Maija Kreishman, AIA, is a Partner at Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (MHOA), an Austin based studio of architects and interior designers. Maija has been a critical member of the firm since 2007 and was promoted to Partner in 2015. In addition to managing a broad range of architecture and interior projects, Maija oversees strategic visioning, studio culture, operations, marketing and business development. She is also leading MHOA’s growth into the Houston market, where the firm recently established a second office.
Lucia Athens is the City of Austin’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. Recognized internationally as an authority on sustainability, she is author of the Island Press book Building an Emerald City: A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies and Programs.
Lauren Kritter is a Marketing Coordinator at EUA, an architecture firm located in Milwaukee that specializes in workplace, healthcare, learning, living, science + technology, and entertainment environments.
Elyse Handelman is a Junior Architect at Fradkin and McAlpin Architects in the Greater New York Area.
Elyse Handelman is a recent graduate of Pratt Institute, with experience in drafting, 3D modeling, and fabrication. She is experienced in all phases of design, with a strong background in NYC high end residential, mixed use and commercial. Elyse has excellent communication skills and is able to convey complex ideas and work in teams.
TJ Hoving is a Experiential Graphic Design Lead at Integrus Architecture in Seattle.
TJ Hoving is an exceptional design professional well versed in architectural design, graphic design, and project management. TJ is a strong addition to any team with a powerful combination of technical ability and client relationship management skills.
Gary Katz is a Planning and Marketing Innovator at Identity Group in Pittsburgh.
In addition, Gary Katz is the CEO and Director of Innovation at Cogent Cue.
A common thread among the team members of IdG is an unwavering passion to help the company succeed.
Anything architectural gets Gary Katz tingly. He loves IG's Point of Purchase retail signs – they are big, 3D, colorful and impactful. It’s fascinating to Gary how low cost materials can simulate such beautiful, high-end looks through architecture. It’s a magic show!