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Scholars of Architecture

Since 2008, we’ve created homes that enrich our clients’ lives. Today, that philosophy continues to guide every decision we make.

In addition, we’ve developed a deep understanding of the emotional and material elements that create a home. We realize each element impacts the other, and that symbiotic relationship helps drive home our design decisions.

At WC Ralston, making each home as unique and special as the people who live there is our guiding principal. Our award-winning designs and happy clients make all the effort worthwhile.

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We do not create the work. I believe we, in fact, are discoverers.

Glenn Murcutt

OUR TEAM

WC Ralston

“It’s my fundamental belief that architecture enriches the human experience. There’s no place on earth like a construction site—with mud on your boots and the smell of sawdust in the air. This is where a vision becomes reality.”

Warren’s Story
Warren’s Story

Warren C. Ralston / AIA
Founder, Managing Principal

Warren Ralston is an innovator, designer, thought leader, and architect. His passion for the transformative power of design has left its mark on thousands of homes and communities across the eastern seaboard. Warren is widely recognized for his groundbreaking design concepts winning numerous awards for custom homes and market-forward communities.

As managing principal of W.C. Ralston Architects, Warren provides high-level business strategy and serves as the hands-on leader of all planning and design teams. He founded W.C. Ralston in 2008 with the vision of setting the standard for design, leadership, and craftsmanship. Warren has built a team of top performers in the fields of architecture and planning, and he fosters a collaborative working environment, where fresh thinking and collective effort are encouraged and valued.

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Matt Somma

“It’s my goal to get clients excited about what we can create together. Not only that, but to exceed their expectations at day’s end.”

Matt’s Story
Matt’s Story

Matt Somma
Director of Design

Matt Somma is an artist and craftsman; a design visionary and creative force in the architecture field. His aesthetic training and sharp sensibilities allow him to bolster the firm’s work as Design Director.

Matt’s process begins by listening to clients, which informs design that aims to bring clients’ intentions to life, both on the page in the real world. His work is rooted in a deep respect for architecture of the past. Drawing on this appreciation, as well as a robust body of current research, Matt strives to create architecture that is unique and delightful.

Matt relishes and relies on collaboration with his peers and colleagues. He remains directly involved in projects from concept through construction, serving as a mentor and advocate to ensure design integrity.

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Jeremy Potter

“I believe relentless attention to detail makes all the difference. It’s the cumulative effect of many small decisions that creates a successful design.”

Jeremy’s Story
Jeremy’s Story

Jeremy Potter / AIA
Project Architect

Matt Somma is an artist and craftsman; a design visionary and creative force in the architecture field. His aesthetic training and sharp sensibilities allow him to bolster the firm’s work as Design Director.

Matt’s process begins by listening to clients, which informs design that aims to bring clients’ intentions to life, both on the page in the real world. His work is rooted in a deep respect for architecture of the past. Drawing on this appreciation, as well as a robust body of current research, Matt strives to create architecture that is unique and delightful.

Matt relishes and relies on collaboration with his peers and colleagues. He remains directly involved in projects from concept through construction, serving as a mentor and advocate to ensure design integrity.

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Warren Ralston is is an innovator, designer, thought leader, and architect. His passion for the transformative power of design has left its mark on thousands of homes and communities across the eastern seaboard. Warren is widely recognized for his groundbreaking design concepts winning numerous awards for custom homes and market-forward communities.

As managing principal of W.C. Ralston Architects, Warren provides high-level business strategy and serves as the hands-on leader of all planning and design teams. He founded W.C. Ralston in 2008 with the vision of setting the standard for design, leadership, and craftsmanship. Warren has built a team of top performers in the fields of architecture and planning, and he fosters a collaborative working environment, where fresh thinking and collective effort are encouraged and valued.

Matt Somma is an artist and craftsman; a design visionary and creative force in the architecture field. His aesthetic training and sharp sensibilities allow him to bolster the firm’s work as Design Director.

Matt’s process begins by listening to clients, which informs design that aims to bring clients’ intentions to life, both on the page in the real world. His work is rooted in a deep respect for architecture of the past. Drawing on this appreciation, as well as a robust body of current research, Matt strives to create architecture that is unique and delightful.

Matt relishes and relies on collaboration with his peers and colleagues. He remains directly involved in projects from concept through construction, serving as a mentor and advocate to ensure design integrity.

Jeremy Potter is a hands-on architect who’s built a reputation as a collaborative designer. He’s distinguished himself both as a creative and pragmatic project leader across various building types, with a particular affinity for custom residential design.

Jeremy brings a strong mix of critical thinking and meticulous attention to detail to every project. He’s known for his passion for clients and transforming their needs and desires into well-designed, well-constructed homes. As an effective communicator, he’s adept at collaborating to set realistic goals, develop reasonable budgets and schedules, and create meaningful designs. Jeremy’s composed under even the most challenging situations, and excels at anticipating and preventing problems with efficient and resourceful solutions.

Within the office, Jeremy strives to create a culture of shared expertise and continuous improvement. His drive to push himself, his projects and the team in interesting and imaginative directions ensures exceptional outcomes—every time. In addition, Jeremy is dedicated to leveraging technology and enhancing operational processes to ensure exemplary construction and rewarding client experiences.

Driven by design. Committed to community.

At WC Ralston, we donate our time and talents to organizations that help critically injured service members live independently — and with dignity. Building for America’s Bravest, a partner of Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers, builds smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. Each home is custom-designed to address the unique needs of the individual. Using adaptive technology, these homes are energy efficient and easily accessible, helping our heroes live better, more independent lives. Additionally we work with HomeAid, a leading national non-profit provider of housing for today’s homeless, as well as Patriot Point, an organization dedicated to helping our wounded veterans enjoy outdoor activities. Please join us in supporting these meaningful programs — any way you can.