Our Practice

​DONALD LOCOCO ARCHITECTS CREATES WELL CONSIDERED AND THOUGHTFUL HOMES. INFORMED BY PRAGMATICS, BUDGET CONSTRAINTS, AND CLIENT PREFERENCES, OUR HOUSES EVOLVE AMID A CONTINUOUS COLLABORATION WITH THE HOMEOWNER.

FOCUSING EXCLUSIVELY ON SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND ADDITIONS, THE PRACTICE REMAINS WELL VERSED IN ALL ARCHITECTURAL STYLES AND HISTORIC PERIODS. THIS DEXTERITY ALSO ALLOWS OUR CLIENTS TO MOVE TOWARD MODERN OR TRADITIONAL PREFERENCES AND LET THEIR HOME DEVELOP FREELY DURING THE DESIGN PROCESS. 

DONALD HAS BEEN INVITED TO JUDGE RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE FOR THE AIA, NATIONAL MAGAZINES, KITCHEN AND BUILDERS ASSOCIATIONS. DONALD’S WORK HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY FEATURED IN MAGAZINES SUCH AS ARCHITECTURAL DIGESTELLE DÉCOR, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL AND THE WASHINGTONIAN. THE FIRM HAS DESIGNED HOUSES FOR A US PRESIDENT AND A SCORE OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE EDITORS. HE HAS HAD THE DISTINCTION OF RECEIVING BENJAMIN MOORE’S INTERNATIONALLY COVETED HUE AWARD, SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE’S HOME OF THE YEAR AWARD AND WAS NAMED BY WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TOP ARCHITECTS IN WASHINGTON.

DONALD GREW UP IN THE ARTS. STUDYING PAINTING AND CHANNELED TOWARDS A CAREER IN PIANO PERFORMANCE, HE RECALLS, “THE DAY I CHANGED FROM A CLASSICAL PIANIST TO ARCHITECTURE, IT SEEMED AS IF I WOULD NEED TO START FROM SCRATCH”. TODAY, HE SEES IT AS A GREAT ADVANTAGE IN HIS PRACTICE AND REALIZES WHY ARCHITECTURE IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS FROZEN MUSIC. 

STUDYING BAROQUE MUSIC OF BACH AND THEN SWITCHING TO A MODERN PIECE BY GERSHWIN TAUGHT DEXTERITY WHEN TOGGLING CONTRASTING ARCHITECTURAL STYLES AS WELL AND THIS HOLDS TRUE WITH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN ARCHITECTURE. “YEARS AGO CLIENTS WOULD COME TO US WITH A SINGLE IMAGE. CLIENTS TODAY ARE MORE EDUCATED AND WANT TO INTEGRATE MODERN ELEMENTS AS PART OF THE PROCESS. IT IS OFTEN EASIER FOR THEM TO DECIDE WHERE ALONG THE MODERN-TRADITIONAL SPECTRUM THEY WANT TO BE.” NATIONAL AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS OF BOTH MODERN, TRADITIONAL AND HISTORIC HOMES ARE TESTAMENT TO OUR RANGE OF STYLE. 

DONALD STUDIED PIANO WITH THE GUERRERO FAMILY AT THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC BEFORE RECEIVING A 4 YEAR ARCHITECTURAL DEGREE. HE THEN EARNED HIS MASTER’S DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. HE LIVES IN BETHESDA, MARYLAND WITH HIS WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN. FOR MORE ABOUT DONALD, HIS HOME AND FAMILY HAVE BEEN PROFILED IN SPACES MAGAZINE

 

Donald Lococo portrait
Donald Lococo portrait
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