About Us

ARIVE provides professional architecture, interior architecture, planning, management and consulting services to clients that manage, maintain and plan buildings and facilities for corporate, commercial, educational, governmental, medical, hospitality, industrial, judicial, recreational and residential markets. We focus on the public and private sector in communities across the Hampton Roads region and beyond. Our practice is dedicated to providing thoughtful, sustainable, creative solutions that help our clients do what they do better. We accomplish that through an unwavering belief in the value of good Design.

Design. The evolution from ideation to realization. That’s what we strive for at ARIVE.

It begins with our process. It’s a process of investigation and discovery. We seek a thorough understanding of who our clients are, how they live, work and play and what they value. We want to know what drives them, what makes them successful. It’s that investigation – intuitive, sympathetic and empathetic – that is the foundation for our integrated, client focused solutions – solutions that are unique to each client, that are creative, relatable, functional, beautiful, valuable and sustainable.

Our approach to design is open and flexible, collaborative and engaging, centered on the client and the outcome. Each project is unique so our design approach is unique to the project. Our process is engaging and developing and one that continues throughout our relationship with our clients, from pre-design through post construction activities. Our ultimate goal is to develop complete, considerate, well thought out architecturally driven solutions that support and enhance our clients’ mission and improve the built environment.

ARIVE. Architecture. Interiors. With Vision and Excellence.



Darryl Henderson, RA

Registered Architect – Virginia and Maryland

Howard University – Architecture

Darryl is founding Principal and majority owner of ARIVE. He provides design leadership on all architecture and interior design projects. Darryl is passionate about design and believes in diving deep into all projects, understanding how his clients work, learn, and play in order to deliver exceptionally well executed solutions.