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Claude C. Lapp Architects, LLC is a distinguished and award-winning architectural firm specializing in the... Read More
Architect in Rockville, MD
  • +1 301-918-5709
  • Rockville, MD, 20852
Since 1994, Washington, DC and Miami Beach based FORMA Design, Inc., has produced memorable, creative and... Read More
Architect in Washington, D.C., DC
  • +1 202-265-2625
  • Washington, D.C., DC, 20009
Architect Bruce Wentworth, AIA established Wentworth, Inc. in 2004. His design/build residential remodeling... Read More
Architect in Chevy Chase, MD
  • +1 240-696-0434
  • Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients at Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects. We believe good design... Read More
Architect in Silver Spring, MD
  • +1 301-861-3569
  • Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Washington, DC residential architect Donald Lococo, creates well considered and thoughtful homes. Informed by... Read More
Architect in Washington, DC
  • +1 202-831-2683
  • Washington, DC, 20007
Robert Nehrebecky AIA, Re:New Architecture creates timeless client-specific design solutions reflective of his... Read More
Architect in Bethesda, MD
  • +1 240-396-2051
  • Bethesda, MD, 20814
James has been designing award-winning and best-selling homes for nearly 20 years. He has provided a range of... Read More
Architect in Great Falls, VA
  • +1 703-454-8390
  • Great Falls, VA, 22066
Inspired by a shared interest in sustainable design and artfully crafted buildings, we established our practice... Read More
Architect in Silver Spring, MD
  • +1 301-654-9145
  • Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Trout Design Studio is a full service Architectural and Interior Design atelier, focusing on high end, custom... Read More
Architect in Washington, DC
  • +1 202-798-4651
  • Washington, DC, 20036
FitzHarris Designs, LLC is an award winning full-service architecture firm located in Arlington that offers... Read More
Architect in Arlington, VA
  • +1 703-598-9318
  • Arlington, VA, 22207
ColePrévost is a full service interior architectural and design firm, with projects ranging from simple... Read More
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  • +1 202-883-8156
  • Washington, DC, 20009
Christian Zapatka Architect, PLLC is an award-winning architecture firm specializing in residential architecture... Read More
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  • +1 202-793-7240
  • Washington, DC, 20007
Founded in 1988, DW Ricks Architects + Associates specializes in custom single-family residential design. Over... Read More
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  • +1 703-454-8391
  • Arlington, VA, 22201
Moser Architects, PLLC is a full service residential architecture firm offering custom home design and... Read More
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  • +1 703-340-8555
  • Arlington, VA, 22207
Founded in 2005, Ballard + Mensua is a full service architecture firm with a specialty in truly unique and custom... Read More
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  • +1 202-810-6555
  • Washington DC, DC, 20016
Featured Reviews for Architects in DC Metro
Claude C. Lapp Architects, LLC
Architects in DC Metro
"We have used Claude C. Lapp for architectural plans for updates and additions to our 1931 "Cotswold" cottage three times. He has also done work for other family members and friends. He is very intuitive and maintains the proper period or style of the house while making it functional and aesthetically pleasing. He is very gifted and we wouldn't hesitate to refer him to anyone interested in making their existing home more functional or enjoyable or for drawing plans for a new build."
- Lynn Pendleton
FORMA Design
Architects in DC Metro
"I worked with Forma to completely furnish and decorate my condo. The results were amazing. I strongly recommend them. David I"
- disraelite
Wentworth, Inc.
Architects in DC Metro
"Our kitchen and family room renovation was not our first construction project, having done 3 other major projects and built a house long-distance. We started this project with another design-build firm that has an excellent reputation in Washington, DC area, but we quickly severed that relationship--and walked away from our deposit--because neither the design nor the communication was what we wanted. The decision to change firms and start over ended up being a great decision. So we began interviewing--again. This time we hit the jackpot with Bruce Wentworth of Wentworth Inc. His three design proposals were inspired and gave us all of our wish list: walk-in pantry, no upper cabinets over the work areas (but lots of storage), large island, butler's pantry, clutter-free paper storage system, more open kitchen/family room, and overall a kitchen and family room that are a better fit for our 1926 house. We also had lots of little things that we wanted such as no outlets on the backsplash--no easy feat in those areas where we had no upper cabinets--and custom-designed pantry shelves, but they solved each item on my wish list, brilliantly. Before the construction began, we had a meeting so that we knew what to expect. Did any surprises arise? Of course they did--this is a house built in 1926! However, all those surprises were solved seamlessly by the design-build team. Any time I had a question or needed design advice, I was totally comfortable calling the architects and or talking with the lead carpenter, depending on what the question was. In addition, one of the architects went with me on all shopping trips to pick out, for instance, the countertops, the sink, the tile for the backsplash, the faucet, etc. Never was I sent to a showroom on my own. Sometimes, the architects had assembled the samples for me at their office and I made my decisions there. What an easy process that was, especially since the architects had already narrowed down the choices for me. All of the team members were professional, friendly, and as detail-oriented as I am. Oh, did I mention that the project was on budget AND on time? And the final result? Beyond our wildest dreams--everyone who walks in says it looks exactly like us, fits the house, and is gorgeous. Would I hire Wentworth again? Absolutely."
- lindadallasreider
Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc.
Architects in DC Metro
"I have been working with Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects since April of this year on my home renovation in Mahwah NJ and I can say first hand that I couldnt be happier with what Shawn and the team there have brought to the table. I initially found BFM Architects on Houzz from their Modernized Split Foyer project. I had spoken to several architects both locally here in NY & NJ as well as some west coast firms and none of them gave me the level of comfort and different approach to a renovation that Shawn Buehler and BFM gave me. From minute one my project was never about how to get me to spend more money upping my budget in order to increase fees rather it was finding out ecactly what i needed from my house and figuring out ways in which we could make minimal changes and get maximum impact from them. The design process was smooth and the constant communication Shawn provided was key throughout the process.From design to construction documents and throughout the permit processing and construction observation they have been top notch making my life much easier. Currently the demo on my house is finished and we are in the framing process but once its srtats to come back together i will post pictures and more feedback... but if you are loooking for an architect to help you with a new home or a renovation i wouldnt hesitate to call Shawn and BFM."
- matt7
Donald Lococo Architects
Architects in DC Metro
"I have been working with Donald Lococo Architects for the past two years on a large residential project in Alexandria, Virginia. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Donald and his staff. The house is a fabulous hybrid: traditional front facade contrasted with a thoroughly modern section in the back. The house is nearing completion...seeing this space come together - full of glass, light and dramatic open spaces - has been wonderful to watch. Five star design...five star firm!"
- Palindrome Design, LLC
Robert Nehrebecky AIA, Re:New Architecture
Architects in DC Metro
"Rob helped me work through many different options for my renovation. He was patient and listened very well to the ideas I was sharing. He was creative about incorporating my requests into the plan and turned the ideas and options around in a timely manner. He was very professional. I have recommended him to others and would do it again. I look forward to working with him as my dream becomes a reality."
- cosmoprez
James McDonald Associate Architects, PC
Architects in DC Metro
"James was the third architect we interviewed when we made a decision to build our dream home. After meeting him we cancelled all the rest. I am a real estate professional and I have come across some great works of art in the form of houses and have met their creators. What impressed me about James McDonald was his ability to listen carefully and understand our needs, It's like we told him our dream and he put it on paper even better than we had dreamt it. Throughout the building process he was available and willing to make any changes big or small, if practically possible. We trusted him completely and he never let us down. He has the highest work ethics and a stellar team to help him through extremely busy periods too. We would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of building a custom home or even remodeling an existing one."
- Sujata Avasthi
Gardner Architects LLC
Architects in DC Metro
"As an architectural photographer, I have known and worked for Amy Gardner of Gardner Mohr Architects for more than five years. She is one of a group of architects that is thinking about the future and how she can utilize her generous talents to make better more sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings. I have found her designs to be invigorating. The spaces eminently functional and her designs to utilize the available light and air flow to be of equal magnitude. In short, the spaces and buildings are livable, functional, breathing spaces that are simply exiting and fun to be in. It has always been my pleasure to photograph these spaces and to convey with a photograph what Gardner Mohr Architects have created."
- Jim Tetro
Trout Design Studio
Architects in DC Metro
"TroutDesign played a major role in my remodel of a 1870s rowhouse in Washington DC which included a conversion of a very large garage space to a studio integrated with patio. I worked with the team at TroutDesign from concept through completion. Particular strengths included: design vision that incorporated my immediate needs/wishes but also thought of long term function and design appeal; practical; attenton to detail; easy to work with; good relationship skills for working with my interior designer and general contractor."
- sstideas
FitzHarris Designs, Architects + Designers
Architects in DC Metro
"Everyone at FitzHarris Design is great to work with and Heidi especially brings her own very special perspective to the process. Her attention to the details and making sure her plans are complete is what sets her above her competition. We highly recommend this firm and look forward to working with them on many future projects."
- SAI Contracting
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If your renovation is more than a simple benchtop replacement or roof re-tiling job, then it may be time to find an architect in DC Metro who can manage your project from start to finish. Depending on the architecture firm you hire, the scope can span from planning sustainable design into your renovations, to selecting furniture and even interior finishes.

How do I find the right architect for my home design project?


An architect is often the first person you hire for your project. Before taking steps to find an architect in DC Metro, ask yourself what you want to achieve from your renovation or home construction. Do you want to improve the liveability and sustainability of your home, or simply expand? What style of architecture do you prefer? Once you have established your motivation, research architects that have completed similar house designs in your locale and within a comparable budget to yours.

Undergoing renovations, house extensions or building a new home entirely can be stressful. For this reason, it’s important that you and your chosen architect get along and share the same values, especially if you require an architect to help you refine your brief. To establish this rapport, you may need to meet several times with the architects on your shortlist before making a final decision on who you hire. The relationship you have with your architect is very personal, and will involve discussions of your habits, hobbies and tastes, so you want to ensure you have picked someone you feel comfortable in sharing this information with.

Most importantly, you need to trust that your architect will manage your home improvement or house design within budget, while working with site constraints, and coordinating the relationships of all parties involved in the project.

Ideally, your DC Metro architect will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Your architect may be needed to select and hire subcontractors (e.g. builders, engineers and landscape architects) just as they may need to negotiate contracts with stakeholders. A good client-architect relationship will ensure they are your biggest advocate along the way during construction.

Finally, remember that the most well-known or established architect may not provide the right architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project.

Questions to ask prospective residential architects in DC Metro:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • What types of renderings (3-D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (The architect's personal style could interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a project manager and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Do you foresee any complications with this project?

    Find residential architects on Houzz. To find the best DC Metro architect for your home design project, narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to DC Metro architect. Then browse architects’ latest projects and read reviews. You can also look through Photos of DC Metro projects to find an interior architect or designer who has worked on a project similar to yours.