December 9, 2016

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Chris Culbertson, AIA, NCARB

President, Principal Architect

Chris Culbertson has the unique ability to capture the vision of a client and turn it into realty, easily melding creative design with practical application. As a Principal, Chris works with all disciplines from initial planning to final implementation ensuring optimal achievement of the project goals.

Elizabeth Elmeer


Elizabeth Elmeer co-founded EMPAD Architecture and Design in 2003 bringing with her 25 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate Development, Real Estate Brokerage, Planning and Construction. Her responsibilities include the Procurement of Business and Contract Negotiations.

Nicole Gaus, LEED AP

Interior Design Director

Nicole is a Florida licensed Interior Designer with over 22 years of experience in all aspects of design projects from the schematic phase through construction administration, including programming, space planning, interior detailing, and specification of furniture, finishes and lighting.

Abdias Thermidor

Architect Intern/Project Manager

Abdias is a dedicated and result oriented professional experienced in planning and design of educational, healthcare, government, corporate office restaurants and master planning projects.

Celeste Nutter

Architect Intern/Project Manager

Celeste Nutter’s excellent organization skills and attention to detail allow for the creation of environments that ensure functionality and aesthetic appeal. Celeste acts as a project manager for the firm with responsibilities ranging from schematic design through final construction administration. Her project experience includes government facilities, healthcare, office, industrial manufacturing centers and education facilities throughout the Southeast.

Sean Barber, NCARB, LEED AP

Project Architect

Sean brings to EMPAD expertise in Adaptive Re-use and Ground- Up Design for a diverse array of commercial applications, specializing in Healthcare, Office, Retail, Industrial, Government, and Multifamily Projects.