Birchfield Woods Cluster Association

Architectural Guidelines

Virtually all modifications to the exterior of your home must have prior approval of the Reston Association (RA) through the Design Review Process. As soon as you have decided to undertake a project, please submit your Design Review Application and work with our Reston Association Covenants Advisor. More information on this process can be found in's Application & Review Procedures.

Each type of modification, from air conditioners to windows, has specific guidelines for how it should be done and what approvals are required. Reading the guidelines for your specific project should be the first step in the process. Some information specific to our Cluster is below. Note that the information is unofficial; Reston Association maintains the official design guidelines for all Cluster Associations.