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.

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

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