HESTIA design collective is a small architecture and interior design firm based in Middleburg, Virginia. With a talent for designing environments that reflect our clients’ unique preferences and lifestyles, we believe that collaboration, creative problem solving, and a genuine passion for good design are the keys to delivering excellence on every project.

Claire Dickey



Claire is a licensed architect in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She is also an interior designer, mother of four, foodie, and generally enthusiastic people person. Her authentic enjoyment of building relationships is what helps her connect with clients and communicate a clear design vision.

Claire has been working in the design industry since 2002, primarily focusing on design, but she also spent two years in real estate development with a national senior living developer/owner/operator. Over the course of her career, Claire has completed projects across a wide range of practice areas and at a variety of scales, from simple interior updates to highly-complex, multi-building and multi-phased commercial campuses.

In addition to her design practice, Claire currently serves as the co-chair for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design for Aging Knowledge Community, and she sits on the Board of Directors for the Middleburg Community Charter School (MCCS). She earned a Master of Architecture at the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Virginia.




Valerie is a licensed architect in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is a busy mom to three boys and one energetic puppy, and she has a deep love for the outdoors and gardening. On weekends, Valerie often experiments with fun new design ideas in her own home. Using skills she picked up working on the Solar Decathlon competition in college, she is a master DIY-er!

Valerie started her career in architecture in 2010. Since then, she has developed an expertise in residential design, working at all scales and for people of all ages and abilities. She is also a staunch advocate for sustainable building practices and designing for climate resilience. With her clients, Valerie is passionate about helping them create built spaces they love and in which they will thrive.

Outside of her day-to-day project work, Valerie is active in several professional organizations, including Women in Architecture. She is both a LEED and WELL Accredited Professional. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University.