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Around the Office: Welcome to Morgan, Mark and Paul

September 26, 2019 by ShaeF@phxarch.com
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We are excited to share that our PHX family has grown by three. Introducing Morgan Fisher, Mark Schriefer and Paul Martinez. All three of them recently joined our Scottsdale Office as Architectural Associates IIIs.  Mark is working on the commercial side of our firm with Paul and Morgan both working on the residential side. They all join our team with extensive experience and we can’t wait to see everything they accomplish with our firm. Check out more about Morgan, Mark and Paul below.

Morgan Fisher 

Morgan joined the PHX team in April 2019. A graduate of Arizona State University, Morgan graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning in 2013. After graduating, Morgan began her architecture career working for Houston-based homebuilder David Weekley Homes, supporting five divisions across four states. During her time at David Weekley, she was responsible for the development, approval and management of plans for over thirty communities encompassing over 150 standard plans, varying from small cottages and paired homes to large, luxury golf-course view homes. Some notable communities she managed projects for are Daybreak in South Jordan, Utah, Stapleton in Denver, Colorado, Blackstone at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona and Union Park in Phoenix, Arizona.

A native of Arizona, Morgan grew up in Scottsdale and attended Coronado High School. Outside of work, Morgan loves to travel, bake, try new restaurants throughout the valley, and volunteer with her local greyhound adoption group.

 

Mark Schriefer 

Mark joined our PHX team as an Architectural Associate III this past summer. We are thrilled to have him on board, as we have worked closely with Mark during his five year tenure with his past firm, Studio V Interior Architecture & Design. Most recently we collaborated with him on our award-winning Clubhouse project, Terravita Golf & Country Club.

Mark is an Arizonian through and through. A graduate of Brophy College Preparatory, Mark then obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Regional Development form the University of Arizona and his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design from Scottsdale Community College.

Inspired by taking the familiar and giving it an updated or contemporary look, Mark is drawn to designing things with a vintage look, but with a contemporary spin. He often asks himself, “what would trends of the past look like with today’s technology”, which allows him to play more with scale and proportion when working on a design. This unique design mindset has led several of Mark’s projects to win numerous awards and industry recognition.

Mark joins our PHX family with extensive experience in the world of furniture and interiors, so he is looking forward to further his knowledge of architecture and construction.

When Mark is away from the office, he loves to swim at his local gym, enjoys a good hike up Camelback (when it is cooler of course….) and he is a proud plant aficionado. Mark also has a Siamese cat and enjoys re-purposing furniture to furnish his own home.

 

Paul Martinez

Paul Martinez joined our PHX family Summer 2019 and an Architectural Associate III. Paul holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences from Phoenix College, but his industry knowledge started at a young age while employed with the family construction company during school breaks. His understanding of wood, masonry and concrete construction is a byproduct of his formative years with the family business. At Phoenix College the curriculum was heavily biased on architecture and computer aided design.

Paul has 28 years of experience in the Architectural and Planning industry. Having worked for award winning architectural firms and an International Engineering company, Paul has continued to further his experience in the design industry. Experienced on both the residential and commercial sides of architecture, Paul has also had experience with industrial construction. He also spent 10 years employed at a Native American Government where he was recognized and received a certificate of excellence for his 3-dimensional design model of a Professional Baseball Stadium to be built within the boundaries of the Sovereign Nation. Paul also co-designed elderly and handicapped housing for a program that was designed to meet the needs of this specific demographic within the community. The main focus was to design quality homes while conforming to the American Disability Act of 1990.

Outside of work, Paul is an avid cyclist and has used the sport of cycling through his 5 years of volunteer service on the planning committee for the Tour De Cure. The Tour De Cure is charitable ride that raises money for the American Diabetes Association.

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