Our people matter.

People are fundamental to everything we do. At BRW, we thrive on ingenuity, expertise, and creativity born out of connection.

Craig has a strong sense of community connection inside and outside the office. He spends time volunteering to make DFW and the communities we live in a better place. Craig lives in the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas and enjoys a weekend run around White Rock Lake.

CRAIG S. REYNOLDS, FAIA

Managing Principal

As a co-founder of BRW Architects with over 38 total years of experience, Craig is committed to the success of your project. His recent efforts on higher education projects have resulted in published awards, acclamations, and accolades. Through the architectural phases, communication and coordination become the key elements to achieve the expectations of your project. Craig leads the collaborative effort to consistently realize consensus, efficiency and award-winning architecture. He specializes in leading complex, multi-phase, multiple funding source projects to assure aspirations, potential and functional objectives are accomplished within the client’s time frame and budget.

TX #9059

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Dallas Parks Foundation: Founding Member and Past President
Friends of Katy Trail: Founding Board Member
Dallas ISD Bond Task Force: Chair 2002, 2008, 2015 & 2020
Texas College and University Facilities: Board Member 2015–16
UTA College of Architecture Advisory Board: 2005–08
Kapalua HOA: Board Member 2011–Present
Hollywood Neighborhood Assn.: Founding Member and Past President
TxA Honors Committee: 2019–20 Chair
Texas Architectural Foundation: 2017–18 President
AIA Regional Director: 2016–18
Texas Society of Architects: 2012 President
Dallas AIA: 2004 President
American Institute of Architects: 2002–Present

Mark and his wife, Lisa, enjoy travel and experiencing new places and cultures. He enjoys a round of golf, especially when he can land on a legendary and scenic course. Mark’s commitment to quality positively impacts BRW and the communities we serve.

MARK E. WATFORD, FAIA

Managing Principal

As Managing Principal and Principal-In-Charge of Operations and Quality Control, Mark Watford is co-founder of BRW Architects with 42 years of experience.  Mark’s strengths lie in his depth of knowledge of current building systems, as well as historic structures. His “ability to see the job through” is reflected in all the firm’s documentation efforts and careful quality control. Mr. Watford has considerable historical / institutional / governmental facility experience and a well-documented track record of delivering projects on-time and on-budget. Focused on buildability and long-term durability, Mark Watford leads the quality direction of BRW’s design and construction documents.

TX #9241
CA #C 20341

EDUCATION
Auburn University
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Foundation and Charitable Trust

Lisa’s true passions lie in music and education. These two influences shape her life both in and out of the office. Lisa and her husband Bob, an architect as well, enjoy being outdoors—whether it is their backyard or traveling.

LISA W. LAMKIN, FAIA

Principal

Ms. Lamkin brings a love for learning and 30+ years of K-12 experience to your project. Lisa will work with the project team and the school district facility representatives during the design process to ensure that instructional methodologies, academic programs, and community needs are considered and implemented in the design for your project. In addition, she will bring her experience and passion for excellence to the quality assurance process at each design milestone.

TX #12494

EDUCATION
University of Michigan Master of Architecture with High Distinction
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Association for Learning Environments

Chris has embraced the full range of adventures that come with raising a family in San Francisco. He has (mostly) enjoyed renovating their 110-year old home in the Richmond District. Living close to both the Golden Gate Park and The Presidio, they get to experience the natural diversity of the Bay Area year-round.

CHRIS FORD, AIA

Principal

Mr. Ford’s experience has included all phases of professional services in architecture. Throughout his various roles, he has specialized in municipal buildings, office structures, university and public safety facilities. Mr. Ford’s project management specialties include programming, cost estimation, construction contract administration, and field inspection. Chris founded C3 Design Alliance in 1998, and in 2010, C3 Design Alliance merged with BRW Architects and Chris is now a Principal and Director of the San Francisco office.

CA# C17552

EDUCATION
California Polytechnic State University
Bachelor of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Society for the Marketing of Professional Services
St. Vincent de Paul School, Advisory Board
Golden Gate Boys Choir, Board of Directors

Jeff has a passion for sports and to serve!  He has enjoyed coaching football, baseball, and training in and teaching Taekwondo (He is a Black Belt).  His volunteer efforts have made a positive impact on the community and the students he has served.  He is a proud member of the Fightin Texas Aggie Class of 88….WHOOP!

JEFFREY S. CHOYCE, AIA

Principal

Mr. Choyce brings 30 years of experience working with Superintendents, Principals, teachers, coaches, and consultants in the planning and design of K-12 schools and sports facilities.  Mr. Choyce’s strength is his knowledge of building systems and their application on educational and sports facilities. He has a commitment to listening to and working cooperatively with the client during each phase of the project. His specialties include programming, cost estimation, design documentation, and construction administration.

TX #16762

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Texas A&M Association of Former Students
Humble ISD Foundation Board
Association for Learning Environments
Kingwood High School All Sport Booster Club – Past Vice President
Pines Montessori School – Past President Board of Trustees
Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce
East Houston Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Past President
Second Baptist Church Hurricane Harvey Relief Volunteer
Second Baptist Church Beach Retreat Leader

Ray has a strong sense of community connection inside and outside the office. Ray and his wife Shelley both teach at Texas A&M University. He spends time volunteering to make Bryan/College Station and the communities we live in a better place.

RAY HOLLIDAY, AIA, ASLA, LI

Principal

Mr. Holliday’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate the programming and quality control efforts from conceptual design to construction documents and construction administration. With his 29 years of experience, he has successfully done these duties for fire stations and municipal buildings in many cities across the State of Texas. He brings a unique addition to the team with a diverse international design background that is blended with extensive architecture and landscape design expertise.

TX #18834

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture

University of Nebraska
Bachelor of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Institute of Architects
Arbor Day Foundation
Society for College and University Planning
Texas Fire Chiefs Association
Texas Recreation and Park Society

Having two children has made Anne more aware of the impacts that educational design has on the students and teachers and has made her more aware of our different learning styles. Because of this, Anne has become a better listener and appreciates more the perspective of the learner and teacher!

ANNE HILDENBRAND, AIA

Principal

Anne Hildenbrand is the daughter of two collegiate chemists and granddaughter of an artist. She embodies the vision for both right and left-brain thinkers. She joined BRW Architects in 1996 and is a Senior Director of the education studio. She leads project teams fostering client relationships on many of the education studio’s most complex projects. Anne has a broad range of expertise in quality control, programming, sustainable design, product specification, and cost and code analysis. Anne finds joy in working with others to achieve a common goal; especially individuals who possess talents, skills, and knowledge that differs from hers.

TX #18243

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Texas Society of Architects Government Affairs Steering Committee
Association for Learning Environments
TASA Facilities Committee 2019

An avid sports fan, Andrew enjoys consuming all sports, but his true happy place is watching college basketball (particularly his alma mater) with friends and family.  Andrew also enjoys spending time outdoors – from hunting and fishing on his family ranch in Central Texas to camping and hiking.  Time spent in nature is always time well spent.

ANDREW EVERTSON, AIA

Principal

The son of an educator with an affinity for discovery and problem solving, it is fitting that Andrew Evertson found his niche working on educational projects.  He has a well-earned reputation for technical expertise, stemming from his attention to detail, dedication to quality documentation, and talent for creative execution within budget and schedule constraints.  As Senior Director of BRW’s Higher Education studio, Andrew likens campuses – with their variety of functions and services – to small cities.  From classrooms to research labs, from administrative offices to athletic facilities, he enjoys the unique challenges presented by each diverse project.

TX # 19428

EDUCATION
Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Habitat for Humanity
Hearts and Hammers
Volunteer – Garland Soccer Association

Chris enjoys spending time with his active family and most weekends are filled cheering on his two sons in a variety of sports. During rare free time, he loves exploring with his family and is always looking for opportunities to connect to the natural environment.

CHRIS SANO, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal | Design Director

As an Associate Principal + Design Director, Chris leads a diverse range of project types and scales while maintaining an emphasis on thoughtful design. His passion for design fuels his drive to deliver high-quality public projects. Chris’ unique ability to balance creative thinking with pragmatic design solutions serves both clients and end-users well. He believes that identifying the distinctive and intangible quality surrounding a site and community is crucial to improving the built environment.

TX #20028

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Committee on the Environment
AIA | TEXO
Past Chair for Young Architects Forum
Make Space for Art
10 Under 10

Shea and his wife enjoy Sunday dinners, game nights, and the great outdoors with their children and extended family.  When not engaged in family activities, you can find Shea in his shop working on projects or tinkering with his ’66 Galaxie convertible or his ’73 Ford pickup.

SHEA RAMPY, AIA

Principal

Throughout his 23+ years with BRW, Shea Rampy has worked on a wide range of project types including retail, municipal and higher education.  He is currently a Director in our Dallas Federal Studio and is involved primarily in projects for the US Postal Service.  Mr. Rampy is particularly well-suited for long-term projects and IDIQ contracts, citing the client relationship as one of his favorite parts of the job.  He has considerable experience working out solutions relating to existing structures and enjoys the element of discovery associated with such projects.  Shea’s problem-solving skills and his ability to view challenges as opportunities for creative solutions are his greatest strengths.

TX #15202

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects

Doug’s passion outside the work environment includes spending time with family, travel, experiencing new places and driving the backroads of Texas.  The best days involve time in the mountains of Colorado or time on the golf course with his Dad and son.  He finds inspiration in small towns, visiting art museums, and the process of the captured image through photography.

DOUGLAS HANKINS, ASSOC. AIA

Principal | Marketing Director

Mr. Hankins has developed his career in architecture with a focus on design and the aesthetic enhancement of built environments. A creative passion that supports design strategies for programming, conceptual development, schematic design, and graphic clarity of the project. With over 28 years of experience, Doug provides design leadership, creative solutions, and a goal to keep the client’s vision in focus through all stages of the project. He has been a key contributor to our success at BRW for the last 26 years.

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Arlington
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Association for Learning Environments
University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Association
FBC Midlothian
North Texas State Soccer Association

Fred and his wife Jeanne are raising 5 children and they understand the real need for community participation with their neighborhood groups, schools and parks.  As a family, the Clifford’s can be found at Love of the Lake cleanup events, volunteering for Arboretum exhibits or fundraising for various school functions.

FRED CLIFFORD, AIA

Principal

As a Principal, Fred Clifford brings more than 35 years of experience in architecture and the construction fields. He has a keen eye for the technical ways in which buildings go together, making him an invaluable resource in the firm. Fred can manage all stages of any project, from contracts, master planning, programming, and preliminary design through construction administration. His responsibilities include oversight of the project team, as well as balancing the challenges of budget, programming, accreditation requirements, design details and planning to ensure successful project results. Fred exudes strong leadership and organizational skills and has led teams for numerous Municipal, State and Federal projects.

TX #21241

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture

University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
National Trust for Historic Preservation
For the Love of the Lake
Marriage Preparation Facilitators
KC 799

Stephen’s interests include science and technology, sports fitness, travel, and theatrical arts.  He enjoys running, bike riding, and playing basketball.

STEPHEN HILT, AIA

Principal

Stephen has 20+ years of experience spanning a wide range of project scales and types.  As Co-Director of the Dallas Civic studio, he provides superior project management to ensure each project is completed on schedule and with a passion to maintain BRW’s high standards of quality.  Stephen is also the Technical Director for all of BRW and your project will benefit from his detailed knowledge of construction assemblies and his talent for coordination among myriad building systems.  Mr. Hilt is devoted to client satisfaction by delivering exceptionally functional building designs to meet your specific needs and vision.

TX  #22220

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Masters of Architecture

Pittsburg State University
Bachelor of Science in Math and Physics

Abby and her husband Justin, also an architect, live in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas.  We share a love of travel and have a long list of trips to plan.  Abby enjoys sketching and painting and cooking and when not working, most likely has her nose stuck in a book.

ABBY HILES, AIA

Associate Principal | Operations Director

Abby is a Director and BIM Director at BRW Architects.  She focuses on bringing people and resources together to generate innovative solutions connecting technology and architectural design.  With over 13 years of experience, she has been involved in education projects from masterplanning and new school buildings to historic renovations and reimaging existing buildings.  She finds her greatest reward in developing educational environments that inspire and connect students, faculty and the community.  Abby earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Abby’s leadership and expertise supports the project team at all levels from management, design, and production to construction administration in fulfilling the needs of each project.

TX #21928

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Arlington
Master of Architecture

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Association for Learning Environments

Dale’s sense of family and faith is what truly drives him on a personal level.  He enjoys spending time with his children at their various activities and traveling with his wife Suzanne.  On Saturdays, during the fall you will find him in his native Oklahoma watching the Sooners on the gridiron.

DALE SELBY

Director

Dale brings more than 20 years of financial leadership experience from varied industries including retail, technology and landscape construction.  He is committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, vendors and other key stakeholders. Dale believes the accounting team provides an essential element of the client experience and strives to ensure his team delivers incomparable service throughout your architectural project.

EDUCATION
Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business
Master of Business Administration

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Business Administration

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Boy Scouts of America
First United Methodist Church of Coppell

Daniel is guided first and foremost by his love for God and desire to glorify Him in all aspects of life. He comes from a large family and now has his own growing family with his wife Ashley and three children. When time allows, he enjoys reading about science and technology, playing the piano, camping, and watching Aggie football.

DANIEL PESEK, AIA

Director

With over 12 years of experience in the architectural profession, Daniel is a team player who puts his heart and passion into every project he leads and every client he serves. He is involved in and thoroughly enjoys all phases from programming through design and construction administration. His thoroughness and detail-oriented approach helps to ensure that specific needs and requests don’t fall through the cracks. He specializes in municipal and public safety facilities and has designed numerous award-winning projects throughout the state of Texas. As a member of BRW’s Technical Practice Team, Daniel contributes to the creation of firm-wide standards and resources to ensure quality and improve efficiency.

TX #23290

EDUCATION
North Carolina State University
Master of Architecture

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish
St. Mary’s Catholic Center

Julie has the primary responsibility for generating and maintaining correspondence with the client, consultants, and contractors on projects, as well as reviewing code research, municipal authority coordination, and compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities requirements.

JULIE MACDONALD, AIA

Director

As a Project Coordinator, Ms. MacDonald can coordinate all stages of any project, from preliminary design to construction administration. Ms. MacDonals provides strong leadership and organizational skills to the project team, from the marketing effort to the completion of the project.

Education
University of Texas at Arlington
BS in Architecture

When not overseeing job-related duties or spending time with her husband and children, you can find Rechelle relaxing with family & friends. Rechelle is the proud mother of two adult children; Haley is married and teaches 2nd grade for Bryan ISD and Zachary attends Texas A&M University majoring in Agricultural Leadership.

 

RECHELLE PARKER

Director

As Senior Associate with over 30 years of administrative experience in the architectural realm, Rechelle serves as the Office Manager for the College Station Studio as well as Human Resources Director for the Firm.  As Office Manager, Rechelle oversees the day to day needs of the office, as well as assisting in business development efforts and contract coordination for clients and consultants.  Rechelle’s superpower is multi-tasking, this allows her to complete a wide variety of tasks efficiently and while wearing the hats of her many roles.

Steve enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and giving his grill and smoker a workout on weekends.  He works in his church’s youth department Sunday School and has coached many Upward soccer teams there.  He enjoys sports and tries to play golf when he can.

STEPHEN C. JOHNSON, AIA

Director

With a proven track record of delivering successful projects for over 25 years, Steve is committed to excellence from the very first day to project completion and beyond.  He enjoys building relationships with clients to understand what makes them unique in order to fine-tune solutions to address their individuality.  Steve leads collaborative investigations to develop scope consensus, strategies for construction, and ultimately deliver architecture that instill pride and satisfaction with the client and their users.

TX #17304

EDUCATION
The University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

University of Phoenix
Master of Business Administration

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Association for Learning Environments
North Texas Facility Services Association
Texas Association of Community Schools

With a passion for sports and fitness, Garrett begins every day in the gym or on the trail to ensure peak performance for the day ahead. He and his wife, Mandy, can be found spending their spare time outdoors with family and friends, searching for new adventures, or lounging with their two cats.

GARRETT BARKER, AIA

Director

As a Senior Associate, Garrett channels his competitive drive into an acute attention to detail while remaining focused on his client’s visions and needs for each project. Committed to building meaningful and lasting relationships, Garrett is there to serve and support clients from their project’s inception through to move-in day. His responsibilities include guiding the project team through the documentation phases as well as oversight of construction administration to ensure adherence to project goals at every step. Working primarily in BRW’s Civic Studio, Garrett possesses a passion for bettering his craft and enjoys mentoring more junior staff members through the early stages of their careers.

TX #27836

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects

In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time in his workshop, at the grill, or on the links.  He’s not one for television in general, but he is a sports fan.  If the TV’s on, he’s probably watching a game.  Justin and his wife, Sara, love to travel and particularly enjoy visiting large cities. The couple shares their home with their dogs, Max & Cash, and are looking forward to welcoming their first child this summer.

JUSTIN DREYER, AIA

Director

Justin developed an interest in architecture as a boy tinkering in his grandfather’s workshop. He liked figuring out the details involved in turning an idea into something tangible. When the time came to choose a field of study, Justin wasn’t sure initially if he wanted to pursue design or construction. He chose design, but never lost interest in the execution that brings a concept to life and enjoys visiting his projects while they’re under construction. Justin works primarily on Civic projects at BRW and finds his involvement in City Halls and recreation centers particularly interesting.

TX #28701

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects

You will typically find Marcus spending quality time with friends and family outside of work. Whether it ranges from house projects at his or his friend’s houses or Aggie sporting events with his family, being around others is where he loves to be. Marcus also enjoys being involved and getting others involved to create community, experiencing new places and establishing events that produce moments and memories.

MARCUS GIBBON, AIA

Director

Marcus’ 12 years of experience provide him a wealth of knowledge in civic/municipal projects as well as K-12 and higher-education projects. Creating architecture that positively affects the community and those that call the project home is where his passion for design resonates. He is detail-oriented and loves to create spaces that visually are appealing yet cost-effective. His years in the profession have given him a breadth of knowledge ranging from business development and marketing to scheduling, product specification, and code analysis.

AZ #65152

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
AIA Brazos Secretary, 2019
AIA Brazos Emerging Professionals Chair, 2017-2019
AIA Brazos Gingerbread Build-Off Coordinator, 2019
AIA Brazos Bark and Build Coordinator, 2015-2018
Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Lawrence enjoys seeing the world anew through the eyes of his young daughter (who is growing up way too fast).  Spending time with his family is very important, ranging from family vacations to just hanging out on the couch.  He also enjoys woodworking and has several family-heirloom level furniture projects under his belt.  A lover of technology, he also dabbles in writing custom applications for computers and mobile devices.

LAWRENCE WATKINS, AIA

Senior Associate

Mr. Watkins has over 27+ years of experience in various types of projects, including US Postal Service, fire stations, K-12 and Higher Education, retail, airports, and commercial office buildings. He enjoys the technical aspects of projects and the inherent problem-solving that goes along with them.  He is focused on serving the client’s needs so that projects are a success for everyone involved utilizing whatever tools are available.  With a constant thirst for growth among an ever-expanding technological landscape, he is continually looking for new, more efficient means to get the task done.

TX #20892

EDUCATION
University of Houston
Bachelor of Science in Technology

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects

Carol’s proudest achievement, besides designing her buildings, is building her family. She raises two wonderful boys in the Dallas area and has brought her love for her family to her interest in genealogy. Researching back a dozen generations on her ancestry.com family tree, she loves learning more about her family’s past.

CAROL KESLER, AIA

Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate with over 15 years of experience in the profession, Carol knows that her client is the heart of their building. She leads you through the earliest ideation stages through the final implementation of the construction documents. Each detail is designed around your budget restrictions, deadlines, and most importantly, your people. Carol leverages her elite team to bring the best ideas to your projects, deliver compassionate customer service, and support you through every phase of the project. Carol’s team earns all the credit, and she will be thrilled to make you an integral part of hers.

TX #23746

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects

As a new mom, Peri is enjoying celebrating all the “firsts” with her son, Dean, and husband, Jake.  Peri also has a passion for community involvement and helping people.  When time allows, she enjoys volunteering at the Houston Area Women’s Center and attending Aggie football games.

PERI SUTTON, AIA

Senior Associate | Business Development

Peri Sutton is an Associate with BRW Architects and has over 12 years of experience in the planning and design of municipal facilities. With a love of architecture and creating meaningful connections with people, Peri splits her time between being a Project Coordinator and a Business Development Leader. In her time with BRW, she has enjoyed primarily focusing on municipal clients and helping them to serve their communities better.  With a strength of individualization, she utilizes her conversational skills to hone in on her clients’ specific needs.  Peri loves developing design solutions that enhance the end-users’ working, living, or recreational environment.

TX #29818
LEED AP BD+C GBCI#: 0010432340

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Junior League of Houston

Katherine enjoys working with and getting to know everyone involved in making a successful project, including clients, consultants, coworkers, vendors, product sales representatives, contractors and more.

KATHERINE A. PALUMBO, AIA

Senior Associate

As a project architect and with over 10 years of experience, Katherine is dedicated to turning clients’ ideas, needs, and likes into a successful project.  She has experience in all stages of the project and will be a part of the project throughout the whole process including programming, conceptual design, construction documents, building construction and warranty period.  And during the project’s process, her communication, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness will ensure the client of her commitment to the project.

TX #24098

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects

Taylor is interested in sports, travel, and homebrewing.  Most of all, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Dayna, who is also an architect, and dog Rudder.

TAYLOR JACKSON, AIA

Senior Associate

Taylor began his career in the retail sector and has since been a valuable team member on many Retail, K-12, Federal, and Higher Education projects across the country.  He is flexible, adaptable, and accommodating to the standard processes and standards of a variety of clients.  Taylor has experience in all phases of design and construction on projects of many different sizes and scopes.  His diverse project experience supports his critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, which allow him to find creative solutions to unique challenges as they arise.  In addition to his project work, Taylor assists in the promotion of technical knowledge within the firm as a member of BRW’s technical practice team.

TX #26502

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design

University of Texas-San Antonio
Master of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
For The Love of The Lake

Lisa enjoys traveling and seeing the world. Most weekends you can find her spending time at the beach or on the water with her dogs.

LISA ANDEL, ASSOC. AIA

Senior Associate

With over 16 years in the civic sector, Lisa has experience with public safety facilities and recreation centers. She is also a lead designer of fire stations. As a project manager, she is detail-oriented and focused on serving clients’ needs to deliver a successful design. She has a passion for space planning, like a good puzzle using problem-solving skills to provide an efficient and functional layout specific to the client’s needs.

EDUCATION:
Texas A&M Bachelor of Environmental Design
University of Houston Masters of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
AIA
BCS Classic

Matt says that he is in his extended off-season from triathlons and other athletic endeavors while he spends more time with his wife Ashley and their three young children. Matt serves his church, the architectural profession, and the public at large through various volunteer and advocacy efforts.

MATTHEW DUGGAN, AIA

Senior Associate

Matthew is passionate about understanding team dynamics and how to make teams succeed. Clients enjoy working with Matthew because he is focused on service and places their priorities first. Matthew’s project experience is diverse and spans across multiple market sectors. He is a key member of the BRW Houston Studio. Through his involvement with the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Texas Society of Architects, he is recognized as a leader in the Architectural Community. Matthew currently serves as the Advocacy Director on the AIA Houston Board and is an Executive Trustee for the Texas Architects Committee.

TX #24132

EDUCATION
Miami University
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

DeVry University
Master of Business Administration

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Houston AIA Board of Directors – Advocacy Director
Houston AIA Government Affairs Committee – Chair
Houston AIA Permitting Taskforce
Texas Architectural Committee – Executive Trustee
Texas Library Association – Advocate

A bit of a renaissance man, Matt spends his free time in a variety of ways. Weekends find him engaged in activities ranging from a DIY roof replacement to producing original music. Matt shares his home with his wife, Jenny, and his teenage daughters. As pet sitters for Rover, the family also plays host to an endless variety of canine visitors.

MATT LORENZ, AIA

Senior Associate

Matt Lorenz brings a balance of creativity, technical skill and unmatched personal commitment to his work. As a Project Manager, his breadth of experience and willingness to share his knowledge is invaluable and helps form strong teams. Matt has a keen understanding of the technical ways that buildings go together and applies this insight to mentor his team and to exceed client expectations. His talent for building rapport with his clients, consultants, and contractors is his greatest strength and contributes to the success of his projects. Matt believes that positive and creative interaction combined with consistent communication through all phases of a project are the key elements of project success.

TX #18917

EDUCATION
Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects

Laura’s inner compass is her passion for faith and family. Throughout the year she is active in church service projects. Laura enjoys time with family and friends, cooking, reading, traveling, spoiling her grand-puppy, and loves spending time in the majestic mountains of Vermont.

LAURA FISHER

Associate

Laura brought 17 years of engineering background with her to BRW. Since joining BRW in 2003, Laura, with a specialty in electrical and lighting design, works with design teams to coordinate MEP with architectural design. She emphasizes quality control from the design development stage through the end of construction. Laura brings experience, attention to detail, and persistence for quality to each and every project she works on.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
IES – Houston Section
Alexander United Methodist Church

Amanda and her husband love spending time with their daughter and two dogs.  As a family, they frequently travel to visit family and friends and enjoy spending time at local community events.  Growing up in a small town in Texas solidified her sense of community and the importance of connectedness.

AMANDA ROTTER, ASSOC. AIA

Associate

As a project manager within the municipal sector, Amanda strives to always make a positive impact on communities.  She has 10 years of architectural experience and has developed a diverse background of project types including public safety, civic, higher education, retail, and industrial.  Amanda’s extensive experience in renovations has given her the skills to generate creative design solutions.  Communication is her top priority from the early design phases through the end of the construction administration phase to ensure expectations are exceeded.

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
AIA Brazos Gingerbread Build-Off Coordinator, 2019
AIA Brazos Bark and Build Coordinator, 2011-2018
Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Masako is an avid environmentalist, road cyclist, mountain biker, and hiker. She enjoys participating in cycling charity events and contributing to local organizations by volunteering. Masako’s Architectural graphic design submissions were selected for Best of Show, and a Citation Award by AIA Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition. Additionally, two of her photos were awarded for honorable mentions in the Trinity River Photo Contest. In her free time, Masako likes to dust off her film cameras and search for interesting subjects to take photos of.

MASAKO FUJINAMI

Associate

As a Senior Project Coordinator, Ms. Fujinami is capable of coordinating all stages of any project—from preliminary design through construction administration. Ms. Fujinami provides strong leadership and organizational skills to the project team. She is involved in the process from the marketing effort to the completion of the project.

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 
Dallas Architecture Forum

Born in Brazil, Kathy primarily grew up in Fort Worth and has lived in Dallas for over 20 years. She is the proud mother of two kids, Jack and Laren. Most of her free time is spent cheering the kids on at volleyball and football games with the occasional diy project. Her dedication and lifelong passion for K12 education runs in the family. Her father built his career in K12 education as a teacher, principal and finally superintendent while her mother, a full-time nurse, devoted a great deal of her time to multiple schools as a volunteer school nurse.

KATHY LEE

Associate | Business Development

As an Associate, Kathy Lee serves as the Business Development Leader for BRW Architects’ K12 Education Studio and oversees operations involved in the related marketing pursuits. Her dedication to the industry and K12 learning environments have positioned her as a leader within the firm. With the strength of Woo – winning people over – Kathy thrives on relationship building and approaches every day as a new opportunity not limited by the number of challenges. Kathy has been actively involved in the Association for Learning Environments for seven years and currently sits as the Communications Director for the Southern Region board.

Community Involvement
Association for Learning Environments
North Texas Facility Services Association

Sonya and her husband love spending time planning their next adventure, whether it’s jumping on a plane to a new destination, to running on the many trails of Dallas, to volunteering at the monthly Lake Cleanup with their pup. Sonya is also passionate about photography and enjoys capturing moments and memories or people, buildings, and nature.

SONYA SHAH, AIA

Associate

Sonya began her career in the retail sector and has since been a valuable team member on many Retail, Civic, K-12, Federal, and Higher Education projects across the country. She is flexible, adaptable, and accommodating to the standard processes and support to each sector. Sonya has experience in all phases of design and construction on projects of various size and scope. Her diverse project experience attributes to her problem-solving abilities, attention to detail while focusing on big picture of a project, which allow her to find creative solutions to challenges as they arise. In addition to her project work, Sonya is a member of the Mentoring Practice team which allows her to contribute her passion of helping others within the firm and promote engagement for community outreach.

TX #28880

EDUCATION
Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology
Master of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Texas Society of Architects Community Engaged Design Committee
National Organization of Minority Architects
For the Love of the Lake

Patience is always required for something worth having. Lean onto the people, perspectives and ideas that create a better environment; and lean into the goals to reach them.

ANDY OKONKWO, AIA

Associate

Andy Okonkwo is the son of Nigerian immigrants who inspired him through their rich stories and experiences. His father a realtor and his mother a nurse, helped him understand the value of good work and family which he carries with him today. As a former collegiate athlete, he uses lessons learned on the football field as a team leader and applies them as a team lead within the Dallas Office. He joined BRW in 2015 and became an Associate in 2021. He primarily functions as team lead of R&A projects for USPS facilities across the country and continues to carry forward the knowledge base provided by his mentor Steve Elliott. Andy has a broad range of expertise in security design, cost estimation and quality control. Andy enjoys the camaraderie in teamwork and diversity of opinions that strengthens teams and facilitates common goals.

EDUCATION
University of Houston
Fordham University

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
CANstruction
HPISD CANstruction Jr.

Carmen enjoys Jayhawk Basketball, traveling with family, and all things True Crime. Her favorite city is Paris, France where she lived and worked at Studio Odile Decq Architecture as part of Study Abroad.

CARMEN MADDEN, AIA

Associate

Carmen has 15 years of experience in a variety of building types including Retail, acoustic and lighting design for Worship Facilities and Performance Spaces, Full-Service Coffee Bar and Café design and infrastructure, and Higher Education. She enjoys working with clients to provide solutions to address their specific needs and help them to achieve or surpass their goals for their projects. She is a big picture strategist and believes in taking a proactive approach to project management to facilitate an efficient and successful outcome for all parties involved in her projects.
Carmen also has a passion for professional development, both personally and for her colleagues. In addition to initiating, creating, and leading a biweekly Bluebeam PDF Revu training series for all BRW offices, she is a frequent presenter of a variety of topics for BRW University. Additionally, she is a member of the BRW Technical Practice and Lighting Practice Teams.

TX #29058

EDUCATION
University of Kansas
Master of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
U.S. Green Building Council

When Jason is away from work, he spends quality time with his wife and two-year-old son. Building things in his workshop is his favorite hobby, and in the summertime, Jason enjoys traveling back to his roots in New England, especially to family spots on the Coast of Maine, and the White Mountains of Vermont.

JASON TEAL, AIA

Associate

Jason is the son of a contractor and an artist. He watched his parents think both structurally and creatively. The influence of this right and left brain thinking, as well as his experiences on construction sites, is evident throughout Jason’s projects. Jason joined BRW in 2018 and has had the opportunity to work on a variety of project types and sizes. Jason enjoys working with others to achieve a common goal.

TX #28685

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Master of Land and Property Development
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects

Ashley has been married to husband, Wesley, since 2009 and is the proud mother of daughter, Ellery. In her free time, you’ll find Ashley spending time with friends and family, and starting her new role as Soccer Mom.

ASHLEY MAUNEY

Associate

With over 14 years of experience in the AEC industry, Ashley practiced architecture prior to changing paths into Marketing and Business Development. Ashley serves as the Corporate Marketing Manager. Ashley oversees the marketing team and supports the ongoing development of new pursuits, strategic efforts for gaining new clients, and firmwide campaigns for communication and growth initiatives.

EDUCATION
Texas Tech University
Master of Architecture

Texas Tech University
Master of Business Administration

Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
SMPS (The Society for Marketing Professional Services)

Having grown up behind a fire station and being very involved in her community throughout high school, Renee has always had a connection to the work of public servants, the sacrifices they make and risks they take to do their jobs to the fullest. Pursuing architecture and then returning to the civic sector has allowed her to become even more involved in the north Texas community and has provided a way for her to give back to the cities that have shaped her.

RENEE BEAN, AIA

Associate

Renee Bean is a Dallas native and product of the DISD education system. She has lived in Carrollton, Arlington, Uptown, Farmers Branch and Garland, TX. She is a true DFW resident with a history of community involvement and a soft spot for first responders. She joined BRW Architects in 2016 and is an Associate Project Architect in the civic studio. She leads project teams on a wide variety of project types including public safety, parks & recreation, and community centers. Renee has a broad range of expertise in project production, client communications, public presentations, programming, sustainable design, and cost and code analysis. Renee feels the most rewarding part of a project is when the client feels confident and informed throughout the design process so that the final product is everything they hoped for and meets their specific needs.

TX #27490

EDUCATION
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies
University of Texas at Arlington
Master of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects

Bjorn lives with his partner Samuel, an actor and singer, and two cats: Audrey and Solstice. Bjorn enjoys theater, film, opera, traveling, LEGO, watching baseball and hockey, and being outside in nature. Bjorn is an avid music lover and can often be found listening to any genre of music but prefers being at live concerts and performances.

BJORN MYRUM

Associate

Bjorn began his career in historic residential architecture in New Orleans before being forced to move to Dallas because of Hurricane Katrina. Bjorn spent 14 years doing commercial, healthcare, and educational architecture in Dallas before joining BRW Architects in the San Francisco office. Bjorn is adaptable and flexible in projects, willing to tackle new projects in any typology. His experiences allow him to find creative solutions, designs, and results to unique challenges that may arise in a project and help other members of the team succeed. Bjorn is a member of the BIM Technical Team and is passionate about he uses of the software to help his coworkers and clients create positive project results. Bjorn is passionate about sustainability, equity, and inclusion within the profession and the community.

EDUCATION
Tulane University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architecture, San Francisco, Committee on the Environment
ASPCA

Michael finds creative fulfillment in collaboration and the art of building. He studied Architecture at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Besides great Design, he is passionate about photography, film, and social justice.

MICHAEL NELSON, RID

Associate

Michael joined BRW in 2015 and serves as Senior Interior Designer / Interiors Team Lead on BRW’s Design Team. As such, he draws upon his 40+ years of experience in all aspects of Interior Architecture and Design to create unique spaces for each of BRW’s clients. With an extensive background in Corporate, Civic, K-12, Higher Education, and Healthcare facilities, Michael has a uniquely rich project portfolio.

Whether he is creating period detailing which enlivens supportive workspaces or molding cutting-edge teaching environments, Michael brings his deep background and unique perspective to BRW’s transformative projects. His talent for envisioning healthy, creative spaces which prioritize the safety and well-being of users brings together planning, interior details, colors, and materials which are project specific and project appropriate.

In her free time, Emily enjoys working on home renovation projects and traveling with her husband Bryant. She likes to pay close attention as she travels and tries to take design inspiration from everywhere possible.

EMILY MURPHY, AIA

Associate

Emily Murphy has been with BRW since 2015. She enjoys all aspects of design, from big picture ideas down to the smallest detail. She is a goal-oriented person and truly enjoys seeing a project complete but feels the most important thing is that the Client is happy with the final product as well as the process. Emily is passionate about communication and client relations, a few skills she believes she picked up while waiting tables during high school and college. Emily enjoys new challenges that different project types bring. From a young age she loved puzzles and problem solving. She finds learning new things to be one of the most rewarding parts of her job.

TX # 29545

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M University
Masters of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects – Secretary of AIA Brazos
Texas Society of Architects

Ashton is determined to have fun in whatever she does. She loves to be creative in the kitchen, travel, and bowls annually at the USBC National Bowling Tournament. Her favorite days are the ones that start out warm and dramatically decrease throughout the day.

ASHTON HOLLIDAY, AIA, RID

Associate

Ashton has a passion for Architecture. She collaborates well with her team in researching and analyzing to curate the best design solutions for the client, culture, location, and project. She works hard and thoroughly communicates throughout the process to assure the project requirements are met while working integrally with her team to develop innovative and functional environments.

Texas Licenses
RA: 27290
RID: 12024

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design
Master of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLEVMENT
Brazos AIA

MEGAN ZHANG

Associate

Megan Zhang joined BRW Architects in 2018 after graduating from the Texas A&M Master of Architecture Program and is on the civic team in our San Francisco office. With her experience in a variety of community-oriented projects, including mixed-use multifamily, public libraries, community centers, and fire stations, she leads project teams while fostering client relationships, and collaborates well with her peers. Megan speaks fluent English and Chinese. Having worked closely with consultants, Megan has a keen understanding of project coordination, cohesive design, and team collaboration.

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design | Master of Architecture

Outside of the office, Kenneth enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, traveling outside of the USA, i.e. (Brazil, Paris, Rome, and London), and spending time on the ocean. His love for God has kept him humble and faithful as he shares his life stories with others. He finds inspiration in working with his hands and serving others through design, DIY projects, volunteering, ministry outreach, and working in the yard.

KENNETH SMITH, ASSOC. AIA

Associate

Kenneth Smith as a child grew up around building and construction, he would visit construction job sites with his grandfather who was a labor man that would point out the different types of materials. His interest and passion blossomed from that experience which lead him to want to become an Architect. Kenneth brings a very diverse background and leadership in his 35+ years of experience in various types of projects, including commercial office buildings, elderly housing, fire stations, federal, K-12, and Higher Education, libraries, multi-family, restaurants, sports & recreational facilities, and single-family housing. As Project Manager, he coordinates all stages of any project, from preliminary design through construction administration. He provides strong leadership and organizational skills along with construction expertise to the project team, from marketing efforts to the completion of the project. He has a keen eye for detail and technical knowledge of how buildings go together, which makes him an effective leader in coordinating with the project team both internally and externally during the early design and entitlement stages as well as coordinating with clients, consultants, and contractors during bidding and construction phases. This unique blend of experience along with the desire to dive into the details provides the flexibility and expertise to deliver the best possible project experience for the client and end-user.

EDUCATION
Prairie View A&M University
Bachelor of Architecture

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Associate American Institute of Architect Member
ACE Mentoring of Dallas/Fort Worth
CANstruction (Dallas Food Bank)
Hearts & Hammer
Prairie View A&M University Alumni Association
Professional Ministry Technician (PMT) The Potter’s House Church of Dallas

James has an amazing wife and three incredible sons (that are growing up way too fast!) that are constant encouragements to him. He also enjoys leading men through God’s Word in ministries like Summit and BetterMan at Watermark Community Church.

JAMES HAMILTON, AIA

Associate

James brings a very diverse background in his experience in the architectural industry. This experience includes boutique funeral care design, large-scale retail and commercial, low and high-rise senior living, mid and high-rise mixed-use multi-family, and now civic and municipal design. Senior living became, and is still, one of his passions in the architectural industry as it ties wholly into one of his other passions…PEOPLE. Regardless of the sector or typology of the project, James has a heart for the end-user, the people that will inhabit the space once all the design and construction teams have moved on to the next project. James brings this same passion for people into his management style as a Project Manager and truly loves to build and encourage teams to pursue producing the best projects possible to serve the ones that will occupy those environments.
TX #19050

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
AIA Dallas
2010 AIA Emerging Professional graduate
Leading Age (member)
SAGE Member (member)

As a mom of a single child, Claudia became aware of the impacts that educational design has on students and teachers making her think of how the space can affect the teaching environment. COVID brought up new challenges that made us think outside the box on what other improvements or changes could be made to the learning environment on the day-to-day basis to keep kids engaged and eager to learn.

CLAUDIA VARELA MELO

Associate

Claudia was born and raised in Chile and enjoys sharing the many wonders of her country, architecture, and culture. She enjoys traveling and learning from new cultures, she has an extensive bucket list in mind.
Claudia came to the US in 2005 and worked for 8 years in Curtain Wall and Cladding Systems prior to joining BRW in 2015 as a Project Coordinator for the K-12 team. She enjoys working in the education studio and is now focused on Dallas ISD projects. Claudia’s broad experience in technical fields and the development of projects thru construction documents and construction administration brings a lot of knowledge to the team. Working with others and achieving a common goal brings her joy. Her Woo personality and attention to detail are a great addition to the team.

EDUCATION
University of Bio–Bio, Chile
Bachelor of Architecture ( 6-year program)

Kansas natives, Debbie and her husband wear Dallas Cowboys gear only when the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t playing. The pair live in Rowlett and spend most of their free time watching their granddaughter compete in sports. Debbie is an avid reader who also enjoys cooking, being outdoors and tending to her garden.

DEBBIE SMITH

Associate

Debbie Smith joined BRW Architects in 2016 and has become an integral member of its operational strategy. With over 25 years of industry experience, Debbie demonstrates a high level of administrative competence, always seeking to improve the effectiveness and overall operation of the firm. Named as an Associate in 2022, Debbie is a seasoned professional and believes wholeheartedly in forging a personal connection with anyone who walks through the door. Always energizing with her truly charismatic personality, it comes as no surprise that her top five strengths are Positivity, Responsibility, Harmony, Arranger, and Achiever.

Shinyi became a US citizen in 2018 after 8 years of application. She is a member of UT Hookedin as a mentor, sharing her experience with international students who want to work in the US after graduation. As an immigrant from Taiwan, she loves to introduce her hometown to anyone who is interested.

SHINYI HSIEH, AIA, LEED AP, ACG CxA

Associate

Shinyi Hsieh is a Registered Architect (TX) with two LEED credentials, LEED AP BD+C and LEED AP Homes. Shinyi earned a Master of Architecture in Sustainable Design from the University of Texas at Austin. As a project architect at BRW, she manages projects through all phases from schematic design to construction administration on Dallas Federal and Civic studios. She also provides technical, operational, and design direction which supports project teams for successful integration of sustainable principles into the design process across the studios. She is passionate about helping clients integrate sustainable practices into their daily operations within budget(s).
TX# 26764

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Austin
Master of Architecture in Sustainable Design

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects
U.S. Green Building Council

Strong family ties have instilled the need for honest cooperation in all family and working relationships, allowing Dale to see through others’ eyes.

DALE HOGUE

Associate

Dale was inspired to enter the field of architecture from teachers, professors, parents and grandparents that encouraged him to be the best at whatever he does. Life experiences and his salt of the earth upbringing have further tailored his expertise. Working directly in the construction field has given him firsthand construction opportunities that strengthened understanding from a contractor’s perspective. He joined BRW Architects in 2014 and serves a role in construction administration working in the federal studio. Through the years he has been heavily involved with all aspects of project development from design to final construction documents, and on through construction. Building relationships and trust with team members, contractors, and owners are of utmost importance to Dale. These relationships allow for open discussion and further team building to achieve the end goal of providing project excellence that we can all take pride in.

EDUCATION
San Jacinto Jr. College
Associates of Applied Science, Engineering Drafting and Technology, 1982

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Boy Scouts of America
First Christin Church Terrell, Elder

Outside of the office, Meredith enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. They both dream of life outside the city to have a piece of land to call their own and the opportunity to design and build their own home.

MEREDITH HAYFORD

Associate

Meredith Hayford has always been a perfectionist with a love for design. She first obtained a degree in Interior Design and then decided that she was interested in all aspects of designing a building. She then went on to receive a Master’s degree in Architecture. Being involved in all aspects of design is the most fulfilling part of her job. The focus on designing Fire Stations at BRW is enjoyable and rewarding, especially with the fact that Meredith’s husband is a City of Bryan Firefighter.

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture

Stephen F. Austin State University
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

In her free time, she enjoys the company of her husband and two puppies, Theodore and Thatcher. She enjoys the outdoors and you can usually catch her doing recreational activities like running, biking, or a slow stroll with the pups.

LESLIE TIJERINA

Associate

Leslie joined BRW in 2017 and is a Project Manager in the College Station Studio. Her experience is focused on civic projects and public safety facilities across Texas. Leslie enjoys public service and believes architecture can truly enrich communities through design. Leslie’s strengths are strategic thinking and communication, which she uses daily to serve her clients. Outside the office, she is passionate about the architectural profession and is heavily involved with AIA at the local, state, and national levels.

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design
Minor in Art and Architectural History

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
American Institute of Architects | National Associate Committee, Present Texas Society of Architects | State Associate Representative, Present
AIA Brazos | Architecture in Schools Coordinator, 2020 – Present
AIA Brazos | Gingerbread Build-Off Committee, 2019 – Present
AIA Brazos | Executive Committee, 2021-2022 AIA Brazos | Emerging Professionals Director, 2021-2022

Kevin knew that he wanted to pursue the Architecture field when he was eight years old. He was always building structures in the backyard and taking things apart to see how they worked. At 15 years old, he went door-to-door as a neighborhood energy business evaluating and installing storm windows, weatherstripping, and adding attic insulation. Kevin continued in his construction endeavors through the years and worked on many historic homes while designing and building custom furniture pieces for a select clientele before moving to Texas in 1991. He enjoys spending quality time with his son and working in his shop.

KEVIN TRAVELL

Associate

Kevin Travell is the son of a New York City Fire Chief that was very detail oriented and a mother who was creative, both of which contributed to Kevin’s left and right brain thinking. Throughout his career, Kevin has been a forward thinker, problem solver, and trusted partner for his clients and their projects. His experience spans the sectors of corporate, hospitality, government, broadcast studios, residential, multi-family, higher education, retail, capital improvements, law firms, and financial. Currently, Kevin is part of the BRW Civic group working with both fire and police department projects.

NCARB Registered Interior Designer TX #9848
Certified Building Designer

EDUCATION
New York Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Boy Scouts of America Leadership

CRAIG S. REYNOLDS, FAIA

Managing Principal

MARK E. WATFORD, FAIA

Managing Principal

LISA W. LAMKIN, FAIA

Principal

CHRIS FORD, AIA

Principal

JEFFREY S. CHOYCE, AIA

Principal

RAY HOLLIDAY, AIA, ASLA, LI

Principal

ANNE HILDENBRAND, AIA

Principal

ANDREW EVERTSON, AIA

Principal

CHRIS SANO, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal | Design Director

SHEA RAMPY, AIA

Principal

DOUGLAS HANKINS, ASSOC. AIA

Principal | Marketing Director

FRED CLIFFORD, AIA

Principal

STEPHEN HILT, AIA

Principal

ABBY HILES, AIA

Associate Principal | Operations Director

DALE SELBY

Director

DANIEL PESEK, AIA

Director

JULIE MACDONALD, AIA

Director

RECHELLE PARKER

Director

STEPHEN C. JOHNSON, AIA

Director

GARRETT BARKER, AIA

Director

JUSTIN DREYER, AIA

Director

MARCUS GIBBON, AIA

Director

JAMES HALIBURTON, AIA, PhD

DIRECTOR

LAWRENCE WATKINS, AIA

Senior Associate

CAROL KESLER, AIA

Senior Associate

PERI SUTTON, AIA

Senior Associate | Business Development

KATHERINE A. PALUMBO, AIA

Senior Associate

TAYLOR JACKSON, AIA

Senior Associate

LISA ANDEL, ASSOC. AIA

Senior Associate

MATTHEW DUGGAN, AIA

Senior Associate

MATT LORENZ, AIA

Senior Associate

LAURA FISHER

Associate

AMANDA ROTTER, ASSOC. AIA

Associate

MASAKO FUJINAMI

Associate

KATHY LEE

Associate | Business Development

SONYA SHAH, AIA

Associate

ANDY OKONKWO, AIA

Associate

CARMEN MADDEN, AIA

Associate

JASON TEAL, AIA

Associate

ASHLEY MAUNEY

Associate

RENEE BEAN, AIA

Associate

BJORN MYRUM

Associate

MICHAEL NELSON, RID

Associate

EMILY MURPHY, AIA

Associate

ASHTON HOLLIDAY, AIA, RID

Associate

MEGAN ZHANG

Associate

KENNETH SMITH, ASSOC. AIA

Associate

JAMES HAMILTON, AIA

Associate

CLAUDIA VARELA MELO

Associate

AARON FISHER, AIA

Associate

DEBBIE SMITH

Associate

SHINYI HSIEH, AIA, LEED AP, ACG CxA

Associate

COLIN BUCKLEY

Associate

DALE HOGUE

Associate

MEREDITH HAYFORD

Associate

SAVANNAH REYNOLDS

Associate

LESLIE TIJERINA

Associate

LOGAN LEBEDA, AIA

Associate

KEVIN TRAVELL

Associate

SHAYAN BARADARAN, AIA

ANDRES VELA, AIA

RUSTY CRAWFORD

Client Executive

BRENDAN COOPER

AARON FARABEE

DREW AHMED, AIA

SYDNEY FARRIS CLARK, AIA

CRISTINA KALLENBACH

JUSTIN HOERMANN

MELISSA GONZALEZ-CHARLES

ALAN WAHLERS, AIA

CORY DURRANT

VERONICA LOZANO

HAYDEN ROBERTS

SHELBY BENNETT

STAS KARMALYUK

YOUNG JIN YOO

BRITTENY MARTINEZ

DEB MOCK

DANIEL RAMOS

ANDREA CRITTENDON

KEN HARGROVE, RA

RYAN LAWRENCE

LUKE FRANKS

CHLOE MENGERS

TRACI BRUNDAGE

Business Development

HEATHER WHITE

SARAH FLETCHER

RENER UMALI

DAVID ZELAYA

SAKINA RANGWALA

KAYLA CARTER

CHANDLER FLEMING, ASSOC. AIA

EMMA JOHNSON

ZOE JACKSON

LAUREN JAMES

KATY KIPLINGER

APRIL BELL

MATHEW COGGINS

ADI DIGHE, AIA

MICHAEL GONZALEZ

DEVON EVERTSON

ROBERT McFARLAND, ASSOC. AIA

FRANK ROTTER

BRIANNAH WHEELER

ANDREW SMITH

JACKIE WELLS

Office Manager

NOAH SMITH

KALI MILLER

FADI EL-CHAMI, AIA

KASI SVOBODA, AIA

ALEXANDRA PRICE

GARRET DUCKWORTH

MASON GUILLAMUN, AIA

KENNEDY WHITTEN

ANDREA APONTE

BOBBY BOONE

KATHRYN BLACK

JAMIE TROESTER

HUNG NGUYEN

KATELYN FINN

KELSEY BOWDOIN, RID

LENDA STURDIVANT, RID

SOPHIA NOVAK

TY CLAUSSEN

MANDY CHAHAL

GEORGE FAHIM

LAUREN MORRIS

JONATHAN LAND

SAM WATKINS, AIA

TANAYA WILLIAMS

THADDEUS WENGER

KATHARINE WOEHLER

MADISON CLARK

Focus On what Matters