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, Principal
Michelle is a Washington DC-based architect specializing in residential design and custom detailing. With 15 years of 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.

NATALIE DiVITO CUNNEEN, Associate
Natalie 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.

JAMES UPTON, Associate
James has over 20 years of experience in the design of multiple building types including residential, educational, and libraries, across the Washington region and nationally. A design technology specialist, James excels in 3d modeling and visualization. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland. James lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and daughter.

ANDREW SINGER, Staff Designer
Andrew has nearly 10 years of experience in the field. While completing his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Pennsylvania, he began professional work with internships focused in multi-family residential and mixed-use design. Since graduating, Andrew has spent the last 7 years working in high-end residential design across the DMV area. During this time, he has served as project manager for more than 50 projects ranging from kitchen remodels to additions and whole home rebuilds, guiding the design from initial schematics through completion of construction. Andrew brings a passion for kitchen design and space utilization, along with a love for local housing typologies and materiality.  Andrew lives in Petworth with his wife, two young sons, and their dog, Howie.

ROMINA ZAVALLOS, Staff Designer
Romina is a Designer contributing over six years of experience in the field. In 2016, she had the opportunity to intern at a boutique multi-disciplanary firm while she worked on completing her studies at Catholic University. Serving as Project Manager, she has completed many residential additions and renovations from initial design through construction management. In addition, she has contributed years of design input and space planning on projects for SSP’s 1100-person headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard. Her most recent works focused on restaurant tenant fit-outs where she gained new experience in commercial design. However, Her passion for residential and interior design is what brought her to MV Architects where she continues to cultivate the importance of space planning, material selections, and a collaborative approach to creating thoughtful spaces.

LAUREN WILLIAMS, Designer, Stylist and Office Manager 
Since joining MV architects in 2020, Lauren has focused on expanding the interior design portfolio and broadening the clientele for the firm. As a designer, she enjoys closely working with clients to bring their visions to life. Blending form and function, old and new, traditional and contemporary styles to create beautiful, livable spaces. She leads the styling team on photoshoots, meticulously sourcing props and florals and documenting interior and exterior projects upon completion. Lauren is also the online marketing presence for MV, sharing progress and finished photos as well as collaborations with various industry professionals including artists, photographers and artisans.