Brandt is a Connecticut native and architect for Mark P. Finlay Architects. He graduated from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and minored in the History of Art and Architecture. Prior to joining Mark P. Finlay Architects, Brandt worked for Wiles Architects as a Designer, Project Architect and BIM Coordinator, where he gained extensive experience in educational, vocational, assisted living and religious projects. In 2014, after construction was completed on a large church that Brandt was acutely involved in, it was awarded the AIA Connecticut People’s Choice Award.
Brandt lives in Fairfield with his wife, Janet, and their three boys. He views architecture as the ultimate art form, deeply transforming and impacting the living environment. Brandt is a registered architect in the State of Connecticut and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Bryan Kocher serves as a project manager for local residential and commercial projects. Bryan is originally from Philadelphia and received a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University.
Prior to joining the firm, Bryan worked on commercial projects at J. Stevens and Associates in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He then gained experience in high-end custom home design at Stokes Architecture in Philadelphia. Bryan is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Senior Architectural Associate
Maureen started at MPF Architects as an intern while attending Wellesley College. She graduated cum laude from Wellesley with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, which included coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Maureen’s enthusiasm for architecture was cultivated through her time spent living abroad, during which she enjoyed exploring Europe’s medieval towns. As a senior associate, Maureen is an integral part of the interior architecture team.
Ted Leviss is a Fairfield native and joined Mark P. Finlay Architects originally in 1999. Previous to that, Ted worked for Connecticut architecture firms Newman Architects and Kagan Architects and Planners.
After five years with MPFA, Ted took a twelve year hiatus from the East Coast. During that time, he earned his Master’s degree in Architecture and worked at a number of California-based firms. Starting in San Diego, Ted worked for Kim Grant Designs and SVA Architects, and then moved to Los Angeles to work for Marmol-Radziner. In 2001, he left Marmol-Radziner to help establish and grow Walker Workshop Design Build.
Ted has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a Master’s from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design and has studied in Italy and Denmark.
Ted is a LEED AP and a licensed general contractor and he has recently returned to Fairfield with his wife and children.
Senior Architectural Associate
Matt Lian joined MPF Architects in 2001. As a project manager, he is responsible for the design, drawing production, and construction administration of several large residential projects throughout New England.
Matt graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. While at school, Matt was a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students and an avid volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. His work with the program began when he worked on several projects in New Haven, Connecticut, while still in high school at Fairfield Prep.
Architectural Interior Designer
Deborah Szabo is a longstanding associate of the MPF Architects team and has been here since she joined the firm in 1994. As a senior associate, Debbie provides expertise in interior architectural design of residential and commercial projects.
Debbie began her education at Becker Junior College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she received an Associate Degree in Interior Design. Continuing her studies, Debbie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Winthrop University in South Carolina (an accredited FIDER/CIDA university). Debbie is also certified by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
An avid photographer, Debbie enjoys traveling - to locations as distant as New Zealand - and discovering new inspirations that contribute to her architectural work.