Matt Webb, Principal, AIA, LEED AP; State of Texas: Architecture #20695
Webb started his career in 1987 framing a bay window for a house less than a mile from the Trinity River in Dallas. Several months later he drove by and saw a small child sitting at this very window of her new home smiling at the neighborhood she had just moved into. From that day forward he knew architecture could positively affect other lives. After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington, Webb designed and built hundreds of homes in Northeast Texas from as far north as the Red River to as far south as the Trinity River in Kaufman County. During the mid-nineties he operated an office in Greenville, Texas before eventually becoming the lead designer for Mercedes Homes in Dallas, Texas where he served through 1998. Later that year he moved near Pittsburgh, PA where he immersed himself in steel construction for Hayes Large Architects who designed churches, schools and hospitals in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and Virginia. In 2001 Webb moved to Northern California where he was employed by Nichols, Melburg, and Rossetto primarily involved in the design and construction document phases of their school production. He lived above the banks of the Trinity River in the Trinity Mountains and worked overlooking Santiago Calatrava’s Turtle Bay Bridge as it spanned the Sacramento River. In 2002 Webb relocated to Central Texas where he worked for Moman Architects until 2009. He was employed as a Senior Project manager where his design and management skills took flight. His most notable projects during this tenure were an estate home built by White Construction in Rob Roy of Austin, the Hills Fitness Medical Office Building built by Raymond Construction, the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center along with numerous buildings for Jimmy Jacobs Development, and the Round Rock Amphitheater built by Fazzone Construction. In 2002 Webb’s design was considered for the 9/11 Memorial competition for flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. Webb’s work has been published in Architecture and Urbanism, Arkkitehti-Finnish Architectural Review, and Fisuras de la cultura contemporanea. He also published a book of his own work in 2009.
Webb is an author, publisher, filmmaker, photographer and painter. He enjoys fly fishing, kayaking, golf, hiking, and most of all spending time with his wife and one year old son. His love for the outdoors has been further enriched by the writing of Henry David Thoreau and most recently John Grave’s, Goodbye to a River. He’s happiest when he is exploring a new river or a bend in an old river that he’s never seen – design perfection.
Britni Ganze, Principal; State of Texas: Architecture #21300; NCARB #67306
Ganze has nurtured a love of creativity and problem solving since childhood, setting her sights on an architectural career before she even started high school. She immersed herself in art and drafting—drawn to the idea of creating form from concept and influencing the world through that form. Ganze attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, graduating with honors while receiving both her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees. She immediately began her internship with Cornerstone Group Architects, an Austin, Texas design firm that specialized in both high-end custom homes and commercial architecture, giving her a diverse spectrum on which to begin her career. It was at Cornerstone that Ganze found a passion and talent for not only architecture, but 3D architectural modeling & rendering as well. In late 2005 she took a position with Moman Architects in Round Rock, Texas. It was there that she completed her internship and became a licensed architect while serving as Project Manager. While she was primarily involved in design and construction document phases of a wide range of commercial projects, she gained valuable experience in all aspects from pre-design to construction observation.
Ganze enjoys painting, graphic design, photography, reading, traveling and attending live musical productions. She spends most of her free time with her husband and two dogs, and is currently preparing to add archery to her vast skill set.