Marisa has a diverse background ranging from working in construction, managing solar projects, to making adobes while being a teaching assistant for an Alternative Materials + Construction class at UNM. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and is set to complete her Master of Architecture degree and Historic Preservation + Regionalism certificate from UNM in May of 2022. She is currently the treasurer of the Tao Sigma Delta honor society and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Growing up in the South Valley, Marisa has deep roots to family, culture, and tradition, her time at UNM has allowed her to work towards projects that suggest and promote the preservation of culture and tradition in order to empower and educate our youth. She plans on becoming a licensed architect and mentor in order to better be involved in communal projects that encourage preservation of historical buildings, methods, and stories. On the weekends you can find Marisa running, gardening, making adobes or mud plastering, or in the kitchen pickling veggies from the garden.
Patricia van Dyck is the Office Manager of Cherry See Reames Architects, PC where she handles the day to day operations of the office. Since she joined the firm in 2017, she manages the administration of human resources and payroll practices as well as maintains accounts payable, receivables and monthly billing. Patty earned her Bachelors of Business Administration – Accounting from the University of New Mexico.
Patty is a lifelong Albuquerque resident and enjoys spending time with her family. She is dedicated to giving back to the community as a youth group leader with her church.
ARCHITECT | FABRICATOR | FIRM ASSOCIATE
FOUNDER OF FACTOR_M
Registered Architect, NM #5504
Stephen has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of New Mexico (UNM), and graduated with his Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Steve initially started at Cherry/See/Reames Architects (CSR) in 2005 and left for graduate school in 2007. Steve returned to the firm in 2013 and is now an Architect and Associate in the firm. Steve’s role at CSR ranges from Programming and Schematic Design through Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Steve is versed in a wide range of 3-D modeling programs. His design strength stems from his varied interests ranging from Industrial design and fashion design to fabrication of complex assemblies.
Steve is heavily involved with academics at UNM. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member in the Architecture Program at UNM since 2011. Steve is Co-Founder of the Center for Research in Advanced Fabrication + Technology (CRAF+T) at UNM which was founded in 2012.
Steve is the Founder of Factor_M Fabrication. Factor_M (Latin: factorem – maker) is a division of Cherry See Reames Architects that focuses on the prototyping, design, fabrication and assembly of architectural elements. These elements range in scale and application; from vases and stemware to built-in’s and furniture.
Rebekah Bellum, LEED AP BD&C, AIA, NCARB
ARCHITECT | BIM MANAGER | FIRM ASSOCIATE
Registered Architect, NM #5654
LEED AP BD+C #10162422
Rebekah has been a member of the Cherry/See/Reames team since 2007. She is a licensed architect in the State of New Mexico, and is an Associate in the Firm. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. In addition, she holds a Master of Arts in Art History and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism from UNM. She is listed on the NM Historic Preservation Division Directory of Qualified Supervisory Personnel under the Architectural History Division.
Rebekah has managed projects, ranging from small tenant improvements to ground-up buildings, and has worked extensively on educational, public, and commercial projects. She contributes greatly to the production of construction drawings for all major projects in the office, both in Revit and in AutoCAD. She plays a prominent role in the firm’s historic preservation projects, and has gained valuable experience working with the State Historic Preservation Division, the Santa Fe Historic Preservation Division, and the City of Albuquerque Landmarks Commission. She is a diligent researcher, and works hard to produce comprehensive reports and documentation of historic properties.
Rebekah serves as the Treasurer on the Executive Committee for AIA Albuquerque, and is a member of the AIA Albuquerque JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion) and Resource Development Committees. She dedicates a great deal of time to involvement in her church, where she volunteers with the high school student group, and with the global outreach team. She loves to be active and is a member of the Sole Sisters running club, a group that has a heart for community and for empowering women in Albuquerque.
PRESIDENT | ARCHITECT | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT | HISTORIC ARCHITECT
Registered Architect, NM #3772
Registered Landscape Architect, NM #512
Registered Landscape Architect, AZ #62043
Tina is the Owner of Cherry/See/Reames Architects. She has worked in the firm since 1992, coming up through the ranks starting as a student intern, and pioneering and establishing the AutoCad standards in the office. Later, after receiving her architect’s license, she became an Associate, then Partner, and now Owner. Tina is listed on the Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division Historical / Architectural Research Consultant List under Historic Architecture.
Her strengths lie in her ability to work with people – during the programming process through construction. Tina’s positive attitude, patience, and fairness help her to maintain good working relationships with clients, consultants, and contractors.
Tina is a Registered Architect in New Mexico, and a Registered Landscape Architect in New Mexico and Arizona. She provides landscape and site design for office projects and works as a consultant to other firms.
She served as the New Mexico State Intern Development Program Coordinator, a position she held from 2004-2016. In 2011, she received the New Mexico Architects Medal, an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects New Mexico Chapter in appreciation of her exemplary leadership in the profession.
Tina enjoys giving back to her community. Whether through serving as a landscape architect member of a CLARB National Committee, as an Honorary Commander to the Kirtland Air Force Base 377 MSG Civil Engineering Division, coordinating Swing Dances and giving tours at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, or volunteering to support veterans and children with her Metro Rotary Club.
Brought up at the crossroads of Mexico and the United States, Mario Devora pursues a deeper understanding of the impoverished communities he grew up knowing through the lens of architecture. The complexities in social/infrastructural systems that surrounded him growing up in El Paso, Texas has made him dig deeper into the valuable lessons held by those who are marginalized and disenfranchised. This is all in an attempt to give back to these very communities that allowed him to further his education at University of New Mexico (M.S.Arch, 2019), and most recently at UC Berkeley (M.Arch, 2022). Working towards his licensure, Mario likes to volunteer his time to better serve communities through education and manual labor, so if an extra pair of hands is needed, Mario is happy to hear from you! – Mario Devora, Assoc. AIA, NOMA