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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