We are Collective

a creative team of Architects, artists, and thinkers

We are a dynamic design studio, passionate about creating remarkable environments for companies and organizations we believe in.  Our mission is to craft environments that inspire for companies in the hospitality, workplace design, government facilities and financial institution sectors.

When you engage Collective, you become a partner. Your vision becomes our mission; guiding how we work to craft spaces and environments that convey your story.

Alex Hurtado – Principal

Alex began his Architecture and Interior Design career with some of the leading firms in the nation. Alex has focused his skills and experience on corporate, hospitality and retail projects. With a keen eye for details, Alex teaches in and outside of the studio while leading young talent to deliver innovative solutions. A born mentor, Alex pushes the envelope in Architecture and Interior Design.

Charles Plymale – Principal

With over 20 years of experience in Commercial Architecture and Interior Design in the DC area, Charles knowledge of the Washington DC real estate market, developers and brokers is extensive. As a business and visionary leader, he understands the unique needs of his clients. Charles client base ranges from large corporations such as BET, significant owner and developers such as Clarion Partners and The Akridge Company.

Our Services

The art of immersive design


Collective Architecture designs for work, support and entertainment. Interior environments are a crucial component of performance, productivity and wellbeing, as well as an investment in the growth of your business. Our team understands the necessary elements to create an engaging and efficient interior space that enhances your business.


Every architectural project contains the elements of visual and graphic implementation. Collective Architecture narrates the story of your interior environment into a system that complements the project as well as informs the end users. Whether it is a mural, signage, identity development or environmental graphics, our brand design services deliver the materiality and message to complete any project. Our brand design services give each project a unique story worth spreading.


Change is inevitable. We partner with our clients to make better decisions that help support their people, brand, organization and business goals. With ample experience in programming, real estate, and facilities, we can provide efficient and actionable solutions that impact not only the decision making process but the future impact of the business or organization.

As consultants, we partner with you in figuring out how to grow with flexibility, down size strategically, repositioning, relocation, and strategic planning.

Our Work

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Collective Architecture

1025 Thomas Jefferson Street NW Washington, DC 20007

You can find us near the Georgetown Waterfront at the corner of Thomas Jefferson and K Street

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