OCLS by Rhodes+Brito Architects

Leadership & Team

Rhodes+Brito Architects provides clients with the diverse experience essential to today's fast-paced innovative market. Our firm was founded by Ruffin Rhodes, AIA LEED AP BD+C and Maximiano (Max) Brito, AIA, based on their desire to start an architectural practice that maintained an excellent balance between great design and effective project management. Byron Lastrapes, AIA, NCARB joined our team shortly after the formation of our company, and became a Principal shortly after. In 2017, Adel Shalaby, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, PMP was named a Principal in our firm. These four outstanding members of our community form the core leadership of Rhodes+Brito.

Principals

 

Ruffin Rhodes
AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal/
Director of Operations

Max Brito
AIA

Principal/
Director of Design

Byron Lastrapes
AIA, NCARB

Principal/
Director of Education Design

Adel Shalaby
AIA, LEED AP BD+C, PMP

Principal/
Studio Director
 

Team Leaders

 

Marie Sarich

Marketing Manager

Donald Williams
AIA

Project Manager

Linda Almeida

Office Manager
 
 

In our 20+ year history as a design firm, we have been fortunate to attract the best talent to our team. Our staff includes approximately 35-40 professionals, most of whom are long time employees at our company. Our management team believes that architecture is about more than schedules, cost constraints, and value engineering — it's about people. It’s about building successful long-term working relationships that make each and every project a joy to work on. It’s about carefully listening to our clients, and working with them to create spaces that effectively respond to their needs and goals. At our firm, every staff member is encouraged to be resourceful, versatile, and focused on providing excellent customer service while delivering the quality work we are continually recognized for.

 

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