Archi-TEXTUAL awarded  “Best Of Houzz” 2014 for satisfaction by Houzz


archi-TEXTUAL wins 'Talk of the Town' Award for 2013


Gabe and Terri Parrilla

"My wife and I hired Catarina after narrowing down the search for an architectural firm in the Washington DC to 3 firms, using the AIA DC chapter website. We immediately had a good impression and connection with Catarina during the interview process. Our project included an overhaul renovation of a two story house and basement, built in the early 1900's. As you can imagine the magnitude of the scope for this project is vast but Catarina's professionalism, expertise, and creativity made the design a very pleasant, entertaining, and smooth process. More importantly, she really listened to our ideas and preferences and suggested effective ways to incorporate them into the design. We could not be happier with the end result and highly recommend Catarina to anyone needing architectural services.

Hired archi-TEXTUAL on 2013

Peggy Joyner

We started working with the company in September 2013. We are still working with them to complete architectural drawings. They are developing full architectural drawings for a complete renovation of our 1912 home, to include an addition over a garage. The company is doing a fantastic job of bringing new elements to the home, while keeping the integrity of the home in place. The experience is going extremely well! The owner is very receptive to our ideas and is bringing great ideas to the table.

Although archi-TEXTUAL, PLLC was the 2nd company we interviewed for the project and we were sure it was the one to select, we interviewed at least 6 other companies before selecting them. The owner, Catarina Ferreira, is a wonderful, knowledgeable and very professional person to work with. She gets you excited about a renovation that could be very exhausting.

Hired archi-TEXTUAL in 2013

Dale Colbert

Renovations of any kind can be daunting. However, Catarina has been able to consistently ease the pain by being on the same page in terms of our modern style and budget. Time and again, Catarina has been able to think outside of the box when we face either structural or budgetary constraints. She is able to maintain the look we are wanting to achieve, work with the contractor, and identify reasonably priced yet stylish options. She is responsive and patient. Her rates were reasonable based on an overall construction cost of $200k project. I would use her in the future as well as recommend her to anyone. She makes a potentially painful process very pleasant.

Hired archi-TEXTUAL in 2013


archi-TEXTUAL awarded  “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz

Houzz Unveils 2013 ‘Best of Houzz’ Winners 

The leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.The firm was chosen by the more than 11 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Professionals and Design Trends. Jan 21, 2013

Robert Cabeca

"Catarina meets all the qualifications. She is a real pleasure to work with and develops practical, simple, effective solutions quickly. She has helped me see my project concepts in new perspective giving me clear information to make the best choices."

Year first hired: 2012 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative


Brian B.

“Catarina is a wonderful architect and is a real pleasure to work with. She is courteous, professional, communicative and creative. She transformed my vague ideas and notions into a beautiful reality. I can't recommend her highly enough.” May 31, 2012

Hired Catarina as an Architect in 2012

MAY 2012

Aidan Hampson

“Catarina is an excellent architect for anyone who wants a professional and innovative job. Catarina is very hard working and involved and I cannot recommend her highly enough. My project is still in progress but is resulting in a property that all the neighbors feel the need to stop and compliment. That even while they say, "there is too much development in the neighborhood, but we love your property". Catarina's style takes a lot from both her European roots and her training in New York. It is not typical Metro colonial McMansion!” May 31, 2012

Hired Catarina as an Architect in 2011

Nancy Glenn Hansen

“I was impressed by Catarina's strong, creative presentation for the design of a complex downtown project. Her ability to convey ideas and field questions was superb. She is an outstanding architect in Washington, DC. I would be confident in hiring for residential or commercial projects of various sizes.” 2012


Irfana Ali

“Catarina has a good concepts and creative ideas. She is very detail oriented, easy to work with, very knowledgeable about her work, has the ability to resource also. Would HIGHLY recommend her to others looking for creative/innovative design.” August 1, 2011

 Hired Catarina as an Architect in 2011