Leadership Bios

John F. Corkill, Jr., AIA – President, Senior Principal

President, Potomac Valley AIA Chapter
President, State Society of Architects
National AIA Board Member
President, Ascension Lutheran Church—four terms. 1974-79;1990-94

Consultant in Architecture to Southeastern District, LC-MS. 1974—Present, LC-MS Standing Committee, Architecture.– Secretary, President. 1980-present, LC-MS Standing Committee for Laborers for Christ, Secretary.1984-present.

John is a leader at the local and the national levels, both in his profession and in his church, and offers his leadership based on experience gained in over 150 church projects: and over 400 consultations.
He has also led numerous residential and commercial projects. His focus on high performing, sustainable homes and buildings began in the ‘70’s.  His first passive and active solar designs were homes for professors at the University of Maryland who believed the oil embargo was ‘here to stay’.

John’s deep understanding for a commercial office clients needs stem from his own ownership of spec office building in MD. He and his family have operated this building for (35) years.

James M. Cush, R.A. – Vice President, Principal
Jim’s Higher Ed years at the University of Maryland culminated in a Masters in Architecture. Much of his past 25 years in the profession have been focused with developing expertise in several project sectors. As well, he has mentored many young apprentices through development into professionals. Strengths of intelligence, wit and supreme patience enhance his natural leadership skills.

Jim has served his church and his church school in various volunteer capacities. Jim brings design skills reflected in many of the projects presented in our Site. And, while producing contract documents, uses his engineering skills in lighting and electrical principles to design those systems integrally with our buildings.

William H. Reeves, Jr., AIA – Principal
Registered Architect, State of Maryland, 1985
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Member of the American Institute of Architects

Bill combined his architectural studies with work at this office in its early years but still won the Alpha Rho Chi Medal at his Alma Mater, the Catholic University of America. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture at CUA.

Mr. Reeves has over 40 years of experience which includes involvement with a wide variety of project types. Projects include ecclesiastical projects from new churches to additions to renovations, schools, college buildings, office buildings, community centers, historic restoration and adaptive re-use projects, a minimum security prison, an Armory, a Town Hall, a corporate headquarters building, country club additions and renovations, an automotive dealership and warehouses. Mr. Reeves has worked with several corporate clients including Toyota Motor Sales and Six Flags America and governmental projects for Veterans Affairs. In addition to commercial projects, Mr. Reeves has worked with many residential clients. Mr. Reeves was made a partner of the firm in 1999.

While working at other firms, Mr. Reeves worked on the addition to the National City Christian Church located in Washington, D.C. Additional project include the renovation and adaptive reuse of the Belair Mansion located in Bowie, Maryland, the Jerusalem Mill in Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland and the Pine Street Police Station located on the UMAB campus. All three projects are award winners.

He brings experience on many large and complex projects. His knowledge of materials and systems of construction leads to his authoring of specifications that grow from each project. Bill was active in the local AIA Chapter and is a past president of a local Rotary Club.

Steve Corkill, AIA, CDT – Associate Principal, Senior Project Manager
Steve also received his Bachelor of Architecture (BA) from The Catholic University of America. Prior to earning his architecture degree (4) years Art Studio requirements at The University Maryland were completed.
Steve worked in the firm through high school and college with plenty of mentorship from both John, Bill and Jim.

As planned, Steve left CCR in 1995 to broaden his professional experience.  This occurred in several national firms including, Ayers Saint Gross, Hord Coplan Macht and SHWGroup.  Work at each of these fine firm’s continued to focus on large education and institutional projects.    His expertise included design responsibilities and project management for medium to large K-12, higher education, institutional and government projects. A combination of skill- sets helped define Design Manager, leadership roles culminating in Associate Principal responsibilities.

In 2014 Steve returned to CCR and continues leveraging (25) years of developed strengths in concept design, documentation and detailing. He also continues to oversee budgets and schedules for multi-discipline teams and complex, project delivery systems.  Much like Jim and Bill, mentoring remains a high, professional priority as well.

Professional Certifications also include: CSI Construction Document Technologist (CDT)
Awards: Nathan C. Wythe Award for Highest GPA in Studio Design – 4 years (3.95)

  • Board Member: Annapolis Neck Peninsula Association 
  • Council Member at Joy Reigns Lutheran Church.
  • Coaching:  12U SRYA Youth Basketball Coach 

Suzanne M. Giguere, R.A.  – Senior Associate,  Project Architect

Suzanne graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Architecture (BA), receiving both college and university honors. While at school she worked with her classmates on a design/build project for a Children’s Garden for nearby Phipps Conservatory. She has been licensed in the state of Maryland since 1998.

Suzanne has over 21 years of experience with our firm working on all aspects of our design process from feasibility and master planning, through design and construction documents and design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, to construction administration. She has experience on many types of projects including churches and religious schools, residences, office buildouts, medical and dental offices, amusement park structures, and restaurants.

Outside of the office, Suzanne has volunteered with several organizations to help build houses in Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, to help build a school in Haiti, and to draw construction documents for a school in Uganda. She has also served as a long-term volunteer missionary in Thailand.