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Christian Zapatka Architect, PLLC

Christian Zapatka Architect, PLLC

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Christian Zapatka Architect, PLLC is an award-winning architecture firm specializing in residential architecture in the Washington metropolitan area. Seeking to fuse the best of both modern and traditional design in order to create classic, timeless structures, the firm designs new houses as well as additions to and renovations of existing houses. The firm is committed to creating comprehensive architectural designs which integrate both site design and interior design. In 2003, the firm was one of five winners in the AIA Rowhouse of the Future Competition and presented their winning design at the National Building Museum. More recently, the firm was invited to participate in the History Channel’s Future Cities Competition and presented their work at Washington’s Union Station. The firm’s work has been published in numerous publications including The Modern Townhouse (Harper Collins, 2006), Luxury Bathrooms (Harper Collins, 2008), The Washington Post, The Washingtonian, Washington Spaces, Beautiful Homes, Home and Design and Architecture DC. Christian Zapatka’s practice has been featured as a cover story for the Washington, DC newspapers, The Downtowner and The Georgetowner. Christian Zapatka is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. After earning a master’s degree in architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the Norton Prize for excellence in design, he apprenticed for two years with Michael Graves. In 1990, he was awarded the Rome Prize in architecture. While teaching architectural design and history for seven years at Princeton, Columbia and the University of Michigan, Zapatka wrote two books and numerous academic publications. His book, The American Landscape (Princeton Architectural Press, 1996) was awarded an AIA International Book Award in 1998. Zapatka is a member of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City and a member of the Cosmos Club. Featured in Houzz editorial. 10 Kitchen Colour Schemes That Will Stand the Test of Time.

Services Provided

Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, Kitchen Remodeling, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Sustainable Design

Areas Served

Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, DC (Washington), Potomac, Washington, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Mclean


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Business Details

Business Name

Christian Zapatka Architect, PLLC

Phone Number

(202) 333-2735


1656 33rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Typical Job Cost

$500,000 - 5 million

Cost varies per project. Please contact us for more information.


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