Hands-on Architects

SM+P uses a “craft” approach to design thoughtful, beautiful and functional spaces for clients in a range of industries.

Over the past 35 years, SM+P Architects has served clients ranging from restaurants, schools and laboratories to private clubs and residences. For each project, SM+P creates a built product that has truly been crafted.

The SM+P offices in Baltimore, Maryland

History of our firm

In 1982, Walter Schamu & Associates moved into Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood, and began a legacy of unique, revered architecture, starting out with a focus on residential work.

Through the 1980s, the firm continued to expand and bring in new, exciting work. 1984 saw a new location for the growing business and the firm found work in historic preservation, renovation, rehabilitation and adaptive use. The following year, Anthony Machowski parterned with the firm, bringing with him work from the healthcare, education and research industries.

During the 90's, the firm expanded even more, with Victor Greco, AIA, opening up a satellite office in Wheeling, West Virginia. The office provided academic, healthcare, institutional, commercial and residential design for clients in West Virginia, western Maryland, and Ohio.

Into the 2000's, the renamed Schamu Machowski Greco (SMG) Architects picked up some of their most notable work, including renovations to the Hippodrome Theater and the rebuilding of the B&O Railroad Museum, both in 2004. The firm continued to gain success with a myriad of clients and projects garnering multiple recognitions.

On February 26, 2014, exactly 32 years after Walter Schamu & Associates opened their doors, SMG announced their renaming and rebranding of the company, and welcome Charles Patterson on as partner. SM+P continues in the tradition of its former incarnates as a firm of excellence, embracing a future with new, exciting clients and projects.

Drafting up plans in 1982.



Walter Schamu

FAIA, President

Along with founding what is now SM+P Architects back in 1982, Walter works on the firm's historic, residential, religious and club projects. He is respected throughout the region for his expertise in historic architecture and is the founder of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

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Charles Patterson

AIA, LEED AP, Vice President
Director of Design

Charles came to SM+P in 2000 and has worked on projects of varying scale and complexity. He takes a great interest in design and though he enjoys the modernist vocabulary, he has also skillfully handled numerous projects of a historic nature.

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drew2 Drew Beier
AIA, Project Architect
Senior Associate

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John1 John Bernet
AIA, Project Architect

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Assoc. AIA
Project Manager

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Tom Thomas Gamper
Project Architect
Senior Associate

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Ariana Ariana Grieu
Interior Designer
Assistant Project Manager

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Operations Manager
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Assoc. AIA
Project Manager

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ron Ronald Masotta
AIA, Project Architect
Senior Associate

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Brian Brian Prichard
Assistant Project Manager

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zach Zachary Secor
Assoc. AIA
Project Manager

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adam Adam Tawney
AIA, Project Architect
Senior Associate

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peggy Mary Weiss
AIA, Project Architect
Senior Associate

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Senior Counsel
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Submit a resume and cover letter: info@smp-architects.com


SM+P Architects
1100 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

T410 685 3582