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JOE PANERAL

Senior Project Architect

Joe is a tremendous asset to Mary Cook Associates and to our clients. He brings 17 years of professional architecture experience to the firm. He earned a 5-year professional degree in Architecture from Texas Tech University College of Architecture, the equivalent of a Masters degree, and was chosen for the international studies program, completing a semester of design in Milan, Italy at the Istituto Europeo di Design.

He has worked in a variety of categories, including hospitals, hotels, restaurants, entertainment environments, corporate interiors and residential. His passion for unique design solutions was ignited at Jordan Mozer and Associates where he worked on projects for Disney, Bellagio, and Universal Studios creating one of a kind entertainment environments and even furniture.

Joe also served as the V.P. of Design and Development for Riha Design Group, Inc. where he bridged the gap from design to construction, working directly with owners, marketing firms, architects, engineers, and contractors during all phases of a project. This level of involvement taught him to maintain a high level of quality control, shorten construction time, and stay on budget.

When Joe isn’t focusing his talents on our clients, he spends his time on photography, furniture design and travel.