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Avoid costly mistakes and delays. A successful construction project starts with proper planning and a great team.

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Meet the Team

We’re a talented group of builders, project consultants, and writers who are passionate about construction. DC Architects is a regional online magazine focusing on the construction and housing industry. The magazine celebrates the best builders, remodelers, and architects in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is a trusted source for recommendations about construction professionals. In addition to helpful guides and inspirational resources for current and future homeowners, we offer consultation services and building expertise. Our story started in 2016 when we realized that there was a lack of well-researched, long-form, and geographically focused information about contractors across various project types. Our mission continues to be to help property owners discover the right builder for their project, and to recognize those construction companies that have a proven track record of excellent craftsmanship.

Blaine Comeione

Chief Editor

Blaine has served as Editor at DC Architects for six years, drawing from over ten years of experience in construction and real estate. His comprehensive understanding spans commercial construction, architecture, and home builds, cultivated through diverse roles in the industry. With four years at BuildZoom and a background as a licensed real estate agent, Blaine possesses a unique perspective that enriches his editorial work. His dedication to delivering informative content is underscored by his extensive tenure in the field, ensuring that readers receive valuable insights into the dynamic world of construction and home design.

Expertise: Architecture, Commercial Construction, Home Design and Build

Key Highlights: Over 6 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Editor at DC Architects, Previous experience at BuildZoom and Keller Williams Realty

Education: Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Science with Minor in Business; 120+ Hours of New Jersey Real Estate Education; 120+ Hours of Arizona Real Estate Education

Jake Gustafson

Senior Editor

Jake has served as Senior Editor at DC Architects and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America’s largest CLT commercial building.

Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build

Key Highlights: Editor at DC Architects, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America

Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management

Shahe Demirdjian


Shahe is an Editor at DC Architects with around four years of experience as a writer and editor in the construction space. Shahe has always had a huge interest in commercial/residential construction and real estate. On top of his experience at DC Architects, he has two years of experience as a Construction Partner Specialist at BuildZoom and six years of experience as a licensed real estate agent. In his work, he takes advantage of his expertise to take complex technical jargon from those realms and transform them into accessible, engaging content, blending his business administration expertise with a degree from Arizona State University with his experiential insights. 

Expertise: Architecture, Home Design and Build, Home Remodeling

Key Highlights: Arizona Real Estate – Licensed Salesperson 

Education: Arizona State University, Bachelors in Business Administration

Brooke Adams

Deputy Editor

Brooke is a Deputy Editor at DC Architects with around five years of professional experience as a writer and editor in the construction and home improvement space. Her expertise covers a wide range of topics including addition construction, home remodeling, and landscape design. Brooke has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and she also brings extensive experience as a project manager for a top construction firm, overseeing multi-million dollar projects. Additionally, she is certified in LEED and OSHA safety standards. 

Expertise: Addition Construction, Home Remodeling, Landscape Design 

Key Highlights: Over 5 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Deputy Editor at DC Architects

Education: Syracuse University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Certificates in Public Relations and Social Media