Category Archives: Firm News

Muse Architects Welcomes New Staff

Muse Architects is pleased to welcome a new interior designer, Michael Smith. Michael received a Master of Arts in Interior Design from George Washington University. Following employment in Washington, DC, he joined Muse Architects in 2021. About Muse Architects

Muse Architects Welcomes New Staff

Muse Architects is pleased to welcome a new staff architect, Yilu Zhang, and summer intern, Erin O’Connell. Yilu received a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture from the China Academy of Art in 2016 and a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University in 2020, and joined Muse Architects following employment in Ithaca, NY. Erin is currently...

Stephen Muse appointed to UMD School of Architecture Advisory Board

Stephen Muse FAIA has been appointed to the University of Maryland School of Architecture Advisory Board.  Stephen received a Bachelor of Architecture with high honors from the university in 1973.  Prior to founding Muse Architects in 1983, he was a member of the design faculty at the school.  In 2005, he was selected as Alumnus...

AIA Potomac Valley Honor Award for A Virginia Farmhouse

Muse Architects is honored to accept a third award this year for our renovations, additions, and new structures for a Virginia farmhouse – an Honor Award from AIA Potomac Valley. You can see the full gallery of photos for the residence here. Photography  by Erik Kvalsvik.

AIA Maryland Award for A Virginia Farmhouse

Muse Architects is honored to accept a second award this year for our renovations, additions, and new structures for a Virginia farmhouse – a Design Award in the Residential Architecture category from AIA Maryland. You can see the full gallery of photos for the residence here. Photography  by Erik Kvalsvik.

AIA Northern Virginia Award

Muse Architects is honored to accept a Design Award in the Historical Architecture category from AIA Northern Virginia for our renovations, additions, and new structures for a Virginia farmhouse. You can see the full gallery of photos for the residence here.  

Muse Architects Remains Open for Business

A notice from our principals regarding our COVID-19 response: We want our clients, potential clients, consultants, contractors, vendors, and valued partners to know that Muse Architects is operating at full capacity under the conditions that have suddenly befallen us. We have encouraged our staff to practice best health and safety regimens and to work remotely...

Muse Architects Announces Promotion and New Hires

Muse Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of John David Martinez to the position of Associate. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Architecture, John David joined Muse Architects in 2008, and has been the project architect for a number of the firm’s award-winning residential and institutional projects. Muse Architects is also...

Muse Architects Welcomes Fall 2019 Intern

We are pleased to welcome Maddie Warlick, a senior at Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School, as our intern for the fall semester of 2019. While she is here, Maddie will learn the basics of architectural drawing, software, and modeling. Maddie is currently working on designs to integrate standing desks into the office here at Muse Architects,...

Muse Accepts AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards

Photo by Erik Kvalsvik On Thursday, September 26, William Kirwan and Kuk-Ja Kim of Muse Architects attended AIA Maryland’s Excellence in Design awards. We were honored to accept two awards in Residential  Architecture: one for our “Additions to and Renovations of a Tudor Revival Residence” in Chevy Chase, DC, and one for our project “A...

Deep Creek Lake Residence in Bethesda Magazine

We’d like to thank Bethesda Magazine for including our recent renovation to a residence at Deep Creek Lake. The article, “A Modern Take,” is available now in their July/August 2019 issue.  Be sure to check it out for details on transforming this dark timber-frame home into a refreshing modern getaway, perfect for family time at...

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