Christopher Tucker, AIA


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.


MODE4 Architecture, PLLC is a full service architectural design studio.  We work closely with our clients through all phases of design, including schematic design, design development, 3D modeling, construction documents, permitting, bidding, and construction administration.  We are intentionally a “small-size design firm with only a handful of part-time and full-time architects, allowing us to focus on details, remain accessible and accountable to our clients, and provide a hands-on approach through the entire design process.   


Our firm focuses mainly on custom residential design work, comprising new homes, renovations, additions, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation projects.  Our work includes both single-family and multi-family homes.  We have collaborated with builders interested in developing quality homes capable of competing in the custom residential design market. 

We also have enjoyed a budding small-commercial portfolio, including restaurant design, hospitality design, a cycle gym, and interior fit-outs.  We find this type of work allows us to utilize the specific "room-making" and detailing skills we have developed over the years.  


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.

Prior to starting MODE4 Architecture, PLLC, Christopher Tucker enjoyed nearly fifteen years working with the nationally award-winning design firms of Moore Architects and Cunningham/Quill Architects.

Christopher 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.