Donald Lococo Architecture has been featured in traditional magazines like Architectural Digest and on modern magazine covers such as Remodeling Magazine. The firm has earned a national AIA award for the modern Wedge House renovation, and consecutive traditional John Russell Pope Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. The team also received the prestigious national Benjamin Moore Hue Award, recognizing DLA’s designs for modern and traditional

He has had the distinction of receiving Benjamin Moore’s internationally coveted Hue Award, Southern Living’s Home of the Year Award, and was named by the Washingtonian as one of the top architects in Washington. National recognition and publication of our modern, traditional and historic homes are a testament to the firm’s capability with ranges of style.

It is with the trust of our clients and the expertise of the trades, subcontractors, and contractors that we are frequently awarded, and we use the opportunity in receiving them to extend our gratitude. We have received awards locally, regionally, and nationally including an award from the National Institute of Architects. We have been awarded internationally, receiving the coveted Hue Award and most recently have been honored with a global award from Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove, which was the second time we were recognized by this awarding body. We attribute much of this recognition to the trust our clients bestow on us, and are grateful to them.


Best Residential Architects in Arlington, Virginia, 2020

Global Award 2019

Merit Award 2019

Adjudication Jury Member, State, 2019

DC Chapter / Washingtonian Magazine, Distinctive Residential Architecture Award, 2019

Regional Finalist Award 2019

Adjudication Jury Member, Annapolis, MD, 2018

Adjudication Jury Member, National, 2018

Adjudication Jury Member, National, 2018

Gold Award, Insurance Restoration, 2018

Remodeling Design Merit Award Exterior Remodel, 2017

Merit Award Winner, City-House Renovation, 2017

Northern Virginia Chapter, Juror's Special Citation: Residential Architecture, 2017

2017 John Russell Pope Award, Addition/Renovation under 5,000 sf

Best of Service 2017

100,000 Saves 2016

Best of Houzz Service 2016

Baltimore/Washington Chapter, First Place, Specialty Room, 2016

First Place Specialty Room 2016

John Russell Pope, New Residential Design over 5,000 sqft, Honorable Mention, 2015

Honorable Mention, Residential Design Excellence, 2015

100 Top Designers, 2015

Best of Houzz Design 2015

Best of Houzz Service 2015

Grand Award, Excellence in Design and Construction, 2014

Gold Award for Custom Homes between 7,500 sqft and 12,500 sqft, 2014

Best of Class- Specialty Room, 2014

Best of Houzz Service 2014

Baltimore | Washington: 1st Place Regional Winners, 2013-2014

Designers' Choice Award, Award for Up and Coming Architect, 2010

Silver Award in Traditional Custom Homes, 2009

Grand Award, Additions Over $250,000, 2008

Award for Small Projects, 2008

Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Citation Award, 2008

Excellence in Residential Exteriors, 2008

Best of Remodeling Spaces, 2008

Best New House, 2007

Adjudication Jury Member, Alexandria, VA, 2007

Historical Restoration, 2007

Adjudication Jury Member, Falls Church, VA, 2007

Potomac Valley Chapter, Honor Award for Architecture Excellence, 2007

Potomac Valley Chapter, Grand Honor Award, 2007

Grand Honor Award, 2007

Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Honor Award for Architectural Excellence, 2007

Tennessee Chapter, Adjudication Jury Member, 2006

Award of Distinguished Homes, 2006

DC Chapter / Washingtonian Magazine, Distinctive Residential Architecture Award, 2006

Adjudication Jury Member, Washington DC, 2006

Northern Virginia Chapter, Award of Excellence, 2006

State of Maryland, Citation Award, 2006

Grand Award, 2006

Northern Virginia Chapter, Award of Merit, 2006

Grand Award, 2006

Monument Award, 2003

Maryland/ Norther Virginia, Customized Residential Remodeling, 2002

Wood Design Honor Award, 1994

Great American Home, 1994