Our Team

ANGELA O’BYRNE, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP

PRESIDENT

 

Since 2000, Angela has served as the Owner and President of Perez.  Under Angela O’Byrne’s visionary leadership, Perez APC has grown into an international firm, with projects across the country and around the globe. In her career, spanning nearly 40 years, Angela has served as Principal in Charge on diverse project types including multi-family housing, healthcare, hospitality, master planning, historic preservation, education, military & government, LEED certified projects, resiliency design, and more, winning dozens of awards. She earned a Master of Architecture from Tulane University and an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, and has since become a licensed architect in over 20 states, a licensed general contractor in 3 states, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional. She has served on dozens of non-profit boards of directors, including those of her 2 alma maters, and continues to serve communities where Perez works.

MARY ALEXANDER

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

Mary has over 20 years of executive management experience in the areas of public procurement, construction contract administration, and regulatory compliance.  She has direct experience overseeing the day-to-day operations of various functional departments within both public and private organizations and played key roles in implementing numerous large-scale, multi-million dollar affordable housing development initiatives for public agency and non-profit developers.  Since joining Perez in 2010, Mary has provided executive leadership over the day-to-day operations of the firm and management oversight of multiple federal IDIQ contracts, assisting in the negotiation of task orders and ensuring contract compliance for assignments in Afghanistan, Asia, Africa, El Salvador, Haiti, Kosovo, Lebanon, and Haiti.  For the past 30 years, she has been actively engaged in the New Orleans community, serving on volunteer boards and lending her expertise to non-profits and community-based organizations to assist in improving the quality of life for residents in New Orleans.

BRANDON ADAMS, PLA

SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

 

In a career spanning over 40 years, in cities around the country, including San Francisco and New York, Brandon joined the Perez team in New Orleans as Senior Landscape Architect in 2004. Since his graduation from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Brandon has contributed his expertise to a wide range of project types, from urban parks, streetscapes, large-scale housing developments, and recreational sports facilities to memorials, commemorative sites, and other landscape architectural projects.  He is a licensed landscape architect in several states and is certified by the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards (CLARB).

MARIA ISABEL O’BYRNE STEPHENSON, ESQ.

SECRETARY/TREASURER, MEMBER OF PEREZ BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CORPORATE ATTORNEY FOR PEREZ

 

Practicing as an attorney in New Orleans for over 45 years, Maria has been a partner in a general practice, located at the World Trade Center Building in New Orleans for over 30 years, and now at 400 Poydras St. She and her partners have represented clients from many countries, in a variety of cases, including construction and design. She works with a wide network of attorneys in other countries. She was the Honorary Consul of Peru from 1999 to 2009 and has been consulting attorney for many Latin American Consulates.  Recipient of several awards, she has the privilege of serving as the Secretary-Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of Perez, APC since 2000, advising on a variety of corporate legal matters.

KARRI MAGGIO, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

 

Karri joined the Perez team in 2006, at the beginning of the post-Hurricane Katrina recovery in the Gulf Coast region.  Throughout her tenure at Perez, she has overseen the design and construction of a myriad of project types across the US, from casinos to office buildings to golf courses to multi-family housing and K-12 schools.  Karri is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Architecture where she was a Dean’s Honor Scholar and member of Tau Sigma Delta.  She has served on the board of Old Algiers Main Street Corporation for over a decade, advocating for equitable economic development and culture preservation in the frequently overlooked New Orleans neighborhood on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

KRIS LOWRY, NCIDQ, LEED AP CI

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

 

Kris started her career with Perez in 2007, where she has since continued developing her Interior Design skills. Through the years, Mrs. Lowry has developed a keen understanding of the Interior Built Environment. Though her expertise lies in Interiors, she also has accrued a knowledge of architecture which helps her collaborate effectively with the whole team, and occasionally results in her leading the team of architects and engineers, as the Project Manager. Kris has worked on numerous project types, including multi-family housing, government, and recreation. Since 2018, she has served as the VP of Advocacy, on the Board of Directors of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Delta Regional chapter, supporting and growing the Interior Design profession, and educating the public regarding the importance of Interior Design.