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About AREL

Based in Temple Hills, MD. Serving Maryland and the east coast.

Arel was founded in 1991 by Ronald Lipford, AIA, NCARB, who continues to serve as our President and CEO. Along the way, we have grown into an integrated architecture firm with the know-how and capacity to assist clients throughout the project lifecycle.
Whether you’re seeking guidance on design, project management, scheduling, inspections, or other building-related questions, we can help. Our project experience encompasses commercial buildings, high rises, educational and civic spaces (such as schools and museums), police stations, fire stations, and other special use buildings.
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Committed to Excellence

The most successful projects reside in a space where innovation and responsibility meet. Our client-focused team of architects will give you just that.

Driven to Perform

Our profession gives us the opportunity and the responsibility to address the most important issues facing today’s changing world.

Delivering Results

Our comprehensive team has the experience and expertise to help you navigate the planning and decision-making process with ease.
About arel

“Arel’s strongest asset is the principled, dedicated team we’ve been fortunate enough to build.”

ronald lipford, founder & CEO
Ronald Lipford, AIA, NCARB

Meet Arel's founder, Ronald Lipford.

As the founding principal of Arel Architects, Ron has over 40 years of experience in all levels of responsibility including programming, design and technical coordination, construction documents, and construction management.
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