We create homes that will provide years of memories for our clients through thoughtful designs that enhance their space.

With over 15 years of experience in residential design, we spend time getting to know our clients, listening to their needs, then working together to create their new home. Drawing from a deep reservoir of architectural knowledge, we compose elegant and timeless residences tailored to the desires of our client.

MICHELLE MURPHY VASSALLO AIA is a Washington DC-based architect specializing in residential design and custom detailing. With 15 years experience, Michelle has worked on projects across the country and abroad. She holds a BA in architecture from Miami University in Ohio and an MA in architecture from the Catholic University of America in DC. She is a member of the AIA.

Associates

KATIE SCOTT received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 2003 and is a Registered Architect in the District of Columbia. With over 12 years of experience in the practice of both residential and commercial architecture in the DC region and abroad, Katie joined MV Architects in April 2020. A native Washingtonian, Katie grew up in the Cleveland Park and Palisades neighborhoods. She is inspired by the house as a stage for family memories and is pursuing her passion for residential design. Katie and her husband have two young children, with whom they are creating many happy memories at their home in American University Park.   

ELLIE GALIFIANAKIS is a Registered Architect in the state of Virginia. Originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland,  she moved to Washington DC and attended The Catholic University of America, where she received her Masters in Architecture. She has 15 years of experience specializing in residential architecture. Ellie has worked on projects in DC, Maryland and Virginia. She enjoys working with clients and seeing their project take shape and come to life. She and her husband live in Arlington, VA with two children and a small dog.

Nicolas Castellanos is an architectural designer with 6 years of experience. He has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects including: commercial, residential, hospitality and restaurants. He is originally from Bogotá, Colombia but lived half of his life in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico in 2014. Nicolas spends most of his free time enjoying his new life as a father, with the companionship of his wife and his newborn baby.

NATALIE DiVITO CUNNEEN is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University in 2006, and then moved to the DC area, where she worked for several years. Natalie has over 14 year of experience in the field of architecture, including residential, mixed use, education, religious and commercial projects. She grew up in Massachusetts, the youngest of four children, and thrives on being part of a team. Natalie loves figuring out the details and seeing a design come together. She and her husband live in Massachusetts with their two children, where they enjoy visiting the beach, skiing and spending time with their dog, George.

JOHN HOVIS had an early start to his architectural career when he helped design an addition to his family’s “Brady Bunch” style house while in junior high. The Ohio native went on to study architecture at the University of Cincinnati before working for a small Midwest firm where he honed his residential design skills for the next thirteen years. John made his way to the DC region in 2009 and has been designing homes throughout the area ever since. John, his wife & two cats reside in Arlington and enjoy the many offerings in the DMV, especially the local jazz scene and restaurants.

LAUREN WILLIAMS is a Washington, D.C. based performing and teaching artist who has a passion for design. She attended The Catholic University of America and received a Bachelor of Music. Lauren has had the privilege to perform at numerous theatres in the Washington, D.C. area and abroad. She also brings her love of music and dance to preschoolers in the District with her early childhood music and movement program. Lauren joined the MV Architect’s team in September and is enjoying collaborating with such experienced and gifted designers.