DW Ricks Architects + Associates, PC
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Founded in 1988, DW Ricks Architects + Associates specializes in custom single-family residential design.
Over our 30 years of service to the home owner we have become one of the most prolific residential design firms in the Metro area. To date, we have completed hundreds of residential projects including new homes, whole-house remodels, additions, and historic preservation of designated historic homes. Firm projects are found throughout the metro area including Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware and Hawaii.

DW Ricks Architects + Associates is known for being an approachable and easy firm with which to work. Our 3 person office provides clients an intimate collaborative experience. The professional practice has an outstanding reputation for architectural excellence confirmed by a consistent high level of design, press recognition, design awards, a lengthy list of client references, and the general contractors we work with.

David has 38 years of experience in the practice of architecture and plays a central role in all aspects of the firm's work with primary focus on design, client development and firm oversight. He is engaged with every project and works with his team to cultivate and maintain the firm's reputation for responsive, high quality design and seamless project management services. One of David's primary responsibilities is to insure every project gets off on the right foot. The seminal moment of every project occurs in the first client design meeting where the design's trajectory is typically established. To assure the best possible outcome, David personally develops the initial concepts. Variety is the most effective method to uncover the best and most appropriate solution.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, New Home Construction, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Construction Drawings, Total Project Management

Areas Served
Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Baileys Crossroads, Bethesda, College Park, DC (Washington), Fairfax, Falls Church, Idylwood, North Springfield, Potomac, Seven Corners, Silver Spring, Springfield, Takoma Park, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Washington, West Springfield, Chevy Chase, Dunn Loring, Lake Barcroft, Mantua, Mclean

Certifications and Awards
Our Architects are both licensed, and members of the AIA. We are recognized Green Design Professional. The firm has been nationally published & recognized in Architectural books, periodicals, The Washington Post, HGTV, House & Garden Tours, and received many design awards.
Selected “BEST ARCHTECT” Arlington Magazine and Northern VA Magazine

Contact: David Ricks
Location: 3300 Fairfax Drive Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201
Typical Job Costs: $250,000 - $850,000
Commented: Can I ask: how wide is the countertop with embedded grill? This counter is 8’-6” wide x 2’-1” deep, but, you should always verify size and clearances required for the specific grill you decide on.
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Commented: Wall color? It's dogue grey DC-06 from Benjamin Moore
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Commented: kind of lights on porch ceiling This project is within the registered Historic District of Maywood, VA. There were very strict rules governing design, use of materials, detailing, etc. The porch had to maintain traditional materia...
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Commented: Exterior The exterior wall color is "Kentucky Haze" by Benjamin Moore.
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Commented: What is the siding, trim, and window color? Sorry for the late response, I've been away. The siding and trim are all synthetic. The lap siding is Hardiplank. The upper and lower siding are the same, we just vary the exposure to create the d...
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Commented: Where is the chest from? Sorry, I'm not sure if the hall dresser drawer was a piece the home owner already owned or purchased through their interior designer. You may want to reach out to Katheryn Ivey Interiors. She was t...
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