Mary Ann A. Mitchell, AIA, RID, NOMA
Founder + Chief Executive Officer
Design Leadership | Business Development | Brand Oversight | Client Relations
Mary Ann A. Mitchell is a registered architect and a registered interior designer practicing in San Antonio, Texas. Her extensive experience in architecture and design encompasses site design and development, building design, interiors/environmental design, facility programming, and visual communication implementation. Her experience in architecture and design is multi-faceted and includes the education, healthcare, federal, retail, and corporate market sectors. She is an accomplished visionary leader, holistic experiential designer, global program strategist and collaborator with over 30 years of experience, including many years of leading design teams in the customer centric retail market sector for large private owners. She is acutely aware of how people navigate and experience the built environment, and how successfully executed design can influence the user’s level of engagement through strategic and thoughtfully designed emotional trigger systems. Much like retail; healthcare, education, banking, and museum spaces provide various “customer touch points” which are designed to intentionally connect with the user in a meaningful and impactful way. Mary Ann is highly knowledgeable and skilled at ensuring design intent is holistically consistent and appropriate and is maintained throughout the life of the project. She brings a high degree of design sensitivity and awareness required for ensuring alignment with stakeholders’ goals and successful outcomes. She possesses the skills required to lead through clear communication and processes for multi-discipline collaboration and systems integration for projects and programs of any scale and order of magnitude.
Mary Ann regularly participates as an invited lecturer and projects juror for the architecture studies program and the interior design studios at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also serves as an invited juror and critic at the San Antonio College Department of Architecture. She currently serves on the UTSA Interior Design Department Advisory Council, is Co-Chair of the AIA Latinos in Architecture, a Texas Society of Architects Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee member, and actively supports the AIA Women in Architecture Committee and AIA Young Architects Committee. She is often invited to speak on topics relating to equalizing the disparity of the underrepresented populations within the architecture profession.
Mary Ann is also an established painter and artist in the San Antonio area and actively participates in group art exhibitions and shows.