For over 30 years, we’ve brought artful living and highly-curated design to diverse client spaces around the country—first as Architectural Ceramics and now as Architessa.
Certified Women-Owned and family-operated since our founding, Architessa brings generations of knowledge, passion, and experience to our ever-evolving industry.
We are a comprehensive tile and stone company that works with homeowners, designers, architects, and more to find the perfect tile for every project.
The road to tile and design selection can be tough to traverse for both businesses and homeowners but with our renowned Concierge Service, we take every step with you. We are Architessans—tile lovers and experts who walk alongside you, helping you realize your vision through a wealth of options, crafted expertise, fine detail planning, and preparation for the unexpected.
Architessa offers an expansive library of high-quality tile ranging from ceramic, porcelain, glass, natural stone and marble, wood, terracotta and more. We import our tile from all over the world, bringing both domestic and international products to our showrooms in the D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Atlanta metro areas as well as through our national commercial representatives. In addition, we have over 30 specialty vendors which can be custom ordered for your unique project. With thousands of selections available, Architessa works with you to find the best options for you and your space.
Tile is an art rich with history and through it your space can tell a story. Our Architessans use their knowledge of the past and eye for the future to help you craft a timeless, innovative design that speaks for itself—a narrative in tile that elevates your space and evokes emotion. Architessa provides tile and more by embracing the journey and loving the destination.
Architessa is proud of the community of hardworking, dedicated and caring people it employs. What we do wouldn’t be possible if not for the time and effort that everyone puts in, not just in their workday, but volunteering in the community too.
Architessa CEO, Betty Sullivan, founded Washington Cares in 2005 to provide disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina victims.
During this relief effort we assisted over 400 dispersed people in finding new jobs and housing in the DC Metro Area. Our desire is to help in emergency situations with assistance that includes clothing, first aid kits, food, water, blankets and cleaning supplies.
Washington Cares is a non-profit, 100% volunteer based supported by donations and Architessa. Washington Cares is a faith based organization that delights in serving the community just as our Savior served. Washington Cares also has an ongoing recovery support system that helps displaced families relocate and start over with new jobs. Please let us know how we can serve you!Donate Now