our team

Our vision of elevating the human experience through design demands a highly integrated and collaborative team. Our success depends on the expertise, talent, and passion of these team members, who emphasize the importance of communication, collaboration, and transparency throughout the life of a project.

Principals

Barry Koury

AIA, LEED AP

  • President
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Barry Koury

AIA, LEED AP

  • President

A Principal and President of MOA, Barry has decades of architectural and business management experience. In his role at MOA, he sets rules and standards for our conduct and drives accountability across the firm. As Chief Vision Officer, Barry defines the visionary purpose and direction of the firm, creating the strategic plan for our success and ensuring the continuity of the firm through next-generation leadership and ownership transition.


“I started at MOA as a young man with a young family. Now they are grown, on their own, and I am so happy and proud of their success. Today the MOA team is my young family, and it is incredible to watch this family grow as individuals and as a firm. I am proud of their accomplishments and excited to see what MOA’s future can be.”

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Kevin Sullivan

AIA, A4LE

  • Director of PK-12
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Kevin Sullivan

AIA, A4LE

  • Director of PK-12

A Principal and the Director of PK-12 Education at MOA, Kevin has over four decades of experience in PK-12 experience working for public, private, and charter school clients across the Western US. As a Principal-in-Charge, Kevin is involved in all phases of a project from the initial interview to the project close-out. Kevin is deeply knowledgeable in the technical aspects of project management, including contract administration, specifications, and quality assurance / quality control. Kevin has long been active in youth programs and professional organizations, including the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), which focuses on PK-12 learning environments. In recognition of his extensive planning experience, Kevin was selected by the Rocky Mountain chapter as the 2006 Dr. William R. Maclay Award for Planner of the Year.


“My long tenure in the industry has given me a unique perspective when encountering a challenge within a project. I enjoy helping my fellow architects navigate issues they encounter and come up with solutions that not only help them grow as an architect but also make our clients happy.”

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Jack Mousseau

AIA, A4LE, LEED AP

  • Director of Business Development
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Jack Mousseau

AIA, A4LE, LEED AP

  • Director of Business Development

As a Principal at MOA, Jack brings over three decades of experience in programming, planning, and design for a broad range of projects in both the public and private sectors across the US. An advocate for quality in all aspects of architecture, Jack plays a key role in all aspects of the firm’s operations. He has produced award-winning entries in international competitions, including the Seoul Incheon International Airport in South Korea and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. Jack also brings an extensive background in educational master planning and in the programming and development of learning environments. For his extensive work in this area, Jack was recognized as the 2019 Dr. William R. Maclay Award for Planner of the Year by the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).


“I am proud to have helped cultivate an environment in which our team supports everyone's career aspirations and goals. I am proud to be able to provide opportunities and give back to our staff the same way my mentors did for me as a young architect.”

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Brian Konczak

AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C

  • Director of Science + Technology
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Brian Konczak

AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C

  • Director of Science + Technology

As a Principal at MOA, Brian is a leader who encourages new solutions and ideas within his project team. He has experience on a wide variety of project types and delivery methods, which provides him with special insight into the potential pitfalls and challenges of complex projects. Brian has specific expertise in the design/build delivery method, having managed multiple award-winning design-build projects, including a recipient of the DBIA National Award of Excellence. As the Director of Science + Technology, Brian focuses on projects for clients with specialized, technical spaces, including everything from laboratories to manufacturing facilities.


“Perfection is an unattainable goal. But, that doesn’t stop me from trying to reach it. I believe in incrementally building on past successes while continually trying to improve the outcome. This is why the best project we did was our last and the best project we do will be our next.”

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Eric Vogel

AIA, A4LE, LEED AP

  • Director of Design
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Eric Vogel

AIA, A4LE, LEED AP

  • Director of Design

As a Principal and Director of Design at MOA, Eric leads MOA’s team of architectural and interior designers. He is involved in the design of nearly every project worked on by the firm, leading many of them from initial program planning through every stage of design. Eric works through potential issues with his team and provides input on alternative design and planning strategies. He leads a design process rooted in collaboration, seeking to understand the perspective of every project stakeholder, and integrate these ideas into the final design.


“My job allows me to work with a wide range of clients. That has given me ample opportunities to impact people’s lives — whether through a work, learning, or medical environment. It is always amazing to me to see the positive impact we can have on the end user through improving an environment.”

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Jessica Blanford

AIA, A4LE, LEED AP BD+C

  • Co-Director of PK-12 Education
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Jessica Blanford

AIA, A4LE, LEED AP BD+C

  • Co-Director of PK-12 Education

A Principal at MOA, Jessica has over a dozen years of PK-12 educational design experience. She is well-versed in everything that goes into the development of forward-thinking, healthy, and flexible learning environments, with expertise ranging from leading collaborative Design Advisory Groups to the complex coordination of construction administration. Jessica has a grasp of consultant design disciplines that allow her to seamlessly integrate school site, structure, and building systems. She has delivered educational projects for public, private, and charter school clients across the Rocky Mountain region.


“I take pride in creating a safe space for students to learn and grow. Creating a space for kids to not only go to school but feel as if they have a safe space to call their home away from home is extremely rewarding.”

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Katie Vander Putten

AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C

  • Director of Healthcare
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Katie Vander Putten

AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C

  • Director of Healthcare

A Principal and the Director of Healthcare at MOA, Katie specializes in complex healthcare project management, creative planning, and design delivery. Her expertise ranges from primary care clinics, teaching hospitals, specialty hospitals, and care centers to ambulatory surgery centers and medical office buildings. She has experience in medical campus planning, master planning, program planning, medical equipment planning, program needs assessment, project planning and budgeting. Katie designs facilities that support the unique mission and vision of each client and the specific needs and goals for each project to create environments that aid the care providers, patients, and families in the healing process. She is a strong believer in patient-oriented design, dedicated to creating healing environments that foster exceptional outcomes.


“Healthcare spaces are where people can experience their worst days, whether it's watching a loved one go through serious injury or illness or living out their last days in a hospice facility. I always picture myself as the end user and ask what would make the experience better for me.”

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Brandon Daigle

AIA

  • Director of MOA Wyoming
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Brandon Daigle

AIA

  • Director of MOA Wyoming

As Director of MOA Wyoming, Brandon oversees the firm’s Casper office. He has wide-ranging experience across multiple sectors, including commercial office, hospitality, education, community/civic, retail, and residential projects. Recognized for his project leadership, Brandon’s management process focuses on communication, quality control, and accountability, while creating a positive, collaborative environment across project teams.


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Team Members

Chris Cole

LEED AP

  • Senior Associate
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Chris Cole

LEED AP

  • Senior Associate


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Rick Arriaga

RA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, MCSE

  • Senior Associate
  • Architect
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Rick Arriaga

RA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, MCSE

  • Senior Associate
  • Architect


“Favorite thing to do: Long walks through Best Buy”

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Rachel Gerhart

  • Senior Associate
  • Business Manager
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Rachel Gerhart

  • Senior Associate
  • Business Manager


“Laughter is my medicine!”

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Kevin Vrba

LEED GA

  • Designer
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Kevin Vrba

LEED GA

  • Designer


“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MOMENT.”

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Greg Martin

LEED AP BD+C

  • Sustainable Practice Manager
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Greg Martin

LEED AP BD+C

  • Sustainable Practice Manager


“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes better.”

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Kasia Bulkowski

AIA, NCARB, WELL AP

  • Senior Associate
  • Project Manager
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Kasia Bulkowski

AIA, NCARB, WELL AP

  • Senior Associate
  • Project Manager


“My love for architecture comes from its complexity. Architecture is a process, not a product. Whether in concept, development, or construction, we embrace the fundamentals of learning, observing, searching and solving, with a goal of inspiring.”

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Chris Schilling

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

  • Associate
  • Architect
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Chris Schilling

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

  • Associate
  • Architect


“There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen

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Joseph Palmer

AIA, NCARB

  • Associate
  • Architect
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Joseph Palmer

AIA, NCARB

  • Associate
  • Architect


“Every adventure in life always has a mountain to climb, so when your legs get tired…peddle with your heart and see what you are made of! You might just surprise yourself.”

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John Gudger

Associate AIA

  • Designer
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John Gudger

Associate AIA

  • Designer


“I have a passion for the Rocky Mountain West of North America and how it relates to architecture and design. I aspire to include design and materials that relate to the history and character of the region in the work I do every day.”

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Christine Warnert

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

  • Senior Associate
  • Architect
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Christine Warnert

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

  • Senior Associate
  • Architect


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William Weiner

AIA, NCARB, WELL AP, EDAC

  • Architect
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William Weiner

AIA, NCARB, WELL AP, EDAC

  • Architect


“When someone says, ‘I considered being an architect until I saw how many late nights the architecture students had in school.’ I respond, ‘I considered being a comedian or a musician—or Batman—until I realized I like to sleep at night.’”

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Paul Gibson

AIA

  • Associate
  • Senior Project Manager
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Paul Gibson

AIA

  • Associate
  • Senior Project Manager


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Daniela Marandi

AIA

  • Associate
  • Architect
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Daniela Marandi

AIA

  • Associate
  • Architect


“I love that architecture can completely transform a space and change the lives of the people around it. That a little bit of money can possibly change a child's life in the school they attend or an employees life in the office they work. We spend most of our lives in buildings and its important that we design them in a way that improves our lives.”

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Andrew Olsen

AIA, LEED GA

  • Architect
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Andrew Olsen

AIA, LEED GA

  • Architect


“There is a William McDonough quote I have been carrying around for over a decade that I use as a foundation for every project I work on: ‘I think as designers we realize design is a signal of intention, but it also has to occur within a world and we have to understand that world in order to imbue our designs with inherent intelligence.’”

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Rena Foster

AIA, LEED AP

  • Associate
  • Project Manager
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Rena Foster

AIA, LEED AP

  • Associate
  • Project Manager


“Let’s play! I am a Colorado Native that loves to get outside; skiing, biking, and hiking are just a few of the things I love spending my time doing throughout the year. Connecting with Nature inspires me in the way I see design. Through materials, colors, and organic forms, I love to blur the line between inside and out.”

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Chas Marquez

LEED AP

  • Associate
  • Architect

Chas Marquez

LEED AP

  • Associate
  • Architect


“MOA has embraced new technology into the office and offers the support needed to enhance the way we approach design.”

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Genevieve Rogers

AIA, NCARB, WELL AP

  • Associate
  • Architect
Genevieve Rogers

Genevieve Rogers

AIA, NCARB, WELL AP

  • Associate
  • Architect


“Colorado native and ocean-starved scuba diver!”

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Jamie Saunders

  • Designer
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Jamie Saunders

  • Designer


“I’m a perpetual student of the profession of architecture. There are so many facets of this practice – from the theoretical (connecting your design to a specific user culture or historical precedent) to the communal (collaborating with clients, consultants and contractors) to the highly technical (modeling and drafting sound waterproofing details). There is always a different part of your brain to activate and different skill sets to acquire and refine. Every time we turn over a project, I’m amazed by how many people and how much specialized skill it took to bring it into reality, and I am thankful to be part of the team.”

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Alexis Spicer

  • Designer
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Alexis Spicer

  • Designer


“Challenging problems are the most interesting and fun to solve.”

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Ross Eddy

AIA

  • Senior Project Manager
  • Architect
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Ross Eddy

AIA

  • Senior Project Manager
  • Architect


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Taylor Coe

  • Associate
  • Strategic Growth Manager
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Taylor Coe

  • Associate
  • Strategic Growth Manager


“The writer’s job is not to look through the window someone else built, but to step outside, to question the framework, or to dismantle the house and free what’s inside, all in service of making visible what was locked out of the view.” – Rebecca Solnit

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Eileen Gehlhausen

AIA, LEED Green Associate

  • Architect
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Eileen Gehlhausen

AIA, LEED Green Associate

  • Architect


“I love that architecture is the balance of the left brain and the right brain; the confluence of creativity and logic.”

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Dane Steil

  • Architect
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Dane Steil

  • Architect


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Leah Brabec

RA, LEED GA

  • Architect
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Leah Brabec

RA, LEED GA

  • Architect


“Eat ice cream, it will make everything better.”

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Karly Geist

  • Interior Designer
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Karly Geist

  • Interior Designer


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Andrew Allmon

AIA

  • Architect
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Andrew Allmon

AIA

  • Architect


“I am not a stranger to spirits and will entertain any of them. However, I have a passion for good whiskey and exploring the world through different distilleries.”

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Mark Cheeks

AIA

  • Director of Interior Design
  • Architect
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Mark Cheeks

AIA

  • Director of Interior Design
  • Architect


“MOA ARCHITECTURE has a culture of continuous improvement. There is a family feel here and so much support and opportunity to learn and grow; that is what attracted me to this firm. I love designing commercial workplace solutions, because we get to impact the daily lives of so many people in the community. Whether it is as simple as an accent paint color or wall covering, or more involved such as an awesome break room, collaborative spaces, or even a unique specialty light fixture, we get the privilege to work with so many great clients to bring their visions into reality and positively impact the work environment every day.”

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Olivia Morris

  • Marketing Coordinator
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Olivia Morris

  • Marketing Coordinator


“Creativity is inspired through experiences, and I want to experience as much of the world as possible!”

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Barbara Jenrette

  • Designer
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Barbara Jenrette

  • Designer


“I love the complexity of the profession of Architecture. There is something new and challenging everyday, and this allows me to come up with unique solutions to complex problems.”

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Kaye Mullaney

RA, LEED AP

  • Senior Project Manager
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Kaye Mullaney

RA, LEED AP

  • Senior Project Manager


“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

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Britney Sulzen

Assoc. AIA

  • Designer
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Britney Sulzen

Assoc. AIA

  • Designer


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Luis Martinez

AIA, NCARB

  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Project Architect
Luis Martinez Senior Project Architect

Luis Martinez

AIA, NCARB

  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Project Architect


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James Rusk

  • Emerging Professional
James Rusk Emerging Professional

James Rusk

  • Emerging Professional


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Gardner Clute

AIA

  • Senior Project Manager
Gardner Clute Senior Project Manager

Gardner Clute

AIA

  • Senior Project Manager


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Kirstin Marshall

LEED GA

  • Designer
Kirstin Marshall

Kirstin Marshall

LEED GA

  • Designer


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Erin Braunstein

AIA, EDAC, WELL AP, LEED BD+C

  • Senior Project Manager
Erin Braunstein Senior Project Manager

Erin Braunstein

AIA, EDAC, WELL AP, LEED BD+C

  • Senior Project Manager


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Jordan Taylor Miller

LEED GA

  • Interior Designer
Jordan Taylor MIller Interior Designer

Jordan Taylor Miller

LEED GA

  • Interior Designer


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Vega Vashtiary

  • Interior Designer
Vega Vashitary Interior Designer

Vega Vashtiary

  • Interior Designer


“Do I want coffee or tea? Most of the time I always choose coffee, but sometimes I have tea. As free-will goes “you can do what you decide to do—but you cannot decide what you will decide to do.” Well, coffee it is then!”

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Yandy Cheng

AIA, NCARB

  • Architect
Yandy Cheng

Yandy Cheng

AIA, NCARB

  • Architect


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Stephanie Lesar

  • Office Manager
Stephanie Lesar

Stephanie Lesar

  • Office Manager


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Austin Hodges

  • Architect
Austin Hodges

Austin Hodges

  • Architect


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Ben Miller

  • Designer
Ben Miller

Ben Miller

  • Designer


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Stephan Umierski

  • Designer
Stephan Umierski

Stephan Umierski

  • Designer


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Melissa Knesal

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB

  • Architect
Melissa Knesal

Melissa Knesal

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB

  • Architect


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