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At Corgan, each studio is led by principals who are responsive, experienced and actively involved in project work. They love what they do - and that kind of enthusiasm is contagious. On average, our principals have invested 19 years of their careers with Corgan, a fact that speaks to our commitment to grow leaders from the ground up.

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Scott is Corgan’s CEO, the first in the firm's collaborative leadership structure. He is supported by his executive leadership team consisting of two presidents and the firm's COO. Since starting out in 1989, Scott has cultivated a strong background in large, technically challenging projects and has worked on data center projects since 1992. In that time, Scott has been involved in over 500 data center projects encompassing over five million square feet of space. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
SCOTT RUCH, AIA
Chief Executive Officer
Executive Managing Principal
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Steve Hulsey joined Corgan in 1989 after graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  Steve specializes in educational facilities projects and has led the Education Studio since 2001. In 2018, Steve was named President.
STEVE HULSEY, AIA
President
Executive Managing Principal
Education Sector Leader
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Lindsay Wilson is the Interiors Sector Leader. In 2013, she was recognized as one of the top “Women in Business” by the Dallas Business Journal for her professional acumen and community leadership. Lindsay specializes in developing the program and vision for projects and in evaluating real estate opportunities from a design perspective. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design and was named President in 2018.
LINDSAY WILSON, RID
President
Executive Managing Principal
Interiors Sector Leader
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Jay Liese joined Corgan in 1984, opened the firm’s New York office in 1998, and was appointed to the management committee in 2013. He now serves as the firm's Chief Operating Officer, a position he was elevated to in 2018. Jay’s areas of expertise range from aviation planning projects to critical facility design. Jay is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  
JAY LIESE, AIA
Executive Managing Principal
Chief Operating Officer
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Stephanie Garcia is a principal and the Chief Legal Officer for Corgan. Stephanie is responsible for all legal aspects of Corgan’s business operations worldwide including compliance, risk management and contracting. She is a member of the Texas General Counsel Forum, Association of Corporate Counsel and on the board of Women’s In-House Network. Stephanie is a graduate of Mississippi College School of Law.
STEPHANIE GARCIA
Principal
Chief Legal Officer
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Josh Goldman joined Corgan as Principal and Chief Human Resources Officer in 2017. Josh brings over two decades of experience delivering high-caliber Human Resources services across multiple industries. At Corgan, Josh is responsible for driving engagement, building culture, providing an exceptional employee experience, attracting and developing top talent, and managing change. Josh has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of North Texas. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute and as a SHRM-SCP through the Society of Human Resources Management.
JOSH GOLDMAN, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Principal
Chief Human Resources Officer
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Matt Mooney joined Corgan in 1984, after graduating with a Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University. He was promoted to Principal in 1997, and to Corgan’s management committee in 2010. In 2018 Matt was promoted to Corgan's Chief Practice Officer and oversees the firm's commitment to quality practice.
MATT MOONEY
Managing Principal
Chief Practice Officer
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Maureen joined Corgan in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She has been key in the orchestration and guidance of the firm through an ESOP ownership transition and sale, she led the complete reorganization of the accounting department and revised reporting systems programs. Maureen has taken her extensive knowledge in corporate finance and leveraged it to bring value to the world of architecture. Since arriving at the firm, Maureen has spent much of her time examining current systems to find efficiencies and gain financial savings.
MAUREEN POLLOCK
Principal
Chief Financial Officer
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Bob Rayes joined Corgan as Principal and Chief Information Officer in 2015. Leading change since he entered the field over twenty years ago, Bob has been involved in all aspects technology including system design, software development, process improvement, and cloud-based implementations. Bob provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative and secure information technology environment that supports Corgan's goals. He holds certifications from PMI (Project Management Institute) and ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Foundation for IT service management and is a licensed architect in Texas and Michigan. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Lawrence Technical University and is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas College of Law.
Bob Rayes, AIA
Principal
Chief Information Officer
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Chuck Armstrong serves as design director for Corgan. Since 1981 Chuck has cultivated over thirty years of deep architectural expertise and has developed an impressive portfolio of healthcare, corporate, retail and institutional projects worldwide. As one of the firm's most talented designers, Chuck has led design teams on a variety of complex projects and garnered more than forty awards throughout his career.
CHUCK ARMSTRONG, FAIA
Principal
Design Director
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Dawn Chisholm joined Corgan in 1983 and is a principal of the Interiors studio. She believes in building strong relationships with her clients so their goals are effectively communicated in their project’s design.  She excels in managing project teams through all phases of the project, listening to clients and ultimately bringing their vision to life. Dawn has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and is a registered architect and interior designer.
DAWN CHISHOLM, AIA, RID, WELL AP, LEED AP+
Principal
Interiors
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Gabe is a principal in Corgan’s data centers studio and has been working in the field of data center design since 1995 when he joined Corgan. In 2019, he was elevated to the co-sector leader of the data centers practice. He has since been responsible for the design of over five million square feet of data center projects These projects have been delivered for a wide range of both enterprise and colocation/wholesale data center clients both domestically and internationally.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
GABE CLARK, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Data Centers Co-Sector Leader
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Jim is a principal in Corgan’s data centers studio. Beginning his career and joining Corgan in 1986, Jim holds a strong background in data center design and has worked with notable clients including Cisco, GoDaddy, American Airlines, Wachovia and Bank of America.
JAMES COBER, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Data Centers
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Mike Connell is a Principal of Corgan’s data centers studio. His expertise in the field of data center design has grown significantly since 2002. Developing this specialization has given him a key understanding of the operations of complex systems and how to design a facility to house them. He has been responsible for over 1.5 million square feet of critical facility space across the country for well-known clients such as CyrusOne, Digital Realty Trust and Eaton Data Centers. He has spoken on topics related to data center architecture for Houston Bisnow and 7x24 Exchange. On projects, Mike leverages his skills for managing project programming and planning and is instrumental in establishing and maintaining schedule and budget parameters.
Mike Connell, AIA
Principal
Data Centers
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Dan Drennan has been with Corgan since 1998 and was made a principal of the data centers studio in 2013. In 2019, Dan became the co-sector leader for the data centers studio focused on leading studio operations and elevating our practice. He has designed data center projects encompassing over three million square feet. Dan has experience leading the overall design effort of numerous projects through all phases of service, including program confirmation and design of specific environments.  Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University.
DAN DRENNAN, AIA
Principal
Data Centers Co-Sector Leader
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Joyce Fownes is the Office Director and Principal for the Interiors studio in Corgan’s Atlanta office, joining the firm in 2018. Beginning her career in 1980, Joyce has gained a wealth of experience designing corporate headquarters, legal and broadcast facilities, and adaptive-reuse projects. That coupled with her proven track record of building teams from the ground up make her an invaluable asset on every project, specifically highly branded environments. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Joyce has been involved in 14 million square feet of interior design work and is on the board of the American Society of Interior Designers, a member of CoreNet Global, NAIOP, IIDA, BD+C, and LEED AP.
JOYCE FOWNES, LEED AP BD+C
Principal
Interiors
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Since 1980, Jeff has focused exclusively in the area of data center design and engineering. Having been involved with the design of over 200 significant data centers throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East, Pacific Rim, Central America and Australia, he is acknowledged as an expert in the design of innovative, energy efficient and eco-friendly data centers. As a founding author, he was actively involved in the establishment of the first nationally recognized Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers. The standard, known as ANSI/CSA/EIA/TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers, is an official US and Canadian standard for data center infrastructure acknowledged by ANSI (American National Standards Institute), CSA (Canadian Standards Association), EIA (Electronics Industries Alliance) and the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association).
Jeff Gyzen, AIA
Principal
Data Centers
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Mary Hart has been with Corgan since 1997. Throughout her career, she has built a diverse portfolio from office, adaptive re-use, data center, and control centers to facility assessments, hangars, and warehouse projects. This broad experience gives her an understanding of project complexities and the ability to think outside the box to develop the right solution. Mary has a unique ability to identify what needs to be done and develop a plan to get there. Perhaps it’s her military career, a 22-year career in the National Guard, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the C4I field (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence) including deployments to Bosnia and Iraq and pre-deployment surveys in Afghanistan, that gives her such strong project management skills. Additionally, Mary is passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility and leads Corgan’s CSR Program. She is a Corporate Advocate with The Real Estate Council and has recently served on the Architecture, Consulting, and Engineering (ACE) Mentorship program board. Awards and honors include Business Design & Construction’s 40 under 40 Award (2006), Leadership Dallas Program (2008), The Bronze Star Medal (2005) and two Meritorious Service Medals (2000 and 2010). Mary holds a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Business Administration, Green Development from Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon.
MARY HART, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal
Aviation
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Joe Haver joined Corgan in 1996 and is a principal and co-sector leader for the Dallas commercial studio. He has been involved in some of the firm’s largest projects, managing over 7 million square feet of building area within the last 10 years and as a result, has gained valuable insight into the industry by providing design solutions for a host of Fortune 500 clients. Joe holds a bachelor's degree in art history from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in architecture from Texas A&M University.
Joe Haver, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Commercial Co-Sector Leader
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John Higgs began his career at Corgan in 1996 after graduating from Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in architecture.  John leads the Corgan MediaLab, providing animation, motion graphics, visual effects, architectural visualization, broadcast, film, and game cinematics for a diverse range of clients.
JOHN HIGGS
Principal
MediaLab
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Eric Horstman is a principal with Corgan's education studio, joining the firm in 1990. He has developed an impressive portfolio and understanding of educational facilities through over 100 projects. Eric’s expertise in this specialized field provides clients with creative and efficient educational design while maintaining the critical student environment, student safety, and educational space.
ERIC HORSTMAN, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Education
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As an architect with extensive experience in the design and documentation of our firm’s high profile and most successful projects, since 1996 Chris has brought to the position of specifications writer expertise and insight unmatched in our industry. He has been instrumental in almost every major project the firm has seen since then and has been responsible for leading all efforts regarding project specifications for the firm.
Chris Johnson, AIA
Principal
Technical Design Services
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Brent Kelley leads Corgan's domestic aviation practice and serves as the co-sector leader of our aviation studio. Since 1989 Brent has been practicing architecture at Corgan and has developed an award-winning portfolio including nearly every type of aviation facility. Recent projects include LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse, LAX Terminal 5 Renovation, DFW International Terminal D, and SMF Terminal B.
BRENT KELLEY, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA
Managing Principal
Aviation Co-Sector Leader
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Tina Larsen has been focused on the design of healthcare facilities since 1988, joining Corgan in 2004. In that time she has managed, coordinated and led teams on a wide variety of complex medical projects, defining and refining operational practices related to the opportunities and constraints of the built environment. She is an expert in her field, a team builder and an asset to any project. Tina graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor's of Environmental Design degree.
TINA LARSEN, EDAC, AIA, LEED AP
Managing Principal
Healthcare Sector Leader
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Jeff Mangels has been specializing in aviation master planning and transportation facilities since 1989.  Jeff’s experience includes project management, planning, design, cost analysis, construction phasing, and the design and development of construction documents. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Architecture.
JEFF MANGELS, AIA
Principal
Aviation
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Jonathan Massey is responsible for the success and continuing expansion of the firm's international aviation practice and serves as the aviation studio co-sector leader. His projects include passenger terminal planning and design, airport master planning, support facility design and operational planning. Jonathan’s focus is functional optimization and a tailored and effective passenger experience. As a leader of our international practice, Jonathan has experience in project development and execution in the UK, Middle East and China. In 2013, Jonathan was appointed to Corgan's management committee.  
JONATHAN MASSEY, AIA, LEED AP
Managing Principal
Aviation Co-Sector Leader
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Matt McDonald joined Corgan in 1999 and is a principal and co-sector leader for the Dallas commercial studio. He is known by his clients as a leader who goes the extra mile to keep projects on track. He is active in numerous community and professional organizations as a graduate of Leadership Dallas and a member of the Real Estate Council (TREC). Matt is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University.
Matt McDonald, AIA, NCARB
Principal
Commercial Co-Sector Leader
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John Murphy joined Corgan in 1984 and became a principal with Corgan's Aviation Studio in 1997, focusing on the practice of planning and architecture.  John has led the design effort on aviation building types that comprise extensive specialized studies such as project feasibility, architectural programming, facility demand/capacity analysis, operational manning studies, and project phasing studies that combine the requirements of both airport and airline operations with construction.
JOHN MURPHY, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Aviation
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Ross Payton joined Corgan in 1995 and is a principal for Corgan's Aviation Studio where he has been involved with large capital development programs including the DFW Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program, DFW International Terminal D and Atlanta’s Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal. Ross holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University.
ROSS PAYTON, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Aviation
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As Principal of Marketing at Corgan, Elizabeth uses her expertise in strategic marketing, project management, public relations and brand engagement to promote Corgan's expertise, culture and mission with clients around the world. Elizabeth's passion for delivering engaging and unique marketing materials and story-telling for both architects and interior designers is shown through her commitment to the industry for over a decade. She received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University, serves as a board member for Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC), is a past President of the CoreNet North Texas Chapter and is an active volunteer in her community.  
Elizabeth Pierce
Principal
Marketing
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Craig Randock joined Corgan in 2019 as Corgan's Phoenix office director and principal of the education studio. Craig leads the architecture and interiors team in innovative solutions for higher education clients in the Southwest. Craig is well-versed in laboratory design and specifically as it relates to sustainability and net-zero practices. His experience on higher education projects across multiple levels and varying scales makes him a valuable resource and knowledge center. Craig holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in Architecture.
Craig Randock, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal
Education
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Susan Smith, AIA, LEED AP joined Corgan in 1998 and is a principal of the education studio. She has a unique talent for finding what needs to be done and developing a plan to get there. She is responsible for coordinating district-wide education specifications and facilities assessments. She brings leadership, design and management skills to her role, elevating Corgan’s performance and facilitating the execution of education projects. Susan holds a Master’s in Architecture from Texas A&M University.
Susan Smith, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Education
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Brett Sumrow joined Corgan in 1998 and is a principal of the education studio. His portfolio includes a wide range of education projects for K-12 schools including district-wide facility assessments and is involved in district bond planning efforts for the studio. He has a unique talent for finding what needs to be done and developing a plan to get there. Brett holds a master’s in architecture from Texas Tech University and is a member of the AIA Dallas chapter.
Brett Sumrow, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Education
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AJ Thomas serves as Principal for Corgan's healthcare studio in Phoenix. Bringing over 18 years of experience, AJ joined Corgan in 2015. AJ’s experience includes all aspects of planning and design with an emphasis on hospitals, ambulatory care facilities and specialty centers of excellence. His credentials span both sustainability and evidence-based design (LEED AP BD+C, EDAC) and he is one of 14 board certified Healthcare Architects (ACHA) in Arizona. AJ is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master's degree in Architecture.
AJ Thomas, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, LEED AP, EDAC
Principal
Healthcare
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John Trupiano joined Corgan in 1998 after graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  John understands the challenges and intricacies of the operations based solutions important to airlines and operators, while maintaining the design excellence important to a successful passenger experience.
JOHN TRUPIANO, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Aviation
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