AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
Director of Hospitality
Master of Architecture, Columbia University
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Virginia
Architect Licensed to Practice in the District of Columbia
LEED® Accredited Professional BD+C
Fairfield Inn & Suites
USGBC Maryland Special Recognition Award
ULI Maryland Wavemaker
Aileen is an architect with three decades of experience in building design and development throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has worked closely with owners and developers from initiation and feasibility, through the entitlement process, design, construction and occupancy. she has worked on a number of urban infill, historic adaptive reuse community focused residential and hospitality projects. She has worked within and pushed the limits of brand standards and prototypes in designing Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, Intercontinental, Choice and independent hotels. She has worked on successful combination brand hotels for Marriott and Hilton. Her projects are located from North Carolina to New Jersey and as far west as Ohio.
Ms. Horn is a firm believer in the vitality of our cities and the role development can play in supporting existing communities and thereby enriching the urban fabric. Aileen has participated in the entitlement process for several successful hotels in a number of local jurisdictions and institutions. She believes all stakeholders benefit when a hotel is well integrated into the community and local culture. She presents LEED Continuing Education courses on the Social Equity and Resilient Design Pilot Credits. She is active in the Urban Land Institute and was a member of the planning committee for the 2107 Washington ULI Real Estate Trends Conference.
Aileen is a strong advocate for sustainable hotel design and has been designing and guiding hotels and multifamily projects through the LEED® Certification Process for close to ten years. She was instrumental in the LEED® Gold certification of the Fairfield Inn and Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor – the first for the Fairfield Inn brand and the first hotel in Baltimore to achieve the certification and the winner of several awards.
“I believe a hotel plays a uniquely pivotal role in its community. Every day it creates a community for its guests: making everyone feel at home no matter how transient. The hotel is a portal through which its guests are introduced to and participate in both the local and greater community and culture. Ideally, the hotel is a good neighbor: employing members of the community, supporting local institutions and community leaders, and becoming a gathering place for social events.
I am passionate about enhancing community engagement, creative placemaking and the integration of active (performance, education) and static (sculpture, painting) art in defining places and spaces that sustain community life.”