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Muse Architects


About Us

DC Metro's Award-Winning Architectural Design Firm
Muse Architects, established in 1983, is an office with extensive experience in residential, institutional, commercial, interior, and urban design projects, and 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. Under the leadership of principals Stephen Muse, FAIA, and William Kirwan, AIA, 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.

Services Provided

Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Homes

Areas Served

Adelphi, Arlington, Beltsville, Bethesda, Bladensburg, Calverton, Chevy Chase, Chillum, Cloverly, Colesville, College Park, Coral Hills, DC (Washington), Dunn Loring, East Riverdale, Fairfax, Fairland, Falls Church, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Glenmont, Hyattsville, Idylwood, Jefferson, Kemp Mill, Langley Park, Leisure World, North Bethesda, North Kensington, North Potomac, Potomac, Seven Corners, Silver Spring, South Kensington, Takoma Park, Travilah, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Washington, White Oak, Wolf Trap, Aspen Hill, Forest Glen, Four Corners, Mclean, Mount Rainier, Riverdale Park, Rockville, Rossmoor, Wheaton


More than 160 design awards, including over 60 from the National, Washington, Maryland, Baltimore, Potomac Valley, and Northern Virginia Chapters of the AIA. In 2010, Residential Architect Magazine named Muse a Top 50 National Firm.

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Bethesda, MD

A New Bethesda Residence

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Muse Architects
7401 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814