Maurita joined our PHX team in 2010. She is a licensed Architect in the State of Arizona and has attained her NCARB Certification. She is also a LEED-Accredited Professional and has completed the Certified Sustainable Building Advisor Program. Maurita is also a founding member and is President-Elect of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Arizona Chapter. In the Spring of 2021, she was appointed by the Mayor and City Council to the City of Phoenix Alhambra Village Planning Committee.
Originally from Ohio, Maurita received both her Bachelors of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University. As part of her undergraduate studies, she also participated in the KSU CAED European Program in Florence, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland.
In her role as Architect III and Project Manager, she directs many of our restaurant and hospitality projects from design through construction, mentoring junior staff and collaborating with clients, consultants and builders to provide guidance and technical expertise. Maurita’s design inspiration comes from being a family-oriented person and the desire to create “gathering places”. Recent projects include the Historic Arizona Biltmore Resort Adult Pool, Event Lawn and Spire Bar, Paradise Slide, Entry and Cabanas, Saint Marc USA in California, True Spec Golf Studios on the East and West coasts, and an upscale restaurant at the JW Marriott at Desert Ridge.
Past projects include SumoMaya Mexican Asian Kitchen, the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors Headquarters, Assumption Greek Orthodox Fellowship Hall, Serenity Hospice, Burger Theory Restaurant in Phoenix and the Historic Wigwam Resort. She also has experience in aviation, higher education, financial and retail projects.
Outside of work, Maurita is a mother of three and is active in the community as a Girl Scout troop leader and a mentor in various kids’ programs. She also enjoys traveling and ballroom dancing.
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Current Read: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein