Meet our team.

Lauren B. Dianich Principal

Ms. Dianich combines small-town friendliness and communication with big world design ideas.  She works closely with Owner representatives to accomplish the financial and functional goals. Her studies and travels in Switzerland, England, Italy, Prague, and Istanbul, bring creativity to every project.  She was recently awarded Small Businesswoman of the Year in 2013 in Talbot County and is the designer of notable LEED buildings and is known for getting the job done on time and on budget. She has had multiple clients use her for repeat projects.

Jon E. Braithwaite Principal

Mr. Braithwaite has strong background in planning, LEED, Historic tax credits and project management.  His careful coordination and attention to detail have lead to many repeat clients.  Like all members of the Atelier 11 team, Jon has hands-on construction experience so that a practical and efficient set of drawings is given to the contractor.

Virginia Tech, School of Architecture 1989
Rotary Group Study Exchange
Five-week study in England 1995
Virginia License #0401009508 since 1994
Maryland License #10465 since 1994
NCARB Certification No. 45430
Bantry Residence: Three projects over 10 years on the same site
Enniskillen Estate: Two projects over 3 years on the sam

National Council for Architectural Registration Board
Founder, Sustainable Architectural Forum
Board Member, Opera on the James 2015 to present
Advisory Board, Talbot Senior Center
Board Member, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance 2015-
Board Member, Talbot Historical Society 2013-2015
Rotary Club of Easton (1996-2013)
Pro-Bono design work for Habitat for Humanity
Member, Talbot County Chamber of Commerce (1994-present)

1994-Present  Atelier 11, Ltd.
Lynchburg  VA & Easton, MD
1992-1994 Willow Construction, Inc.
Easton, MD
1990-1992 Pamela P. Gardner, A.I.A.
Easton, MD
1989 William Bastida, Architect
Seattle, Washington
1988 Design Collaborative, Inc.
Wilmington, Delaware
1986 Tidewater Building & Supply

Virginia Tech, School of Architecture 1994
Independent Travel Study, 1988-1990
Holland, Germany, Austria & Switzerland- town planning;
progressive methods and materials.
Japan & Korea -Documented native architecture & construction methods
in conjunction with high-tech Japanese architecture in 1988

Associate Member, AIA
Lynchburg Visitor Experience Committee
Pro-Bono work for Habitat for Humanity
American Planning Association (1994-1999)
Commissioner, Easton Planning and Zoning (1995-2001)
Committee Consultant, Waterfowl Festival sculpture (1996)
Board Member and VP (1996), Historic Easton
Member, Talbot County Chamber of Commerce
Member, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

1994-present Partner, Atelier 11, Ltd.  Lynchburg, Virginia & Easton, Maryland
1989  William Bastida, Architect Seattle, Washington-  Internship
1990-1992 Pamela P. Gardner, A.I.A . Easton, Maryland
1989 Internship – William Bastida, Architect
Draftsperson for gas line layouts for all towns in Southwestern Virginia west of Radford
Summer 1981  Construction worker on Naval Demagnetization Base

Repeat Clients

Our innovative design solutions and care with the budget has led the following clients to use us for multiple projects:
  • Cookes Hope:  Two townhouse projects and three other buildings
  • Talbot County Government:  Three projects over 10 years
  • Habitat for Humanity 15 houses over 10 years including a LEED certified
  • Island Creek Compound:  Four buildings over 2 years
  • Day Residence:  Three projects over 4 years on the same site
  • DCA- 5 Healthcare projects
  • Hospice-Four at-home care facilities and nurses/administration offices
  • Liberty University:  Fourteen student buildings, classroom buildings, and athletic facilities

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Lauren B. Dianich, AIA

Firm Co-Founder

  • Project Architect
  • 35+ Years of Experience
  • Direct Construction Experience
  • VA Tech. School of Architecture
  • NCARB Certification
  • Site and Urban Design
  • Concept Design though Final Construction
  • MBE/Woman-owned Business

Jon Braithwaite

Firm Co-Founder

  • Project Designer
  • 36+ Years of Experience
  • LEED Designer
  • Direct Construction Experience
  • Structural Concepts and Detailing
  • Sustainable Design Solutions
  • Coordination of all CAD

Michele Fredericks

Project Designer

  • CAD Drawings
  • Interior Architecture
  • Residential Renovation
  • Rendering + Architectural Illustration
  • Interior Architecture, BFA, James Madison University
  • Masters of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Karen Brown

Project Manager

  • Project Cost Analysis
  • Project & Office Support
  • Associates Degree, Accounting, Chesapeake College

Gavin Braithwaite

CAD Operator

  • Precision Machining
  • Model Making
  • Education: Central Virginia Community College