Protz Studio Partner Profiles
Shawn Protz Registered Architect, LEED AP BD+C Shawn Protz grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Major in Architecture and a Minor in Hispanic Studies while earning varsity letters in wrestling along with the Norman J. Goldring Prize. He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and is a registered architect in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania as well as LEED certified. He has nearly a decade of experience in architecture including working with award-winning practices KieranTimberlake and Rick Joy Architects among others. Shawn has taught courses in architecture at the University of Arizona and Auburn University. His interest in ceramic tile and pattern grew from travels to Spain, Portugal, and Brazil, the latter as part of the Butler Traveling Fellowship.
Chrissy Maria Alvarez McMillan Chrissy McMillan grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a major in Art & Archaeology and a minor in Visual Arts while earning the Irma S. Seitz Prize, Lucas Prize, and Shapiro Prize. She also received her Master of Architecture from Princeton University. She has nearly a decade of experience in design, fabrication, installation, and public art which she has developed as Director of Public Art at Creative Machines and while working with several architects and visual artists along the East Coast. Chrissy has taught courses in architecture at the University of Arizona. Her interest in design and visual arts began in elementary school while competing in the Odyssey of the Mind program, and she currently serves on the Arizona Odyssey State Board of Directors.