Firm - Principals

Nick Shur, Principal Architect - NCARB

Architecture - Nick is the Principal of Shur Architects, a firm which has built a reputation as “Efficiency Experts.” He has been a registered architect (OR, WA) since 1975, with an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Private Sector Experience - Nick spent eleven years with Freightliner/Daimler Benz designing new and modernizing existing factories at several of their North American facilities. His skills in all phases of project management, from design through construction, make him a valuable team player when working with contractors and engineering disciplines.


Ana Franco, Architect

Architecture - Ana is a multi-talented Architect and Urbanist with five years’ experience in the architectural field, working on a wide range of projects in both Brazil and the United States. She earned her degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Unicentro Belas Artes de São Paulo, Brazil, and graduated summa cum laude in 2012, with additional post-graduate training in Photovoltaic Design and Installation from Diablo Valley College in 2010.

Private Sector Experience - The projects Ana has worked on cover a diverse array of sectors including: residential, commercial, and industrial, with a focus on sustainable design and LEED certification. Her involvement in all phases of the design process of these projects has helped develop her strong visual, graphic, and verbal communication skills.

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