Muse Architects, established in 1983, is an office with extensive experience in residential, institutional, commercial, urban design and interior design projects, as well as expertise in sustainable design for all project types. As an office of fifteen people, and with established relationships with all related engineering consultants, Muse Architects provides full services for various scales of architectural commissions. The work of Muse Architects has received more than one hundred and sixty design awards, including those from the National, Washington, Maryland, Baltimore, Potomac Valley, and Northern Virginia Chapters of the AIA, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Masonry Institute. In 2007 Muse Architects received the Top Firm National Award from Residential Architect magazine “for an outstanding contribution to residential architectural practice.” The work of Muse Architects has also been reviewed in more than two hundred architectural books and periodicals, including Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, and The American Home, Design for Living.
Stephen Muse, FAIA, Senior Principal
William Kirwan, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal
Mary-Margaret Stacy, AIA, received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky. Mary-Margaret joined Muse Architects in 2001.
John Martinez received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. John joined Muse Architects in 2008.
Scott Mooney received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Virginia Tech and a Master of Architecture from The Catholic University of America. Scott joined Muse Architects in 2013.
Melissa Kimball, RA, received a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Miami. Melissa joined Muse Architects from 2000 to 2004 and then rejoined in 2016.
John Thorp received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Art from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. John joined Muse Architects from 1997 to 2013 and them rejoined in 2017.
Lauren Cannon received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Engineering from the University of Westminster and a Master of Arts in Architecture from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne. Lauren joined Muse Architects in 2017.
Vanessa Penney Muse Architects’ Office Manager, received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland. Vanessa joined Muse Architects in 2017.