Who We Are


Our goal is to focus on design excellence and a commitment to a client-centric collaborative design process that results in a successful project.

Our pursuit of this goal offers many advantages:

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All team members help to define the project goals.

The client is aware of all issues and concerns.

Mediation and compromise can occur before problems arise.

Technology applications are more easily shared.

Project costs are monitored by the entire team, allowing early “red-flag” solutions.




Carlos A. Murrieta, AIA, CSI, LEED AP BD+C

Carlos Murrieta, AIA moved to Scottsdale Arizona in 2002 after founding and operating his own design-build firm, Murrieta + Peral Arquitectos, for seven years in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. His previous design-build-owner experience helped Carlos navigate with ease at the firm he first worked in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Carlos became an associate and a couple years after a partner, before co-founding Merge Architectural Group.

Educational Background

1993 Bachelor of Architecture, ITESM, Mexico.

Certifications & Registrations


Architect – Arizona License 45961

Architect – Mexico License 1987897

LEED AP BD+C (Building Design + Construction)

City of Phoenix Self-Certified Professional, to issue permits in expedited time (3-5 days).

Construction Administration Certificate, Universidad del Noroeste, Mexico

3D Scanning and Registration Certification

Achievements, Recognitions and Community Involvement

2016 Arizona Young Architect of the Year (AIA10) – American Institute of Architects

       2020 – 2021 National Organization of Minority Architects Arizona President

2015 Scottsdale Ranch Community Association – Architectural Review Committee Architect

2012 SMOCA (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art) Architecture Week – Carlos Murrieta – Design Work 2002-2012

2007-2012 CSI Honors and Awards Committee Chair

2012 AIA Young Architects Forum – Representative in Washington D.C.

2011 City of Phoenix Self -Certified Professional

2009 USGBC – LEED AP – Building Design and Construction

2008 AIA Young Guns – Arizona Young Brightest Designer’s Recognition

2008 Southwest Contractor Best Educational Building Honorable Mention George Gardner Performing Arts Center

2004 CSI Education Committee member.

Affiliations and Specialization

American Institute of Architects

Constructions Specifications Institute

U.S. Green Building Council

Building Information Model (BIM)

AIA+2030 Advocate


Clarisa del Castillo, AIA, LEED AP ID+C

Clarisa del Castillo started working in Arizona after finishing her Master’s program at Universidad de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, practicing in different areas of design from custom residential, retail, mixed-use, educational, Native American and governmental projects. With each completed project, she acquired not only architectural and interior design skills, but also management and sustainability practices knowledge.

Educational Background

2006 Master of Ephemeral Architecture, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

2001 Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico

Interior Design, Phoenix Community College

Certifications & Registrations

Architect – Arizona License

Architect – Mexico License

LEED ID+C (Interior Design + Construction)

3D Scanning and Registration Certification

International Building Code, Scottsdale Community College

Specialization & Achievements

Interior Design integration with Architectural Design process

Building Information Model (BIM)

AIA+2030 Advocate