FORMA Design Inc.


Since 1994, Washington, DC and Miami Beach based FORMA Design, Inc., has produced memorable, creative and thoughtful Architecture and Interior Design projects that have garnered, to date, 11 awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and 17 awards from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and have been published in over 120 local, national and International books and magazines. Our projects have also been featured on National TV - HGTV's "Small Space, Big Style", "Bang for Your Buck" and Fine Living Network's " What you get for Your Money". We are CBE certified in Washington, DC.

We were just nominated, for the fourth year in a row, for Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Awards, a nationwide awards program honoring excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in American design. We are registered architects who specialize in Interiors- Interior Architecture and Interior Design. From architectural reconfiguration of a home to the selection of finishes and lighting, furniture, artwork, down to the accessories. Our work has been referred to as "warm modernism with european sensibilities", that result in homes that don't just look great but are also warm and livable. Each and every project is tailored to the individual client, their lifestyle, their budget and what is appropriate to the home itself, so the results are always unique, based on those parameters. Let us know how we can assist you on your project!

1524 U St. NW Suite 200
20009 Washington D.C.
United States


Relocating and re-branding my practice has been a tremendous success. FORMA helped me define my goals and get the most out of the new office space I had purchased. They captured my desire to create an environment that was functional for the doctors and staff while creating a look and feel that I always wanted in my office- a soothing environment that helps alleviate patients’ stress and avoids a clinical look. I hoped that patients would feel more like they were visiting a friend’s home rather than visiting the Doctor. Our patient rolls are full and the office is working and wearing well after 15 years. People are as impressed by the office today as they were the day we opened. Thanks Forma.
about 4 years ago
"I first read about FORMA Design's work in the American Dental Association's Office Design Handbook. I immediately scheduled a meeting with its principal, Andreas Charalambous. My main goal was to build a unique office to accommodate my young patients and their parents; during our first meeting, Andreas demonstrated a totally different approach and philosophy in office design, and had me sold. He created a very efficient layout in a very tight space, and paid special attention to finishes, furniture and lighting, moves that made each visit by patients and their parents both comfortable and memorable. As the project was being completed, I sought Andreas' expertise in creating a corporate identity for my practice and promoting my new office. He incorporated the architectural design concepts with the specifics of my pediatric practice and created a unique branding package for my business. With Andreas' leadership, we soon launched the marketing campaign for the business; the response from my colleagues was beyond my expectations. The open house was full of local dentists that were intrigued by the invitation, but after seeing the set-up for my practice, they eventually became great referral sources. I consider Andreas a great friend and one of the best business consultants I have met. FORMA Design is not just another architectural firm; it's a new way of Business Advancement."
about 4 years ago
We were already building a new house in Bethesda with a builder but needed someone to help us through the project to coordinate because we were living overseas. We also wanted more modern look which Forma design helped us to achieve from a few key design changes to the hardware selections. Larry -- our key contact - has always been accessible, professional and most respectable of our budget & taste. The project is now completed with Andrea taking over to provide the finishing touches/furniture selection. Highly recommend Forma. I love their minimalist approach to the designs. It was invaluable that they had extensive experience dealing overseas clients for such a daunting project of building a custom home. The follow up has always been impeccable. Even after 5 years, Forma has been most responsive to any questions that I have had. - name of the products, lost invoices, etc -
about 4 years ago