Stephen Muse, FAIA, is Senior Principal of the architectural firm of Muse Architects in Washington, DC. Prior to the foundation of his firm in 1983, Mr. Muse worked in the office of Hartman-Cox Architects in Washington, DC. He has also been a design faculty member of the Departments of Architecture at the University of Maryland, Cornell University and Harvard University, and has been a member of the Washington Chapter/AIA Board of Directors. He is presently a member of the Washington Architectural Foundation Board of Directors and was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects in 1996. In 2005, he was honored as Alumnus of the Year by the University of Maryland, as a result of "his involvement in bridging education and the profession." Mr. Muse served as a member of the Old Georgetown Board from 1991 to 2000, including four years as Chairman. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture with high honors from the University of Maryland and a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, where he was a graduate fellow in urban design under Colin Rowe.