Team

Our Team

The ORB Architecture team is well educated and versed in their own individual crafts. Through continued education we keep our crew up to date on updated building codes, systems, products, and technological advancements. We look forward to serving you and your aspirations!

 

Rich Barber

Principal/Architect

Phone: (602) 957-4530

Email: rab@orbarch.com

About Rich

Where did you receive your education in architecture?
Arizona State University

Registrations/Certifications
NCARB, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Montana

Your biggest featured project at ORB
A great assemblage of professionals, dedicated to client service, and growth

What phase of the project do you primarily focus on?
Marketing, Site Planning, and Design for outstanding clients.

Fun Fact
Somewhere along this life path, I lost my Boston accent!

Richard Alvarez

Director of Operations | Senior Project Manager

Phone: (602) 957-4530

Email: raa@orbarch.com

About Richard

Where did you receive your education in architecture?
Arizona State University

Registrations/Certifications
LEED AP

Your biggest featured project at ORB
Aura Watermark

What phase of the project do you primarily focus on?
Preliminary Design through Construction Documents

Fun Fact
Learned how to ride a motorcycle before a bicycle

Juan Astiazaran

Senior Project Manager

Phone: (602) 957-4530

Email: jca@orbarch.com

About Juan

Where did you receive your education in architecture?
Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey

Registrations/Certifications
None

Your biggest featured project at ORB
Broadstone The Grand

What phase of the project do you primarily focus on?
Design Development and Construction Documents

Fun Fact
Drove an 18 wheeler across the country for 8 months

Thompson Ward

Senior Project Manager

Phone: (602) 957-4530

Email: tsw@orbarch.com

About Thompson

Where did you receive your education in architecture?
University of Nebraska

Registrations/Certifications
Arizona

Your biggest featured project at ORB
Broadstone Waterfront

What phase of the project do you primarily focus on?
Construction Administration

Fun Fact
Fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers

Jose Salazar

Senior Project Manager

Phone: (602) 957-4530

Email: jas@orbarch.com

About Jose

Where did you receive your education in architecture?
Mexico City

Registrations/Certifications
Registered Architect in Mexico

Your biggest featured project at ORB
Waterfront

What phase of the project do you primarily focus on?
Preliminary and Construction Documents

Fun Fact
I visited Area 51.

Erika George

Office Manager

Phone: (602) 957-4530

Email: elg@orbarch.com

About Erika

Where did you receive your education in architecture?
ORB Architecture, I received my Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Human Development at California Lutheran University.

Registrations/Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree

Your biggest featured project at ORB
Fortunately, I get to touch all projects as they start! Some of my favorites have been Broadstone Lincoln, Aura Watermark, and The Standard.

What phase of the project do you primarily focus on?
Pre-development, Office Management, Contracts, and Employee Benefits.

Fun Fact
I can sing you the Hamilton Musical from beginning to end.

Laura Davidson

Accounting/Billing Manager

Phone: (602) 957-4530

Email: acct@orbarch.com

About Laura

Where did you receive your education in architecture?
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Finance Management

Registrations/Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree

Your biggest featured project at ORB
ORB Finance Management

What phase of the project do you primarily focus on?
Accounting

Fun Fact
I’m a certified Reflexologist in my spare time.