Industry experience and agency capabilities

Markitecture is a focused and dedicated consulting partner and marketing agency serving the architecture and engineering industry. We bring well-thought and custom strategy to your firm so your team can make the most of your marketing budget and efforts. We don’t “specialize” in everything for everybody. We listen while you express your challenges and make recommendations that deliver results for your design firm.

Chris Denby, CEO

Chris Denby

Our CEO, Chris Denby, combined AEC and ad agency experience to create a consulting firm driven to change how our industry views and executes marketing initiatives. Throughout his career, he has worked with large and small companies to define clear, effective marketing strategy and deliver powerful execution. Prior to founding Markitecture, he worked with well-known clients such as General Electric, TRC Solutions, Washington Gas, NAHB and many others to create successful B2B, B2G and B2C communications.

Chris received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Virginia Tech. His in-house A/E professional experience includes working as an Architectural Intern, a Senior Marketing Executive and a Director of Marketing. His marketing and branding experience includes account management, media planning, brand development, social media strategy and marketing plan development. Chris is also an active member of SMPS and a frequent speaker at industry events on social media, branding and marketing strategy. In his free time, you can find Chris with his wife and two kids somewhere between the trampoline, the soccer field and ballet class.

Liz Brown, Art Director

Liz Brown

Liz Brown comes to Markitecture with her own mix of A/E experience and advertising agency know-how. With a diverse background in digital and traditional media, she has worked as agency designer, in-house designer in both the public and private sector, and Creative Director at a outdoor/art/photography magazine. In addition, she gained valuable industry experience working as in-house designer at an A/E firm. Throughout her career she has designed for well-known clients such as BOB Strollers, Brighton Resort, Franz Bakery, Sun Valley Resort, Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Wasatch Journal, Big Sky Brewing, and many others.

Liz earned a Bachelor of Fine Art with a focus on Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She moved west to be near the mountains and settled in Boise, Idaho where she currently lives with her husband and two children. When not designing you might find her snowboarding, biking, hiking the foothills above her house or out walking her two dogs.

Bethany Nguyen, Marketing Strategist

Bethany Nguyen brings to Markitecture a diverse mix of marketing, communications, and media relations expertise. She has worked as an in-house Marketing Director in the non-profit sector in addition to her experience in previous communications agencies. Her background includes strategic marketing, outreach, and public relations initiatives tied directly to increased results and awareness for clients.

Bethany received a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and a Master of Arts in Professional Writing with a concentration in corporate communications from Carnegie Mellon University. A Pittsburgh native (and Steelers fanatic), Bethany relocated to the Washington, DC area where she currently lives with her husband, four sons, two daughters, two cats, and a dog. Bethany enjoys reading and spending time outside, and is actively involved in volunteer work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.