WHO WE ARE...
Kris Feldmann, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Kris serves as Design Principal for CREO, following several years with Overland Partners in San Antonio, TX. He brings a wealth of diverse experience with firms across the country, proven success delivering complex award-winning projects, and a passion for innovation-driven design. He views each project as a unique opportunity to be inspired by the dreams of clients and others, couples that inspiration with a drive to understand, explore and believe those dreams, in order to create a new and improved reality.
Prior to CREO while with Overland, he led teams for projects such as the innovative exterior design of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and the new headquarters for Grande Cheese Company in Fond du Lac, WI, which combined their office, research labs and kitchens in a single building meant to inspire cross-pollination of ideas between departments. Kris worked with architecture firms in Virginia, New York and California, spending several years in Los Angeles. While in LA he worked with HOK on an 820k square foot outpatient healthcare facility, Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, which combined world-class patient care, clinical offices and research facilities. He was instrumental in the early design development of ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center), a civic minded transit hub that redefined the approach to transit in habitually car-centric Southern California. Following HOK he joined Paul Murdoch Architects and was privileged to work on the design of the Flight 93 Memorial Visitor and Learning Center in Shanksville, PA. Built to honor the selfless sacrifice of others to preserve our freedoms, this project reinforced his commitment to respecting and enhancing the experiential and emotional aspects of architecture.
Alongside his work within traditional architectural practices over the years, Kris has sought out architecturally tangential yet significant experiences including custom metal fabrication, design/fabrication/installation of water and fire features, and even logistics coordination for a large music award show in Las Vegas. All are evidence of Kris’ diverse interests and ability to serve in the multitude of roles that architects are called on to play in their work.
Kris earned a BA in Fine Arts and Economics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where he also played for their Division 1 NCAA soccer team. He received his Masters in Architecture from SCIArc (Southern California Institute of Architecture), completing his thesis work in Ghana while exploring the influence of cinema and image on the culture of a place, and how architecture can serve to mediate that influence.
In his free time, Kris enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and playing golf.
Maurice Flores, LEED GA
Maurice is CREO's Project Designer. His passion for architecture is rooted in his lifelong love of art and design, across a multitude of disciplines. From painting and photography, to woodworking and furniture design, to graphic and web design, even to a well-designed watch, he believes thoughtful design marries time-honored technique with forward-thinking creativity in every detail.
Before joining CREO, Maurice worked with Overland Partners in San Antonio, where he worked on the design and development of a diverse portfolio of projects, including Grande Cheese Company alongside Kris, the Anderson-Clarke Center at Rice University, and several residential projects. Other experience includes higher education with 4240 Architects in Denver, Colorado, and MarmonMok Architects in San Antonio, where he worked as part of their Healthcare Studio on the San Antonio VA hospital, as well as renovations to the Alamodome and early development of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to his career in architecture, he worked in New York City for interactive firm, RowenWarren (now Fly Communications), designing and developing websites and graphics.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Texas San Antonio, studied Design Technology at Parsons School of Design, and received his Masters in Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver.
He's a husband, father, CREO's resident tech geek, Texas music enthusiast, and is always up for hunting down some great barbecue.
Leonardo is an architectural designer. He is a native of Mexico and has lived in San Antonio, TX since the age of 13. He completed his first two years of architecture school at San Antonio College, then transferring to the University of Texas at San Antonio where he completed his Bachelors in Architecture. Currently, Leonardo is completing his Masters in Architecture and a professional certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.
Prior to joining CREO, Leonardo worked at Overland Partners where he was fully integrated into project teams working on a variety of commercial and mixed use projects. Other notable experience includes French & Michigan, a local multi disciplinary design-build firm where he worked as a designer, assistant project manager and fabricator. Before that Leonardo worked for several years in the construction industry gaining experience in several trades.
Leonardo's love and passion for architecture has allowed him to also expand his interests and experience in other related disciplines. In his free time he enjoys getting lost in the city to shoot architecture and street photography. He loves sketching, painting, art, and experimenting with different media. Leonardo loves everything design, fueling his drive to also design and build furniture.
When not fully immersed in architecture and design, Leonardo spends time with his wife, family and friends. He likes venturing out to try new food spots and enjoys a fine spirits.
sam stevens, RA
Sam is an Architect at CREO. He is originally from Michigan and made San Antonio his new home in October of 2015. He has been involved in the design and execution of numerous projects throughout the country varying in type and scale from custom single-family homes to professional sport stadiums. Sam has a passion for design and its ability to cultivate stronger and healthier communities. He becomes a student of his clients and is driven by projects that require creative problem solving with attention to detail. He is continually pushing to find ways to facilitate better collaboration and deliver projects more efficiently
Prior to joining CREO, Sam was a designer at ROSSETTI in Detroit, MI focusing primarily on large scale sports and entertainment projects. Among these projects included the renovation of Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, FL. and projects within the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. After moving to San Antonio, Sam was employed at Luna Middleman Architects where he delivered design and documentation for a variety of commercial projects including master planning, civic centers, sports facilities, hotels, sacred spaces, offices, and commercial retail centers. During his time at both firms Sam has led efforts pertaining to BIM, rapid prototyping, fabrication, and numerous national/international design competitions. Sam relishes opportunities to design and fabricate custom elements for projects including models, signage, furniture, displays, and prototypes.
Sam earned his Masters of Architecture from The University of Detroit Mercy. He is a registered architect in the state of Texas.
In his spare time, Sam has many interests but most consistently enjoys the outdoors, playing music, traveling, and renovating his 1940’s home on the near East Side of San Antonio.