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Architecture should stir the heart of an artist with its beauty and delight a utilitarian with its elegant solutions.


Principal Architect

Rear view of historic farmhouse with stone patio
Colorful, contemporary living space that opens to kitchen
Vanity area with sophisticated pink cabinetry


Headshot, Michael Patrick Rouse, principal architect of MPR Architecture

Principal Architect


Michael Patrick Rouse is a registered architect in the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina, as well as the District of Columbia. Michael has designed projects ranging from modest additions and renovations in urban neighborhoods to new waterfront estates in Maine and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. His previous award-winning work with other firms has been featured in Traditional Home, Washington Home & Design, Washingtonian, ArchitectureDC, Maine Home+Design, and Washington Home & Garden. Recently, Michael was honored to be named one of Washington Home & Design’s Top 100 Designers in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Michael holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland, is a Member of the American Institute of Architects, and is a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certificate holder.

Michael's favorite part of each project is designing beautiful solutions to clients' functional problems, ultimately resulting in a home they love for many years to come. He enjoys a collaborative process working closely with clients, contractors, interior designers, and other professionals.


Learn more about MPR Architecture's values and philosophy.

Christian Bocchino joined MPR Architecture in 2021 and has been a project designer with the firm since 2022. Christian’s background in the discipline includes commercial architecture and building science. His role at MPR Architecture is to work directly with clients and the design team during conceptual and schematic design phases, through documentation, and with construction administration.  


Recent projects include a large condo renovation in the historic Kalorama Dresden Condominium, a large addition to a Takoma Park bungalow, and a contemporary whole house renovation in Somerset, MD.


Christian holds a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech where his graduate thesis explored construction detailing and architectural lineage. He also holds   an undergraduate degree in building science and architectural technology from Appalachian State University. Christian is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects. Growing up in both Bucks County Pennsylvania and the greater Charlotte NC area, he currently calls downtown Washington, DC home.

Headshot, Christian Bocchino, project desginer at MPR Architecture

Project Designer

Headshot, George Johnson, designer at MPR Architecture



George Johnson joined MPR Architecture in 2022 as a designer. His role in the firm is to work directly with clients and the design team during conceptual and schematic design phases, through documentation, and with construction administration.  


Recent projects include a condo renovation in Dupont Circle, a new contemporary porch addition in northeast DC, and a large addition to a bungalow in Friendship Heights.


George holds a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys the personability of designing spaces that impact the day-to-day lives of clients. George likes to unwind with cycling and watching Formula 1 racing.


MPR Architecture is based in Washington, D.C. Our team of architects works with homeowners in the DC metro area and beyond. To date, we've completed projects from Maine to North Carolina. 

One of the greatest compliments our firm can ever receive is repeat business from past clients. We've had the honor of working with homeowners on their primary residences in the DC area who then also engage us to help with their summer or weekend homes. We are always delighted to help our clients, wherever their project may be located.

In today's more virtual world, we still value the connection that a face-to-face meeting offers. However, we understand this isn't always practical. We are happy to accommodate our clients' busy schedules and more distant locations via virtual collaboration. 

Ready to get started on your project? Let's chat!


Contemporary breakfast nook with warm wood tones


Elegant living space with bookshelves painted in a deep navy blue

We believe that collaboration produces the best results. Understanding our clients' problems and desires for their home is the most important work we do. Collaborating with contractors, interior designers, and other professionals ensures that each project is completed in harmony and with the best possible outcome.



We believe that architectural design should respond to each home's specific site and context, with architecture that is well-proportioned and intentional. A home should be designed for the functions of today and be built for many future years of enjoyment and shelter.

We believe that architecture should draw on design elements that have stood the test of time, but they should be interpreted in fresh ways. Just as importantly, architectural solutions should be designed for both the demands and comforts of modern life.




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