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DeFalco Home Design

Tripp DeFalco, AIA
3409 N. Potomac St.
Arlington Virginia 22213

Q: How do you help your clients during construction?

A: I want my clients’ designs to be executed as we envisioned, so I spend a lot of time on construction sites. Though reviewing shop drawings and product submittals from the comfort of an architect’s office is helpful, there is no substitute for observing the build as it progresses. Even under the best of conditions, builders will have questions and can make the occasional mistake. Without the presence of an architect to help both client and builder make decisions and solve inevitable issues, the process can be stressful and the end product disappointing.

Q: How would your clients describe you?

A: I’ll use some of their testimonials:

Tripp listens carefully and offers creative solutions. He is organized, efficient and great at communication. We hope to work with him again someday!

Building a home from scratch can be overwhelming, and Tripp has a good sense of timing in terms of keeping the project moving while maintaining a manageable decision-making schedule for the client.

Not only did Tripp help us with a beautiful design for our Arlington home, he’s also deeply experienced on the construction side. Hiring him is like hiring an expert/advisor to have in your corner through the life of the project—from design, to permitting and beyond. Lastly, Tripp is level-headed, patient, responsive, and all around a very easy and pleasant person to work with. You would be very lucky to get him as your architect on your next project.


Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University

Licensed Architect since 1999

NCARB Certified to practice nationally

20 years practicing as an Architect

10 years managing a Design/Build firm

Arlington Magazine Winner, Best Architect 2022