The Drawing Board, Inc. Architecture

The Drawing Board, Inc. is a full-service architecture & design  firm. This means we can help you in every stage of your construction project, from pre-project planning, all the way up to permit filing, and contract and construction administration.


As a family-owned, multi-generational small business, we can provide you with quality, personalized service. We know the local laws and regulations--for residential as well as commercial projects-- but more importantly, we have built up a network of relationships with every important stakeholder in the design and construction process, from contractors and suppliers, to engineers, and everything in between. These relationships enable us to go beyond simply providing design services; we can be there for you every step of the way.


We believe in providing quality design services, in whatever areas of design we can be of service to our clients. This ranges from the traditional - architectural design on residential, commercial, and institutional projects, to the non-traditional - including architectural photography, graphic design, web design, and more.



firm profile




David M. Miles, AIA
Peter Miles



David M. Miles, AIA, NCARB, a registered architect, and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Architecture, has been practicing architecture in Anne Arundel County, and the surrounding area since 1981. As owner of The Drawing Board, Inc., David has the opportunity to lend his talents and creativity to a wide variety of clients. Whether it's new residential construction, additions, or commercial architecture, David has the ability to help his clients' dreams become a reality.


A Baltimore native and long-time Annapolitan, David is married and has four sons, one of whom is following in his footsteps as an architect. David is an active member of the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and St. Mary's church in Annapolis, where he is involved with the music ministry.


David Miles has been a featured Architect in Chesapeake Home Magazine. Some of his renovations have also appeared  on the HGTV show Curb Appeal.


David Miles is a licensed architect and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chapter of Commerce, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.



Architectural Designer

Peter Miles is an an architectural designer at The Drawing Board, Inc., and a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was awarded 2nd place in the Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle Foreign Studies Competition, has made the dean’s list each semester at CUA, and gained entry into Tau Sigma Delta, the national architecture honor society.


Peter was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. He received an Associates degree in Architecture from Anne Arundel Community College, and received his BS in Architecture from The Catholic University of America, Summa Cum Laude, in May 2013. He received his Master of Architecture degree from CUA in January 2016.

Peter Miles


Human Resources

Snoopy helpfully provides HR services to the firm. To date, all complaints taken to Snoopy have been successfully resolved.



Architectural Designer

Lauren Yirka is an architectural designer at The Drawing Board, Inc., and a graduate of both Savannah College of Art and Design and Delaware College of Art and Design.  She has received an AA in Interior Design at DCAD as well as a BA in Architecture and Master of Architecture from SCAD. Born in Baltimore and raised in Annapolis MD she returned to Annapolis after receiving her Master degree in 2014. After graduation she focused on developing a client focused approach to architecture. She joined The Drawing Board, Inc. in August 2016.


“David took our ideas and exciting property into proper consideration and designed a beautiful, unique home for us. Our waterfront home “fits” our lifestyle and place on the bay.” Gregg and Mary Hartley “David Miles and The Drawing Board, Inc. went above and beyond to help us design our marina. We are very grateful for all their hard work and expertise. We highly recommend them to anyone.” David Phipps Gingerville Yachting Center
“Dave & his staff were professional. They perfectly captured our desires and preferences.” - Ron and Becky George “Designs to your wishes using his professional experience and technical knowledge. Very pleased with his work.” - Nelson Stammer

The Drawing Board, Inc.


Gardner Center

1918 Forest Dr.

Annapolis, MD 21401




1918 Forest Drive, Suite 2B, Annapolis, Maryland.