Mike Alexander

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Mike was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He received his Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies at The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen in 2000. He moved to Phoenix in 2005 after 3 years living in Barcelona, Spain. Since moving to the desert Mike has worked for several acclaimed design studios in a variety of roles and developed an affinity for desert Architecture. He has also spent several years working in the design:build field of architecture, managing construction and working hands on to realize several modern custom residences throughout the Valley.

Erin Bogen

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Erin grew up in Arizona and received her undergraduate degree from the U of A. She went on to receive her MArch3 from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she was hired on at CUA to teach a series of design studios. Her professional design experience includes a variety of project types ranging from government to hospitality and bridges both the Architecture and Interior Design disciplines. While the majority of her experience has been in the Washington D.C. area, she is excited about becoming more familiar with the design community of Phoenix.

Joe DeBenny

+1 602 324 6013

Born in Chicago and raised in Phoenix, Joe attended the University of Arizona College of Architecture and studied abroad at the University of Liverpool. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture, he worked at several high-profile firms and gained extensive design and project management experience in large institutional, educational, and civic project types. His primary skillset lies in digital representation, 3D modeling, and BIM workflows, but he also enjoys critical theory and has had his writings published in international design journals and on various websites.

Rocky Hanish

+1 602 324 6016

Originally from Minnesota, Rocky grew up in Arizona and attended Arizona State University graduating with his BSD in 2008. After a year traveling abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina he attended UC Berkeley earning his M.Arch in 2012. Rocky has worked on a range of collaborative and sometimes experimental projects, from single family dwellings and installations, to larger multifamily and collegiate buildings. He shares a passion for photography and digital representation.

Laura LeGoullon


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Laura was raised in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design in 2011. She went on to receive a Master of Design from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland in 2013. Although her focus is interior design, she is passionate about creating holistic projects that seamlessly transcend from exterior to interior, through which she hopes to positively influence peoples' perceptions and experiences of the built-environment. Laura has professional experience working on hospitality, healthcare, education, and government projects through all phases of design and enjoys working directly with clients to deliver successful solutions.

Steven Loutherback

+1 602 324 6038

Steven graduated from Texas Tech University in 2016 with a B.S. in Architecture. After working in both south and north Texas, he relocated to Arizona to pursue his architectural license and joined the studio in 2018. Steven has worked on multiple residential projects and a select few commercial projects. His primary skillset lies in hand drawing, BIM modelling, and presentation graphics. During his leisure time, he continues his architectural education through architecture competitions and traveling to historic sites.

Killian McCray


+1 602 324 6035

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.

Fritz Morton

+1 602 324 6027

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.