Creaser/O'Brien Architects is Pleased to Announce that Keith Nelson, Associate AIA, Has Been Awarded the Designation of Certified Green Professional (CGP)

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This designation, administered by the NAHB University of Housing, identifies Keith as a professional with knowledge of proven strategies for incorporating green building principles into home design and construction methods. Combining these advanced methods with Creaser/O'Brien's history of award winning residential design performance, we can provide a new level of comprehensive services to our homebuilder clients.

Creaser/O'Brien Architects can provide the following professional services which can include:

  • Evaluate your new or current home designs for compliance to the NAHB Green Building Guidelines or the LEED for Homes building program…homebuilders may already be building GREEN and may be missing out on a critical marketing edge!
  • Facilitate and assist in expediting the inspections and testing process to attain various levels of recognized certification.
  • Advise your staff and field personnel in obtaining green building educational resources.
  • Alert and apprise homebuilders about new and emerging technology, products, and trends in this constantly expanding market that indicates an increasing demand by homebuyers for sustainable and environmentally friendly new home.

Since 1978, the principals at Creaser/O'Brien Architects (COA) have provided a full range of Architectural and Planning Services to distinguished clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Corporation's principals continue to be personally active in all phases of the project design and management, overseeing a staff of architects, designers and support personnel.

Randy Creaser and Jay O'Brien, along with project coordinator Ricardo Ramos, have established reputations for providing innovative, high quality architectural services to an impressive roster of clients in both the public and private sectors, including Federal GSA, Montgomery County Government, and Habitat for Humanity.

Having won over 50 Mounument Awards, Creaser/O'Brien Architects has demonstrated creative design abilities for residential homebuilders including Craftstar Homes, Stanley Martin, Miller and Smith, Van Metre Companies, Brookfield Homes, Kettler Brothers Homes and many local developers and builders. Also included in our award winning designs are custom homes from 9,000 square feet to the green (the not so big house) flexible-space homes at under 2000 square feet. For a look at some of our portfolio of homes, visit us at

For over thirty years we have met our clients' diverse needs in the fields of planning, architectural design and engineering with a comprehensive package of responsible professional design services which effectively implement projects from conceptual design though construction and occupancy. As a small business, founded in 1996, COA and it's team of engineering consultants have completed architectural planning and design for new facilities and renovations of existing buildings along with engineered upgrades of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for government, institutional, business and residential clients.

Creaser/O'Brien Architects is also an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council


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