Francisca Villarroel Alonso
Co-Founder and CEO
Francisca V. Alonso, a magna cum laude graduate from The School of Architecture at The Catholic University, has more than 20 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 DC.
Francisca comes from a family of architects and builders. Her father was the internationally acclaimed Spanish architect Melvin Villarroel Roldan that designed luxury resorts and hotels in the Mediterranean coast and all over the world.
Francisca and her husband/business partner Antonio Alonso launched AV Architects in 2001 with a passion for architecture and a vision to provide full architectural services to high-end homeowners in the Washington Metropolitan Area. A year later, she realized that many of the designs were being compromised by third party builders.
In 2002, they added a sister company AV Builders to deliver a seamless construction process and provide their high-end clients with a single point of accountability from concept to completion.
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”.