Leadership & Team
Rhodes+Brito Architects has been established for two decades and provide its clients with the diverse experience essential to today's fast paced market. The firm was founded by Ruffin Rhodes, AIA LEED AP BD+C and Maximiano (Max) Brito, AIA, based on a desire to form a practice that maintained the balance between great design and effective project management. Byron Lastrapes, AIA, NCARB joined the firm shortly after its start. These three principals form the foundation of the core leadership of Rhodes+Brito and together they have lead a team that has successfully designed over 14 million square feet of space for clients as a firm to date.
The Rhodes+Brito team includes a staff of approximately 20-25, most of whom are long time employees. The professionals at Rhodes+Brito believe that architecture is about more than just schedules, cost constraints, and value engineering — it's about people. It's also about creating spaces that successfully respond to the clients program. At the firm, every staff member is expected to be resourceful, versatile, and focused on providing excellent customer service and the quality work the firm is known for. The leadership group includes three experienced project managers who lead a great team of professionals in providing excellence in design, sustainability, BIM, construction administration, and a variety of planning services. The professionals at Rhodes+Brito Architects believe that the project team assembled at the beginning of a project should be responsible for that project until its full completion. This ensures the highest level of continuity and knowledge of a project from programming and design through documentation and construction administration.