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We are pleased to announce recent promotions!

STOA Architects goal is to continue to identify talent and provide a career path that benefits our employees as well as our firm and the recent promotions of Victor Lee, Cynthia Ramirez, and Sarah Kataka, along with welcoming back Suzanne Lee are an integral part of STOA’s success.

Welcome Back!

Suzanne Lee, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB – Principal QA/QC
With over three decades of architectural experience, Suzanne Lee leads the firm’s quality control effort to ensure the production standards of STOA’s designs are of the highest quality. Throughout her career, she has acted as both a project architect and project manager, working with clients in corporate, education, and aviation sectors. Suzanne specializes in code and accessibility reviews and places particular emphasis and understanding of the fact that our clients need this information early in the design process so that its effect on their facility can be managed to address critical safety and accessibility concerns in the most efficient manner.

Congratulations to our newest Project Managers Cynthia Ramirez and Sarah Kataka!

Cynthia Ramirez, M. Arch
Pursuing her passion in architecture, Cynthia graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a Master of Architecture in 2012, having previously completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the university. While attending the university, she received recognition from the School of Architecture as an Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal Recipient, a National Association of Home Builders Scholarship Recipient, and graduated Cum Laude. Cynthia plays a critical role at STOA supporting architectural and interior design projects with a skill for both aesthetics and technical accuracy. Prior to STOA, she held positions at Matrix Design Companies and SHW Group, both of Houston.

Sarah Kataka, Associate AIA
Sarah graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a Master of Architecture in May 2018, having previously completed a Bachelor of Architecture at London South Bank University. While attending the university, she received recognition for her exceptional design work by being honored with the Race to Net Zero Award, Studio Honor Award, and completed her degree with First Class Honors. Embodying STOA’s holistic design approach, she helps the firm’s effort in multiple projects from pre-design through construction and post construction in STOA’s public and private market service sectors.

Congratulations to Victor Lee on his promotion to Vice President of Operations!

Victor Lee – Vice President of Operations
Having previously served as STOA’s Business Development Director for the past six years, Victor will play a more prominent role in supporting the firm’s leadership and project management teams. In his new role, Victor Lee will lead the overall strategic direction of STOA’s growth into new market sectors, including oversight of revenue and profitability; business development initiatives; budget management; and other general operational plans.