The MSB Architects team brings a combined 30+ years of sustainable design experience to every project. We share a common mission to combine art with architecture and create inspiring environments that meet your needs. We offer diverse design experience and excellence in residential, commercial, institutional, religious, and educational projects.

Our approach produces projects that exist in harmony with their surroundings. (For example, we advocate the re-use of existing structures and the use of local materials to reduce the impact our projects have on the environment.) Similarly, we find just the right mix combining the professional skills of our personnel with job specific consultants—a roster of trusted contractors, builders, decorators, etc.—to create focused and effective project teams.

Principal M. Scott Bowen personally oversees each project from start to completion, allowing for better client communication and an efficient decision making process. Dedicated Project Managers coordinate the design team, assembling a project’s complex details for construction. Their involvement in meetings is critical in communicating your intent and guidance to the design team.

All of this adds up to one simple truth:  Your project is in great hands with us.


  • Scott Bowen is timely, responsive, and very knowledgeable. His work as a liaison between my company and the County was invaluable during our building acquisition process.Chris Moleskie, Wetsuit Wearhouse
  • I have found MSB Architects to be customer service driven. As their client, they work diligently to meet our needs.Rodney Tissue, City of Hagerstown
  • MSB architects has designed and completed a 45,000 sq. ft. new Academic Center and a 105,000 sq. ft. warehouse renovation Finance Center. The Academic Center was built on a brown field and MSB was extremely helpful from the beginning of project and environmental issues to the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Academic Center is Gold Leed Certified and blends with the historic character of Charles Town WV. The Finance Center is expected to follow the same path for certification. This former warehouse also adds to the historic character of the town. APUS plans to continue its expansion in Charles Town with MBS, including warehouse indoor parking and additional administrative buildings. APUS is the leader for expansion and hiring in Charles Town and MSB is and will continue to be a great partner.Michael White, American Public University System
  • Our house was a wonderful home for us while our children were growing up. Then, once we became empty-nesters, we found the layout completely unsuitable – AND uninviting for our grown children to come visit. Restrictions due to the location of a staircase, county regulations, and varying roof lines, left us with no solutions. MSB Architects were able to redesign our main floor, opening up the spaces, bringing in more light and creating a home we love again! Thank you! Catherine Moreland