Meet our team

Lindsay J. Works

President – AIA, NCARB

Lindsay J. Works
Education
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, 1982
Registration
  • Licensed Architect, State of Texas #11767, 1986
  • Licensed Architect, State of Louisiana #5737
  • Licensed Architect, State of Florida #AR97287
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) #36072, 1988
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
Community Service
  • Past-President, Austin Westlake Rotary Club
  • Former Board Member, Texas Assisted Living Association
Experience
With more than 37 years of experience in the field of architecture Lindsay has worked closely with many clients on a variety of projects, including master planning of state-of-the-art hospital campuses as well as medical office buildings, surgery centers, wellness centers, schools, churches and other commercial buildings.

Audrey Wernecke

Principal – AIA

Audrey Wernecke
Education
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1999
Registration
  • Licensed Architect, State of Texas #21615
  • Licensed Interior Designer, State of Texas #10578
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
Experience
Audrey Wernecke has participated as Project Manager on a variety of healthcare, educational, institutional and large scale commercial projects. Ms. Wernecke has more than 20 years experience in the field of architecture.

Tanya Berry

Principal – AIA, NCARB

Tanya Berry
Education
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, 1999
Registration
  • Licensed Architect, State of Texas #26996
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) #90788
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Experience
Tanya Berry has participated as Principal / Senior Project Manager on many projects, primarily healthcare. In addition to healthcare, Tanya has experience in educational, institutional and large-scale commercial projects. Ms. Berry has more than 20 years of experience in the field of architecture.

Renita Works

Director of Business Development and Secretary of the Board

Renita Works
Education
Louisiana State University—Shreveport
Affiliations &Community Service
  • Various Austin area Charities including Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas
  • Member, Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
  • Member, Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA)
  • Former member, Austin Aggie Mom’s Club
Experience
With more than 15 years as a business development and marketing manager, Renita's focus as Director of Business Development is directed to the Firm's efforts to grow and maintain client relations. In addition to Business Development and Marketing, Renita manages the Firm's internal operations and staff development.

James B. Polkinghorn

Chairman Emeritus – AIA

James B. Polkinghorn
Education
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, 1960
Registration
  • Licensed Architect, State of Texas #2894, 1964
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • Texas Hospital Association
Community Service
  • Austin Westlake Rotary Club
  • Board Member, Texas Assisted Living Association
  • Building Commission of the Diocese of West Texas
  • Advisory Council on Personal Care Facilities (Texas State Board of Health)

Abbie de Leon

Senior Project Manager

ReAbbie de Leon
Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Architecture, 2000
Experience
Abbie has participated as Designer / Senior Project Manager on a variety of projects including hospitals, surgery centers, medical office buildings, veterinarian offices and other commercial projects. In addition to healthcare project experience, Abbie has experience in historic renovation as well as ISD work. Ms. de Leon has 19 years of experience.

Eric Ourston

Project Manager

Eric Ourston
Education
University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
Experience
Eric Ourston has participated as Project Manager on a variety of projects. He has more than 5 years of experience in the design industry.

Amy Marshall

Interior Designer – RID

Amy Marshall
Education
Texas State University
Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
Major in Interior Design
Registrations
  • Interior Designer, State of Texas #11655
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification #31333
Professional Affiliations
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
Experience
With 12 years of experience in the design of healing environments across the continuum of healthcare, Amy Marshall provides a comprehensive skill set that includes interior finishes, FF&E, and lighting selection that addresses the needs of a patient-centered environment. Through a focused approach of spatially designing the patient and provider environments, Amy explores opportunities to create healing environments that offer safety and comfort to both patients and the healthcare provider.

Laura Reiter

Project Designer – NCIDQ

Laura Reiter
Education
Kansas State University College of Architecture
Planning + Design: Master of Interior Architecture + Product Design
Experience
Laura has more than four years of experience in the design industry, with the majority of it in Austin, Texas. Her healthcare experience is comprised of Medical Office Buildings, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Behavioral Health Services and hospital facilities space planning.

Matthew Rasor

Project Manager

Matthew Rasor
Education
  • Texas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
Experience
Matthew Rasor has participated as Project Manager on a variety of projects. He has more than four years of experience in the design industry.

Cody Ratliff

Architectural Intern

Cody Ratliff
Education
  • Texas Tech University
  • Masters of Architecture, Certification in Healthcare Design
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
Experience
Cody has been an architectural intern since 2016.

Albert Rodriguez

Architectural Intern

Albert Rodriguez
Education
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, August 2013
Professional Affiliations
  • Texas Society of Architects
Experience
Albert has participated on a variety of projects, and has more than 6 years of experience in the design industry.

Lexie Jones

Architectural Intern

Lexie Jones
Education
  • Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Professional Affiliations
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, May 2017
Experience
Lexie has participated on a variety of projects, and has 2 years of experience in the design industry.

Amy Labashosky

Architectural Intern

Amy Labashosky
Education
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, April 2014
Experience
Amy has six years of experience in the design industry. In addition to healthcare experience, Amy has been involved in hospitality, historical renovations, retail and commercial projects.

Julio Zamora

Architectural Intern

Julio Zamora
Education
University of Central Florida, 2018
Experience
Julio has been an architectural intern for more than one year.

Angela Eloff

Administrative Assistant

Angela Eloff
Education
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Experience
Angela performs many roles at PGa including providing administrative support for PGa’s entire operation. She supports principals and project managers through a variety of tasks.

Ann Clift

CPA

Ann Clift
Education
University of Texas at Austin
B.A. 1979
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Texas Society Certified Public Accountants
Community Service
  • Chair, Austin Inner City Outings
  • Treasurer, Friends of Pedernales Falls State Park
Experience
Ann Clift has served as Polkinghorn Group Architect's Accountant/Chief Financial Officer for 21 years. She also serves as chief financial officer for Foundation Communities, a local non-profit providing first class, affordable homes and support services for thousands of low-income families and individuals, empowering them with the tools they need to succeed.