2017 DuBro Timeline
1991: Jeff DuBro graduates from UVA with his Bachelor’s in Architecture
1991: Jeff starts a company in Virginia named Locus Design
1995: Jeff receives Masters in Architecture from University of Illinois
1995: Jeff serves as Project Designer and Project Architect for BLDD Architects in Illinois
2000: Jeff works as a Project Architect on the National Museum for the American Museum in DC with Smith Group
2001: Jeff works as a Project Architect and Project Designer with Ellerbe Becket, DC. Amongst working on several projects across the United States, Jeff served as both Project Designer and Project Architect for the University of Maryland, College Park Women’s Softball Stadium.
2001: The beginning of the Novus Journey. Novus Incorporated begins.
2002: First house renovated in Arlington – “6521”
2004: A second architect, Lucia Dunin-Borkowski, joins Novus Construction
2006: First completely new home constructed, from basement to attic.
2012: Novus rebrands itself as DuBro Architects + Builders
2013: Kelly Lesperance celebrates her 10th Anniversary with DuBro as its indispensable Office Manager

2014: DuBro moves into new office space, 429 S Maple Ave in Falls Church City. Renovated space includes repurposed material throughout and innovative design to showcase Living Architecture. Office now includes showroom and workshop.

2015: 1000th contract written! DuBro continues to establish itself as a Master Builder.

2017: The sky is the limit…

In 2001 Jeff founded Novus One. He later rebranded to DuBro Architects + Builders, dedicated to Residential Architecture, and has built homes and additions for over 100 clients in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

Prior to founding his own company, Jeff was a Project Architect and Designer for Ellerbe Beckett in Washington, DC.

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois Urbana and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia.

Jeff DuBro

Licensed Architect since 1999; Founder of DuBro Architects + Builders

Prior to working at DuBro, Lucia worked as an architect and designer in architecture studios both in Maryland and Lima, Peru.

She has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas in Austin and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Peru.

Lucia Dunin-Borkowski

Licensed Architect since 1995; Architect at DuBro Architects + Builders since 2004

Originally from Germany, raised between South Africa and Germany, Isabelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from The Maryland Institute College of Art.

Isabelle DuBro

Project Manager at DuBro Architects + Builders since 2013

Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from St. Norbert College, Wisconsin. Kelly has also served in Sierra Leone in the Peace Corps.

Kelly Lesperance

Office Manager at DuBro Architects + Builders since 2004

Luis is a Project Manager specializing in exterior construction, hardscapes, water management and a skilled landscaper. He is an expert tile and marble setter and a Lead Certified builder.

Luis Maravi

Project Manager at DuBro Architects + Builders since 2003

Neftali performs a variety of work, from rough carpentry, framing, erecting roof trusses, sub flooring, exterior sheathing, staircases and railings to name a few. He has also extensive experience in finish carpentry and cabinetry.

Neftali Villatoro

Lead Carpenter at DuBro Architects + Builders since 2005

We recognize that our clients’ projects must have the “right effort” to satisfy the goals of each unique project.    In order to do this, we must assemble the “right team.”   For DuBro, this is a big deal.  When our clients entrust us to work together with them on and in their Homes, they expect the highest level of integrity, respect and competence.

Whether they be people on the DuBro payroll, sub-contractors, or suppliers, the team that takes care of our clients is DuBro Architects + Builders.  When we are working for our clients, we are one team of “trusted partners” with one mission with our clients at the center.

Over the past 15+ years, we have formed many trusted partnerships with experienced, high-quality people and companies, including structural engineers, plumbers, electricians, material suppliers, etc.  We put this network of “partners” to work on behalf of our clients; and, maintaining these relationships is of the utmost importance to us.  These partner relationships are with people – real people – people that work together to take good care of our clients and their Homes.

The “right team” with the “right effort” makes our projects “just right.”

Here are just a few of the companies that make up our team: