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



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

Chris Hudson 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.

His credentials include an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Architectural and Construction Technology from Virginia Western Community College and a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Virginia Tech. He is a certified Aging in Space Specialist (CAPS); an associate member of the AIA; and is enrolled in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). For over 23 years he was the senior designer for a well-respected and award-winning design/build firm in Blacksburg Virginia, Shelter Alternatives, Inc.. 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.

In the past, Chris and his wife Lee, raised two beautiful daughters, Sally and Anna; cultivated organically grown vegetables; hiked; biked, played in the creeks, and hosted many memorable gatherings while living on a horse farm in Shawsville VA. Chris, Lee and their collie Samuel, now live in Roanoke VA at the circa 1901 home where he grew up. At this point: remodeling their home and cultivating Cadence Architecture is almost all he’s doing…and loving it.

A tale:

Chris’s father was an Architectural Designer. Inspired by his dad’s floor plan drawings, Chris as a seven-year-old, drew a line on all the walls of all the rooms of their home - his father (and mother) were not impressed.