Desmond Grimball, AIA RA
Desmond has a B.Arch from Howard University and nine years of experience working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Prior to joining Shinberg.Levinas, he worked with prominent multi-family & custom residential architects such as PGN Architects, ARTchitect, and Workshop T10 Design Studio. While at PGN, he also contributed to community planning projects and commercial interiors projects, which he continued while working with Design Republica in Washington, DC.
At Shinberg.Levinas, Desmond has worked as Project Architect for the addition and renovation of Paul Public Charter School - a 165,000 sf renovation and expansion of a former DCPS junior high school, the design and construction documents of DC Prep V Street Elementary School -a 20,000 sf renovation & 30,000 sf new construction in an historic district on a very challenging site, and the Feasibility Study of DC Prep Hillcrest Elementary School.
Other notable projects Desmond has worked on include Matthews Memorial Terrace, a senior living facility, and The Aria Apartments - a 50-unit apartment in the NOMA neighborhood of Washington, DC. Grimball’s experience includes renovations & new construction of major projects, and achieving successful historic review.
His approach to shaping the built environment is to commit dedicated, strategic, collaborative energy to each phase of the design & planning process. By calling the broad scope to bear throughout the process, Desmond works diligently to provide a quality multi-faceted architectural product. With attention to detail and sensitivity to service, he combines a desire for understanding, at all levels, with a passion for the design of the built environment.