About Us

Roots Design & Development is a full service architecture and design firm in Fayetteville, Arkansas. As a designer and project manager, owner & architect Anne Hamilton has been involved in all aspects of building projects including custom homes, remodels, site planning, multifamily, mixed use, townhouses, commercial, worship, and K-12, on her own and with small firms, in Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, and Washington.  In addition to traditional architecture services, we work with other architects, designers, contractors, engineers, developers, and real estate professionals to create successful projects. Our passion is to encourage and equip bottom up, accessible, incremental change towards a more sustainable, resilient future through design.


We believe that when you are rooted in a place you can truly grow and contribute to the community.  

"Give me a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth."



                                                 BIO                                                                       publication + writing + speaking


Anne Hamilton

Owner & Architect

My obsession with all things related to the built environment, cities and demographics comes partly from living in a variety of places from a small town outside of Cincinnati, growing up in the suburbs of Dallas/Ft. Worth, attending graduate school in Chicago, studying abroad in Rome, living in the heart of Seattle for nine years, and now settling close to family in the beautiful college town of Fayetteville, Arkansas, with my husband and our son.

I became a LEED accredited professional in 2006 and was the first Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) in Arkansas (you can learn more about the Passive House Institute US here). Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors and the Women Build team of Habitat for Humanity Washington County, and as the Co-Chair for the Northwest Arkansas Section of the American Institute of Architects. I am a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville Class XXX and was a volunteer tax preparer with the VITA program for over 10 years.

Arkansas Licensed Architect #8940
Texas Licensed Architect #26852
CPHC® #1588

Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University, 2000

Projects I love: infill development, site planning and feasbility studies, homes-custom and speculative, ADUs, deep green homes (passive solar, water re-use, and salvaged materials), challenging remodels and additions, adapting existing homes and buildings, sustainable and affordable multifamily, cohousing, mixed-use, suburban retrofits and small commercial.

Things I love: simplifying how we live, problem solving, analyzing, reading, making spreadsheets for everything, watching football, exploring, traveling, road trips, getting lost, waterfalls, walkable living, health-promoting places, the in-between, trails, off the beaten path, sunny brunch on a patio.



“Green View” Columns for Builder+Architect Magazine (Now Premier Builder)

Builder+Architect Magazine, “Less is More”
Builder+Architect Magazine, “Design Build: An Avenue for Women in Construction”
Builder+Architect Magazine, “Simple Steps for Greener Interiors”

“From the Architect” Column for Premier Builder Magazine
Premier Builder Magazine, “The Evolving ‘Wow’ Factor”

with Board & Vellum

Queen Anne Craftsman project featured in The Seattle Times

with D+A Studio

2009 AIA Seattle What Makes it Green? Top Ten Project: San Juan Channel House {Prepared award entry & graphic package, assisted in design development, construction documents, project & construction management}

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild 10x10x10 Green Design Slam, 2009
Selected Project, San Juan Channel House

Press for D+A Studio includes:

BUILDERnews Magazine, “Small Homes, Big Profits”,

Builder+Architect Magazine, “Small House, Big Design”

Seattle Magazine, “Island Adventure”

San Juan Island Update, “AIA Gives Local Designers Environmental Award”,

At Home Magazine, “Green Cottage for the Islands”


D+A Studio Blog Design Banter on blogspot {2009-2010}

see all publication here