A partnership founded in 1985, for 33 years Rixey-Rixey Architects focused on high-end residential work including new houses, full house renovations, and additions. Located in offices nestled in Georgetown’s historic West Village, the firm provided full architectural design, interior design, and sustainable design services to a discerning clientele. While most projects are located in the Washington metropolitan region, the firm served many repeat clients in locations as diverse as Sanibel, Florida, Little Compton, Rhode Island, and Fairhope, Alabama. An award-winning firm, Rixey-Rixey Architect’s hallmark is elegant, understated design that captures a style that is individual and appropriate to each project. The firm also has selectively undertaken commercial and institutional projects on a limited basis. In 2018, the partners retired, effectively becoming “perennials” to pursue other areas of interest.
Douglas Rixey is now a freelance designer. Prior to retirement from the firm, he was a Registered Architect in the District of Columbia, State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia. He completed his undergraduate studies in architecture at the University of Virginia where he also received his Master of Architecture graduating with honors as recipient of the AIA Medal. He taught graduate and undergraduate design at the University of Houston, Catholic University, and Marymount University. Douglas was a member of the Arlington County Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board, and served an advisor on the Board of the Historic Rosewell Foundation in Gloucester, Virginia. He served for a decade as a Trustee on the Board of the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic district of Georgetown, a National Register district.
Victoria G.K. Rixey is now a freelance designer. Prior to retirement from the firm, she was a Registered Architect in the District of Columbia, with particular interest in sustainable design. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, received her Master of Architecture from Rice University graduating with honors, and earned an MBA from Georgetown University graduating as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She has taught graduate and undergraduate design at the University of Maryland and Catholic University. Victoria served on the Board of the Washington Chapter AIA as Director of Design Issues, served on the Board of the Citizens Association of Georgetown for eight years including three terms as President, and recently completed terms on the Board of Governors of the Sulgrave Club and four years as Secretary on the Board of the Wadsworth-Sulgrave Historic Preservation Foundation. She resigned as a Director of the Citizens Association of Georgetown in 2018, and now serves on its Advisory Board. She is a member of the Georgetown Garden Club, and was a co-chair of the Georgetown Garden Tour in 2017 and 2018.
Dex, aka C.K. Dexter-Brady Haven was born May 4, 2008 in a close knit litter of pups with sister Enya and brother Seamus. An Irish Jack Russell, Dex’s birth parents hail from County Galway, Ireland. Dex goes to the office of Rixey-Rixey Architects every day, loves walking the streets of Georgetown, and at day’s end enjoys a rousing game of fetch. He and his relatives enjoy participating in the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade under the banner of his breeder, Cindy O’Shea of Innis Irish Jacks.