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Jennifer Menassa Kirwan

Architect, Menassa Architecture, LLC in Silver Spring United States

Jennifer Menassa Kirwan, AIA, is Principal and Owner of Menassa Architecture, LLC. She has practiced architecture for over 14 years throughout the Washington DC area.

Jenny received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University and her Masters of Architecture from the University of Maryland in 1999, where she graduated with high honors. She worked at Allies and Morrison Architects in London, England upon graduation and returned to the United States in 2000 and worked at Lucas Associates in Baltimore, Maryland. From 2002 to 2005 she was employed at Muse Architects in Washington, DC, and then Cox, Graae + Spack from 2005 until 2014. In 2014 she established her own business, Menassa Architecture, which focuses on residential and commercial architecture.

Jenny is known for her ability to listen to her clients and respond with thoughtful and unique design solutions that meet and exceed her clients’ needs. She believes that the most successful architecture responds thoughtfully to its context and improves the client’s quality of life in ways that they never expected. She approaches every project with these goals in mind.

“Our surroundings can help or hinder our daily lives. As an Architect, I have the unique opportunity to create and transform spaces to compliment the way that we live, contribute to our quality of life, and improve the environment in which we inhabit.”

Jenny resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, their daughter, and her two step-sons. They spend much time during the year at their family retreat at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland and Jenny has expanded her practice to working in the Garrett County Maryland area.

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The Myth of the Architect

@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Jennifer Menassa Kirwan discusses the myth of the architect. Who are architects? Through discussing a particular project on a home in Potomac, Maryland, Jenny expalins who architects really are. 

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