MEET THE TEAM

Work / Life Balance: These two general areas of time-spent are meant to compliment (not compete with) each other. The confidence and strength that comes from a job well done enhances the private life just as a good meal and peace with friends and family enhances the quality of work you do.

We are a goal-based company. If there are deadlines that need to be met, we’re putting in extra time to get things accomplished (though we’re usually pretty accurate with our time estimates). But we also recognize that the time spent OUTSIDE the office helps us be more productive IN the office, enabling us to grow as individuals and professionals.

Luke Fry

Principal

Luke graduated from the University of Houston, College of Architecture in 2002 with Bachelor degrees in Architecture and in Environmental Design and a Minor in Construction Management. 

With an extensive family history in the construction industry, he focused his efforts for many years on architecture in different architectural firms until starting Sun Collective Design Group in 2008. 

He spends his free time with his wife and two kids – you can usually find him at a youth sporting event, hanging out with friends, or working through the next big project.

Raj Parikh

Project director

Born and educated in Houston, Raj Parikh is an architect, project manager and contractor with experience in commercial, leisure, educational, residential and multi-family buildings.

After graduating from Texas A&M with a Bachelors of Environmental Design, Raj earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Houston. He augmented this education by studying abroad in Italy and France.

In addition to over 20 years of architectural practice, he has taught all levels of architecture in DC and at Prairie View A&M.

He resides with his wife and young son in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston.

Lorenzo Allen

Project manager

Lorenzo graduated from NewYork Institute of Technology, College of Architecture in 2004 with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Technology and brings many years of experience in Residential and Commercial design projects.

After a long day at work, you can usually find him at a Crossfit box.

Carson Leung

Engineer

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Katy Adams

Damian Schumacher

Project designer

Damian has been a Designer for over 18 years, he has a Mechanical Design degree and worked in Oil & Gas for most of the 18 years designing subsea structures, ROV manipulators and hydraulic tools. 

He studied Architecture for a number of years and has an Architectural Design degree and is presently pursuing a Construction Management degree as well.

He likes to spend his free time working on small woodworking projects, fixing up cars and cycling.  He has 3 wonderful children who he loves to spend as much time as he can with.

Valerie Deavers

Interiors / Project Design

Valerie attended Texas State University for her Bachelor of Family and Consumer Sciences in Interior Design degree.

She strives to design timeless and eco-friendly spaces, that promote a healthy home or commercial environment.
Valerie is a huge dog lover and enjoys spending her free time doing hot yoga and socializing with friends.

our core values

Roots

Designing buildings that are rooted in the site and in the community as well as the goals of the owner, tenant and end user.

integrity

Crafting buildings by hand so that each project is authentic and unique.

Influence

Creating structures that feel right to the end user and embolden them to understand the built environment at a deeper level.

SUCCESS

Developing win / win situations for the owner, the tenant, the end user, and the community.

STEWARDSHIP

Ensuring proper stewardship of the environment and of the projects and clients we work with.

our mission

To design buildings that educate and inspire humanity in both bold and subtle ways while providing growth opportunities for individuals, businesses, and communities.

What our clients say

There’s a reason why our clients love us. We partner with them from the beginning to breathe life into their ideas and make sure their vision becomes a reality.The guidance of a good architect makes all of the difference – we’re with you every step of the way. 

“…Great style…[SCDG] was professional, timely, and delivered exactly what they said they would.”

– Chris Pipkin,
heights homeowner

We love working with Luke and the others at Sun Collective. A partner and I renovate historic homes and we always use Sun Collective. They give us fresh ideas and clean, well thought out plans. Because my partner and I have our own ideas too, the folks at Sun Collective are always gracious and encourage our input. Together we create renovated homes that sell quickly.”


– Dana Kingshill,
Proto Enterprises

Let's build something incredible

If you are interested in working together, get in contact with us and we'll get started ASAP.