Our Passion for Sustainable Design


We all design our lives—intentionally or not. What if we could live every day in a way that was more in tune with nature? And what if we could build that way? The answer is we can. It’s a choice that requires intentional living and a deep level of care that results in sustainable design. read more


Our People


Alan Abrams, Owner Alan Abrams is a thinker who aspires to make things as he imagines them.  That explains his life long pursuit of the knowledge and technical expertise needed to carry out his vision. His self-propulsion, fueled by inspired stubbornness, shapes a dedication to “do better” that no failed idea can defeat. “The greenest read more


Press & Awards for Abrams Design Build


PRESS Washington Post September 2011 Article Home Designed For Aging ‘In Place’ Washington Post February 2011 Opinions Not To Worry, The Mall Can Absorb The Solar Decathlon letter to the editor in response to the article entitled “Give The Mall A Rest” Builder Magazine December 2010 Article Low Cost, High Style Frederick News Post November read more


Professional Affiliations


Alan Abrams maintains close professional affiliations with a small group highly regarded organizations in the sustainable design community.  Abrams Design Build has been recognized by and is an actively engaged member of the following professional organizations: AIBD—American Institute of Building Design NCBDC—The National Council of Building Designer Certification PHIUS—Passive House Institute US GBI—Green Building Institute read more


Praise for Abrams Design Build


“I didn’t seek out the green to begin with, but I found the designer and he brought the green along with him and I’m glad he did.” —William Flint, Silver Spring Maryland “The graciousness of the space, the placement of the windows, the way the walls and angles play off the light, and the beauty read more