Mor­gan Estes

Mor­gan Estes


Architect I

Mor­gan is an Asso­ciate mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Archi­tects. Orig­i­nally from the north­west sub­urbs of Chicago, Mor­gan earned Bach­e­lor degrees in both Archi­tec­ture and Inte­rior Archi­tec­ture in 2013 from Auburn Uni­ver­sity. Dur­ing that time, she also stud­ied abroad in Istan­bul, Turkey where she was exposed to a new cul­ture and archi­tec­tural style.

For her the­sis project and years fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion, Mor­gan was with Auburn’s Rural Stu­dio, a design/​build pro­gram in New­bern, Alabama. There, she and three of her class­mates con­verted a brick bank built in 1906 into a com­mu­nity library by ren­o­vat­ing the exist­ing struc­ture and build­ing an addi­tion. The stu­dents are chal­lenged with both the design and also the phys­i­cal con­struc­tion of the project. The pro­gram required Mor­gan and her team­mates to under­stand the role of a mod­ern library in a small town, work with the com­mu­nity and client to form a pro­gram, design a space to achieve those goals, and work effi­ciently with mate­ri­als to stay within a given budget.

Mor­gan joined our team at PHX Archi­tec­ture fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of her the­sis in 2015. In her role as an Asso­ciate, Mor­gan works with Project Man­agers and senior staff in a vari­ety of capac­i­ties, from advanc­ing design con­cepts and graphic pre­sen­ta­tions, to assist­ing in the prepa­ra­tion of con­struc­tion doc­u­ments for plan review, approvals and build­ing construction.

In her spare time, Mor­gan enjoys hik­ing, golf, and spend­ing time outdoors.