Our Design Team

From the worlds of design and architecture, we’ve brought together some of the biggest and brightest names around. Looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Valerio Muraro

    Valerio Muraro

    Director of Design

  • Jay Kallos

    Jay Kallos

    Vice President of Architecture

  • Leigh Spicher

    Leigh Spicher

    Director of Design Studios

  • Anna Simone

    Anna Simone

    Design Partner

Valerio Muraro
Valerio Muraro
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Valerio Muraro

Valerio is our Director of Design. Up until 10 months ago, he was designing luxury yachts for a living. Indeed, it was Valerio’s sense of space and ability to visualize in three dimensions that first got him noticed by Ashton Woods. “Everything can inspire. The secret is to challenge yourself and your frame of reference,” says Valerio. “You have to look outside the box all the time.”

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Valerio Muraro
Jay Kallos
Jay Kallos
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Jay Kallos

Jay is our VP of Architecture. He is passionate about building homes, neighborhoods and communities. Since joining Ashton Woods eight years ago, Jay says he has the best job in the world. “One of the most exciting things for me is the unintended consequences of a space,” says Jay, “and how a room or home takes on a life of its own, evolving into something you never imagined.”

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Jay Kallos
Leigh Spicher
Leigh Spicher
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Leigh Spicher

Leigh oversees all of the Ashton Woods Studios. She is committed to creating environments and processes designed to help our customers through the design and personalization process.

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Leigh Spicher
Anna Simone
Anna Simone
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Anna Simone

Anna is a founder and partner of Cecconi Simone, an internationally renowned design firm based in Toronto, Canada. For the past 34 years, she has worked with homebuilders all over the world and says she has never met a company like Ashton Woods. “They are absolute pioneers,” says Anna, “ they talk the talk and walk the walk.”

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Anna Simone