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There is no obligation or fee charged for an initial office visit.

(410) 708-3893

mparks81@gmail. com

Parks Architectural Design Logo - Offering a full range of residential design services (designs & working drawings) for small additions to new construction or extensive alterations & additions projects. Based in Rock Hall, Maryland.

Specializing In Residential Design and Waterfront Construction

Welcome to the home page of offering a full range of residential design services. These architect services include everything from the design phase to the working drawings necessary for building permits of projects that are small (a simple addition or alteration) or large (new construction or an extensive addition / alteration).

Marilyn will guide you through your selection of materials that are best suited for your circumstances. Energy efficient design and products are always recommended

Additions & Alterations


BEFORE Residential Addition
AFTER Home Addition

Renovations, home remodeling, and home additions should be a fun process. While some clients can envision their remodeling project others might need a small scale model or three dimensional illustration of the home addition or renovation. New Construction builders can be recommended for both new construction, remodeling and residential additions.

New Construction

Architecture of New Construction on the Bay
Finished New Construction
New Construction from the Road View
Newly Constructed Home
Both of these pictures are of new construction built in Rock Hall on the Chesapeake Bay near Chestertown and Centreville MD. Living on the water (and having an office there) affords Marilyn unique understanding of waterfront requirements. She works in all the local counties of Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot and Cecil.

Energy Efficient Sustainable Architecture

While clients are now more aware of sustainable green architecture, energy efficiency has always been a high priority in my projects. The increased emphasis on energy effective products, whether it is windows, insulation or HVAC systems, has meant that they are now more readily available and their costs have come down. Equally exciting is the greater variety of maintenance free products that look high end. If clients are presented with all the alternatives they can decide which options fit their needs.

About the Firm

Marilyn O. Parks The firm is located near the historic towns of Chestertown, Centreville, and Queenstown MD of Kent and Queen Anne's Counties. Marilyn Parks has her B.A. degree from Bucknell University and her M.F.A. from City College of New York. She became associated with Lyndon Eaton, a Yale trained architect and Victor Koechl, a Harvard trained architect. When they retired she formed her own architecture firm, specializing in residential architecture. Marilyn believes it is important to understand the life style needs of her clients and makes each floor plan unique to suit individual requirements. She has worked with many different styles of homes and is particularly known for making an addition look like it was always a part of the house. Because she works alone, a client is never delegated to a staff person to complete the project, be it a remodeling renovation, addition or new construction.


There is no obligation or fee charged for an initial office visit. While some architects charge a percentage of total construction costs, Marilyn charges an hourly fee, usually considerably less than the percentage basis. She will quote a range of costs that most architectural projects fall within. Contact Parks Architectural Design for architect services and architecture for new residential construction, home additions, alterations, renovations, and remodeling in Chestertown, Betterton, Rock Hall, Worton, Grasonville, Centreville, MD, or any of our beautiful Delmarva towns. 

Please call (410) 708-3893  to discuss your project
or e-mail

Chesapeake Bay House House in Chesapeake Bay
This house on the Chesapeake Bay in Kent County near Chestertown is shown with its pool area.