Scott's warm-hearted demeanor, coupled with a genuine love of his craft, translates into client satisfaction time and again. He is a Colo. native with ties to Grand County extending longer than 50 years. A graduate of architecture from the University of Washington, Scott achieved greatness in 1994 as World Champion in rowing, competing in Tampere, Finland, preceded by a 4th place in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. An architectural career launched in Vail, continued to Granby, where he founded M.A. He serves as the West Chapter Director of AIA Colo., and resides in Grand Lake with wife Tonya, daughter Ashlyn, son Zayden and dog Vyska.
Colorado native Casandra cultivated a passion for mountain architecture and construction while at the University of Colorado Denver, on Colorado Outward Bound Cabins. She received her B.S. in Business Management in 2011 and a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Colorado Denver in 2015. She worked at Denver firm Semple Brown Design, where she worked on notable projects such as the Born Hotel and the Cattivella Restaurant. Living in the mountains positions her and her husband for favorite pastimes hiking, skiing, camping, and kayaking as well as raising little girl Kai and M.A. office dogs, Rozzi and Reve.
Sarah moved to Colorado in 2016 after graduating from the Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans, with both a BA and MA in Architecture. From New Jersey, Sarah was always inspired by the architecture of historic New England cities and small towns, but her undeniable passion for the outdoors led her West. She came to MA Studios from Semple Brown Design, where she worked on projects such as the award-winning Magnolia Hotel New Orleans and the Macanta Amenity Center. Alongside her partner and beagle, Bear, she spends her time away from the office rock-climbing, hiking, camping, and snowboarding.
As an artist and musician, Gabe's background informs a perspective where client-centered design and thoughtfulness is paramount. Previously engaged in historic preservation in Denver, Gabe has a penchant for finding creative, interesting, and useful ways to adaptively re-use existing spaces. With a BA from The George Washington University in Fine Arts & Psychology, Gabe worked as a counselor before achieving a Master’s of Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver. He is an outdoor enthusiast alongside his wife, and he enjoys time with his cats, his potter’s wheel, 3d printer and workshop.
Rusty enriches the MA Studios studio with a strong background in large-scale commercial architecture and a charming southern wit. He was raised in northeastern Texas and earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. From there he worked for Harrison French & Associates in Arkansas with a focus on big-box retail projects. Rusty is an asset at MA Studios with rendering skills. Other talents include watercolor painting and wood-working. And rarely can one outshine Rusty’s enthusiasm for a good adult kickball game. He is seen here with his M.A. office dog Violet.
Native Coloradan, third-generation family member in architecture, Christopher served in the Marine Corps from 2002-2006 before attending CU at Boulder College of Architecture and Planning. He then worked for a design-build firm until moving to Norway. His career path continued back in Colorado as super for a general contractor, then to Houston designing skyscrapers. Returning to Colorado, Christopher specialized in co-working office spaces until settling at Fraser after hiking the Colorado trail. He worked on the Sunnyside lift replacement and Alpine Slide feasibility study. Custom residential led him to M.A.
Stephen is a Colorado native, outdoor enthusiast, and international traveler, all of which inspired him to pursue his B.S. in Landscape Architecture and Global Environmental Sustainability. He acquired his Master of Architecture degree from CU Denver while working. Through schooling, he learned his passion for sustainability and green building, prompting his LEED Green Associate accreditation. Stephen brings experience working on several project types in the Science and Technology, Aviation, and Infrastructure markets. If Stephen isn’t in the office he’s skiing, rafting, camping, or enjoying sunshine.
Ohio native and longtime Colorado resident, James brings to M.A. a diverse background in fabrication, design and building technology. A graduate from the CU College of Architecture where he was chapter president as well as fabrication studio lead supervisor, he is a proud member of the Design Build Certificate Program, helping create the award-winning COBMicro-cabin. Outside the studio, James is floating a local river, fly-fishing, seeing a show or hiking up a snowy mountain. At M.A. James has found a collaborative studio environment and culture where he pursues his love for contemporary mountain architecture.
Karla Keck comes to MAStudios with a keen eye for color and scale, With interior design degrees at WCTC Waukesha County Technical College and San Diego Community College of Art and Design, Karla began Keck Design Studio. Newly living in the WinterPark area in 2021, she joined MA Studios and her specialty in lake and mountain homes continues. A long stint spent in Europe, mostly in Norway, informs her design aesthetic. Karla is an American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame Inductee as a World Champion Elite Women’s Ski Jumper, who forged the way for women to compete officially in the Olympics in her sport.
Happily a "mountain girl," Tonya has called Colorado her home for nearly three decades. Originally from Minnesota's lake country, her B.A. in English Writing and Communication prompted a semi-long career as an award-winning journalist, which culminated as managing editor of Colorado Mountain News Media's Sky-Hi News. Tonya pivoted to helping with administration at M.A. in 2014. Scott and Tonya enjoy raising their daughter Ashlyn, son Zayden and dog Vyska in Grand Lake, and Tonya finds joy telemark skiing, practicing yoga, or mom things like chauffeuring kids and Sherpa-ing backpacks or groceries.