Carlos A. Murrieta


Carlos A. Murrieta, AIA, NCARB, NOMA

Carlos A. Murrieta, AIA, NCARB, NOMA


Co-Founder / Principal

(602) 635-1581 x701

As Co-Founder of the firm and Principal, Carlos enjoys participating in many aspects of each project. As a design-build contractor over his first years of practice he developed a strong understanding of project development and constructability.

Carlos serves as the owner’s point of contact, over-viewing programming, existing Site/Building assessments, Schematic Design, Design development and Coordination, Construction Documents staff direction, Specification writing, Construction Observation/Inspections, Contract Construction Administration and Final Closeout, and Construction Document QA/QC reviews.

Carlos is passionate about changing the way we experience buildings, through navigating space and allowing high-end technology to assist in this process. In his personal time, he does Architectural and Interiors photography, a hobby that allows him to understand better how we interact with built space.

Educational Background

– Construction Administration, Universidad del Noroeste, Mexico – 1998

– Bachelor of Architecture, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, (ITESM) Mexico – 1993

Certifications & Registrations

– Arizona, New Mexico and Texas Licensed Architect

– NCARB Certified

– International: Mexico Licensed Architect

– City of Phoenix Self-Certified Professional

– LEED BD + C Accredited Professional

– AIA 2030 Certified Professional

– 3D (High-Definition Scan) Certified Technician

Achievements & Recognitions

-2023 AIA Arizona Phoenix Metro President-Elect

– 2016 Arizona Young Architect of the Year – American Institute of Architects

– 2022 AIA Phoenix Metro Board of Directors, Secretary

– 2021-2022 Say It Loud, NOMA National highlight with exhibitions in:

* Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit MI

* AIA Convention Chicago IL

* NOMA Convention, Nashville TN

– 2021-2022 Arizona Technical Board of Registration, Advisory Committee Member

– 2021-2022 NCARB Examination Review Committee

– 2020-2021 NOMA Arizona President; 2022-2024 Immediate Past-President.

– 2022 Arizona State University Faculty – Master of Interior Architecture

– 2017 AIA New York – ‘The Plan’ conference presenter

– 2012 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA) Presenter – AZ Architecture – Contemporary Architecture Week

– 2012 YAF Summit 20 Arizona Representative – Washington DC

– 2008 AIA Young Guns – AZ Brightest Designers Award



Additional Information

– Languages: English and Spanish