The Workplace Studio leader for SmithGroupJJR's Phoenix office, Martha brings more than 24 years of architectural experience in corporate, municipal, civic, higher education, broadcast and retail projects, guiding them from design through construction administration. "My dad is an architect and I have always been surrounded by art and culture," she explains. So it's fitting that Martha's projects include performing arts centers and Hollywood-area studios. She has won accolades for her holistic approach to architecture. She is particularly interested in balancing company culture across multiple locations, changing work habits and shifting demographics. As the mother of three young boys, she has first-hand knowledge when it comes to working families. "Every day is a different challenge, and once I drop my kids off, it's smooth sailing!" she jokes. She has a great interest in collecting books and writing; someday, she hopes to write a witty collection of short stories based on life as a full-time working mom.