Selected by a jury of industry experts, the 2011 awards showcase 20 young leaders who, in a few short years, have helped shape the region’s design and construction industry and make the Southwest a better place to live. Profiles of the recipients, which will appear in the January 2012 edition of ENR Southwest, detail their commitment to the health of the construction industry, their community, and their families.
Joseph Herzog and Christopher Nieto, who co-founded Phoenix design start-up merzproject architecture and urban design in 2004, are now two of the youngest principals in recent history at Shepley Bulfinch, one of the country’s oldest architecture firms.
The 2009 merger of merzproject and Shepley Bulfinch created a partnership that embraces innovative ideas, experience, and design thinking on a national level.
In addition to the high visibility the pair has received a series of award-winning design projects in the Southwest, Herzog and Nieto are active in downtown Phoenix development and community issues.