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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.