Eric Zuziak completed his architectural internship at Richardson Nagy Martin from 1984 to 1991. He became a licensed architect in 1991. During that period he designed many award winning residential projects.
In 1991 Eric joined Dorius Architects as Director of Design where he supervised all architectural design activities at the firm. The firm later became JBZ Architecture and Planning in 1994, then later JZMK Partners in 2005. His primary responsibilities include the direct supervision of all architectural design activities at the firm, as well as business development and client relations. He brings over twenty eight years of design expertise to the firm. His designs have been published in numerous magazines and international professional journals. He has served as Principal-In-Charge for numerous projects including custom homes, multifamily projects, mixed-use developments, urban infill projects, residential high rises, resorts, senior communities, golf clubhouses, and a city hall. His designs have won national and international recognition with awards including the AIA Award of Merit, the Gold Nugget Award, the Builders Choice Award, the NAHB Nationals Award, and the MAME Award.
Eric speaks extensively at a number of conventions and conferences including the ULI, PCBC, NAHB, and the BIA. on subjects ranging from trends in residential architecture to high density urban infill design solutions. He has also served numerous times as a judge for the PCBC Gold Nugget Awards program.
Eric studied architecture at the University of Southern California School of Architecture, and is a licensed architect in California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Illinois and Hawaii. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is NCARB certified. He is also a member of the US Green Building Council, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is active in fund raising efforts for the American Cancer Society, the YMCA, and Laguna Beach School Power. He is an avid surfer and volunteered as coach of the Thurston Middle School Surf Team, in Laguna Beach.
With over thirty seven years of planning and architectural design, Anastacio has been involved in numerous award-winning projects. His expertise encompasses a diverse range of building typologies including single-family and multi-family housing, as well as mixed-use, resort and hospitality, commercial, educational and institutional projects. His leadership and project involvement spans the Middle East, Costa Rica, China, Mexico and the United States.
Prior to joining JZMK Partners, Anastacio was founder and Principal/Owner of Anastacio Martinez Associates (AMA), an architectural practice that was operated in Newport Beach, California for a six year duration. Anastacio joined JZMK in November of 1999 as Director of Operations, and was responsible for all aspects of project management, client relations, office management, and supervision of design activities. In 2005, he also assumed the role of Director of Architecture and was responsible for overseeing the quality control of the construction documents, and the construction phase of all projects.
In April of 2007, he became Chief Operating Officer overseeing strategic planning such as financial strategies, business development, and legal matters. In 2013, he became Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the operational and financial strategies and most importantly, the continued growth of the firm.
Additionally, Mr. Martinez leads the design and planning teams for our projects in the Middle East. In addition to his responsibilities as C.E.O. of the firm, Anastacio is the lead Principal in the marketing and business development efforts in the Middle East and Brazil. Also, he has directed several international Design Competitions in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.
Anastacio is a licensed Architect in California and Arizona since 1985 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He attended Stanford University and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona.
Katja joined JZMK Partners in 2000 after graduating from the University of Applied Science, Stuttgart, Germany with a Bachelor Degree in Architecture. Since becoming an Associate/ Senior Designer to the company, she has now been promoted to Principal.
With nearly 15 years of experience, Katja is involved in a wide variety of major residential projects in California, Texas, China and the Middle East. Her innovative designs range from Custom Residences, Recreational Facilities, Resort Clubhouses, Mixed-Use facilities and High-Rise residential buildings.
A recent achievement is the high density, urban in-fill project along the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China that includes High-rise Residential towers, high-end Retail and a 5-star Hotel. Additional projects include the Marassi Beach Clubhouse in Egypt and the high density, award winning Hillside Project in Austin, Texas. Katja's diligent, thorough and decisive approach consistently results in meeting or exceeding client's expectations. In her position she also manages Business Development efforts and facilitates client communication.
Katja is a past member of Toast Master International where she held the office of Secretary and Vice President of Membership. She completed her course with an award in public speaking. Katja currently holds the position of Board of Directors for the 55+ Housing Council in Southern California.