Carlos A. Murrieta, AIA, CSI, LEED AP BD+C
Co-Founder of Merge Architectural Group, recognized by the American Institute of Architects as the 2016 Arizona’s Young Architect of the Year (AIA10) and 2008 Arizona’s ‘Young Guns’ – Young Brightest Designer, Carlos has spent over 24 years in the practice of architecture in different types of projects such as commercial, residential, industrial, educational, hospitality, ecclesiastical including working during his first seven years a design-builder contractor, understanding clearly the construction approach of each commission.
Carlos is passionate about changing the way we experience buildings, not just how we see them but how we interact with the space, the environment and user experience. Carlos has been strongly motivated in building performance; an advocate of the AIA 2030 movement, an early LEED professional and a energy building modeler himself, architecture for him is not just form and function, but form, function, performance and interaction.
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
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)