Francisca Alonso
Francisca Alonso has been designing, remodeling and building homes for families in the Northern Virginia area for more than 15 years as CEO and Co-Founder of AV Architects + Builders. With a passion for building homes that are designed around a family’s needs, she uses her Vacation Style Living™ approach to improve her client’s quality of life with a clever combination of casual luxury and practical conveniences for every stage of life.

An area builder of choice, Francisca has assembled a skilled team of experienced craftsmen to execute her designs with excellence, whether bringing a client’s dream home to life or partnering with area colleagues to ensure their architectural vision is achieved on time, on budget and above expectations. Francisca’s passion towards architecture and improving her client’s quality of life led her to write her first book, Nesting for Empty Nesters: The Vacation Style Living Approach, a practical guide to using smart design to prepare your home for retirement and beyond.

A magna cum laude graduate of The School of Architecture at The Catholic University of America, Francisca is also CAPS certified. Born in Chile and raised in Spain, Francisca comes from a family of architects and builders including her father, internationally acclaimed luxury resort designer and architect Melvin Villarroel Roldan. Alonso and her husband, fellow architect, co-author and business partner Antonio Alonso reside in Northern Virginia with their four teenage children.