Our Leadership

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James Noël, owner, was born and trained in France. There, he studied industrial design and carpentry and through apprenticeship, became a European trained master carpenter.


In 1991, James moved to Washington, D.C. and worked independently as the sole proprietor of a small residential construction company. In 1994, he started StudioScape, LLC, which integrated design into his residential business and included a commercial division specializing in theatrical sets and television studio design and construction.



In 2006, James joined one of the largest design build firms in the Washington D.C. area as a Project Designer and Executive Project Manager. While there, he and his team received numerous design awards.


With the 2010 re-launch of his own firm, Noël Design Build Group, James and his team offer complete residential design build services, as well as expertise in the areas of zoning, building codes and permitting, structural remediation services, exterior hardscaping, and sustainability consulting. Noël Design Build Group’s production staff consists of a group of experienced lead carpenters. Our trade partners, including electricians, plumbers, roofers and insulators, are licensed and insured. Having worked with them for many years, we trust them and always make sure that we obtain the best value and price for our clients.



Begin your project with us today.

(202) 834-3499

Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM

335 14th St. NE Washington DC 20002