Thomson & Cooke Architects is a custom residential architecture firm based in Washington, DC. Founders Neal Thomson and Patrick Cooke share a passion for residential architecture and a history that goes back to their undergraduate days. After following separate paths for their Master’s of Architecture degrees, they found themselves working together at a small residential practice in Georgetown. A decade later, they opened their own firm, collaborating with their clients to create stylish, livable homes.

The office is known for its work in urban and suburban neighborhoods throughout the Washington, DC region as well as waterfront properties along the Chesapeake Bay. Whether building a new house or updating an existing one, the firm balances the simplicity of traditional American residential design with an updated aesthetic and a focus towards classic design principles and current building practices. The goal for each project is to create a comfortable, beautiful home that meets the client’s needs for today and the future.



Captivated by the romantic architecture of his hometown, Shaker Heights, Ohio, Neal was inspired from a young age to follow a path into residential architecture. After receiving his Master’s in Architecture at the University of Michigan, Neal moved to Washington, DC. With an eye towards simplicity, he employs classically scaled architecture and principles of modern living to create refined and functional spaces. Neal currently lives in Chevy Chase with his wife and three daughters.



Patrick’s design sensibility is rooted in craftsmanship and attention to detail. His ideal is to strike a balance between comfort and beauty. Practicing architecture in the Washington, DC area since 2001, he spent two years at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center where he earned his Master’s in Architecture from Virginia Tech. A native Washingtonian, he currently resides with his wife in a row house in Capitol Hill.