Chauntel Duriez, Associate AIA | AIA Central Pennsylvania

Chauntel Duriez, Associate AIA

Chauntel received her Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Architecture from Penn State University. Her studies emphasized architectural history, preservation, and adaptive re-use. While in grad school, she assistant taught first-year design studio. She continues teaching to contribute to the growth of the profession and inspire others at Harrisburg Area Community College.

Chauntel has been pursuing licensure and registration since graduating in 2016. She is particularly inspired by the challenge of continual learning from those around her to understand every facet of the profession. She is an architectural designer and historic preservation specialist with the McKissick Associates.

Her favorite projects are those that impact communities and present interesting puzzles to solve. In her free time, she enjoys exploring old buildings, being active outdoors and spending time with her fiance, family, and friends.


Kassandra Garza, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C | AIA Pittsburgh

Kassandra Garza, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Kassandra Garza is a 2015 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation, Kassandra joined IKM Incorporated in Pittsburgh, PA as a project designer. She has worked on various projects that include healthcare, research lab design, and higher education and is currently the LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C) for a 43,000 sf outpatient center anticipating a LEED Certified rating level.

David Golden, Assoc. AIA | AIA Philadelphia

David Golden is a 2015 graduate of Drexel University’s 2+4 Bachelors of Architecture program. Having worked full-time as a student, David has over five years experience working in various Philadelphia firms. He currently is a designer at Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP in Philadelphia, where he is project manager for a new, 80,000 sf performing arts center at Villanova University. Outside of work, David is heavily involved with AIA Philadelphia as an Associate Director and co-chair of the Philadelphia Emerging Architects committee. He recently completed a two-year term as a board member on the NAAB, and continues to volunteer his time serving on accreditation visits. Eager to complete the licensing process, David looks forward to contributing to the profession as an Architect.

Anna Perez, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C | AIA Philadelphia

Anna Perez, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Anna Perez holds a Bachelors of Architecture and Planning degree from the Catholic University of America and a Certificate in Project Management from Georgetown University. She is a Development Associate at Hudson Valley Property Group, working with architects, contractors and engineers to renovate multifamily apartment buildings on the East coast.  Anna has maintained focus on completing the ARE 4.0, having passed six of the seven exams within the past year. She understands the importance of being a professional in the field for both her own development and her employer. In her spare time she enjoys working on home interior design projects, which have been featured in GRID Magazine, Minnow Lane’s website and EDMM Studio’s marketing materials.

Garrett Rauck, Associate AIA | AIA Pittsburgh

Garrett Rauck is a native of Rochester, New York. Interested in arts and engineering, he moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 2012 to pursue a degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). While the early part of his education was formulative for developing fundamental architectural sensibilities, Garrett was often frustrated by the distance between the conceptual architecture studio and the people and places the designs were meant to serve. Inspiration came when Garrett attended a lecture by visiting architect Michael Murphy of MASS Design Group. Murphy’s talk, titled Buildings that Heal, demonstrated how simple, holistic, and equitable processes could have tangible impact on people’s lives through the act of building and design. This lecture sparked Garrett’s passion for Public Interest Design and led to his decision to enroll in the School of Architecture’s own non-profit Public Interest Design entity, the Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS). While a student with the UDBS during his 4th and 5th years, Garrett had the opportunity to work on numerous design-build projects seeking to serve under-represented populations in Pittsburgh, including FIRST COURSE Cafe, NavADAPT LAB, Restoration of August Wilson’s Childhood Home, OV COURSE Brick Ovens, and RE_CYCLE PARK. In addition to developing Garrett’s sensibilities in using design to address pressing socio-economic issues, these projects also helped to hone Garrett’s interest in construction, detailing, material processes, and design-build. Garrett graduated from CMU’s Bachelor of Architecture program in May 2017. He is now pursuing licensure while continuing his engagement in Public Interest Design through his current role as an Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) Fellow.

Steven Seminelli, LEED Green Assoc., Associate AIA | AIA Philadelphia

Steven Seminelli, LEED Green Assoc., Assoc. AIA

Steve is a proud graduate of Roger Williams University with both a BS and a Masters in Architecture. Since graduating, he has worked with many building types on projects throughout the East Coast. His professional experience specialties have been focused in multifamily housing, learning environments, hospitality, retail, and planning. After several years working in New York City on the master plan of Baltimore’s Harbor Point, he moved to Philadelphia. Currently, Steve is a Project Manager at JDavis Architects, overseeing 300+ unit multifamily and student housing projects from Florida to Massachusetts. He enjoys the challenges of varied construction types, and the large scale of planning paired with the detail level of unit design. With his many years of experience and commitment to the architectural community, Steve is ambitiously seeking licensure to further his path in architecture.