about muse architects

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 diverse design professionals 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 and fifty architectural books and periodicals, including Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, and The American Home, Design for Living.

Principals

Stephen Muse, FAIA

Senior Principal

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William Kirwan, AIA, LEED® AP

Principal

Associates

Kuk-Ja Kim AIA, LEED® AP

Senior Associate

Kuk-Ja 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

Warren received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Southern Tech. Warren joined Muse Architects in 1995 and became an Associate in 2003.

Scott Mooney, IIDA, ASID

Associate

Scott 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 and became an Associate in 2018.

Architectural Staff

John Martinez

John received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. He joined Muse Architects in 2008.

Lauren Cannon

Lauren 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. Folowing employment in London, UK, she joined Muse Architects in 2017.

Jenn Heller, RA

Jenn received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. Following employment in London, UK and Washington, DC, she joined Muse Architects in 2017.

Anil Moore

Anil received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. He joined Muse Architects in 2018.

Shiri Achu

Shiri received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, a Bachelor of Architecture and a Diploma in Architecture: Professional Studies, from the University of Wales, Cardiff. Following employment in London, UK, she joined Muse Architects in 2019.

Jessica Gardberg

Jessica received an Associate of Arts and a Master of Architecture from the University of South Florida. Following employment in Washington, DC, she joined Muse Architects in 2019.

Quinn Giroux

Quinn received a
Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Architecture from the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture. He joined Muse Architects in 2019.

 

 

Administrative Staff

Farideh Muse

Office Administrator

Farideh received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maryland. She joined Muse Architects in 2000.

Elizabeth Stilley

Office Manager

Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Following employment in Cleveland, OH, she joined Muse Architects in 2019.