Marlon D. Lynn, PA
Architect – Florida Principal | Owner

Though born elsewhere, Marlon grew up in Haines City, and considers the Sunshine State his home. During his teenage years and early adulthood, Marlon, with the help of his father, built and raced stock cars, and continues to enjoy tinkering with mechanical things. While in high school, his summers were spent working in construction where he gained a fondness for fashioning things by hand.

Following high school, Marlon moved on to the University of Florida, where he earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees and remains a dedicated Gator fan. Between his undergraduate and graduate work, Marlon studied European architectural design in Italy, and served as the architectural consultant on an archeological dig in Peru.

Marlon, with wife Katrina and their three children, are active in the Lakeland community and in their church.

Kelly Lopes

An affiliate of Marlon Lynn Architect, PA, Kelly and her company, Kelly Lopes Business Solutions, bring over seventeen years of experience to our team with expertise in architecture, interior design focused on multi-family properties and real estate investment. Kelly holds a BS in Architecture and a pair of masters degrees – in Management of Natural Resources and in Business Administration. In addition, she is a Specialist in International Properties (CIPS) and a member of the National Association of Realtors. A recent emigre from Brazil, Kelly led her own company there as CEO and Senior Architect. In addition to architecture, Kelly has extensive experience in business management, strategy and marketing. When not at her desk, she enjoys time spent with her family, leading a local group of business owners and teaching business strategies at her church.

Arash Alborzi
PhD candidate

A native of Iran, Arash is a PhD candidate in Design, Construction and Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Florida and will defend his dissertation in the Fall of 2020. Prior to his
work at UF, Arash completed both bachelors and masters degrees in architecture. Arash brings his remarkable skills in 3D rendering and modeling to our team as well as expertise in sustainable development and urban agriculture. When not at work, Arash enjoys soccer, swimming and camping.

Neil Sherouse
Business Operations Manager

Neil is a sixth-generation Floridian with deep roots in north Florida. He holds an undergraduate degree in music, and a Master of Divinity. Following a career in church music, he spent a decade in commercial property development and management. Upon retirement in 2015, Neil joined Marlon Lynn Architect, PA and works part-time managing the business operations of the firm. As a classically trained baritone soloist, he often appears as soloist in area performances. In addition, Neil is a kayaker, an avid fly fisherman and enjoys reading, writing and gardening. He and his wife, Marsha, have one daughter, Beth, who serves on the administrative staff at Emory University.

Lauren Noll
Project Coordinator

Lauren joined our MLA team as Project Coordinator. She will be involved in all aspects of our design stages (Schematic Design, Design Development & Construction Documents). She will manage scheduling and communication between and among our clients, consultants and general contractor. Lauren also directs our marketing program and strengthens our network of industry professionals. In addition to her work with MLA, Lauren holds an A.S degree in Business Administration from Polk State College and is continuing school as a full-time student pursing a B.S degree in Business Management.

Customer Testimonial

I’ve worked with Marlon Lynn Architect, PA many times over more than a decade. They’ve produced quality work for both large and small projects, and at a low cost. Marlon and his team are friendly and anxious to please. Without reservation, I recommend Marlon Lynn Architect, PA for all your construction planning.

We Specialize In

Religious • Hospitality • Industrial • Multi-Family • Residential • Retail


212 E. Pine St.,
Lakeland, FL 33801

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