Architectural Cadence is about creating an architectural expression for those reoccuring and significant moments that provide a rhythm to ones life. As a runner or cyclist, being in tune with one’s cadence is the most meaningful and special aspect of the sport. The magical synchronization of one’s heart rate, breathing, and physical effort create an engaging rhythm with an almost spiritual quality.

In architecture, whether stones are aligned to enhance a cosmic event, or the careful pattern of windows in a church represent the celebration of the holy Eucharist, patterns and rhythms are used throughout the design and build process to deepen the meaning of the space.

CADENCE ARCHITECTURE was founded under a simple mission:

DESIGN INNOVATION | Exceeding expectations through innovative design solutions

COLLABORATION | Making the design process fun through an exchange of ideas

STEWARDSHIP |  Protecting the environment and our clients investment 

QUALITY | Exceptional constructibility of design documents

Brian Maslyk - Richmond

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Brian’s architectural career began as a residential carpenter. The late 80’s did not provide many opportunities for architectural graduates, so it was only natural to get a job building homes. “This had a huge impact in my love of the sculptural aspect of built spaces and the appreciation for a great set of drawings”. Since then Brian’s focus has always been on “building” the project first on paper and then making sure that vision is clearly communicated.

Brian’s career provided him a broad range of project types; Residential, Religious, Private Commercial, Local Government, Educational, Institutional, and Federal. Each opportunity created another piece to an extensive body of knowledge. Brian has over 20 years of experience as a NCARB registered architect and a AICP Certified Land Planner. This includes the traditional five phases of Design and Construction along with Master Planning and Pre-development.


BA, Architecture, Virginia Tech


NCARB - Registered Architect
AICP – Certified Land Planner
USGBC - LEED Accredited Professional


American Institute of Architects
American Planning Association
National Council of Registration Boards
Construction Specifications Institute
Homebuilders Association of Richmond


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 “…architecture with respect to the client’s goals; the surrounding environment; and the human interaction.”

Chris joined Cadence Architecture, PC as a principal designer in September 2018. He became co-owner in February 2019.  Chris provides architectural services for south west Virginia through the Roanoke office.

 At a very young age, Chris’s passion for designing and building began with tiny mud and stick structures on the backyard creek bank. That activity developed into designing and building tree houses with friends and eventually a formal education and profession in practicing architecture.

Chris is an award-winning designer that is motivated by creatively helping clients realize their dreams through a respectful, comprehensive, enjoyable and collaborative process, Chris’s portfolio includes many successful and unique projects. 


Associate in Applied Science - Architectural and Construction Technology,  Virginia Western

Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards – Intern Development Program Licensure Candidate

CAPS - National Association of Home Builders Certified Aging in Place Specialist


American Institute of Architects, Associate Architect

Roanoke Home Builders Association