Created for Community.

Our projects set the stage for human interaction and inspire people to come together. As a result, the communities we serve continue to reap the economic benefits long after our work is done.

Built for Life.

For us, architectural design is first and foremost about the people. We love to see the buzz generated by our urban lifestyle settings. Our goal is always to create a place so embraced by the local community that it becomes the central place to celebrate, to connect, and to live.


A Vision People Can Relate To 


Master Planning


In our commitment to community, we’ve transformed urban communities across the Mid-Atlantic. We have 40+ years of experience in creating successful urban districts and 20+ years of experience orchestrating complicated long-term ventures. In that time, we’ve been responsible for planning and designing four major town centers and over 50,000 acres of mixed-use properties. 

40+ Years of Experience in Creating Successful Urban Districts

Summit Pointe

Rocketts Landing

Town Center

City Center at Oyster Point

Barry Art Museum

Norfolk Redevelopment

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At Saunders + Crouse Architects

We create the plans that turn a shared vision into a reality. 

As a small team of creatives, we’re proud to do our part to revitalize communities and bring people together in Virginia Beach, VA, and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We’re a design-oriented architecture and planning firm for urban developments, but we do more than design and plan large-scale projects. 

We become a valued part of the team, serving as development advisors in collaboration with developers and city management. When you have to make sure no stone is left unturned, you want a team you can trust.


Architecture ‒Through the Lens of Economic Development

Architecture is our skill, but economic development is our impact. We look for ways to create long-term community benefits with a project, because that’s our idea of success. We have a Genesis Effect that will bring prosperous livelihood to a community for years to come.

Our mission is to provide

our clients a place to grow

our team a place to innovate

our communities a place to gather


Experience the S+CA Difference

We create environments that are tailored to the existing lifestyle of the community, seamlessly connecting it to its surroundings. 

A Tailored Approach

Our trademark is our blending of modern architecture alongside revitalized historical buildings in a way that is both attractive and purposeful. 

Innovative Designs

We know we’ve done our job when we’ve helped facilitate social, economic, environmental, and sustainable benefits for the community. 

Socioeconomic Visioning

Let’s create something with a long-lasting impact on the community—together.