Our Team

David Slattery, AIA

Principal, Managing Partner

David J. Slattery graduated from the University of Houston in 1984 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. David’s background in architecture, construction, and design/build firms has given him experience in the design and construction of many types of commercial projects, including public entertainment, healthcare, worship, and emergency services facilities. His passion for tackling tough projects and ability to help client effectively communicate their wants, needs and goals for a project make him a valuable asset to design and construction teams.

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Project Architect

Melanie Bash is a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. As a member of both the AIA and the Texas Society of Architects, her background in commercial architecture provides the right experience needed to lead some of Slattery Tackett’s larger commercial and religious design projects. When she’s not drawing or on a site visit, Melanie is very involved in her local school district and the National Charity League.

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Project Architect

Troy Grant is a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a 2016 graduate of the University of Texas with a Master of Architecture. Starting with Slattery Tackett in 2015, Troy has worked in production and design for many of STA’s fire stations and EMS facilities, religious facilities, and other commercial projects.

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Mayra Panapitaya

Associate Architect

Mayra is a graduate of UH’s Gerald D Hines college of Architecture. The newest member of STA’s design team, Mayra assists the team with the development of Construction Documents and project related visuals, as well as supporting project research and interior design for most projects. Growing up in vibrant Monterrey, Mexico, with all of its beautiful architectural landmarks inspired Mayra’s love for design and art. In her free time, Mayra enjoys travel, painting, and spending time with family.

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Emma Knowles

Business Manager

Emma is a 2013 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Youth Development. Emma joined the STA team in 2018 after 5 years as a high school teacher and coach. Outside of STA, Emma is a family photographer and the owner of Emma Knowles Photography.

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730 North Post Oak Road, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77024-3837