Keystone Alliance) AKA (Architect Keystone Alliance)
Member of CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) CSI (Construction Specifications Institute)
Member of NCARB (National Council Of Architectural Registration Boards) NCARB (National Council Of Architectural Registration Boards)
Member of USGBC (United States Green Building Council) USGBC (United States Green Building Council)