Vertical Design Studios, Phoenix, announced Patricia (Trish) Flower has joined the firm as a project architect. She is a licensed architect and a LEED accredited professional with over 26 years in commercial architecture. In this role, Flower will work with retail developer clients in design, entitlements, CD production and construction administration.

Flower brings more than 26 years of experience to the full-service architecture firm, including a deep understanding of the complexities in retail design and development. Flower’s primary career focus has been in commercial retail architecture working on prototype roll-out programs for such national retail clients as PetSmart and Lens Crafters, most recently developing shopping centers for regional commercial developers.

Managing Partner, Justin Gregonis said, “Trish’s experience speaks for itself. When speaking to people in the industry, her name would come up and they expressed how great of an experience it was working with her. Since it is the intangibles that make great team members, we felt we needed her on our team!”

Flower is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in architecture and a member of the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) association. Additionally, she holds architectural licenses in Arizona and Texas.