Maurita is a licensed Architect in the State of Arizona. She is also a LEED-Accredited Professional and has attained her NCARB Certification. She has also completed the Certified Sustainable Building Advisor Program. Maurita is also a founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects Arizona Chapter.
Maurita grew up in Ohio, and received both Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University. As part of her undergraduate studies, she participated in the KSU CAED European Program in Florence, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland.
Maurita joined PHX Architecture in 2010. In her role as Architect and Project Manager, she directs many of our commercial, restaurant and hospitality projects from design through construction, mentoring junior staff and collaborating with clients, consultants and builders to provide guidance and technical expertise. Recent projects of note include the Historic Arizona Biltmore Resort Adult Pool, Event Lawn Bar, Paradise Entry and Cabanas, Saint Marc USA in California, True Spec Golf Studios on the east and west coast, and Assumption Greek Orthodox Fellowship Hall.
Past projects include SumoMaya Mexican Asian Kitchen, the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors Headquarters, Burger Theory Restaurant in Phoenix and the Historic Wigwam Resort. She also has experience in aviation, hospice, higher education, financial and retail projects.
Outside the studio, 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. She also was appointed to Alhambra Village Planning committee in 2021.