Tranquil Waters Design has recently been certified as a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Design) Green Building Rating System supports sustainable architecture, efficient building technologies, and environmentally sound construction practices. 

The U.S. Green Building Council, a nationwide non-profit organization of members from many professions in the building industry, has developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System to promote the construction of healthier, more energy efficient buildings.

Tranquil Waters Design PC:

434 Rappahannock Drive

White Stone, VA



Member - United States AGreen Building Council

Residential Design Solutions

We promote green architecture.

Although we provide design services to accommodate all of our clients needs, we have committed our practice to sustainable design, wherever possible. Our desire is design homes and businesses with a smaller carbon footprint, filled with non-toxic, recycled materials.

Our focus is design and sustainability, while keeping within the clients budget.

We emphasize communication between all partipants of the project to insure the result will achieve the homeowners desired lifestyle or the business owners work philosophy. We feel that aesthetics and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, and should not compromise each other. We believe that small is generally better than large, that quality is more important than quantity, and that sustainable design is a necessary element in any project, regardless of scale.

We treat our clients as true partners in the design process. Choices regarding design, energy and health are described in order to insure a complete understanding as to how they relate to overall construction costs. Our goal is to design a home or business which reflects our client's real lifestyle, and supports the health of its occupants as well as the larger environment.


Extrior Building Design
Interior Building Design

We can help guide you through the building process,
with the following services:

Site Analysis:  Document and consider wind patterns, views, automobile access, optimum building location and solar orientation.

Building Program:  Extensively review project scope and requirements with all partners: include each space, style desired, lifestyle, furnishing measurements, views, etc

Schematic Design:  Prepare concept sketches based on project requirements.

Green Building Advisor:  If requested, design home to comply with LEED ratings; Prepare documents and coordinate submittal to the respective agency.

Conceptual 3D model: Conceptual computer model with ability to fly-around home

Building Permit Documents:  Prepare drawings required for the jurisdiction within in order to obtain a permit for construction.

Material Selection:  Advise the Owner in making selections for all materials and finish colors for the shell of the home including windows, roofing, siding, stone, doors and trim.

Contractor Selection: Assist the Owner in choosing a Contractor by  either negotiating or obtaining proposals and bids for contracts for construction.

Construction Administration: During the construction, act as the Owner's representative, visiting the site regularly to ensure that construction is in compliance with the drawings, and to reject work that is nonconforming.