Award-winning architect

Award-winning architect Roger W. Bass, A.I.A. has an outstanding record of successful design, management and technical coordination of numerous major projects over a 30-year career. He founded Bass Architects, Chartered in 1986 and co-founded Abingdon Development Corporation in 1998. Residents of the Washington area and its visitors from around the world will recognize some of his leading projects, including the InterAmerican Development Bank (1300 New York Avenue), the McLean Hilton, Bishop Ireton and Bishop McNamara high schools, the Grand Hotels, Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Annandale, and numerous other commercial, educational, religious and residential buildings.

Prior to founding Bass, he was an Associate with Skidmore Owings and Merrill for six years. Previously he worked for other architectural firms and was a Senior planner for Metro Dade County (Florida). He currently teaches at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and he previously taught at Miami-Dade Community College.

Bass received his Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and his BA from the University of Rochester. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and holds individual Architectural Registration in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is also an ICC Certified Building Plans Reviewer, a Licensed Class A General Contractor (Virginia) and a Licensed Contractor (Maryland and the District of Columbia).

Charles (Chuck) Cromack
Vice President

Chuck Cromack is a Class A General Contractor (Virgnia) with over 20 years experience in the construction industry, supervising and consulting on many residential and light commercial projects. One of his most notable projects was serving as install manager for the Expo Design Center in Fairfax Virginia, where he helped organize and set pricing for installation of all their products. Before joining with Roger Bass to form Abingdon Development Corporation, he was an officer of Cromack Construction Company for 10 years.

He has been responsible the estimating, supervision, construction and procurement of materials for multiple projects including the R.C. Cola Bottling Plant in Springfield, Virginia, and the Technology Catalysts International Corporation office building in Falls Church, Virginia. He has supervised the renovation and interior design of numerous private residences in some of the Washington area’s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods, where his attention to detail and broad knowledge of architectural periods and styles serves an exacting clientele.