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Firm Profile: TEKTURA

People first.

How it started


A year of change, growth, and reflection of values, on all levels.
Embracing these shifts and with the opportunity to redefine the important aspects of architecture that needed the most focus, TEKTURA studio was created.

The studio was designed with flexibility in mind, both in our product and for its contributors. Residential architecture will always be at our core, but it remains important to reserve room for experimentation & growth, for research, and to delve into other aspects of the built environment.

People are constantly evolving. Our environment and the way we live and work has and will continue to change. Our "people first" approach keeps us grounded and growing as we navigate these changes together.

Our breadth of work demonstrates a commitment to each individual client versus a specific style. As designers, we respond to our client's needs, the demographic, the context, historical significance and our current times. We enjoy collaboration, with both our clients and consultants, and even with other architects as we search for the best ways to solve problems.

Andrea Lucas, AIA NCARB

President & Founder

Andrea Lucas is the architect and founder of Tektura Studio, a practice that focuses on Architecture for Humans. Her strong humanistic ideologies come from her native country of Venezuela, where she saw (and participated) in building the family dream home while growing up. The process of imagining the possibilities and watching block by block ideas becoming reality inspired what would become her lifelong profession.

With a Master of Architecture degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design in hand, her first job sparked a fascinated by construction details and connections that steered her towards the construction and project management path. Since then, she has performed on award winning residential and commercial projects, and continuous to push boundaries as a registered architect in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Texas and South Carolina.

Today, Andrea specializes in residential typologies, and is expanding her specialty to include other forms of experiential architecture that celebrates a sense of place. Her goal with her practice is to go back to the sensibilities that distinguish architecture from buildings, and armed with the technical expertise, allow design to go beyond the nuts and bolts.

She helps advance the profession of architecture by participating in the NCARB’s Forms Assembly Subcommittee, serves as the 2023 Secretary for the AIA|DC Small Firms Exchange (SFx) and student outreach programs such as the inaugural architecture mentorship program at the University of Maryland, and within her community at the Haymarket Food Pantry.

Andrea Lucas, AIA NCARB

How we work

Our Process

No two projects are the same, but we have a fine tuned a process that can be applicable to a broad spectrum or project types.

Our Process


We have a few project types that particularly resonate with us, but we are always open to new opportunities and partnerships that will push the envelope.

  • Building Renovations & Additions
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Single Family Custom Home
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Mixed-Use Developments
  • Land Planning
View our Projects

Ready to Get Started?

Working with an architect is not only about beautiful design. You are investing in your advocate who will convey a vision, who will balance function and aesthetics, who will navigate requirements and codes, and who will manage and coordinate budgets, consultants, and more.

We are also investing in you.

This is why we only take on clients that are a good fit.
These are individuals and enterprises that value a tailored experience, a clear process, transparent communication and in the end, something unique.

We offer a free, no-commitment 30-minute consultation, where we can meet and talk about your needs, goals and vision.

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