Donald Lococo Architects is a exclusively residential firm defined by dexterity in traditional to modern architectural styles.
Donald Lococo Architects is a top architecture firm designing award-winning homes all along the style spectrum, ranging from warmly traditional to freshly modern. As a custom home architect, Donald Lococo Architects also receives recognition for architectural interiors including custom kitchens and casework. Although the firm has worked across the country and abroad, Lococo has continued as a full-service residential architect in the D.C. area and across the eastern United States for more than 30 years.
Tour one of Donald Lococo’s Projects with House Beautiful Magazine
A newly renovated Donald Lococo Architects home was featured
on House Beautiful, reaching 100,000 views. View the tour of the open and spacious fully-functional kitchen.
This kitchen was also distinguished from entries around the world with a First place International Award from the KDC Competition sponsored by Wolf Sub-Zero Cove TM . Donald is also in the lead video on the Subzero competition website speaking to professional comradery among architects. See link: https://www.subzero-wolf.com/trade-resources/kitchen-design-contest.
Winner of the 2008 Benjamin Moore Hue Award
Donald Lococo Architects was awarded the Benjamin Moore Hue Award for outstanding use of color in residential exteriors.
what our clients and collegues have to say
“Donald is a gifted visionary architect with a high class and unique process for trend setting execution. A charismatic and meticulously oriented creator- Donald will prioritize the quality and meaning behind each and every thoughtful decision. Every detail, each redline; an envy of admiration for the craft of branding at the highest level. Donald and his team are an exceptional talent and a brand unparalleled.”
Cabinet maker Contractor
“Donald is truly gifted. He was able to hear what we wanted and transform it into something more interesting. He was respectful of our budget. I felt like he was truly invested in our project. We remain friends with him and refer him to our colleagues. We love our house and continue to give him credit”
Anne F., Client
“If you could see the before photos, you would be amazed by the transformation of the house….I had read once that the family that hired Frank Lloyd Wright to create Falling Water had sent him a letter years later saying that what he created for their family was one of the great achievements of their lives. We feel the same way about what Donald has done for us.”
“Donald Lococo has an uncanny ability to turn people into houses. He might have met with us for a month before he ever picked up a pencil. But from a blank piece of paper, the result is not only original and architecturally striking, but a home perfectly designed around our individual lifestyles, personalities, and habits. The DLA team has been a pleasure to work with and a lifesaver in navigating the construction management process. They literally fought to ensure that every detail in our project was perfect. They conducted themselves as though we were their only client. Lococo is a natural talent. God forbid my wife ever allows me to build another house one day, but if I do, I won’t even consider another architect.”
Karl K., Client
“Donald Lococo is a blast to work with. Indeed, his whole team is terrific. They are smart, thoughtful, and full of restless, creative energy that is simply cool to be around. When my wife and I ran into difficulties with another architect who was renovating our Washington, DC bungalow, Donald came in and graciously found solutions for us that made the whole project come together. We later hired him to design a live-in/work-in garage that turned out perfectly. Donald insisted we use as much as possible of the structure’s historical underpinnings, and the result was outstanding. Highly recommended!”
J. Mudd, Client
“Donald Lococo of DLA is arguably one of the most talented architects in the nation. He is gifted with a very grounded perspective and has the vision and ability to design and execute on projects that stand the test of time. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with Donald and look forward to working with him again on our next house.”