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Steven J. Karr, AIA, Principal Architect of his firm, Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc., directs the firm's delivery of professional and technical services. His thorough understanding of the development process combined with more than 28 years of experience with a broad range of building types, construction technologies, p… Read More
Steven J. Karr, AIA, Principal Architect of his firm, Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc., directs the firm's delivery of professional and technical services. His thorough understanding of the development process combined with more than 28 years of experience with a broad range of building types, construction technologies, planning strategies and design methodologies is demonstrated by the firm's proven and successful record of completed projects.

Steve served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County from July of 2004 through July of 2007. In January of 2006 Steve received the first "Harry Semmes Award" for "outstanding service in appreciation for ... significant contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County". In 2004, Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan appointed Steve to serve a 2 year term on the Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee where advocated for regulatory changes to the Wheaton Retail Preservation Overlay Zone adopted by the Montgomery County Council in July of 2006.

Steve served as the 1995 President of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, as Co-Moderator of the Montgomery County Planning Board's Commercial Zones Advisory Task Force, as President of the Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce and as a Director of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce for the term 1990-1991.

Former Montgomery County Executive Sidney Kramer awarded Steve two Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of his voluntary contributions to the revitalization of the Wheaton Central Business District and for six years of service, both as Chairperson and Commissioner, on the Historic Preservation Commission of Montgomery County.

Steve received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Housing Economics from Cornell University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Read Less
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