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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.”'

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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, a Wenatchee native, worked as an electrician apprentice during summers when he was younger, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor or Architecture degree. Following graduation, he traveled Europe, worked in a general contractor's office for 2 years, and for DOH Associates Architects for 8 years. 

Mr. Brisbine joined MJ Neal Associates in 1990, bringing to the firm his array of diverse design experiences and draws upon his artistic background to add individuality to each project.

Mr. Brisbine is engaged in our local community, including involvement in the Wenatchee Exchange Club for 35 years, 15 years  as Community Holy Week worship leader and an elementary school lunch-buddy. He enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking Cascade Mountain high-lakes, photography, landscape oil painting and snow skiing. 

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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.

 

Mr. Rodriguez has amassed a variety of skills and experience in his consistent career of 15+ years with the firm. Starting with smaller projects on a tight budget to now having the responsibility of managing  multiple public jobs simultaneously along with assisting with the firm's management, he takes care of all projects with pride and responsibility . The firm's return clients have come to recognize Luis as a dependable and constant team member that they can rely on to keep their projects moving and understanding of their needs.


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. In his free time, Luis enjoys spending time with his family, camping, traveling and working on his own home and cabin remodel projects.

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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

Mr. Moushon has spent the majority of his life living in the Midwest. After obtaining his Master’s of Architecture degree from Andrew’s University in Michigan, he worked in architecture and development firms outside of Chicago and Washington D.C. In 2017, he and his wife moved to Wenatchee to be closer to family and continue their careers and expand their knowledge at MJ Neal Associates and to become a licensed architect.

 

Over the last decade he has constantly improved his knowledge and expertise in single and multi-family residential, commercial, mixed-use, and medical facilities. He uses his construction experience to help bridge the gap between the owner and contractor and to help keep the construction administration process as smooth as possible.

 

Nik stays involved with his church and sits as a board member of Cascade Christian Academy. He loves spending time with his wife and two boys hiking, camping, and exploring the PNW.

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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

Born in the Midwest, experienced childhood in the Pacific Northwest, college in Michigan, started married life in Virginia, Ms. Moushon has lived all over the country. She began her career in Virginia for a well-known residential developer where she moved quickly from Intern to Lead Designer. After having her first son the priority to live closer to extended family brought them to Wenatchee, joining MJ Neal Associates summer of 2017.  

 

Through her 10 years of Architectural experience, Ms. Moushon has enjoyed growing her knowledge in different types of Architecture, whether that is a small residential project or a large medical facility, it is always a puzzle with unique pieces she enjoys completing. Her attention to detail is useful during all phases of these projects, from working with the client in organizing their dreams, to drawing up the design for permitting, to transitioning to a smooth construction phase with a happy client in the end.  

 

Ms. Moushon enjoys all that Wenatchee Valley has to offer and loves to explore the outdoors with her husband and growing two boys. She stays involved with her church, kids’ school and sits as Board Chair of Wenatchee Christian Early Learning.

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

Ms. Guerra is fascinated by the design process and partnerships derived from working closely with clients and consultants.  With a background in grant administration and architectural experience, Maria is well versed in program development, team collaboration, budget and project management, and marketing graphics.  She has extensive previous experience with federal grants, budgeting, managing and implementing programs to support low-income, first generation students in post-secondary education opportunities.. At MJ Neal Associates, she builds upon those skills and has become an integral asset to the firm.   

As an advocate for our youth and their futures, she volunteers with the Washington Apple Education Foundation scholarship/mentor and career programs, Apple STEM Network leadership team, career connected learning programs, and St. Joseph Catholic School SAC (School Advisory Council.)  

In her free time, Maria enjoys gardening, traveling and exploring the outdoors, but above all spending time with her family.

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DORETTE PRINSLOO

PROJECT DESIGNER

dp@mjnealaia.com

EDUCATION

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Bachelor of Architectural Studies - 2008

Master of Architecture – 2011

 

ABOUT MS. PRINSLOO

Prior to joining the MJ Neal Associates team,  Miss Prinsloo began her architectural career in New Zealand where she worked at the New Zealand Historical Association helping to protect & preserve historical structures. She helped her faculty and fellow students in the University IT department and provided them with their presentation prints. In New Zealand she did extensive work with local builders & architects in residential and commercial building permits including remodels and remedial work for schools. In 2014 she moved to Washington with her family and started working in the Redmond-Bellevue architectural scene. Over the past 9 years Dorette
has gained experience in working on warehouses, remodels across the country, local not-for-profit facilities, Bear custom residential homes & remodels, and much more, proving her across-the-board skills and abilities to learn and adapt in her field.

 

Miss Prinsloo grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, until she was 13 years old. She then migrated to New Zealand where she completed her degrees and worked in architecture from 2006-2014. She moved to the beautiful Evergreen State in 2014. She enjoys spending time with her three children, doing outdoor activities, painting, and finding ways to give back to the community.

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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 2015, bringing his technical abilities in AutoCAD and Revit as drafting support on multiple projects within the firm.

 

Mr. Esquivel works hard to grow and develop a solid design and production skillset that he continues to draw from through his ongoing project experience.  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 long-term resident 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.

OMAR HERNANDEZ-LOPEZ

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture w/ Minor in Architectural Studies – University of Washington – 2018

 Masters of Architecture – University of Washington – 2023

ABOUT MR. LOPEZ

Mr. Lopez was born and raised in  the Wenatchee Valley before moving to Seattle to continue his education where he spent nearly 10 years. Between schooling and summer work he grew quite fascinated with the idea of sustainable architecture, especially through new design technologies and research. He has always been fascinated with the idea of how you can take a thought and literally turn in into an architectural design.  Mr. Lopez is a  firm believer that a great design is the product of a collaborative team combined with passion, innovation, and values, which transform a project into a genuine piece of architecture, responding to the needs and wants of our community.  As a first-generation student. he has seen the impact architecture has on communities first-hand.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lopez gained experience in both landscape and architectural fields in full time and summer internship capacities. Having worked in Seattle-based offices like Mithun Inc.  and ARC Architects, Mr. Lopez brings strong graphic design, technical abilities and work ethic to the team, and above all a hunger to always try new things and look for ways to improve on his skillsets, whether that be small residential projects or any other type of architecture, never shying away from a challenge at this early stage in his career. 

 

In his free time  Mr. Lopez enjoys playing the acoustic guitar, soccer, working out, hiking and being around friends and family.

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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

Mr. Baker 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 where he is a drafting technician and our resident expert in photometrics.

 

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

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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.

 

Ms. Field recently moved to the mountains of North Idaho where she continues to work for the firm remotely from her family's 11-acre farm. In her free time, Ms.  Field enjoys making improvements to their home and property, raising beef, chickens, dahlias and produce, and spending time outdoors with her family and dogs. She is also a reputable AKC English Bulldog breeder and is very passionate about raising puppies and her life as a dog mom.

JENNIFER MUHLY

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

jm@mjnealaia.com

ABOUT MS. MUHLY

Ms. Muhly grew up in Lake Stevens, WA. Before joining the firm,  she did commercial and residential property management, where she learned much about the housing crisis and finding affordable housing for families. Connecting with people and their families in the public and finding them homes was the best part of that experience.

Ms. Muhly joined the MJ Neal Associates team in September 2023 where she is responsible for a variety of receptionist and administrative duties. You'll likely hear her voice when calling our office!

In her spare time Ms. Muhly enjoys Mariners baseball, Seahawks football with her Mom, singing, dancing, and organizing for people. She loves softball and also spends her time dirt biking with her fiancé, camping, going to the beach and spending time with her kids and 3-year-old granddaughter. She is an advocate for Autism Awareness, and loves all things animals.

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