Marta Hansen

Marta Hansen has been practicing architecture for over 30 years, and has designed over 300 residential and commercial structures. She has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects and her projects are regularly published on the local, regional and national level.

Combining talents from an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the College of William and Mary and a Masters of Architecture from Rice University, Marta has a deep knowledge of architectural history, theory and design and is adept at expressing ideas in lifelike perspective sketches.

Listening to her clients’ needs, vision and budget, she can overlay these criteria onto timeless designs integrated into the most challenging waterfront and historic building sites. Her architecture incorporates natural daylighting, interior detailing and outdoor spaces to produce organic compositions in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Good design costs no more than bad design and is worth far more at the end of the project. It is the role of the architect to help clients understand and visualize options within their budgetary framework, so they can simultaneously realize their visions and make the best possible investment of time and money.


Hansen Architects

Hansen Architects is an established boutique architecture firm located in Annapolis, Maryland, specializing in waterfront residences and select commercial projects. The firm has won numerous peer reviewed awards from the American Institute of Architects. Hansen’s projects are regularly featured in local, regional and national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Cottage Living, HGTV, Home and Design, The Washington Post, Chesapeake Views and Annapolis Home.

Marta Hansen maintains this high standard by being personally involved in each phase of every project, and has intentionally scaled the size of her practice to focus on quality and personal attention rather than taking on a larger quantity of projects delegated to others.

Hansen’s creative approach is complimented by excellent problem solving skills, technical proficiency and extensive construction experience acquired from executing over 300 built structures.

She has maximized the build-able potential of the most difficult and highly regulated sites, obtained permits for complex waterfront lots, tight urban parcels, unusual soils, steep slopes, and building in the flood plain.

She has successfully worked with the most meticulous Community Review Boards including those in the Annapolis Historic District and Sherwood Forest, Maryland.

Client Reviews can be found at the Houzz link below.