Laurels
Best Architects
in Houston
2017

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best architects in Houston, TX.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Brett Zamore Design

Brett Zamore Design is a Houston architecture and design firm known for its modern and sustainable designs. Brett Zamore Design is a licensed architecture and LEED Accredited office. Architecture services include custom design for residential and commercial clients, pre-designed kit home plans, and pre-fabricated living solutions. Brett Zamore received the 2016 AIA Ben Brewer Young Architect Award and was a 2016 Houston Business Journal Landmark Award Finalist.

Houston, TX(713) 623-1926

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Charles W. Ligon AIA Architects Inc.

Charles W. Ligon AIA Architects Inc. is a full service Houston architectural design firm established in 1970. Charles W. Ligon AIA Inc. Architects residential services include new construction, renovations, and restorations. Charles W. Ligon AIA Architects won the AIA Design Award for Weekend Lakehouse and was the Good Brick Award Winner for Greater Houston Preservation Alliance.

Houston, TX(713) 526-1288

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CONTENT Architecture

CONTENT Architecture is Houston architectural firm. Services include new construction, remodel/addition, residential, schools, and special services. CONTENT uses a collaborative design process to create architecture within clients' budgetary and spatial needs. Projects include residential, commercial, hospitality, educational, civic, corporate, sports, government, entertainment, industrial, health care, historic preservation, mixed-use, urban planning, and transportation. CONTENT received the 2015 AIA Houston Design Award and has five Houzz "Best of" awards.

Houston, TX(713) 230-8867

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Cusimano Architect

Founded in 2010, Cusimano Architect is a full-service Houston residential architectural firm specializing in new construction, remodels, and additions. Cusimano Architect executes projects through a collaborative design process to develop one-of-a-kind design solutions. Cusimano Architect has three Houzz "Best of Service" awards for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Houston, TX(832) 465-0419

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English + Associates Architects

English + Associates Architects is a full-service architectural and interior design firm in Houston specializing in high-performance, green design solutions. English + Associates' collaborative design process focuses on clients’ needs, maintains budgets, and respects the environment. Many of English + Associates' employees are LEED Accredited Professionals, and in 2010, the firm became a 2030 Carbon Reduction Challenge participant. English + Associates' portfolio includes designs for civic, commercial, education, medical, residential, and technical spaces. English + Associates has won multiple awards including National Winner of the Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies.

Houston, TX(713) 850-0400

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Eubanks Group Architects

Eubanks Group Architects is a Houston design firm established in 1984 and specializes in custom architectural projects. Eubanks Group Architecture project types include residential, commercial, master planning, civic, institutional, hospitality, interiors, and adaptive reuse of historic structures. Eubanks Group Architects also offers interior design as an optional in-house service. Eubanks Group Architects is known for its incorporation of architectural antiques in many of its designs.

Houston, TX(713) 522-2652

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GSMA

GSMA, founded in 1996 as Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects, Inc., is an award-winning Houston architecture firm that designs residential, commercial, and civic spaces. GSMA's portfolio includes single-family homes, affordable housing projects, and community buildings. Services include architecture, planning, interiors, and landscape. GSMA received the 2015 Texas Society of Architects Design Award and was the 2013 AIA Houston Firm of the Year.

Houston, TX(713) 521-3353

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HarrisonKornberg Architects

HarrisonKornberg is a Houston architecture firm, founded in 2003, specializing in the design of educational, institutional, commercial, and residential projects. HarrisonKornberg provides programming, master planning, architectural design (new buildings and renovations), historic preservation, interiors, graphics, and signage design services. HarrisonKornberg's portfolio includes higher educational structures, new and renovated K-12 schools, office buildings, community centers, gymnasiums and athletic facilities, churches, regional shopping centers, individual retail stores, single-family custom homes, and senior assisted living facilities. HarrisonKornberg won the ACMH 2013 Golden Trowel Award.

Houston, TX(713) 229-0688

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Jackson & Ryan Architects

Jackson & Ryan Architects is an established Houston architectural firm and has been designing facilities for institutional, commercial, and private clients since 1986. Jackson & Ryan Architects' portfolio includes designs for animal welfare projects, city halls, fire stations, libraries, affordable housing, educational facilities, residential homes, master planning, multi-family housing, museums, office buildings, religious space, and sports and recreational facilities. Jackson & Ryan Architects is the recipient of the Texas State Golden Trowel Award.

Houston, TX(713) 526-5436

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Jacobs Architectural Group

Established in 1999, Jacobs Architectural Group in Houston is a residential, multi-family, and commercial architectural firm with a focus on integrity, communications, and results. Jacobs Architectural Group's portfolio includes retail space, corporate offices, medical plazas, banking and financial buildings, research and technical centers, and restaurants.

Houston, TX(713) 446-4421

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Jay Baker Architects

For more than 15 years, Jay Baker Architects in Houston has provided architectural design services at the local, regional, and national levels. Jay Baker Architects' services include new construction, additions, renovations, and master planning. Jay Baker became a fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 2002 for advancing the profession in architectural design.

Houston, TX(713) 520-5446

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Kirksey Architecture

Kirksey Architecture is a Houston architectural design firm. Kirksey uses a team approach to focus on specific areas including commercial, country clubs and spas, community/religious, education, government, healthcare, hospitality/residential, interior architecture, renovation, and science and technology. Kirksey also specializes in sustainability, LEED services, and green building solutions. ARCHITECT Magazine featured Kirksey in its Architect 50 List 2015, and Kirksey received the Mayor's Proud Partner Award multiple times.

Houston, TX(713) 850-9600

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Logan and Johnson (LOJO)

LOJO is a multidisciplinary architecture firm in Houston that provides modern architecture design services as well as landscaping and interior and graphic design for commercial and residential clients. LOJO's work spans all scales, from the smallest renovations to large urban projects. LOJO's portfolio includes residential, cultural, civic, landscape, and interiors. LOJO also designed a series of University of Houston College of Architecture lecture posters. The September/October 2014 issue of Texas Architect featured LOJO's Perforated House.

Houston, TX(713) 369-3121

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Origin Architects

Origin Architects is an architectural and design firm in Spring and serving the Houston area. Origin Architects follows a collaborative process that includes a programming meeting, schematic design, design development, and construction documents. Origin Architects' portfolio includes a variety of residential and commercial styles from transitional and eclectic to craftsman and bungalow to timber frame.

Spring, TX(713) 389-5230

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Purser Architectural Inc.

Purser Architectural Inc. offers architecture design services for residences & commercial buildings in the Houston area. Purser Architectural, Inc. has more than 35 years of experience designing award-winning custom home plans. The scope of these projects ranges from structures as small as 1,000 square feet to sweeping 6,000 square-foot homes. Purser Architectural Inc. has won the Greater Houston Builder's Association's Prism Award seven times.

Houston, TX(281) 293-9291

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RD Architecture LLC

RD Architecture LLC is a Houston architectural firm focused on residential design including remodels, additions, new construction, and re-styling. RD Architecture's design process begins with a schematic design and then goes into design development and construction drawings. RD Architecture is also available for construction administration. RD Architecture integrates green home design, and its architects are LEED Accredited Professionals. Projects range from bathrooms and kitchens to whole house remodels, additions, new construction, and interior design.

Houston, TX(713) 432-7377

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Rice Residential Design, LLC

Rice Residential Design is an award-winning Houston architecture and design firm. Since 1992, Rice Residential Design has designed thousands of prestigious homes, not only in Houston but also all over the country. Rice Residential Design is a Texas Institute of Building Design award winner.

Houston, TX(713) 984-8604

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Studio RED Architects

Studio RED Architects is a Houston architecture and interior design firm founded in 2004. Studio RED also provides interior design, sustainability, planning, and renovation services. Studio RED's portfolio includes retail, entertainment, commercial, and worship projects. Studio RED has experience in sustainability rating systems including LEED for Neighborhood Development, LEED for New Construction (and Major Retrofits), and LEED for Existing Building Operation & Maintenance. Studio RED has multiple awards including the 2015 AIA Houston Firm of the Year.

Houston, TX(713) 622-5333

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studioMET Architects

studioMET is a full service architecture firm in Houston that specializes in modern residential and commercial projects. studioMET provides both architecture and construction services, managing budget, quality, and schedule from conception to completion. Services also include interiors and landscape design. studioMET is the AIA 2016 Houston Firm of the Year, and the AIA Houston Home Tour has featured the studioMET's work since 2007.

Houston, TX(713) 255-0008

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Ziegler Cooper Architects

Ziegler Cooper Architects is a Houston architecture, interiors, and planning firm founded in 1977. Ziegler Cooper's services include commercial office, corporate facilities, commercial redevelopment, urban residential, resort-style amenities, hospitality and mixed-use, corporate interiors, landlord services, worship facilities, and education. Ziegler Cooper has earned regional and national recognition for its award-winning designs.

Houston, TX(713) 374-0000

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