who we are

MJ Neal Associates, Architects PLLC was established in 1986. We are a general services architectural practice, meaning we provide a broad range of services to a diverse list of clients across Washington. In this firm we employ a team concept, which is built on a mutual respect and the free exchange of ideas for the overall success of the project. Within this firm we utilize communication, listening to one another’s ideas and working together to solve problems as a group.

Mark J. Neal

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

mjn@mjnealaia.com

MEMBER

American Institute of Architects

 

REGISTRATION 

1986 Washington State #4585, Idaho #AR-986285, North Dakota #2447

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies - Washington State University - 1977

Bachelor of Architecture - Washington State University - 1978

 

ABOUT MR. NEAL

As founder and principal of MJ Neal Associates Mr. Neal continues to develop a list of satisfied new clients and continues to work with clients established prior to the firm’s formation. Project types continue to be diverse in use and building types.
 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

“Project success is measured in a reflection of the owner’s goals and objectives for the environment we design. Those goals and objectives are individual and unique to each project. Ranging from simple functional elements, through budget considerations, to the character and emotions of a space; quality design must respond to each. Only when both function and aesthetics are addressed can a project be successful.”'

Interior Designer at Work

Brad Brisbine

REGISTRATION

1987 Washington State #4858

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies - Washington State University - 1977

Bachelor of Architecture - Washington State University - 1978

 

ABOUT MR. BRISBINE

Mr. Brisbine’s responsibilities within the firm have included project design, job captain, and project administrator. Mr. Brisbine brings to the firm his array of diverse design experiences and draws upon his artistic background to add individuality to each project.

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT
“Dedicated to functional problem solving while providing the most appropriate beauty possible within an owner’s budget.”

 

Luis Rodriguez

REGISTRATION

2016 Washington State #11915

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies – Washington State University - 2007

Masters of Architecture – Washington State University - 2008

ABOUT MR. RODRIGUEZ

Prior to joining the MJ Neal team, Mr. Rodriguez worked for the WSU Facility Operations Dept. throughout the school year. Mr. Rodriguez gained experience by drafting mechanical and architectural plans for many of the WSU campus buildings.

 

Through his experience with MJ Neal and at WSU he has developed an expansive design and graphic platform of which he can draw from. He has worked on several projects within the firm ranging from residential to commercial buildings and master planning as well as religious facility design.


Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish and has had great experience working within the Hispanic Community. During many public projects there is a requirement for public education and community outreach. His bilingual ability along with his communications skills proves to be both helpful and beneficial at these meetings and within our practice.

Interior Designer at Work

Justin Borst

REGISTRATION

2012 Washington State #10523

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies - University of Washington - 2002

ABOUT MR. BORST

Mr. Borst was born and raised in Wenatchee.  He began his career in architecture with MJ Neal Associates in 2003 and has since owned and operated his own firm, Sigma Architecture, and has also worked for Freimuth Group Architects, Cusick Construction & Development, and The DOH Associates.  Mr. Borst has a broad range of experience in both construction and design, having worked as a laborer and apprentice carpenter during college in addition to his 18 years in architecture.

Mr. Borst spent the first 4 years of his architectural career at MJ Neal Associates, where he developed his initial skills and participated in the design and contract administration of several projects, ranging from private residences to major commercial renovations and public works projects.  He has more than 15 years of experience with Building Information Modeling systems as well as a strong working knowledge of building and design.  He works well with both clients and contractors, ensuring clear communication between both parties and seeks innovative solutions to problems.  Mr. Borst rejoined the firm in 2021 as a licensed architect.

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Nik Moushon

REGISTRATION

2022 Washington State #22014319

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architecture - Andrews University, School of Architecture, 2010

Masters of Architecture – Andrews University, School of Architecture, 2011

 

ABOUT MR. MOUSHON

Nik is from Illinois, which is where he spent most of his life. He spent 4 years prior to joining MJ Neal Associates working for a firm just outside of Washington D.C. In his spare time he enjoys camping and hiking with his wife and son, as well as many other hobbies such as astronomy and sports.

Interior Designer at Work

Korrine Moushon

PROJECT DESIGNER

km@mjnealaia.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architecture - Andrews University, School of Architecture, 2010

Masters of Architecture – Andrews University, School of Architecture, 2011

 

ABOUT MS. MOUSHON

Korrine has lived and worked many places across the States, but has always considered the Pacific Northwest her home.  She is more than excited to be back in Washington and get to raise her two beautiful sons here. Outside of watching her son experience life, she enjoys activities with her family such as camping, boating, and hiking.

Maria Guerra

PROJECT DESIGNER

mg@mjnealaia.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies – Washington State University – 2007

Masters of Architecture – Washington State University- 2008

 

ABOUT MS. GUERRA

After nearly ten years since completing her architectural studies and working at MJ Neal Associates, Ms. Guerra returns to pursue her passion for design.  The collapse of the economy redirected her career path from architecture to education.  Ms. Guerra did extensive work with federal grants, budgeting, managing and implementing programs to support low-income, first generation students in post-secondary education opportunities. During this time, Maria continued to practice her design and technical skills by taking on small projects.  At MJ Neal Associates, she plans to build upon those skills and become an integral asset to the firm.   

 

Ms. Guerra currently serves on the Apple STEM Network leadership team, serves as Vice President for the Fiestas Mexicanas Committee, and serves on the Wenatchee Valley College CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program) Advisory Board.

 

In her spare time, Maria enjoys spending time with her family.  Hiking, hunting and fishing are amongst her favorite activities.

Interior Designer at Work

Chris Hanson

PROJECT DESIGNER

ch@mjnealaia.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies – Washington State University, 2014

 

ABOUT MR. HANSON

From a young age, Chris has enjoyed designing and building wood furniture, and because of this he decided to earn a degree in architectural design. His curiosity about how man-made mechanisms work, from simple machines to large buildings, has spurred him to study in detail the pragmatics of building construction, and his enjoyment of helping others has led him to be a continual student, listening intently to clients’ desires for their building designs. Two years of drafting for a general contractor has also helped him gain firsthand experience in the construction process. With this, he can better help clients understand nuances of buildings.

 

Since moving to the Wenatchee Valley in 2015, Chris has steadily grown more connected in the local community. Since traveling to Israel in 2016, he has enjoyed studying and discussing the historic and Jewish roots of the Bible with his wife and friends: this is the backbone of his desire to help others achieve their goals. He also regularly goes running in the hills around Wenatchee: for him, steeper is better. The Wenatchee Valley is now his home, and he is pursuing a future in which he can improve and enrich the lives of his neighbors here.

Heracleo Esquivel

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies - Washington State University - 2010

ABOUT MR. ESQUIVEL

Mr. Esquivel graduated from WA State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies. He later joined the MJ Neal Associates team in May 2015, bringing his technical abilities in AutoCAD and Revit as drafting support on multiple projects within the firm.

 

Through the project experience he is gaining, Mr. Esquivel is developing a solid design and production skillset that he can draw from. He also brings a great work ethic and eagerness to learn, which allows for an ideal learning environment for him to increase his knowledge and skills in the Architectural field.

 

A native of Brewster, WA, Mr. Esquivel has worked with high school students, both in his hometown and in other areas. In his spare time, he enjoys running and cycling. He has also competed in several 5k races.

John Baker

DRAFTING TECHNICIAN

jb@mjnealaia.com

EDUCATION

Associates, Drafting & Design Technologies

ITT Technical Institute - 2015

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Safety & Management

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - 2001

 

ABOUT MR. BAKER

John is a 26 year Retired Air Force Veteran, where he worked in Aircrew Life Support.  For his last assignment, he worked as a Test Director of emerging technologies at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluations Center.  After retiring, he decided to change careers and move into Drafting and Design Technologies.  He graduated from ITT at the top of his class and was asked to return as an Adjunct Instructor before moving to Wenatchee to join the MJ Neal Associates Team.

 

In his spare time, John enjoys game design as a hobby, specializing in 3D virtual environments.

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Laura Field

Laura Field

OFFICE MANAGER
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

lf@mjnealaia.com

EDUCATION

Associate of Technical Sciences - Business Information Technology

Wenatchee Valley College – 2005

 

ABOUT MS. FIELD

Ms. Field graduated from Wenatchee Valley College in 2005 where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Business Information Technology, certificates in Word Processing and Accounting and studied graphic design.

 

In addition to her role as Office Manager, Ms. Field handles many other tasks within the firm. Being versatile in her position, she has gained experience in many areas such as marketing, accounting, specification and contract editing, and computers & software, to name a few. Her useful design skills have allowed her to apply her talents to projects requiring graphic design, materials selection and color boards. It has also allowed her to handle any marketing, graphic and web design needs internally within the firm.

 

In her free time, Ms.  Field enjoys spending time outdoors camping and fishing and with her family and dogs. She is also an English Bulldog breeder and stays busy on their small farm in the country raising beef, chickens, hay and garden.