The Arroyo Group Team



Larry Morrison, AIA, FAICP

As founding principal of The Arroyo Group, Larry has directed a full range of planning and implementation projects including specific plans, general plans, downtown development programs and economic development programs. Projects under his direction include planning, urban design and revitalization programs for numerous communities in the Western United States. He has a special interest in urban design, campus planning, implementation programs, historic preservation, and citizen participation. A number of plans prepared under his direction have received various professional and community awards. Larry has served as a visiting lecturer and critic at several universities, and currently serves on the Planning and Design Review Committee of the University of Arizona.

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Phil Burns

Phil Burns is a project manager and planner with The Arroyo Group. His specialties include encouraging and mediating community engagement and public participation with diverse populations, data analysis, geographic information systems and form-based codes. Phil’s recent project management experience includes transit-oriented development plans for four Metro Rail stations in Inglewood and an open space vision plan for Arleta and Pacoima in the City of Los Angeles. Philip is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Brown University and a Master of Planning (Preservation and Design concentration) with a Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.


Chris Morgutia

Chris Morgutia is an associate with The Arroyo Group, with an emphasis on graphic work and geographic information systems. He has extensive experience working in team-driven environments and projects. With The Arroyo Group, Chris has been involved with the development of TOD and site specific plans for various cities including Hemet, South Gate, and Inglewood. He has produced graphics such as maps, 3-D models, photo renderings, and diagrams, as well as providing landscape architecture input. Previous projects Chris has worked on include the conversion of unused land into a community park in Encino and interdisciplinary projects with architects. Christian holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona and is involved in activities around the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.


Tim Sloat

Tim Sloat is an architect and planner experienced in the preparation of master and site plans. Tim has nearly twenty years’ experience working as an architect and urban designer with The Arroyo Group and several developers.  His work with The Arroyo Group includes three-dimensional visualizations for the Pasadena Civic Center and the development of reuse concepts for 755 acres in the City of Brisbane located adjacent to the San Francisco Bay. He is a visionary leader and a creative problem solver dedicated to ego-free collaboration, persistent consensus building, exceptional design quality, and the highest professional ethics. Tim graduated with honors from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and also received a minor in design at the theatre department. He participated in an architectural tour of several of Europe’s capitals pre- 9/11 and recognizes that there is a wide world of possible design solutions to any urban challenge.