Jorge Pierson says his career is due to the influence of his father.  He was a commercial residential contractor who admired architecture and architects and thought Jorge would be good at it.  Jorge found himself working with his dad’s company and by the time he went to college, architecture was his choice.

Jorge appreciates a client who understands good design and gets fired up about a good project, a good set of drawings, and a good contractor to make them come to life. He is a creative problem solver who specializes in highly buildable designs.  A favorite was Garrett’s Tempe facility (now owned by Honeywell), which he oversaw from conceptual design to the building’s opening.

As Regional Manager of the Phoenix office, Jorge has focused on expanding CSHQA’s work in Arizona and elsewhere. CSHQA has been designing retail projects in Arizona since 1988, but did not have a physical presence until Jorge was hired to launch the Phoenix office in 2008. Since then, he has worked on retail, office, recreational, and hospitality projects.

Outside of work, he spends time with his family and dog or enjoying Diamondback games and meals with his friends.

“Architects say we are the ones behind the built environment, but the truth is it is our clients who are really behind it. We are just a process that makes their desires into reality. No clients, no architecture.”

Licensing and Certification
Licensed Architect: AZ, CA, CO, ID, ND, NM, SD, TX, and WI
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Construction Specification Institution (CSI)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Southwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Valley Partnership

Jorge A. Pierson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Architect

BArch, University of Arizona, 1982
Architectural Exchange Program Architecture, Universidad La Salle, 1981