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Our Philosophy

Our passionate belief is that architecture should not be driven by stylistic preferences or passing trends.

Architexas provides a broad range of services encompassing architecture, planning, and historic preservation. With every project, we follow a process that begins with researching and understanding the context – the physical, historical, and programmatic conditions – within which we will be working. Each project is seen as an opportunity to create a carefully crafted response to a unique set of circumstances and client aspirations.

Our passionate belief is that architecture should not be driven by stylistic preferences or passing trends. Our experience is that attention to detail and pragmatic solutions can yield inspiring results and timeless design. We understand the thoughtful reuse of our existing building stock is the very basis of sustainable design. Through conservation, technological innovation, and contextually appropriate new construction, we strive to enrich the built environment for all.

Although our projects are realized with a profound respect for the past and a rational understanding of present needs, they ultimately look to the future by serving the individuals and communities that will experience them for generations to come.

Our History

Our Services


Architexas provides a full range of architectural services for historic preservation and new construction. Our clients can select from a wide array of individual services or have us complete the entire project from start to finish. In many instances we provide historic preservation consultation to other architectural professionals.

  • New Construction
  • Building Rehabilitation, Restoration or Reconstruction
  • Adaptive Use Potential Study
  • Feasibility Studies and Pro-forma
  • Field Measuring of Existing Buildings
  • Building Condition Surveys
  • Programming/Master Planning
  • Post-Construction Services
  • Building Code and ADA Analysis


Architexas provides planning services for public and private clients alike, customizing each product to address particular needs. We integrate innovative planning practices and exceptional design, achieving project goals while remaining on budget.

City Planning
  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Downtown Master Plans
  • Redevelopment Strategies
  • Code Reviews and Ordinance Writing
  • Historic Properties Management Plans
Urban Design
  • Design Guidelines
  • Pattern Books
  • Streetscape Design
  • Historic Resource Surveys
  • Comprehensive Programming
Land Development
  • Land Planning
  • Site Selection Analysis
  • Streetscape Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Pro-Forma Analysis

Historic Preservation

At Architexas our specialty is historic preservation. Since 1978, we have provided consultation to our clients, guiding them through the complexities of government regulations and incentive programs, the documentation of historic buildings and sites, historic property management and maintenance and historical designations. We can combine our services to provide any level of assistance needed, including those required for full architectural rehabilitation or restoration.

  • Building Rehabilitation, Restoration or Reconstruction
  • New Construction in Historic Contexts
  • Master Planning
  • Historic Research
  • Existing Facilities Survey and Conditions Assessment
  • Façade and Land-use Easements
  • Historic Resource Surveys
  • Historic Structure Reports
  • Federal and State Historic Preservation Tax Credits
  • State Landmark Designations
  • National Register Nominations
  • Section 106 and 110 Process Review
  • Historic District Ordinances
  • City Ordinance Development
  • Design Guidelines in Historic Districts
  • HABS and HAER Documentation
  • Mitigation of Historic Properties
  • Historic Properties Management Plans
  • Grant Application Assistance
  • Historic Paint Analysis

Firm Recognition

  • Preservation Dallas Gail Thoma Patterson Award – 2013
  • Preservation Dallas Stewardship Award – 2004
  • Preservation Texas Building Award – 2001
  • Texas Historical Commission Award of Excellence – 1994, 1993
    • For significant contributions to the preservation of Texas’ architectural heritage (Research)
  • Texas Historical Commission Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture – 1997
    • For significant contributions to the preservation of Texas’ architectural heritage
  • Preservation Texas Building Award – 2000
    • Hill County Courthouse restoration
  • National Preservation Award – 2003
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
    • Fair Park Restoration