RÊVE, noun. 1:dream 2:vision, fantasy 3:series of images, emotions & sensations.
RÊVE Design Studio, Inc. feels that architecture is the result of process and unexpected inspiration.

Illustrated by a body of award winning and publicized work, RÊVE understands that each project is unique. What sets RÊVE apart is their ability to understand the circumstances of a project, from the client's aspirations, to the program, place, codes and ordinances. It is fundamental that RÊVE performs this investigation by thoroughly and methodically interviewing clients, staff, and agencies as well as the land, site, and context as it relates to the program.

Contrary to the mythical image of the "artiste" architect, we at RÊVE are not fussy about the particular style of architecture that tickles one's fancy because we love all architecture. Indeed, over the years, our work has nearly covered the history of architecture in terms of stylistic diversity. What we are most passionately fussy about, however, is a commitment to quality—doing it well and doing it appropriately. While our work speaks in the familiar language of history and tradition, we also strive with our buildings to say something new and meaningful to our own time and circumstance. Our buildings and designs have always drawn upon elegance and the comforts of familiarity subtly mixed with modern sophistication. When you think about the way we live today, it's a natural combination—one may drive the latest Porsche, BMW, or Mercedes, or wear Prada, but we still carry with us the genetics of our ancestry and the memories of our lives. This all combines to make us who we are, and our houses should be a masterfully tasteful and lasting reflection of our having passed through this place.

RÊVE is licensed to practice Architecture in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland and New Mexico. We are members of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) as well as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) program.
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13 Reviews
Christopher Lettau
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

REVE Design Studio, and Patrick in particular, did an amazing job turning our drab 1970's contemporary into the best looking house on the block. He took the time to understand what our needs were, and...Read More

Chris Fulmer
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2017

Patrick did a first class job on all phases of my home remodel project... from drafting plans, helping me choose a contractor, cost analyses, supervising construction, selecting fixtures and finishes....Read More

Lisa Petrarca
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2015

Patrick Carter at Reve Design Studio is simply the best! After seeing his excellent work at a friend's house, I knew he was the one for my project...adding a full bath, finishing my basement, and rem...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2013

REVE Studio and Patrick Carter, owner and architect, were highly recommended by close friends. Mr. Carter designed and managed their renovation, and managed my friends. From his portfolio, he is exc...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2014

I have worked with Patrick Carter on 2 projects over the past 2 years at my home in Arlington, VA. First on gutting and completely rebuilding my kitchen and second on a master bath addition. I am thr...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2014

We hired Patrick Carter of Reve Design Studio to design plans for our LR and MBR/BA areas. This was a remodeling design project, so Patrick had to work within the parameters of the existing home infra...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2014

REVE Design designed our screened in porch, which has quickly become one of our favorite places. Our architect, Patrick, patiently worked with us, both listening to our ideas and offering his wonderf...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2014

Patrick designed and provided oversight for a rear portico addition to our home. He was a fabulous listener and translated our thoughts into a concrete design that we love. He was tenacious with reg...Read More

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