meet the team

Jill Hamblen, AIA partner | founding member

Jill Hamblen, AIA
partner | founding member

Marlene Seitz, AIA partner | founding member

Marlene Seitz, AIA
partner | founding member

Aaron Francis, AIA, LEED AP project architect

Aaron Francis, AIA, LEED AP
project architect

Kyleigh Merritt project architect

Kyleigh Merritt
project architect

Rafael Fontes intern architect

Rafael Fontes
intern architect

Morgan Szenderski project coordinator | marketing | office admin

Morgan Szenderski
project coordinator | marketing | office admin

Partner Responsibilities

Partner Responsibilities


Q: What is the best trip you have ever taken? A: France with Dave in 2009
Q: Favorite band or performer? A: Norah Jones or 9 inch nail
Q: What is your favorite building? A: My house, not for its architectural greatness but because it’s where I am with the people I love.



 

 

 



Q: What is one thing you really like about yourself? A: Always finding the positive in every situation
Q: What is the best trip you have ever taken? A: A trip by myself to a Southern Italy cooking school
Q: What is your favorite holiday and why? A: Thanksgiving because it brings two of my favorite things together – food and family.




 

 

 


 

 

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on Saturday A: Work on my car.
Q: City or country?  A: I’m very glad to be from the country, but I love city life.
Q: What is your nickname?  A: The Nerd

 






 

 


Q: If you could be anyone for a day who would it be? A: Oprah
Q: If you were stuck on a deserted island what three things would you take with you? A: My sisters...and my iPhone
Q: What is your favorite building? A: Sacre Coeur in Paris…I built a model of this basilica in architecture school so we got to know each other well.

 

 

 


Q: What is your proudest moment? A: Hiking to the top of Masada in Israel.
Q: What is your nickname? A:  Raf, Rafi, Rafa, Rafiki, Rafikikins, Enrique, Fernando
Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Brazil (Directed by Terry Gilliam, 1985).
 

 

 

 

 

Q: Favorite band or performer? A: Bob Dylan
Q: What is your favorite food? A: I can eat Mexican food any day and time of the week.
Q: What is your favorite scent? A: Vanilla