About

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 fifty 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.

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Stephen Muse, FAIA, Senior Principal, read more.

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William Kirwan, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal, read more.

Associates

 

Kuk-Ja Kim, AIA, LEED® AP, Senior Associate, received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. Kuk-Ja joined Muse Architects in 1988 and became an Associate in 1999, and a Senior Associate in 2003.

Warren Short, AIA, LEED® AP, Associate, received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Southern Tech. Warren joined Muse Architects in 1995 and became an Associate in 2003.

Joshua O. Hill, AIA, LEED® AP, Associate, received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. Joshua joined Muse Architects in 2001 and became an Associate in 2010.

 

Staff

 

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.

Eric B. Hurtt, Assoc. AIA, received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. Eric joined Muse Architects in 2004.

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.

Abdul Muzikir received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. Abdul joined Muse Architects in 2009.

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.

Julie Norris, Muse Architects’ Office Manager, received a Bachelor of Arts from Susquehanna University. Julie joined Muse Architects in 2013.