About Us

Renaissance Development Inc. is a Washington, DC-based construction company that specializes in exterior masonry and historic preservation. Services include tuckpointing: the restoration of brick buildings using traditional methods and materials. These efforts restore historic buildings to their original appearance and ensure their structural integrity for decades to come.

Renaissance Development also builds patios, walkways, retaining walls, and steps using traditional materials that complement historic residences. These building blocks—essential components in the urban garden–can transform even the smallest yards into inviting outdoor rooms that extend a house’s living space outdoors.

During the past eighteen years, the company has completed hundreds of projects throughout the District of Columbia and Old Town Alexandria, one of Virginia’s largest historic districts. Renaissance Development guarantees exceptional quality, superb craftsmanship, and outstanding customer service.

Dr. Christina K. Wilson, president, founder, and CEO of Renaissance Development, holds a doctorate in architectural history from the University of Virginia. After a distinguished career in adult education—teaching college level courses and developing museum education programs—Dr. Wilson founded Renaissance Development in 2004. She also teaches architectural history and theory at The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning.

Dr. Wilson’s extensive knowledge of historic buildings, combined with the meticulous efforts of the company’s talented artisans, has made Renaissance Development the Washington Metropolitan Region’s preeminent company in masonry restoration.

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