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
Farideh Muse, Muse Architects’ Office Administrator, received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maryland. Farideh joined Muse Architects in 2000.
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.
Marya Karlton, Allied ASID, received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Marymount University. Marya joined Muse Architects in 2013.
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.
Holly Turcios, Muse Architects’ Office Manager, received a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of Maryland. Holly joined Muse Architects in 2015.
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.
Limy Rocha received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland. Limy interned with Muse Architects in 2011 as a high school student and returned as a college student in 2015. Limy joined Muse Architects in 2016.