Design Manager / Architect | US Army Corps of Engineers


Jah-Ras Hodge

Jah-Ras “Jah” Hodge received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture & Environmental Design in 2008 from Morgan State University. Collectively, she has worked in the field of Architecture and Design for over 15 years. 

She presently serves a dual hat role as both a Design Manager and Architect with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Military Design Branch, Architecture Section; balancing her creative and technical abilities with her passion to lead. As the lead architect on several award-winning projects, she works with the designers to ensure that design issues are promptly addressed and design documents are fully coordinated, technically apt and of high design quality. As a Design Manager she actively engages and leads design teams at the organizational level. 

In addition to new construction design projects, she is currently working on several renovations of historic buildings for use as modern facilities. Notably, she is working on the Building 60 Renovation, considered the second most important building on Ft. McNair. It is a renovation of a historic Officer’s Club & Dining Facility into a modern Educational and Administrative Facility. 

Jah is a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC). She actively participates in local chapter events, lectures and volunteer opportunities for the American Institute of Architects, the National Organization of Minority Architects, ACE Mentoring Program, and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Day with an Engineer.