HLR Architects Celebrates a Milestone Anniversary

FAITHFULLY SERVING OUR CLIENTS FOR 50 YEARS HLR Architects Celebrates a Milestone Anniversary Our firm’s history began in the early 1970s, when young architects David Lipp, Tom Helbing, and Paul Salditt left the Alexandria VA firm of VVKR, an architectural firm that that launched several other Northern Virginia firms. The three young entrepreneurs began producing Read More

Immanuel Anglican Church; Dedication of the Mission Outpost

On Saturday, January 14th I attended the dedication of the new Immanuel Anglican Church’s Mission Outpost, the culmination of a journey that began in 2016 when they asked HLR Architects to design their new home. It has been such an honor to plan and design this new church for such a special congregation. I had Read More

Merry Christmas 2021 from HLR Architects

  As 2021 draws to a close, we would like to express our gratitude to our amazing clients and our wonderful consulting network, friends, and colleagues. This year we have been busy, and we are so grateful so many have trusted us to design their buildings. We celebrated the completion of several of our projects Read More

Local Car Wash Gets A Tune Up – Vienna Car Wash Renovation

A few years ago, HLR Architects worked alongside a building owner and an entrepreneur in Vienna to renovate an old dry cleaner space into a new bubble tea restaurant called Gem Tea. After completing the renovation, the building’s owner returned to HLR Architects to design a space for his next tenant’s space, an old car Read More

The AMP in Jefferson County Proves Patience is A Virtue

In 1975, when Sam Michaels Farm was designated as a West Virginia State Park, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation had an excellent opportunity to develop something for future generations to love and cherish. Fast forward to 2003, the Jefferson County park authorities hired HLR Architects (then “Helbing Lipp Ltd”) to develop a master plan for Read More

The Columbia Baptist Church

Columbia Baptist Church Grows Stronger In Pandemic – Church Renovations Timeline Improves

Sometimes great things come out of challenging situations. In 2021, it’s more complicated than not to think of things that benefited from the Coronavirus Pandemic. With fewer activities at the Columbia Baptist Church due to Covid-19, the timeline for the renovation and addition designed by HLR Architects has continued to improve. Columbia Baptist Church is Read More

From a Concrete Plan to a Concrete Pad – New Church Construction Moves Forward

Original site photo for the Church of Pentecost. Lorton, Virginia, will soon be the home of a new church with help from HLR Architects. For this project, we developed the master site plan and designed the enormous 37,200-square-foot structure. This is no ordinary church. What makes the Church of Pentecost unique is that it will Read More

The History & Legacy Of The Jefferson County School District

  HLR Architects has designed many projects for the Jefferson County School District over the last 35 years. Last week, HLR Architects President & Principal John Recny, decided to give the drawings for those projects to the Jefferson County Schools. The drawings include not just HLR designs, but also many of the drawings prepared by Read More

EQUIP: WAVA’s Pastor’s Luncheon and Conference

We’re doing it again! We had such a great time meeting many pastors and representatives of the local faith community in May, that we have decided to sponsor the next WAVA Pastor’s Luncheon, which will be held THIS COMING THURSDAY, October 11th. This event will be at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC Read More

Updates on some of HLR’s exciting projects!

Our firm has been busy this month with multiple exciting new and ongoing projects! We've been lucky enough to work with James Rumsey Technical Institute, Purcellville Children’s Academy, Knollwood Community Church Family Center, the Sam Michael’s Amphitheater, the W. Randy Smith Rec Center and much more in Northern Virginia and West Virginia. We've also been featured on the cover of Christian School Products 2018 Buyer’s Guide for our works. Check out our blog post to learn what else we've been getting into!

We’re excited to announce WAVA’s Pastor Conference & Luncheon

Our firm is excited to announce that we are a proud sponsor of WAVA Radio’s Pastor Conference and Luncheon being held on May 16. We are enthusiastic about this year’s event because it is being held at a church that we designed – Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia!

Setting our Designs on the Future

After over 43 years of designing churches, schools, restaurants, businesses and much more, our co-founder David Lipp has announced his retirement. Serving clients in Virginia and West Virginia, David will be missed by long-time clients and coworkers alike, although he intends to remain in the area for a time and offer his expertise to our Read More

Happy New Year – and Thank you to our Clients

We’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and say THANK YOU to all of our clients, especially those who completed their projects in 2015.  We are honored to be their Architects! Rankin Physical Therapy – Hedgesville, West Virginia – new facility Third Baptist Church – Alexandria, Virginia – sanctuary renovation Arlington Church of Read More

Ribbon Cutting at Third Baptist Church of Alexandria

Recently Third Baptist Church dedicated their newly-renovated sanctuary for service and celebrated their 152nd anniversary in historic Alexandria, Virginia.   Helbing Lipp Recny Architects designed the renovation, which converted the interior of their sanctuary into a contemporary and vibrant new space while maintaining the existing exterior appearance.  We were proud to be a part of this exciting project, Read More

WFX is November 18 and 19 – see you there!

        Helbing Lipp Recny Architects will be in BOOTH 640 at the upcoming Worship Facilities Conference and Expo in Nashville on November 18 and 19.  If you are there please stop by and say Hello!

Arlington Church of Christ Celebrates Gound Breaking

  On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the congregation at Arlington Church of Christ “broke ground” on their new project, designed by Helbing Lipp Recny Architects.  The ambitious project renovates and updates their existing 70-year-old facility, and includes a prominent addition that houses a new entrance, stairs and an elevator, making the entire building accessible.  A Read More

We Are Helbing Lipp Recny Architects

Since 1973, Helbing Lipp Ltd. provided architectural and engineering services to the DC Metro area and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. With our firm now being operated by architects David Lipp and John Recny, we are pleased to announce the new firm name of Helbing Lipp Recny Architects and the launch of our new website,