Michael P. Rouse, AIA NCARB, Principal Architect

1232 Hamilton Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

Q: What qualities set your company apart from other residential architects and designers?

A: In one word: listening. MPR Architecture works directly with our clients to take their needs and desires and turn them into functional, beautiful and enduring spaces. The most important part of that process is listening to our clients and having our architectural solutions respond thoughtfully to their desires and the unique characteristics of the site. As architects, we bring a creative and independent eye to all solutions and advocate for our clients through our teamwork with consultants, interior designers and contractors.

Q: Why should clients consider a residential architect like MPR Architecture?

A: Beyond helping to synthesize our client’s thoughts and wishes, we offer a full range of services including design, bid and the construction process. Our main focus is creating the custom design for the project while bringing creativity, energy efficiency, and thorough documentation to help keep unforeseen costs at bay. With our clients, we help to guide decisions, analyze project costs, negotiate contracts and serve as advocates during construction. Our goal is to make the process as seamless and as enjoyable as possible for our clients, offering rational and clear advice along the way.  

MPR Architecture specializes in custom residential design including additions, renovations and new home construction. Michael holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland, is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is registered in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina. In 2020, Rouse was honored to be included in Home & Design’s Portfolio of Top 100 Designers.