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Bridge over a River


We are visionaries.

Our designs weave together the story of your land, your home, and your heart.

Our work is thoughtful, intentional, and built to last. 

Our purpose is to leave this world a better place than we received it.

Michael Merschat, AIA

Principal Architect

Michael grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside Asheville, NC. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, he moved up to Washington, DC, to pursue his career in architecture. He currently serves as the AIA Potomac Valley Chairperson in the Capitol Area Custom Residential Architecture Network.

After two decades of city life, Michael returned home and found renewed connection with the land and rural community of his youth.


He believes that we have an opportunity to bring thoughtful design principles into every home, effortlessly blending the natural flow of the land with modern architecture.


Reyna Guerrero

Architectural Designer

Reyna was born and raised in Maryland. She attended the Frederick County Career and Technology Center in high school, which influenced her passion for design and her decision to pursue a career in architecture.

While studying architecture at the University of Maryland at College Park, she was part of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students where she served on the executive board and later as President. She graduated in 2019.

She believes intentional and thoughtful design has the ability to create community, to add to the feeling of ownership within one's home, and to bridge together nature, built spaces, and human activity.

Image by Cristina Gottardi

Waylon + Lucy

Design Dogs

Waylon and Lucy are sweet Lab-Pit mixes and they love taking walks, sleeping in the office, and snoring through architecture design charrettes. 


This brother and sister duo remind us everyday that no matter how busy we are, it's always a great time to take a break, get outside, and breathe in the miracle of another beautiful day.

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