Co-Founder and CEO
Francisca V. Alonso, a magna cum laude graduate from The School of Architecture at The Catholic University of America. Francisca has more than 25 years of experience in architectural and interior design. She was born in Santiago (Chile), grew up in the Costa del Sol (Spain), and studied architecture in Washington, D.C.
Francisca comes from a family of architects and builders. Her father was the internationally acclaimed Spanish architect Melvin Villarroel Roldan who designed luxury resorts and hotels on the Mediterranean coast and all over the world.
Her background, professional training, and dedication for her craft has led her to establish a unique design-build approach that is beautifully exhibited in many homes all over the Great Falls and McLean area, and maximizes the client’s investment budget.
Committed to the “master builder approach”, she has assembled an extraordinary team of construction specialists and craftsmen who transform ideas into reality.
With this distinctive design-build approach, Francisca is able to “CONTROL COST DURING DESIGN” and “PROTECT THE DESIGN VISION DURING CONSTRUCTION”.
Co-Founder and Vice-President
Antonio Alonso, AIA, obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree from the prestigious Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning. His background includes a wide range of experience in design and construction. While in Architecture School, Antonio worked on the construction team building The Washington National Cathedral, gaining valuable experience in the field of construction.
Upon graduating, he worked in an architecture firm as a designer before pursuing a job as an architect with the United States General Services Administration National Capital Region. As the Chief Architect of the National Capital Region, he is responsible for leading a diverse team of design disciplines that includes Architecture, Interiors and Engineering. Antonio has a reputation as a leader in developing pioneering concepts in architectural design and construction. This experience has translated into his passion for residential architectural design and construction and the belief in delivering high quality projects by integrating design and construction.
Antonio brings 25 years of diverse experience to AV Architects + Builders. His early involvement in the Master Planning of projects ensures that the design has the foundation for success.
Licensed Architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
2004 Chief Architect Excellence in Public Architecture for sustained superior performance in fostering design excellence in the United States General Services Administration.