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The Top 35 Texas Architect Blogs

This month we searched the web on a mis­sion to find some of the best Texas archi­tect and build design­er blogs. From the many cities in Texas, we present you with our list of the top 35 Texas archi­tect blogs. Whether you’re plan­ning to build a home, office, or com­mer­cial build­ing, these Texas based archi­tect blogs will absolute­ly inspire you.

1. Cur­tis Group Archi­tects

Based in Texas and South Car­oli­na, Cur­tis Group brings sleek style to all their projects. Boast­ing impres­sive pho­tos of projects in progress, Cur­tis Group is bring­ing mod­ern style to med­ical facil­i­ties across the U.S. An under­stat­ed aes­thet­ic per­me­ates the pages of this well-curat­ed archi­tec­tur­al web­site. From inte­ri­or archi­tec­ture to graph­ic design, Cur­tis Group has it all.

2. Cal­li­son RTKL

Cal­li­son RTKL explores trendy themes through fre­quent blog and news posts, rang­ing from cul­tur­al to tech­no­log­i­cal top­ics. From the trendy home aes­thet­ic explored in Get­tin’ Hygge with It,” to posts about vir­tu­al real­i­ty, Cal­li­son is on the cut­ting-edge. Tack­ling com­plex issues and trend­ing top­ics alike, Cal­li­son has a wealth of buzz­wor­thy con­tent on its site. Not to be missed: Callison’s array of beau­ti­ful com­plet­ed project pho­tos.

3. O’Brien Archi­tects

Every­thing from mixed-use devel­op­ment to the NFL is fea­tured on the O’Brien Archi­tects blog. This site is high­ly per­son­able, fea­tur­ing staff fre­quent­ly on a page beau­ti­ful­ly curat­ed with up-and-com­ing projects. A high­ly engaged group of archi­tects shows off their tech­ni­cal chops as well as their involve­ment in the local com­mu­ni­ty. It doesn’t hurt that fea­tures on ice hotels and canned-food design com­pe­ti­tions also fre­quent the O’Brien Archi­tects pages.

4. Con­dray

Pho­tog­ra­phy-dri­ven and pow­er­ful, the Con­dray site is a place to go for design inspi­ra­tion. With pages fea­tur­ing cul­tur­al arts build­ings and health­care alike, Con­dray shows off a ver­sa­tile port­fo­lio of projects. Con­dray doesn’t shy away from show­ing off its staff and new tal­ent, with news of stu­dent shad­ow­ing days show­ing off a deep com­mit­ment to the local com­mu­ni­ty. If beau­ti­ful design is your main pri­or­i­ty, don’t miss out on Condray’s work.

5. Alliance Archi­tects

From black bean brown­ies to blue­prints, Alliance is more than just design; it’s about the peo­ple. Whether they’re cov­er­ing plant-based eat­ing or col­lab­o­ra­tive work­spaces, Alliance Archi­tects stay rel­e­vant with their blog. Cov­er­ing time­ly top­ics as well as team activ­i­ties and design awards, Alliance stays engag­ing for all those steeped in archi­tec­ture, but look­ing for some­thing a bit off the beat­en path. Be sure to keep an eye on Alliance’s year­ly pump­kin-carv­ing blog activ­i­ties!

6. Freese and Nichols

Look­ing for all things sus­tain­able? Look no fur­ther than Freese and Nichols. Scoop­ing top­ics across a wide range, Freese cov­ers every­thing from water con­ser­va­tion in drought-strick­en Cal­i­for­nia to GIS tech­nol­o­gy. A great resource for every­one inter­est­ed in water issues, Freese stays rel­e­vant and eco-con­scious on its blog.

7. BRW Archi­tects

Announc­ing job post­ings and office fit­ness, along­side the open­ings of sleek new school build­ings, you can be sure to find engag­ing con­tent on BRW’s site. His­toric restora­tion announce­ments and local design awards reign as top blogs on BRW’s site. Focus­ing on its peo­ple and its high­ly-award­ed body of work, BRW’s blog reflects its design val­ues. You can be sure they’re break­ing new ground, in every way.

8. VLK Archi­tects

Lur­ing view­ers in with bril­liant pho­tog­ra­phy of sur­pris­ing­ly wel­com­ing office spaces and schools, VLK Archi­tects are focused on find­ing solu­tions. Mak­ing appear­ances at local schools’ career days, you can be sure that VLK’s staff are as engag­ing as their writ­ing — blogs on future archi­tects and projects are high­light­ed. VLK is clear­ly proud of the work they put out into the com­mu­ni­ty, writ­ing up project high­lights for some of their most inspir­ing work. Take a look and get inspired!

9. Pontchar­train Part­ners

This Louisiana-based archi­tec­ture firm is grow­ing fast, and is cer­tain­ly not shy about it! High­light­ing their breadth of work and new growth in staff, tripling in size in just a few years, the news on the Pontchar­train site is always big! Watch this ris­ing star through their brief but always-inter­est­ing news sto­ries. They’re a grow­ing force in the archi­tec­ture com­mu­ni­ty.

10. TH+A Archi­tects

Who can resist sto­ries of canine com­pan­ions? Any­one with a love for fur­ry friends, or beau­ti­ful­ly designed build­ings that are cre­at­ed to house them, will find some­thing to cap­ture their atten­tion on the TH+A blog. With blogs high­light­ing any­thing from ani­mal shel­ters to Tough Mud­der races and vol­un­teer­ing, TH+A goes beyond design into inclu­sive cities that engage every­one. For a feel-good sort of inspi­ra­tion, vis­it TH+A online.

11. Guernsey

Guernsey shows off its exper­tise with indus­try trend pieces like Recent Trends for DoD Con­struc­tion Bud­gets.” Guernsey is new to the blog­ging scene, and has cov­ered both the archi­tec­ture indus­try and the impor­tance of high-qual­i­ty health­care envi­ron­ments in its ear­ly days. As the blog devel­ops, so will its rep­u­ta­tion as a source for reli­able indus­try infor­ma­tion and pre­dic­tions. Keep a close eye to this up-and-com­ing site.

12. WER Architects/​Planners

WER’s site is sleek, we have to give it that much. Show­ing off its design phi­los­o­phy and ethos, WER’s online pres­ence is ele­gant and stream­lined. Fea­tur­ing beau­ti­ful­ly pho­tographed projects that reflect the firm’s com­mit­ment to pas­sion and inten­tion… [com­bin­ing to] make great forms,” pop­u­late the pages of this well-designed resource. WER is to be com­mend­ed for its design and for its beau­ti­ful pho­tographs.

13. Dekker Perich Saba­ti­ni

Are col­lab­o­ra­tive work­ing envi­ron­ments bet­ter? What is the best design for a place of wor­ship? These ques­tions and more are answered on DPS’s well-curat­ed blog. Bal­anc­ing staff updates and project progress with thought pieces, DKS is a pow­er­ful site for design learn­ing. From self-dri­ving cars to incu­ba­tors, DKS cov­ers quite the range of top­ics.

14. Crafton Tull

Crafton Tull is ful­ly plugged in. Active on social media, as well as with fre­quent news from its site, Crafton Tull is an active voice for archi­tects. With thought-pro­vok­ing arti­cles like The Impor­tance of Fail­ure,” the intel­lec­tu­al and philo­soph­i­cal bound­aries of this group are not con­fined to design. Broach­ing top­ics like cycling coun­cils at the local lev­el, Crafton Tull’s ethos rings true on all its pages.

15. Renais­sance Archi­tects

Focused on har­mo­nious” design, Renais­sance Archi­tects stands behind its clean lines and sim­plic­i­ty on its web­site. Spe­cial­iz­ing in con­tex­tu­al archi­tec­ture, Renais­sance fea­tures its work beau­ti­ful­ly, demon­strat­ing its broad range, from ath­let­ics to hos­pi­tal­i­ty. With arti­cles on the prin­ci­ples of school design and fea­tur­ing arts cen­ters, Renais­sance Archi­tects lives up to its name. Each piece is a work of art.

16. SCM Archi­tects

Trans­for­ma­tion­al work forms the back­bone of SCM’s web pres­ence. By Trans­form­ing Res­i­dence Halls,” SCM is updat­ing the nar­ra­tive of col­lege dorm archi­tec­ture, a theme that resounds through­out its site. With an eye to his­toric build­ings and local vol­un­teer­ing, SCM has real­ly engaged with its local clien­tele. Through SCM’s thor­ough intern and staff pro­files, new archi­tects or inter­est­ed stu­dents can also research career options. Through blogs with titles like Con­nect­ing in Cow­town,” SCM also main­tains a healthy sense of whim­sy in a tech­ni­cal world.

17. Polk Stan­ley Wilcox Archi­tects

A tru­ly mod­ern site for a tru­ly mod­ern firm. Polk Stan­ley Wilcox’s site focus­es on the news around its high­ly-award­ed and well-cov­ered work. If fol­low­ing a win­ning archi­tec­ture firm is your main pri­or­i­ty, don’t pass this one by. High­ly ranked in pub­li­ca­tions like Archi­tect Mag­a­zine, this group is a hard-hit­ter for ele­gant design.

18. Clay­comb Asso­ciates

Launch­ing stu­dent archi­tec­ture con­tests by day and win­ning design awards for sta­di­ums by night, Clay­comb Asso­ciates is a pow­er play­er in the archi­tec­ture scene. Blog­ging about inno­va­tion and green build­ing prac­tices, Clay­comb is a trea­sure trove of ideas. While the stock of con­tent on Claycomb’s site is still lim­it­ed, it is high-qual­i­ty. Clay­comb Asso­ciates pro­vides a unique and high­ly local per­spec­tive on design.

19. Page

With an entire sec­tion of their site devot­ed to Sto­ries,” Page shows a new type of think­ing. With a focus on pre­serv­ing cities, local art cul­ture, and the pro­tec­tion of resilien­cy in their projects, Page is a group on a mis­sion. With this ethos clear­ly in mind, Page’s think­ing is invig­o­rat­ing with­in the archi­tec­ture com­mu­ni­ty. One doesn’t have to look far to find a com­mit­ment to every­day excel­lence in Page’s work.

20. GSR-Andrade

GSR-Andrade’s asso­ci­at­ed blog is chock-full of preser­va­tion-mind­ed projects and local speak­ing engage­ments. Show­ing a true ded­i­ca­tion to their clients, GSR high­lights their fin­ished projects, and their clients’ work made pos­si­ble by these beau­ti­ful designs. Rang­ing from uni­ver­si­ty build­ings to health­care facil­i­ties, GSR shows its range on its blog. Project pro­files are a sure bet for design ideas.

21. Artic­u­lat­ed Design
Cre­at­ing a mean­ing­ful whole,” is the vision of Artic­u­lat­ed Design, and they cer­tain­ly reflect that in their online pres­ence. A min­i­mal­ist pre­sen­ta­tion of their body of work, Artic­u­lat­ed Design’s site fea­tures the details, down to rus­tic steel planters and nature-infused stair­ways. Focused on the best of land­scape design, Artic­u­lat­ed Design is an up-and-com­ing site for the best in land­scape trends. A sim­ple aes­thet­ic gives Artic­u­lat­ed seri­ous stay­ing pow­er.

22. Design Visions

Unique res­i­den­tial design” comes to life at Design Visions. Fea­tur­ing specs and the lat­est designs for mod­ern homes, Design Vision’s blog is just that; design-focused. Pro­vid­ing the best of today’s home design, Design Visions is a haven for those inter­est­ed in indi­vid­u­al­is­tic homes. Their beau­ti­ful pho­tog­ra­phy doesn’t hurt their case, either — enhanc­ing under­stand­ing of their vision of unique design.

23. Ele­ment 5 Archi­tec­ture

Crisp and mod­ern pho­tog­ra­phy dom­i­nate the page at Ele­ment 5 Archi­tec­ture. With Anato­my” blog posts explain­ing Ele­ment 5’s design process, as well as thought pieces like What Hap­pened to the Starter Home?” pop­u­late this great resource. With com­men­tary on local devel­op­ment in Texas, as well as their own take on the best archi­tec­ture blogs, Ele­ment 5 weighs in on the best in the design scene. Don’t miss out on their per­spec­tive.

24. CG and S Design and Build

With the mot­to; Designed with inten­tion, Built to Inspire,” it’s no won­der that CG and S has a seri­ous­ly eye-pop­ping blog. Hand-drawn illus­tra­tions add a heart-warm­ing effect to their seri­ous­ly pow­er­ful con­tent. With a blog series that focus­es on process, from the pro­pos­al and con­cept phase to the Client for Life” phase, CG and S pro­vides valu­able indus­try insight. A great place for indus­try insid­ers to get fur­ther per­spec­tive on client rela­tion­ships. Themed blogs like Show­er as Cre­ative Refuge” light­en the tone, too.

25. Kipp Flo­res Archi­tects

Don’t be fooled by the stream­lined site at Kipp Flo­res. Seri­ous con­tent awaits. Blogs like How Austin’s Ener­gy Code affects your Plans” keep indus­try insid­ers abreast of the lat­est devel­op­ments in local design guide­lines. Mean­while, the site high­lights projects com­plet­ed for local non-prof­its.

26. Delin­eate Stu­dio

High­light­ing sus­tain­able inno­va­tions in cities, Delin­eate is a seri­ous con­tender among the most for­ward-think­ing archi­tec­ture blogs. Med­i­tat­ing on pol­i­cy work and its fre­quent­ly fea­tured work in pub­li­ca­tions like Dwell, Delineate’s blog is high­ly infor­ma­tive and thought­ful. With eco-insights and ener­gy effi­cien­cy infor­ma­tion, this blog steers read­ers toward longer-term think­ing. Delin­eate is draw­ing the lines toward best future designs.

27. Huck­abee

Tout­ing them­selves as more than archi­tects,” Huck­abee is an edu­ca­tion-ori­ent­ed orga­ni­za­tion, and it shows. Pre­sent­ing at events as high-pro­file as SXSW, and higlight­ing the bright futures of the schools where they work, Huck­abee staff are high­ly engaged in the edu­ca­tion scene. Fea­tur­ing blogs like Child-Cen­tered Learn­ing,” Huck­abee is deeply steeped in the edu­ca­tion world, bring­ing its design to the bet­ter­ment of schools. For any­one inter­est­ed in the tenets of school design, Huck­abee is a gold­mine.

28. BRR Archi­tec­ture

BRR’s sleek site is full of unique posts, rang­ing from design of parade floats to ground­break­ing cer­e­monies. Take a look at one of BRR’s trav­el guides or read up on staff pro­files to learn more about careers as an archi­tect. No mat­ter where you turn on BRR’s site, there’s valu­able insight to be found. Check out Year in Review” posts for high-lev­el thoughts.

29. J Christo­pher Archi­tec­ture

Mus­ings on space and sig­nif­i­cance,” and con­tem­pla­tions of mate­ri­als used in ranch homes give J Christo­pher Architecture’s blog its thought lead­er­ship pow­er. The atten­tion to detail and strong sense of iden­ti­ty that the firm employs is evi­dent on its blog. Though still lim­it­ed in con­tent, this blog­ging pres­ence is sure to con­tin­ue to devel­op its strong sense of voice. One can be sure to see J Christo­pher weigh­ing in on the ethos of design over its life­time.

30. Over­land Part­ners

Focus­ing on emerg­ing artists and women in archi­tec­ture, Over­land Part­ners pays spe­cial atten­tion to the peo­ple behind inno­v­a­tive designs. Empow­er­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty, and seek­ing an activist role through design are both themes that run a thread through­out the Over­land blog. With these social­ly-aware top­ics, any thought­ful archi­tec­ture enthu­si­ast will find some­thing to learn about. Local­ly mind­ed, but glob­al­ly focused on change, Over­land is a qui­et but pow­er­ful voice for inno­va­tion.

31. Ele­vate Archi­tec­ture

Heav­i­ly laud­ed with design awards, Ele­vate Archi­tec­ture is a pow­er play­er in the local design scene. See­ing the beau­ty in the struc­ture,” Ele­vate is liv­ing up to its name by ele­vat­ing design to a new lev­el of thought. With design aims like A Spa­tial Metaphor of Law,” guid­ing progress on a law firm, it is clear that Ele­vate takes its think­ing out­side of the box. This think­ing is help­ful for any indus­try insid­er or inter­est­ed indi­vid­ual look­ing to learn more about the direc­tion of mod­ern archi­tec­ture.

32. LMD Archi­tects

In-depth spot­lights on staff mem­bers high­lights the path to good design that many of the best archi­tects take. LMD’s site tack­les unique top­ics like jail safe­ty and sus­tain­able design, all in one blog. If unique, niche top­ics are appeal­ing, don’t miss LMD’s blog. It’s a fresh take on func­tion­al design.

33. Michael Imbim­bo

This Texas-based archi­tec­ture blog is quite the source of advice. With straight­for­ward and help­ful blogs like Four Devel­op­ment Pro­gram­ming Strate­gies that can Save Your Build­ing,” Michael Imbimbo’s site is a place for those look­ing to avoid com­mon design mis­takes and pit­falls. Avoid these Com­mon Con­struc­tion Mis­takes,” is anoth­er resource for insid­ers. Michael Imbimbo’s site shows a com­pre­hen­sive and thought­ful approach to design.

34. Grig­gs Group

With just a few blog entries so far, Grig­gs is still a new­com­er in the design blog scene. How­ev­er, with high-qual­i­ty ren­der­ings and detailed insights, what Grig­gs has gen­er­at­ed so far is high­ly valu­able con­tent. Indus­try experts and novices alike will find help­ful infor­ma­tion on this blog. Grig­gs Group is mak­ing a name for itself as a design thought leader.

35. HPD Archi­tec­ture

From pod­casts to HGTV, HPD Archi­tec­ture is in the know for pop cul­ture archi­tec­ture news. With a unique take on pub­lic aware­ness of design, HPD has quite a bit to say about pub­lic knowl­edge of remod­el­ing, for exam­ple. Prac­ti­cal tips for home-sell­ers also pop­u­late the site, guid­ing read­ers to best prac­tices pio­neered by HPD. Sem­i­nars are also avail­able through the blog, for fur­ther learn­ing.