Press Releases

  • KCCT Welcomes Office Manager Miriam Hood


    KCCT is pleased to welcome Miriam “Mimi” Hood as she takes over the position of Office Manager.

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  • KCCT Completes Acute Care Facility in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands


    KCCT is awarded a contract under USACE to design temporary treatment facilities across the nation.

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  • KCCT Joins USACE to Expand Treatment Facilities in Paramus, New Jersey


    KCCT is awarded a contract under USACE to design temporary treatment facilities across the nation.

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  • Apr 03, 2019

    KCCT hires Director of Interiors


    KCCT is pleased to announce that Donna Sharpe will join its staff as the Director of Interiors.

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  • Apr 03, 2019

    Stephen Vlach Promoted to Principal


    KCCT is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Vlach, AIA, has been promoted to Principal.

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  • Dec 11, 2018

    2018 Rankings


    KCCT was ranked 12th among 100 "Rising Giants" in Interior Design.

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  • Dec 05, 2018

    KCCT promotions


    KCCT is pleased to announce the promotions of Corey Mack, Danny Trejo and Humberto Villalon-Campos.

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  • Dec 04, 2018

    Dan Lavoie Promoted to Associate


    Dan Lavoie has been promoted to an Associate. He is an integral part of the KCCT team, and was promoted to a Senior Architect in 2017.

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  • Oct 22, 2018

    Corey Mack Becomes a Registered Architect


    Corey Mack has become a Registered Architect. Corey has assisted in several projects including Department of State renovations, Foreign Affairs Security Training Centers, and the Camp Peary Dining Hall. Corey passed his final ARE exam in October, 2018.

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  • Sep 24, 2018

    KCCT Wins Award at Cosmo Couture DC Event


    KCCT participated in the International Interior Design Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Washington Metro City Center Cosmo Couture DC fundraising event on September 20th, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral.

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  • Aug 22, 2017

    2017 Rankings


    Interior Design Magazine names KCCT as one of 2017's Rising Giants in their annual business trends survey of Interior Design’s Rising Giants.

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  • Aug 16, 2017

    New Hire and Certifications


    KCCT is pleased to welcome Joanne Hinsley as Office Manager. Congratulations to Jerelle Carriere for becoming AIA certified and Ronalle Hawkins for obtaining her CPSM certification.

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  • Aug 16, 2017

    Staff Promotions


    KCCT is pleased to announce the promotions of the following staff members. Dan Lavoie and Helen Negussie to Senior Architect and Yamen Hama to Designer.

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  • Aug 07, 2017

    2016 Rankings


    KCCT is proud to be named the 9th largest interior design firm by the Washington Business Journals Book of Lists.

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  • Aug 02, 2017

    In Memory of Tom Twohey


    THOMAS L. TWOHEY, AIA local architect and founding principal of KCCT, passed away on July 31, 2017 after a brief illness. A graduate of the University of California Berkley where he studied architecture, Tom went on to a successful career in the offices of Rex Allen, Hugh Stubbins, and Harry Weese.

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  • Aug 02, 2017

    2016 Rankings


    KCCT is celebrating its recent ranking in the top 200 international design firms by Engineering News Record.

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  • Aug 02, 2017

    2016 Rankings


    KCCT is celebrating its recent No. 19 ranking in the Washington Business Journal’s 2016 Book of Lists.​

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  • Aug 02, 2017

    Building an Embassy


    Australia’s new embassy in Washington will be an important tool for trade and business. It seeks to express a uniquely Australian design aesthetic and capture our nation’s character, says Bates Smart project director Tim Leslie.

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  • Apr 28, 2017

    KCCT Launches New Website


    KCCT celebrated it’s 34th anniversary in business by unveiling the firm’s new website at The new site which contains extensive content and a refreshed look.

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  • Sep 29, 2016

    Haute Couture Awarded


    Congratulations to KCCT's Yamen Hama for winning the 2016 Cosmo Couture Haute Couture Award.

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  • Sep 23, 2016

    Cosmo Couture 2016


    KCCT is honored to be represented by one of our extremely talented Architects, Yamen Hama at Cosmo Couture 2016. The 2016 Cosmo Couture Big Top design theme will feature circus inspired, runway-presented, garments designed and constructed solely from Architectural/Interior Materials.

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  • Aug 01, 2016

    Design Approval from CFA


    Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey (KCCT) recently received final design approval from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for the Perimeter Security Improvements plan for the U.S. Department of State, Harry S Truman Building.

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  • May 02, 2016

    Project Completion


    The Hart Senate Office Building, completed in 1982, is the third office structure designed and built to serve the United States Senate.

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  • May 01, 2016

    Project Award Announcement


    KCCT, as part of the Studio Gang team, is proud to announce the recent selection for the design of the new U.S. Embassy Compound in Brasilia, Brazil. The Studio Gang and KCCT team was selected from a very talented shortlist of six A/E teams that had advanced to the final round of presentations and interviews.​

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  • Mar 01, 2016

    Staff Certification


    Cindy Xin Li Chow, RA, PMP, LEED AP BD C recently became certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.

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  • Feb 01, 2016

    Staff Announcements


    Staff Announcements! KCCT is proud to announce the promotion of Brian Talty to Associate, congratulate Dan Lavoie on becoming a registered architect and announce Jiang Wu's involvement with the AIA DC Emerging Architects Committee (EAC), an organizer for their upcoming Resume & Portfolio Workshop.

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  • Dec 02, 2015

    CANstructionDC 2015


    Washington, DC (December 2015) KCCT won the “Structural Ingenuity” award in CANstructionDC 2015 for its design of Washington Dulles International Airport. CANstruction is a unique charity that hosts competitions showcasing structures made out of cans of food, which are then displayed as a giant art exhibition.​

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  • Dec 02, 2015

    2015 National Rankings


    KCCT ranked No. 117 in the national Zweig Group Hot Firm List, earning the firm a “Fast Growth Award”. The award, presented at the Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference in Boston is based on the achievement of 20 percent or greater growth by the firm.

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  • Dec 01, 2015

    KCCT New Hire


    KCCT New Hire KCCT is pleased to announce that Marcella MaGowan has joined the firm as a Senior Project Accountant.

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  • Oct 01, 2015

    Welcoming New Staff


    KCCT is pleased to welcome Danny Trejo as Architectural Designer and Omar Nieves-Martinez as IT Technician.

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  • Sep 01, 2015

    KCCT Hosts Campers


    KCCT hosted 25 summer camp junior high students and high school counselors from the One Way Leadership (OWL) Camp earlier this summer. OWL Camp provides a one-week opportunity for students to explore different occupations through hands-on creative experiences.

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  • Jul 10, 2015

    2015 Rankings


    Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey (KCCT) is celebrating its recent No. 10 ranking in the Washington Business Journal’s 2015 Book of Lists, where architecture firms are ranked by 2014 metro-area billings.​

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  • Jul 01, 2015

    2015 Promotions and Addition


    KCCT is pleased to announce the promotions of Stephen Vlach to Senior Associate and Gayle Kirchmar to Associate. Additionally we welcome Craig Kollosch as Director of IT.

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  • Apr 10, 2015

    Promotions and Addition


    KCCT announces Jamie Leclerc, ASID, LEED AP BD C as Director of Government Interiors and welcomes Patricia Raimondeau as a Senior Interior Designer.

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  • Jan 01, 2015

    Project Receives Approval


    Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey (KCCT) recently received concept approval from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for the Harry S Truman (HST) Building Physical Perimeter Security Design.

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