Architecture

Bill Moser, NCARB, AIA founded the firm in 1986 and has more than 30 years of architectural design experience. Bill’s specialty areas include higher education, local government, parks & recreation, religious facilities, planning and office/industrial.

Ken Mayer, FAIA, LEED AP has more than 30 years of design leadership experience and has been a Principal at MMPA since 1987. Ken’s specialty areas include higher education, public intermodal transit passenger and maintenance facilities, historic renovation/adaptive reuse and LEED Certified design. Ken is the 2015 President of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Alan Cox, AIA is a seasoned architect with more than 30 years of experience. He joined MMPA in 1987 and is a Principal and the firm’s Director of Architecture. Under this role, Alan’s diligence and resourcefulness in dealing with unusual and sometimes difficult design issues has facilitated the successful completion of many projects. Alan’s expertise includes education, campus food service, museums, exhibits, zoos and aquariums.

Interior Design Services, Space Needs Assessments, Programming

Cheryl Graeub, IIDA, LEED AP joined the firm in 2007, and is a Principal and Interior Design Services Director. Her experience includes higher education, industrial, medical, office, government, and private sector clients. She understands the materials required to create a building that will withstand heavy usage and that will be both secure and welcoming at the same time.

Interior Design Services create interior settings to accommodate a client’s intended use of a particular space and encompasses a number of services, any or all of which may be applicable to a given project. These services may be needed to accommodate an organizational change, to achieve a certain level of distinctiveness, or to modernize or renovate building interiors.

Building services include offerings such as programming, development of project goals, facility surveys, space allocation studies and way-finding strategies. Interior Design and Interior Architecture services includes color and material selection, development of design concepts, lighting design, and FF&E (Furniture, Fixture & Equipment) selection and specification. Construction Documentation and Project Management are also a part of the Interior Design Services at MMPA; these services include code review and analysis, specification writing, interior detailing, millwork and casework design, coordination of other professionals, budget development & control, contractor procurement, scheduling and quality control.

Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Engineering Design

Tom Phoenix, PE, FASHRAE, BEAP, LEED AP joined the firm in 1989 and is both Principal and Director of Engineering. Tom has over 30 years of experience in the design and operation of both large and small HVAC and plumbing systems. He was the 2014-15 Society President of ASHRAE. Tom’s expertise includes high performance building systems design, energy modeling, LEED certification, feasibility studies, and renovations.

Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse is all about conservation and heritage. When older buildings are unsuitable for their intended purpose, adaptive reuse can be a sustainable for reclamation. Buildings suitable for this purpose indlue industrial, political, transportation and community buildings. Through adaptive reuse old, unoccupied buildings can become suitable sites for many different types of use.

High Performance Buildings and Energy Modeling

According to the National Institute of Building Sciences, high performance buildings means a building that integrates and optimizes all major high-performance building attributes, including energy efficiency, durability, life-cycle performance, and occupant productivity. MMPA has a long list of LEED Certified, sustainable design and high performance buildings we have engineered.

Feasibility Studies, Building Envelope Consulting, and Specialty Consulting

One of our areas of expertise outside of facility design is the facilitation of collaborative community workshops. We offer these services in conjunction with design projects as well as a separate consulting service and we feel it brings a unique perspective to each local government project we engage in.

Some of our techniques consist of brown paper (brainstorming) sessions including bubble diagrams and conceptual sketching, “think, pair, share” exercises, visual surveys, “blue sky in a safe place” concepts and other interactive stakeholder input activities. We have found that we work best with the clients who are engaged with us in the entire design process as we work collaboratively toward the common goal of delivering a project that exceeds everyone’s expectations.

Our workshops are more than simply ideas floating in the air. Throughout the process, we will incorporate conceptual sketches so that the vision of the project can be “seen” and not just “heard.”