Tell us about your role at LS3P.

I am the newest member of the HR Team, coming in as an HR Coordinator.  I work alongside Heather Pierce, Samantha Gwaltney, and Daniel Mai. I assist the team with various facets of HR, handling a lot within documentation and file management. I also will serve as one of the first point of contacts for newly hired employees, assisting them with the logistics of meetings and trainings during the first few weeks.

What’s inspiring you right now?

The opportunity to grow in my role, and to be able to facilitate things for others when possible.

What are the greatest challenges we’re facing in the industry?

I’m not entirely sure how to answer this question, but I have heard that things have gotten a bit difficult with rising prices for supplies, in the midst of the pandemic that we find ourselves in.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your role?

Be patient with yourself.  Starting off in any new role is always challenging, so it’s okay to not know how to do some things in the beginning.

What is your favorite hometown restaurant, and what should I order if I go there?

Califas…but I am biased. The restaurant is new and is owned by my cousin.  The restaurant is known for their ‘Heavenly Delicious Birria Tacos’ as well as their hefty burritos.  Visit eatcalifas.com to check out more about them! 😊

What previous job outside of architecture taught you the most?

I would say my 11 years with Starbucks.  I started back in high school with them as my first job.  Of course it is completely unrelated to what I am currently doing now, but it taught me a lot of skills that carried over from there.  Soft skills, communication, leadership and management, and teamwork, and so much more.

What is your superpower? (Anything you’re unusually good at)

I am very good at putting others at ease.  My best guess is that it is due to a combination of genuineness, empathy, and active listening.

What place have you visited that changed you the most?

Although it has been many years since I’ve been, visiting family in Honduras always was an experience.  It really put into perspective how much I take for granted at home, in comparison to what is available there.  It really did help me to appreciate being a bit more disconnected from computers and smart phones, and enjoy being present and have more in-person interaction when possible.

About Marvin

Human Resources Coordinator Marvin Murillo is an instrumental member of the firm’s HR team, assisting with onboarding, communications, and guidance throughout the firm’s nine offices. A graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts and Global Leadership, Marvin brings previous professional experience in customer service management and in staffing and recruiting for an industrial company.

Outside of the office, Marvin is active in professional and community service, including volunteer work with the Humane Society, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity. He has also dedicated time to helping underprivileged youth prepare for the college and future, and has a passion for providing for families in need.