We are architects, artists, graphic designers, researchers, writers, cooks, amateur photographers, travel enthusiasts, cyclists, storytellers, and perennial students. We don’t know all the answers, but we have fun finding them.
Maria Carr is based in Austin, Texas and enjoys good food and bad puns. She has been a part of the retail design industry for over fifteen years, with a breadth of experience that includes marketing, design, fabrication, and installation. Maria's years of experience have led her to believe strongly in close collaboration with clients, to truly create an authentic expression of their brand. She leads each project through a process that assists clients in refining who they are and what they want to say, which results in design solutions that feel genuine and honest. Her background in fine art helps her to create dynamic spaces that meet the needs of both clients and consumers, and her experience in fabrication means a more seamless project from start to finish.
Aleida researches and explores the ever-growing sustainable design and materials industry. Under her guidance, our sustainable materials library has grown to include stunning materials with unique origin stories, accompanied by detailed information straight from the manufacturer. Her work has featured in projects for Whole Foods Market and New Leaf Community Markets.
Fully fluent in English and Spanish, in her free time Aleida translates websites, programs, and full length scripts for theatres and theatre companies in Los Angeles, and collaborates on translations of books and film scripts.
During his twenty-year career in retail store development, Kevin has championed carefully integrated architecture and store decor, creative brand development, inventive conceptual approaches and innovative, sustainable use of materials and implementation of production methods. He has influenced the food retail experience through new retail prototypes for Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Food 4 Less, The Kroger Co., Wegmans, and many more. His projects have won numerous awards and have been featured in publications such as DDI, VM+SD, Supermarket News, and several international books on retail design.
Kevin has taught at UCLA Extension, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and Woodbury University. He has presented educational session from local, regional, and national platforms. Kevin authored the official Built Environment Module, a supplement to Vice President Al Gore’s slide show An Inconvenient Truth, which is presented by the non-profit organization The Climate Reality Project.
Kevin’s artistic pursuits, comprised of conceptual and experimental work, have been exhibited in individual and group shows including a gallery exhibit at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London. His work is in private collections and in the permanent collection of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.