Christian Zapatka Architect, PLLC

Christian Zapatka, AIA, FAAR

Christian Zapatka Architect, PLLC, is an award-winning, residential-architecture firm. “We design new houses as well as additions and renovations,” says principal Christian Zapatka. “Our goal is to fuse the best of modern and traditional design to create timeless, classic structures.” A new house on the Potomac River was featured on the cover of Home & Design’s Fall 2015 architecture issue.

The firm was one of five winners in the AIA Rowhouse of the  Future Competition and presented its winning design at the National Building Museum. Zapatka and his team also took part in the  History Channel’s “City of the Future” competition, which envisioned the city of Washington 100 years from now.

The firm’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Modern Townhouse and Luxury Bathrooms, as well as  The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Beautiful Homes, Home & Design and Architecture DC.

After earning a master’s degree from Princeton, where he received the Norton Prize for design excellence, Zapatka apprenticed with Michael Graves. In 1990, he won the Rome Prize in architecture. He has taught architectural design and history at Princeton, Columbia  and the University of Michigan. His book, The American Landscape, was awarded an AIA International Book Award in 1998.