Christopher Tucker, AIA

PURPOSE

MODE4 Architecture’s purpose is to design beautiful architecture, finely tailored to our client's needs.  To achieve this purpose, we understand our first priority is to listen.  We strongly believe the most successful architecture begins with thorough investigation of all design possibilities during the early design phase, and is achieved through a collaborative process involving open and honest discussions between the architect, client, and builder.  

Great solutions, whether traditional or modern, need to be designed thoughtfully and holistically, from schematic diagrams through construction details.  It is with expert attention to both space-making and detailing, MODE4 Architecture, PLLC creates comfortably sophisticated architecture, designed for the way you live.

OUR STORY

MODE4 Architecture, PLLC began in 2013, and is located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.  We have completed most of our work in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.  However, our work radius continues to grow beyond the DC metro area.  We have designed approximately fifty projects of varying sizes since opening the studio.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

We believe our company’s guiding design principles and values set MODE4 Architecture, PLLC apart from other firms.

LISTENING

We listen before we talk. We hear your needs, and respond with thoughtful and creative solutions. And then we listen some more.

EFFORT

The tireless effort we give is what we believe is necessary to finding the best possible design for your lifestyle. This is true throughout the project, and is especially important during the early design phases when getting the “bones” of the solution is imperative. We will design until you are satisfied, we will never quit on you, and we will never force you to accept a solution that isn’t right for you.

CREATIVITY

We are excellent designers. We pride ourselves on our creativity and thoughtfulness, and on our ability to design a custom seamless addition to your existing house, a traditional treasure, or a modern stand-alone statement.

DETAILING

The attention to detail we show in our construction drawings is unmatched by most architects doing custom home designs. We build it on paper before a 2x4 is ever purchased, so that there are no surprises during construction. You see what your money is buying before you sign-on with a builder.  

SITE SPECIFICITY

Our design solutions respond specifically to the site of your project, with consideration given to all factors, including context, topography, climate, and solar orientation. We strive to design open, light-filled spaces with a strong connection between interior and exterior spaces.

BUDGET AWARENESS

We are keenly aware of the delicate balance required to achieve beautiful, functional architecture while remaining within our client’s construction budget.  We never lose site of this balance, and we take great pride in being able to achieve both requirements with equally great success.

 

TEAM

Christopher Tucker, AIA

Principal/Owner

Prior to starting MODE4 Architecture, PLLC, Chris enjoyed nearly fifteen years working with the nationally award-winning design firms of Moore Architects and Cunningham/Quill Architects. Chris graduated from University of Maryland, School of Architecture in 2001 with a Master's Degree in Architecture, and the University of New Haven in 1997 with a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design. Chris lives with his wife, two daughters, and two rescued pups in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. When Chris has a chance to step away from the studio, he enjoys both mountain and road biking, hiking, golf, and tipping back a chilled New England IPA with good friends and family.

Michele Pintur

Senior Architectural Associate/Project Manager

Michele has been part of the MODE4 team since 2014.  Since moving to Washington, DC in 2006, Michele has worked in custom residential design and design/build. Michele is the go-to person for efficiency in creating permit submissions and is particularly adept in construction administration.  Michele graduated from the University of Cincinnati with both her Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture.  She currently resides in Maryland with her family and two lazy cats. In her free time, she is treasurer of her local swim club and in the summers you can find her there going down the slide.  

SOPHOL “Greg” Mhanaojyakorn

Senior Architectural Associate

Greg has been part of the MODE4 team since 2014.  Prior to this, he worked for several other firms specializing in custom homes, remodeling and renovation and small commercial projects.   He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Greg particularly enjoys drawing and completing construction documents.  He hopes to continue designing great architecture and obtain his architecture license soon.   

Sul Gee kim

Architectural Associate

Sul Gee has been part of the MODE4 team since 2019. Sul Gee graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelors in Architecture. Sul Gee has experience with a wide range of residential and commercial projects. Sul Gee loves designing, and has an affinity for interior design and space planning. She is an an expert in AutoCAD, 3D modeling, Rhino+V-ray Rendering, Adobe PhotoShop, and Adobe Illustrator. Sul Gee has a young family keeping her busy when she has a chance to step outside of the architecture world. Sul Gee is working toward her professional licensing.

Carey Christie

Accounting

Carey is our bookkeeper handling accounting for both our customers and vendors.  She has worked as a bookkeeper in the construction field for over 18 years with experience with both residential and commercial projects.  Carey enjoys spending time with her family and playing board games with friends.  Carey has been with MODE4 since 2018.