About Fuse Architecture Studio
Fuse was formed in 2014 by Beth Guillot and Paul Meyer as a woman majority-owned firm. Our unique experience and shared vision combine to offer our clients a fresh perspective in architecture and project management.
Beth Guillot, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB | Principal/Owner
Beth was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. Beth spent her early career in Phoenix, AZ at a large architecture firm focusing on K-12 projects. After moving to Austin, she continued to work in the K-12 realm, while adding commercial and industrial project types to her portfolio. Beth is passionate about making her clients’ dreams come true. Her optimism and passion bring out the best in the Fuse team and others she connects with. Beth is involved in organizations that support the architectural industry and local community. Outside of the office, you can find Beth and her husband Jim running the trails at Lady Bird Lake or spending time with her family.
Cell: (512) 699-3083
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Paul E. Meyer, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB | Principal/Owner
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Paul discovered that he had a knack for understanding how buildings were put together. This prompted Paul to learn about building systems and how they all work together. He attended Portland State University and worked in a multi-disciplinary firm, which gave him insight into managing multiple disciplines and coordinating those within the architectural work. Paul has over 30 years of experience working on technology and industrial facilities. He enjoys continuing to learn from specialty engineering consultants and mentoring young designers. When not working, you might find Paul traveling with his family, or on his back porch enjoying an occasional cigar.
Office: (512) 992-1520
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Lane Hicks, RA | Senior Associate
Lane was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, and knew from a young age that architecture was her destiny. With a passion for solving problems and desire to connect with people through the building process, Lane began her architectural career in San Diego, CA. After nearly a decade working with public clients in southern California, Lane returned to her home state and worked at UT overseeing plan review for the Environmental Health and Safety Department. Working on the client-side of the building industry brings a valuable perspective to Lane’s project management style. When not tending to her two young children, Lane enjoys cooking, vegetable gardening, and bike rides.
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Nick Angelo, RA | Associate
Nick Angelo was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After earning his Bachelor of Architecture at UT Austin, he decided to stick around Austin, marry his girlfriend, and raise two boys. Not long out of school, Nick began working at Fuse as one of the first employees, establishing office Revit standards and focusing on industrial and cleanroom design. His knack for problem-solving and interest in building code analysis fuel his robotic personality. In his limited spare time, Nick enjoys video games, swimming, and rowing.
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Brittany Guidry | Design Professional
Brittany enjoys learning about the latest products and materials to create spaces with feeling and purpose. Born and raised in Pflugerville, she earned her Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees at Prairie View A&M. She began her architectural career in Houston, and after three years, found her way back home to Austin. Brittany has experience in a wide range of project types, including sports and recreation, K-12, higher education, commercial, and healthcare. Outside of the office, Brittany enjoys painting with friends by her side and wine in her hand.
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Dharmesh Patel | Design Professional
Born in Navsari, Gujrat, India and raised in North Bergen, NJ from the age of 6, he earned his professional Bachelor of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in NYC and his Master's at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Fascinated by objects and how they are assembled, this led to a practice of making and designing for him. Have it be buildings, sculptures, furniture or boats, this spirit of making at various scales is what fuels his passion for architecture. Outside of work, he and his wife are raising their son and have a public art practice with commissions throughout the country.
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Amy Alvarado | Interior Designer
Amy has called Texas home her entire life and has lived in cities large and small. Her hometown of Alamo, near the Mexican American border, heightened her ability to find beauty in the unexpected and gave her an edge. As a young adult, Amy would reimagine her childhood bedroom based on different themes, further solidifying her interest in interiors, and led her to San Marcos, where she attended Texas State University. Interior design combines her love of art, architecture, and design, but realizing a project from beginning to end is what sparks joy. Since she began her career in 2008, she has had extensive involvement with hospitality and commercial design, as well as 6 years of furniture dealership experience. After hours, Amy enjoys cooking, challenging her mind with jigsaw puzzles, karaoke, and spending time with her family and pets.
Gina Choo | Design Professional
Gina hails from Memphis, Tennessee, but grew up in small communities within the Mississippi Delta region. Her early experiences were colored with the fantastic landscapes, small town populations, and the charm of rural America. Art was always a passion for Gina, but it wasn’t until grade school that her teachers saw promise in her work and encouraged her to pursue studies in the art and design related curriculums. Architecture became the perfect fit for Gina, as it combined her artistic abilities, love for DIY and genuine curiosity for all things. She believes that the mark of a good Architect is to stay curious and to always see possibilities. Since graduating from Louisiana Tech University, she has tried to maintain this mantra as her guiding force for good design. Travels within the U.S. and abroad have added rich experiences that she works to incorporate into her projects, when possible. When not working, Gina enjoys volunteering, cooking, learning new skills, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Abel Sedillo | Project Manager
Abel is one of the rare Austinites who was actually born and raised in Austin, Texas. His passion for architecture began as a hobby, when he would lay out the floor plans of random buildings where he was employed, but his true introduction to the profession came via his wife, who worked for an architect. Abel was hired to run and deliver blueprints for the firm, beginning in 1984. From there, the rest is history. His 30+ years in architecture have yielded many impressive buildings and structures, along with happy, repeat clients.
For Abel, the most rewarding part of his work is interacting with clients and consultants, being able to envision the end result and understanding the details needed to make it come together seamlessly. When not managing projects, Abel loves gardening, landscaping, barbecuing and playing rock music at venues in the Austin area with his band, Pearl.
Diego Rodriguez | Design Professional
Diego was born and raised in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He moved to Texas at the age of 17, where he finished high school, attended community college, and ultimately earned his architectural degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Diego really enjoys visualizing the entire architectural process, from sketch to the final build. This pairs nicely with his ability to learn new concepts efficiently and his deep understanding of architectural programs such as Revit. In his free time, Diego is a master chef, a movie buff, and the perfect host to his friends.
Max Genet | Design Professional
Max graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in Urban Studies and a minor in Architecture in May 2021. Born in Seattle, Washington, he moved to Texas as fast as he could. Growing up, Max always envisioned himself as an architect, following in the footsteps of his parents. With an interest in drawing and model building, as well as a background in GIS software, Max offers a unique perspective to the Fuse team. Outside of work, Max enjoys all things outdoors, going out with his friends, and caring for his innumerable plants (his favorite if which being his largest Monstera).
Cliff Turner | Architect Emeritus
Cliff has lived in many places across the U.S., from his home state of Iowa to Ft. Worth, TX to Rochester, NY to Dallas, TX to Austin TX. With a passion for building schools and environments for stimulating learning, Cliff has always noticed the importance of stimulating learning environments. Cliff’s specialty in accessibility requirements makes him a valuable member of the Fuse team. Cliff is a designer at heart, from building models as a child to creating new spaces in his home today. We are lucky to have someone as experienced as Cliff on the team!
Danny Farmer, Construction Consultant
Nicole Corliss, Construction Consultant
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