The Cornerstone Team consists of experts in design, architecture, construction, real estate development, finance, and marketing. We collaborate to offer clients a comprehensive service to address all of their land development needs. With over a decade of hands-on experience in each of these fields, we can help clients locate the ideal site, secure financing, design and construct a structure to fit specific requirements, and help market the property for maximum return on investment.
If your project requires a specialized field of expertise not part of our standard offering, we have the relationships and resources to ensure all of your needs are met. We will partner with you throughout the lifecycle of your project, from idea through tenant residency.
President and Owner
With high-profile projects such as Triune, Edwards Ranch, and Viridian on his resume, Nolan Bradshaw’s experience is equal parts familiar and distinguished. Nolan and his North Texas–based team have worked on a host of projects across the nation ranging from stand-alone restaurants to office parks spanning thousands of acres. The capability to work in this range speaks to the depth of Nolan’s knowledge when it comes to developing commercial architecture space and reveals why he is a successful and award-winning architect.
Whether it is a 10,000-acre mixed-used development or a 65,000-square-foot office park, masterminding massive projects takes having a grand vision plus an eye for the small details—and Nolan has both. He specializes in the master planning, design, construction and real-estate finance of community, mixed-use, office, multi-family, institutional, retail, and industrial projects.
Nolan’s dedication to his clients and crafting attractive, practical solutions results in projects causing a neighborhood’s value to flourish. He is committed to improving the built environment through urban development and loves breathing life back into ghost-town historical districts, creating spaces where communities can thrive once again.
Nolan’s commitment to making the world a better, more harmonious place doesn’t end at the office. The Fort Worth City Manager appointed him to the Development Advisory Board, where he aids City staff on municipal development challenges. Nolan also serves his city as Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee with AIA Fort Worth as well as participating in the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth’s Committee for Public Affairs. In addition, he joined the Texas Society of Architects’ Government Affairs Steering Committee (GAScom), a group that sets the Society’s state legislative agenda. He shares his time with the All Saints Alumni Association and the Texas Tech Alumni Association and finds extra joy through volunteering for various programs with his faith community, Christ Chapel Bible Church of Forth Worth.
“Leave preconceived notions in the past and approach each project with a fresh perspective—we are a change in paradigms. Cornerstone does not just construct mixed-use developments, we build lifestyle centers.”
Director of Architecture
Ryan McGuire, AIA, CSI, CDT, believes that each project he takes on is another opportunity for greatness and community improvement. He strives to make each architectural undertaking more outstanding than the last, always adding to the list of benefits he can offer clients and project owners. His extensive resume includes work on government and commercial buildings as well as schools and residential developments.
Ryan has been dedicated to his craft since his high school years, getting his start as a draftsman in San Angelo, Texas. He continued to enhance his skills while studying architecture at Texas Tech University, where he later became a graduate lecturer for the College of Architecture. Since then, he has been a key part of several stellar design and planning teams across the state of Texas, going on to win several awards for his renovation work on historic buildings in Fort Worth.
Outside of the office, Ryan combines his love of golf with his love of community building, serving as a volunteer lead coach for First Tee – Fort Worth, teaching young people the finer points of the game as well as essential life skills such as leadership, managing conflict, and planning for the future.
Ryan Kilpatrick is no stranger to the built industry or providing excellent customer service. Throughout his career, he has accumulated experience and relationships as both prime and subcontractor on various construction projects. He began his career leading client service for a paving contractor, then shifted into supervision and onsite representation for a specialty awning and reinforced steel manufacturer. With a substantial background in completed infrastructure and military base projects, Ryan brought his specialty knowledge directly to managing all construction aspects for new and renovated office, healthcare, and educational facility projects. Ryan directly oversees schedules, resource allocation, and project accounting, all while providing technical direction and confirming compliance with safety and quality standards.
Sarah Krstich brings brilliance to each project she coordinates. Backed by over a decade of client-centric care and leadership roles, she works to ensure that no aspect of a Cornerstone project goes overlooked. She is no stranger to fast-paced environments and high-volume requests—in fact, she thrives in precisely these situations.
Equal parts passionate and diligent, Sarah sees each project through from the initial phone call or email to the final signature on the last dotted line. She deftly prioritizes and executes tasks according to assessed needs, resolving any issues professionally and promptly. Clients appreciate her ability to keep an eye on the big picture while simultaneously managing the everyday to-dos.
Accountability and awareness are two of Sarah’s specialties. She is keen on building rapport and earning clients’ trust, allowing her to maintain open communication about any portion of a given project. She caters to concerns and tirelessly searches out answers, adapting quickly to new situations. Sarah’s critical and creative thinking serve Cornerstone’s clients well.
Sarah is deeply connected to her community and loves giving back, especially serving in the children’s ministry at her church, where she also volunteers with various outreaches.
Tai Barber is in the business of optimizing urban planning and architecture projects. She ensures that each detail receives proper attention and streamlines processes along the way. Residential developments are her specialty, and she enjoys ideating a variety of site layouts to match each client’s special requirements and each future homeowner’s dream living situation.
Tai’s experience extends from municipal development and urban design to mobility planning and pilot programs. She has performed preliminary ARC-GIS analyses to assess ADA compliance for public streets and sidewalks. In addition, Tai has participated in several transit-related zoning and planned projects. Her marked proficiency in GIS, Sketchup, and AutoCAD enable her to offer clients accurate, thorough results on fast-paced timelines.
An NCAA Division 1 golfer during her college years, Tai enjoys visiting the green and playing a few rounds of golf in her free time.
Arabel Cutillar is proud to bring the latest in architectural know-how to the Cornerstone team. With a Master of Architecture in hand, she is ready to solve each client’s most complex building puzzles and lay a strong foundation for their portfolios and reputations. Her outstanding public relations skills are matched only by her expertise in design graphics and BIM and 3D modeling.
Arabel’s talents have already served her well, earning her the 2019 LiA PERSPECTIVAS FW Exhibitor & Jury Honor Award. She also spent three years as part of the American Institute of Architecture Students (UTA Chapter), forging strong connections with others in her field and broadening her knowledge of the architecture industry.
Outside of the office, Arabel enjoys watercolor painting and spending time with friends and family. When she’s not painting, you can find her on walks and taking photos of her surroundings.
Passionate about beauty and efficiency, Sawyer Kaumeyer brings several years of design experience and a Master of Architecture degree to her role at Cornerstone. Her history of collaborating with licensed architects and designers to provide quality layouts, landscapes, and presentations makes her a quick study and a solid team player. She is excited to work directly with clients, accommodating their design requirements while achieving their varied visions and goals. Sawyer is a talented communicator and thrives on problem solving, adding a healthy dose of levity and creativity to all of her projects and interactions.
When she’s not serving up the latest in architectural excellence, Sawyer stays physically active in and out of the gym, renovating her home, completing DIY projects, and visiting her extensive family. She is also a volunteer with a film production company, assisting with graphic design and marketing.
With an eye for even the smallest details and truly enviable organizational proficiencies, Kelsie Brown is the ideal team member for coordinating Cornerstone’s projects. She carefully reviews plans and schedules, keeping close tabs on deadlines and budgets in addition to setting up and attending construction meetings. Kelsie meticulously prices out materials, seeking the greatest value for each building partner and their future clientele. Her excellent interpersonal skills make her a genuine asset to any project, and she works swiftly and adeptly to bring all the particulars together for a successful endeavor.
Kelsie is highly family and community-minded. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and three dogs, especially snuggling up on the couch for a good movie. Kelsie is also deeply passionate about helping those in need and loves giving back to the community whenever possible. She values the work of those that stand in solidarity with oppressed communities and strives to be part of a positive change.