As the 1st quarter of 2024 comes to a close, we are thankful for interesting and challenging design projects, travel and collaboration with old and new friends, colleagues, partners, and clients. 

Last year and the beginning of this year have been marked by both extraordinary accomplishments and challenges.  Over the past year for example, we wrapped up our work at the US Embassy in Juba, South Sudan; continued serving as the local architect, supporting CRTKL and JCJ national architecture firms for the Harrah’s/Caesars casino renovation and new hotel in New Orleans; and kicked off 4 mixed-finance, multi-family housing projects with over 400 housing units combined in Texas and Missouri for Knight Development, an award winning, woman owned developer that has successfully transformed public housing communities all over the country.  As usual, our team, which includes the addition of 5 new employees over the past year, has worked tirelessly to deliver multiple simultaneous projects for these and many other clients, all with competing deadlines.  We are especially proud of our work on all of our projects and know that we have delivered on our promise of providing exceptional design services to our clients and countless project stakeholders. 

Innovation has been a constant theme throughout last year and this year to date. Whether it’s adopting cutting-edge technologies, streamlining processes, or fostering a culture of creativity, our commitment to innovation has positioned us as leaders in our industry. The strides we have made in this regard are a testament to our forward-thinking approach.  This year we focused on development of client specific data extraction tools to provide our clients and their stakeholders with real-time project information to better inform their decision throughout the design process.   

Our success is a collective achievement, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each member of the Perez team, to our clients, partners, and to the communities where we do our work.  We are looking forward to the coming years and the new opportunities that they will surely bring.  I am confident that with the same spirit of teamwork and innovation, we will achieve even greater heights. 

In closing, thank you for your continued support and interest in Perez. We invite you to stay connected with us, so please follow our social media platforms and check our website for news about what we are up to for the rest of the year. We look forward to keeping you updated and engaged with our exciting endeavors ahead. 

We look forward to seeing you all in person in the coming year.

In gratitude,




Angela O’Byrne, FAIA, LEED AP