About R. Michael Cross Design Group

The R. Michael Cross Design Group focuses on designing sustainable environments for home, work, and play. Their project team is composed of LEED Accredited Professionals with a broad range of experience in both residential and commercial design. Licensed in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, principal architect R. Michael Cross and his team serve a diverse range of clients across in a wide range of markets.

R. Michael Cross, Principal Architect, NCARB LEED AP

Firm Founder, R. Michael Cross, holds both a bachelors degree from the University of Colorado in Environmental Design as well as a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Architecture. Before establishing R. Michael Cross Design Group, Cross worked in a variety of firms with the majority of his experience being split between designing high-end residential with workshop/apd in NY, NY and designing a mixture of healthcare and commercial at Baskervill in Richmond, VA.

Emily Bacher, Project Architect

Emily Bacher was born and raised in the DC area, but received her higher education in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a BA in Art History and Psychology from Emory University, and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining the RMC_DG team, she worked on a number of office interior and building repositioning projects with OTJ Architects in DC. She is both  LEED AP BD + C and SEED accredited.

Henry Brigham, Project Designer

Henry Brigham is a Northern Virginia native who has recently returned to the area after finishing his bachelors degree from the University of Colorado in Environmental Design. Before RMC_DG, Henry had two internships in the summers between school years with Sorg Architects in Washington, DC. He has strong interests in High-End Residential and Mixed-Use, but suffers from an unhealthy addiction to all things CNC.

Jennifer Birks, Project Architect, AIA NCARB LEED AP ID+C

Jennifer Birks, a native Los Angeleno, relocated to Washington DC to earn her Bachelor of Architecture at Howard University. She is an NCARB certified Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with more than 15 years’ experience in architecture. Before joining R. Michael Cross Design Group, Jennifer worked on a variety of commercial and government projects with WBCM in Baltimore, and has experience working on high-end residential and small commercial projects in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia with Stoiber + Associates. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, Zumba, and wine, but not necessarily in that order.

Elizabeth Stuart, Project Designer

Elizabeth Stuart was born and raised in Jamestown, NY, recently relocating to the DC area. She holds a bachelors and masters degree in Interior Architecture from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Before joining RMC_DG, Lizzie worked on residential modular homes and more recently for a private company as an in-house interior designer completing a wide array for projects from healthcare and hospitality to corporate and residential projects. She has a strong interest in Interior Architecture and the walls the profession can break down.