PROJECT LUONG COMMUNITY & MULTIFAMILY DESIGN EXPERIENCE

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Project Luong is a firm committed to raising the bar for architectural design services, focusing on the People we serve and the customer service we provide. As architects, designers, principal, project managers, and administrators we have worked on a unique collection of community and multifamily projects. From suburban to urban, single- to multi-storied, and modern to traditional, we help guide our clients through all considerations to finely tune the design to fit their needs. We know that there are many options for architecture and design services out there. Project Luong sets ourselves apart by our People, Approach, Value, and Efficiency. > >

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People: We ensure that our clients are in the hands of the best team for their project. We design beautiful and thoughtful buildings with precise and efficient documents to ensure your project is designed to last. Approach: We are not just project-oriented. We are, first and foremost, People- and process-oriented. Our team will fully engage with you to discuss important project considerations, such as how municipal spaces will be utilized, what architectural style is preferable, and how refined or ornate finishes will be. We want to ensure our clients enjoy ease and assurance throughout the design process. You will never have to question our dedication or passion for your project. Value: We deliver significant value to you as an Owner or Developer because we provide highly skilled personnel to your project from start to finish. Our leadership, has worked for “Big Box” firms for over 30 years collectively, understands that some projects become just a number to already stretched-thin management and are assigned to green designers without much direction. What is lost in that experience is the hands-on customer service, technical abilities, and quality control for which our People are known. Efficiency: Our firm utilizes the latest technology to provide accurate, sustainable, and efficient design. We produce high-quality 3D renderings and visualizations, allowing real-time feedback and design optimization. We have also invested in tools that enable us to manage your project’s progress both in person and virtually.

Project Luong is a firm committed to raising the bar for architectural design services, focusing on the People we serve and the customer service we provide. As architects, designers, principal, project managers, and administrators we have worked on a unique collection of community and multifamily projects. From suburban to urban, single- to multistoried, and modern to traditional, we help guide our clients through all considerations to finely tune the design to fit their needs. Sincerely,

Alec A. Luong, AIA, NCARB, RID Managing Principal | Project Luong Architects, LLC alec.luong@projectluong.com o +1 346 708 8241 c +1 713 582 0996

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RELEVANT TEAM EXPERIENCE

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PRINCIPALS

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PEOPLE

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DIVERSITY

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APPROACH

What is A.M.D.G.?

And why is it written on the top right hand corner of our documents?

A.M.D.G. is Latin for “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” — translated into English as “For the Greater Glory of God.” As professionals, this isn’t a political or cultural statement. It’s much simpler. It is a reminder of why we do what we do and what is really important in our lives and our work.


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Great People Creating Better Architecture. Relevant Team Experience RECREATION & AMENITY

ANGEL LAGOON MACHINE ROOM - ANGEL LAGOON Dayton, Texas ARABELLA ON THE PRAIRIE PAVILION - BEAZER HOMES Fort Bend County, Texas BALMORAL COMMUNITY SITE IMPROVEMENTS - BALMORAL HOA Humble, Texas BROOKSTONE AMENITY CENTER - DR HORTON HOMES San Antonio, Texas CITY PLACE AMENITY CORE - DMB SPRINGWOODS Spring, Texas CLOPTON FARMS - TRI POINTE HOMES Montgomery, Texas COTINO LAGOON MACHINE ROOMS - DMB DEVELOPMENT Rancho Mirage, California ELLERDEN AMENITY CENTER - PULTE HOMES Tomball, Texas FRY ROAD LAGOON MACHINE ROOM - CYPRESS VENTURES Harris County, Texas HEIGHTS OF BAYTOWN PAVILION - MERITAGE HOMES Baytown, Texas HUDSON RESORT POOL RENOVATION - LURIN Corpus Christi, Texas KATY COURTS RECREATION CENTER - PULTE HOMES Katy, Texas RIVERPARK WEST RECREATION CENTER REFRESH - RIVERPARK WEST HOA Richmond, Texas SIERRA VISTA POOL PAVILION - LAND TEJAS Iowa Colony, Texas SORELLA POOL PAVILION - M/I HOMES & JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT Hockey, Texas STONE CREEK ESTATES PAVILION - PERRY HOMES Richmond, Texas SUNTERRA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS - LAND TEJAS Katy, Texas SUNTERRA NORTH COMMUNITY BUILDINGS - LAND TEJAS Katy, Texas THE TRAILS COMMUNITY CENTER - CASTLE HILL PARTNERS Harris County, Texas TRILLIUM COMMUNITY CENTER - TAYLOR MORRISON Richmond, Texas WOODHAVYN COMMUNITY CENTER - SHEA HOMES Magnolia, Texas BALMORAL COMMUNITY CENTER - LAND TEJAS Humble, Texas* LAGO MAR COMMUNITY BUILDINGS - LAND TEJAS Texas City, Texas* BLUE LAGOON BAR & GRILL - BEACH 4 LAGOON Texas City, Texas* RANCH HILL SENIOR LIVING - INSPIRE COMMUNITIES Willis, Texas* RAYBURN RESERVE COMMUNITY PAVILION - HINES Tomball, Texas* AVALON COMMUNITY PAVILION - TAYLOR MORRISON Friendswood, Texas* MAVERA COMMUNITY PAVILION - PULTE HOMES Katy, Texas* CYNTHIA WOODS MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING - HOWARD HUGHES The Woodlands, Texas*

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LOUETTA MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT - LEVELTX DEVELOPMENT Houston, Texas TREE APARTMENTS - GREYSTAR DEVELOPMENT Austin, Texas* ELAN EAST APARTMENTS - GREYSTAR DEVELOPMENT Austin, Texas* TEMECULA APARTMENTS - DINERSTEIN GROUP Temecula, Texas* ASCENSION ON THE BAYOU - ASCENSION PROPERTY OWNER LP Houston, Texas* THE MARQ ON VOSS - LAKESIDE PLACE PFC Houston, Texas* TEXAS-METRO GREENWAY - SHF I METRO AT GREENWAY LLC Houston, Texas*

CIVIC

EAGLE LANDING PARK AT TAMARRON - CITY OF FULSHEAR Fulshear, Texas CITY OF PEARLAND MELVIN KNAPP COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATION - CITY OF PEARLAND Pearland, Texas CITY OF IOWA COLONY CAMPUS MASTER PLAN - CITY OF IOWA COLONY Iowa Colony, Texas* EAST ALDINE TOWN CENTER SHADE STRUCTURES - EAST ALDINE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Houston, Texas* CITY OF BELLAIRE AQUATIC CENTER MODIFICATIONS - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF BELLAIRE CIVIC CENTER - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF MANVEL SPORTS COMPLEX - CITY OF MANVEL Manvel, Texas* CITY OF HUNTSVILLE VISITOR CENTER EXPANSION - CITY OF HUNTSVILLE Huntsville, Texas* * WORK COMPLETED WITH PREVIOUS EMPLOYER

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Principals

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ALEC A. LUONG AIA, NCARB, RID PRINCIPAL

Architecture is my profession, and delivering a superior community design experience is my passion. I grew up in a family of educators and immigrants. My mother was a public school librarian for decades, and my father was a self-employed immigrant from Vietnam. Their collective influence gave me a deep appreciation for learning and respect for the uniqueness of people. From personal experience, I understand the cultural bridge that a community center can create to unite diverse sets of families, friends, and neighbors. The design of these projects requires a critical eye for problem-solving and the accuracy and creativity to ultimately reach a concept that reflects the client, community, and context. Nothing is more satisfying than arriving at that perfect expression of connectivity. As the the Managing Principal of Prpject Luong, I strive to create a partnership dynamic with our clients informed by an understanding of community needs and a common cause to provide spaces with sensitivity to both economy and timeliness.

Qualifications c +1 713 582 0996 alec.luong@projectluong.com

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture, Virginia Tech Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech

CERTIFICATIONS HOW ARCHITECTURE INFLUENCES PEOPLE Architecture is the original influencer. The Greeks and Romans understood this to a degree never seen again. What we design impacts generations of individuals -- actively and passively -- that interact with our buildings. Understanding that responsibility is a truly humbling force and one that drives us to use every opportunity to Create Better Architecture.

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Registered Architect - Texas #24095, Virginia #0401019744, Nebraska #A-5380, New York #044461, Colorado #ARC.00407489 Florida # AR102888, Iowa #8305 South Carolina # AR . 11536 Registered Interior Designer - Texas #12198 NCARB #124984

AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects Texas Board of Architectural Examiners


Senior Staff

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YESIKA SOTO AIA, RID SENIOR ASSOCIATE Since graduating from the University of Houston with a Masters of Architecture, my career as taken me across the community and multifamily development sector. At Project Luong, our core belief is that architecture is about People, and community design is a distinct implementation of that point of view. Whether the goal is to meet, inform, celebrate, play, learn, discuss, worship, socialize, or all the above, my goal is to create community spaces that have a sense of place reflective of all who step inside. Whether your project is a community pavilion or a state-of-the-art community center, I am committed to communityoriented design and meeting the schedule and budget requirements that are important for project buy-in and implementation.

Qualifications c +1 281 818 8652 yesika.soto@projectluong.com BIGGEST CHALLENGES ARCHITECTS FACE: As an Architect, you have to be more than a designer – you have to be a problem solver. Efficiency is the key to success of every project.

EDUCATION

Masters of Architecture, University of Houston Bachelor of Architecture, Texas A&M University

CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Architect - Texas #27251 California # C-39791 Resgistered Interior Designer - Texas #12466

AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

STEPHEN M. RUIZ AIA SENIOR ASSOCIATE Since graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Architecture, most of my career has involved clients in need of projects with complex programs. Buildings that need to be more than one thing in order to best serve their users. In multifamily projects, the goal of a project is to address the end user’s needs and ensure that their rent dollars are being put to good use. No matter the project type all multifamily facilities must serve the renter in multiple capacities while also having aesthetic qualities that bring pride to their home. We want to ensure every client we work with has the best experience and feels all their project needs are being handled with care.

Qualifications c +1 281 630 3419 stephen.ruiz@projectluong.com WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT TEAM: The best project teams are well balanced and diverse in multiple components, such as skill and work style, while also having mutual respect and trust in one another.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston

CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Architect - Texas #31161

AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

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People

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Project Luong is a growing firm of architects, interior designers, and administrators who understand that delivering a successful project begins well before planning and design. Based in Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and Santa Monica, California, our diverse team has more than ten decades of combined multidisciplinary experience across many project classes, including community, retail, commercial, municipal, aviation, higher education, corporate, healthcare, recreational, and multi- and single-family residential. On each and every project, we strive to create ease and cohesion throughout project start-up, execution, and close out. We stand behind our work, and our designs aim to clarify, align, and respond to our clients’ visions, missions, and goals. When we reach your goals, we reach ours.


Diversity

RELIABLE MWBE PARTNER Project Luong is a small architectural and interior design firm with an outstandingly diverse team that makes a large impact. Our firm’s leadership is dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace by promoting minority, women, and LGBTQ employees, cultivating flexibility for remote work and floating holidays, and providing paid family leave for both mothers and fathers, an almost unheard-of benefit within the industry. With the majority of employees being women and/or minorities, this diverse workforce allows us to bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to the design process and better serve the communities and clients we work with.

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We are certified as a minority-owned business and HUB throughout the State of Texas as well as a Disadvantageed Business Enterprise through the US Depeartment of Transportation.

As a firm led by a Vietnamese American, McLemore Luong is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the City of Houston, City of Austin, South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA), and North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA). The firm is also a certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the State of Texas. We are certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

A FIRM COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY WITH… ​ 73% MINORITY EMPLOYEES​ 47% WOMEN EMPLOYEES​ …DIVERSE EXPERIENCES INFORMING OUR ARCHITECTURE

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MULTIFAMILY HOUSING With surges in population into already-dense areas, multifamily residences are becoming not only places to live but also places to work, shop, play, and gather. McLemore Luong works with developers and contractors to design multifamily complexes of all sizes. No matter the complexity, we provide innovative and budgetconscious solutions for the most minimal to the most amenity-filled communities. Not all multifamily housing is created equally. At Project Luong, we understand the unique challenges specific to different market types. Student housing, workforce housing, senior living, and other residential types require different approaches to create a successful project. We work with developers and Owners from test fit to fit-out and beyond to generate market-ready solutions for each development type.

LIFESTYLE AMENITIES & COMMUNITY FACILITIES Fitness and business centers. Clubhouses. Family and dog parks. Ballrooms. Indoor and outdoor pools. Co-working spaces. These are just some of the amenities and facilities that can provide convenience and a sense of community to cities, counties, corporate and multifamily buildings, and residential neighborhoods. Health and wellness and maintaining an active lifestyle have also become more important to residents over the years. Creating these functional spaces can respond to a need for a healthy lifestyle and social engagement. At Project Luong, we recognize the impact that state-of-the-art amenities and community facilities can have on their users. To provide safe, accessible, and aesthetic fitness facilities, we know they require well-ventilated HVAC systems, respond to ADA standards for accessible design, and accommodate multipurpose functions. Spaces that host special events must be sensitive to sound, lighting, and sightline factors. Co-working spaces can consider modular design to transform large conference rooms into private offices. For any project, we know how to actively engage all stakeholders and members of the community to ensure all objectives are met.

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WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON: Providing better customer service and delivering accurate, innovative, and tailor-made projects to our clients.


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COMMUNITY MASTER PLANNERS We know that architecture is about People and that residents are a community’s essence. We help our clients develop community spaces that are memorable and unique to the development through thoughtful planning and consideration of the natural environment. To ensure project success for our clients, we first establish the program’s overall aesthetic, purpose, and vision. Then, we work together with all stakeholders involved in community planning, including development engineers, landscape architects, marketing and branding strategists, and the selected contractor, to ensure a successful project. We also rely on our personal experiences as parents and guests to guide our design process to consider community and recreational usability by all user groups, child safety, ADA accessibility, security, and access control. Our goal is to develop projects that are timely in delivery and timeless in design. Our projects are as sustainable as possible and fit our clients’ current needs and, if necessary, future expansion. Our extensive knowledge allows clients to make early, informed design decisions without compromising user experience, accessibility, flexibility, or economy.

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RESIDENTIAL DESIGN SPECIALISTS “Live, work, and play” are most intimately intertwined in the residential space. We know that the most important component of residential design is that it must be tailor-fit to the individuals and families that make up a neighborhood’s fabric. Our design approach starts with the fundamental basics of residential planning. In close collaboration with homeowners, builders, and developers, we identify core values and the best use of space to create material impact for the good of inhabitants and the environment. Whether the project is new construction or renovation, a single-family home, mixed-use building, or luxury apartment complex, our design is informed by the ultimate goal of creating a safe, healthy, and comfortable experience of space for all residents. Our firm’s principals provide top-level involvement and work with clients and experienced professionals through work sessions and design charrettes to integrate purpose, pragmatism, and performance into the overall design. From high-end amenities, branding, and pedestrian-friendly solutions to phasing and scheduling, acoustics, and sustainability, we design from all angles and consider all factors that transform a collection of homes into a vibrant community.

CUSTOMER SERVICE FOCUSED: As your design partners, we will work with you to build a lasting professional relationship based on confidence, trust, and exceptional performance.

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OUR APPROACH

ANYTHING BUT COOKIE CUTTER Instead of a cookie-cutter approach replicating previous projects, we provide true personalization bolstered by lessons learned and extensive boots-on-the-ground experience. Our team-like design approach involving all stakeholders has a track record of meeting all project goals. We will walk with you step-by-step to transform your project idea into reality.

QUALITY DESIGN

ON TIME & WITHIN BUDGET Project constraints should not restrict great design. We know the strict standards our clients demand in terms of quality, timeliness, and cost accuracy. Our versatile experience renders us uniquely capable of providing valuable insights and solutions to our client, design, and engineering partners to meet every project’s particular schedule, budget, and design needs.

OUR COMMITMENT

AS TRUE DESIGN PARTNERS Project Luong believes that architecture should be practiced with the accuracy, intention, and passion any licensed profession deserves. We’re focused on the relationships with the people we work for and our craft so that we can deliver an outstanding project experience and superb design product every time. Clients can expect high-quality design, customer service, and a commitment to deliver at every stage of the process, from programming to warranty.

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ALEC A. LUONG, AIA, NCARB, RID Principal c +1 713 582 0996 alec.luong@projectluong.com Houston | +1 346 708 8241 San Antonio | +1 726 245 1378 Santa Monica | +1 213 394 7230

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