Cory Almasan


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Working professionally in architecture since 2005, Cory’s experience covers a wide range of building types and uses in all phases of design and construction. From highly technical institutional facilities including cleanrooms, laboratories, imaging centers, manufacturing, education, mixed use and commercial. Through the years working in the United States and internationally Cory strives to deliver quality oriented and highly technical projects on time and on budget. Cory is very team oriented and constantly strives for team improvement and success.

Melissa Cox

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Melissa was born and raised in Colorado and moved to Phoenix in 2005. She attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and has a degree in Interior Commercial Design. Her experience is focused mainly on retail and commercial projects, and has been in a variety of roles from purchasing to installation. This experience has helped to gain valuable perspective on the many facets of the design industry and has taught her the importance of attention to details and team collaboration, as she believes it is a key role in a client’s happiness and a projects success.

Killian McCray


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Born in Germany, Killian was transplanted to the mountains of Colorado at just 19 months of age where she remained until attending the University of Arizona. Since receiving her Bachelor of Architecture in 2008, she has split her time between Telluride, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona working on projects ranging from custom residential to master plans for the armed forces. Killian has never considered herself just an architect of the built environment but an artist and a problem solver that can conceptualize innovative, conscious ideas, especially through the collaborative process. She joined the team in early 2017.

Sebastian Mittendorfer

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Sebastian received his Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University in 1998. Upon graduation he returned to New York to successfully work on a number of high-profile cultural, sports, and academic projects in both the U.S. and Europe. Eventually, he was drawn back to the Southwest and joined the studio in 2011.

Fritz Morton

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Fritz grew up in Cleveland Ohio and received his Bachelors of Architecture from Syracuse University. He relocated to Phoenix in 1999 and has since worked on a wide variety of project types including medical, educational, civic, office, sports, and commercial buildings. Fritz has a focus on exterior envelope design and detailing. He is a passionate proponent of BIM modeling and has led multiple teams in the adoption of this documentation method. Fritz joined the studio in 2014.

Angela Poorman

Administrative Office Manager

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After working for many years in various administrative roles, Angela joined the studio in 2007 as an administrative assistant. Over the years, Angela has taken on additional responsibilities that have led her to her current role of Administrative Office Manager. Outside of her financial focus at the studio, Angela is currently nearing completion of a Bachelor of Science in Business, and plans to pursue a Masters of Accountancy and CPA licensure. Although born and raised in the infamous town where SPAM originated (Austin, Minnesota), she relocated to the Southwest after spending many years in Minneapolis.

Elizabeth Reiter


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A rare desert native, Elizabeth was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona in 2008 and studied furniture design at Denmark’s Danish Design School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon graduation, she joined the studio in 2009 and participates in all phases of architectural design. She has worked on all of the studio’s projects in Saudi Arabia, and is currently focused on their local multi-family and single family residences. She is currently pursuing her architectural license.

Chad Smith


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Chad grew up in York, Pennsylvania and made the move to Blacksburg, Virginia, where he received a Bachelor Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2012. During his time in school, he spent two semesters abroad, one in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland and another in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he traveled and experienced many great cities and examples of architecture across Europe and Scandinavia. Professionally, Chad has worked in both Washington, DC and Phoenix, with a wide variety of international and national experience working on project types such as mixed-use multi-family housing, higher education, workplace, airports, and design competitions.