THE TEAM

Meet our talented team of creatives. We believe you can't make something great without being in love with it.

Our team is hand-picked, each person hugely passionate about their individual field. We love what we do and it shows.

Influences: Vibrant spaces, Scandinavian design using pure natural materials, Hillstone Group, geometric uses of materials. The overwhelming energy, smell, movement, grit, and unforgettable power of these amazing cities: Mexico, Paris, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Madrid and New York City.

Interests: Watching my 8 year old grow, restaurants, 3-day mini vacations, hip-hop and classical music, cookbooks, photography, Sunday dinner with family

People: Tom Ford, Ricardo Legorreta, Julius Shulman

John Paul Valverde

Creative Director | Principal

Influences: Space and feel, contemporary architecture, modern art, simple lines, the creative use of materials.

Interests: Family and friends, art, computers and tech, cycling, radio control multi rotors, re-inventing the wheel

People: Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid

Miguel Vicens

Creative Director | Principal

Influences: Minimalist design, mid-century modern, industrial design & modern architecture. A huge influence also comes from my own Mexican culture, I love colors, the textures, the music and the food

Interests: Hands down the top two are Architecture & Design. The more I see, the more I learn, the more I want and seeing your own ideas come to life, that’s extremely rewarding. I like running, music concerts, art museums, traveling & hanging out with friends and family

People: Ricardo Legorreta, Santiago Calatrava, Enrique Norten, Richard Meier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Foster & Louis Kahn

Edgar Gabaldon

Vice Principal | Sr. Project Manager

Greg Hagmann

Architect of Record

Influences: Arch theory, Mexican and Chicano culture/aesthetics/design, brutalism, tech, materiality, Gesamtkunstwerk

Interests: Art & design, photography, podcasts, music, film, family

People/Practices: SO-IL, MVRDV, SANAA, Frida Escobedo, Productora

Carlos Garza

Space Designer | Project Manager

Influences: Product Design & Photography, Street Typography, Movies, Functional Design and Repurposed Materials

Interest: Surf & Skate Culture, Escape Rooms, Basketball and anything Nike or Vans

People: My Family & Friends, Designers & Creatives from an array of Disciplines

Brenda Vitela

Art Director

Influences: I’m inspired by things that dwell between the meticulous simplicity of function and the rawness of human intuition.

Interests: art and design exhibitions, live music, digital fabrication, and furniture design

People: Enric Miralles & Carme Pinós, Thom Mayne, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis I. Kahn, Noam Chomsky, Glenn Murcutt, Renzo Piano, Zygmunt Bauman, Konstantin Grcic and Tom Kundig

 

Edric Gonzalez

Senior Architect Designer

Influences: Different Cultures, The way cities/communities are formed, Design within all disciplines

Interests: Travelling, Playing with my puppies, Rosé

People: Alessandro Munge, Kelly Wearstler, Sam Nazarian

Beti Hatfield

Senior Interior Designer

Influences: Pop culture, travel, musical theater, film design, history

Interests: Competitive marching band, antiquing, karaoke, trivia, painting & printmaking, visual storytelling

People: Lady Gaga, Andy Warhol, Elle Woods, Zaha Hadid, Pixar

Jacob Lemley

Interior Designer

Influences: Latin culture, minimalist and modern architecture

Interests: Travel, learning about other cultures, family & friends, beach lover, gym, interior and lighting design

People: Carlos Cruz Diez, Adriana Hoyos, Mies Van Der Rohe “Less is more”

Ana Amesty

Space Designer

Influences: Soul- food, seasonality, zero waste, rustic, organic plate- ups, science fiction movies, mother nature

Interests: Wood- fire cooking, passed down recipes, digital music production, live music, DJ sets, long boarding with my dog kingsely

People: My parents, Anthony Bourdain, Enrique Olvera, Francis mallman, Eric Ripert, Donald Glover, Alexandra sholler

Pierre Trevino

Culinary Director

Influences: Mexican culture & design, mother earth, 50’s – 90’s design, humanity

Interests: Traveling, well-being, fitness, performing arts, podcasts, music, drawing, design, photography, unique dining experiences

People: Iris Apfel, Micah Davis, Ana Milena Hernandez, Erica Abi Wright, Barry McGee, GATS, Jason Bolden

Alondra Canchola

Office Manager | Executive Assistant

Interior designers, graphic designers and architects! Send us a an email with a link to your portfolio and resume.

What we do

Hustle

Exceed expectations

Value relationships

World-class design

Love Food

Obsess over details

Travel to learn relentlessly

Design for the concept, not for us!

What we don't

Fax

Work for free

Egos

Impossible deadlines

Work really really late

Sacrifice quality for profit

Resist street tacos

Follow trends