Cristal C. Young

Office Manager/Bookkeeper


46 years experience

35 years with architrave p.c., architects


The longest tenured employee, besides the principals.


Responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, setting up and maintaining project

detail, working with consultants on budgets and contracts, working with clients on collection,

and other duties assigned by the principals.


Her children grew up, graduated college,

married and had their own children during her employment with architrave. Her children, and

now grandchildren, know of no other place

she’s worked. They’ve all come to the office at

some point, for some reason, with her. She

banged out project specifications on an IBM proportional spacing typewriter until we computerized. She learned several computer programs, including Word Perfect, Word,

Excel, Wind2/Deltek for architects/engineers,

and QuickBooks: with no formal training on any

of them.



Bachelor of Arts, Howard University



Smithsonian Institution

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center

Department of Justice

National Park Service

District of Columbia Government

General Services Administration