A graduate of Iowa State University and the University of Houston, Founding Principal Don Meeks serves as Chief Executive Officer, as well as head of design services, directing the activities of the firms talented design staff. Don’s wide-ranging expertise in the multi-family industry have led his firm to design countless award-winning projects, gaining regional and national accolades.
A leader with great vision and energy, Don guides the planning and design process beginning with a thorough analysis of a developer’s site ensuring that projects meet the requirements, constraints and position in the market place. Don’s love of architecture is reflected in his commitment to the firm’s clients and employees. Each design provides a livable environment that creates a sense of quality and anchors the community in the urban landscape.
In 1997 Don was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award for Design from the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), NAHB Multifamily Council, NAHB Seniors Housing Council, National Apartment Association (NAA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
A graduate of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, Som also attended the University of Houston where he received his Master of Architecture.
Known for his exceptional skills in planning and design, Som works closely with developers to explore various design options throughout all phases of a project. Committed to providing comprehensive design services, Som’s vast experience includes both residential and commercial developments around the world. He approaches design challenges from a variety of different perspectives including a unique understanding the cultural values that shape a people and their environment.
Through open and dynamic communication, Som works with clients to realize their vision throughout a project’s progression, Som believes in an open and dynamic communication to develop specific design requirements, restrictions and costs. Som has an exceptional talent for finding creative solutions to functions and aesthetics of architecture, interior design and master planning.
Som is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Texas Society of Architects (TSA), and the Association of Siamese Architects.
A graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Jon serves as Managing Partner focusing on day to day operations of the firm, including contracts, budgeting, and scheduling.
Jon brings significant project and financial management skills, overseeing the coordination and preparation of the project budget and schedule. He has played significant roles on a wide variety of multi-family, mixed-use, and commercial projects within the private and public sectors. With an extensive knowledge and expertise in building codes, Fair Housing and ADA requirements, Jon provides an understanding and ability to educate the firm’s professionals and clients on interpreting these guidelines and how they interface with other design standards in project applications.
Jon is a Registered Architect and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
A graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Architecture, Keith oversees projects from schematic design through construction administration for both local and national project sites.
Keith’s project experience includes high-rise, mid-rise and low-rise projects, as well as, mixed-use, student housing and active adult projects. Keith’s responsibility also includes code interpretation and compliance as well as supervising the technical implementation of the firm’s production standards. Clients seek out his leadership and knowledge to ensure high-quality projects, on time and within budget.
Keith is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Texas Society of Architects (TSA).
Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing with a minor in Art from the University of Iowa, and went on to obtain his Master in Architecture from The University of Texas. Ryan has spent his career learning the many facets of design through a variety of project types including high-rise, mid-rise, low-rise, and mixed-use for a variety of multi-family residential developments including active adult and student housing projects.
Ryan’s role includes all phases of the firm’s projects from land planning and design, to project management, integrating each one seamlessly. Ryan utilizes his varied experience to foster close collaboration with the client, design team, and contractor, ensuring projects are architecturally pleasing, functional, and within budget. Ryan works internally with project teams to improve the firm’s product quality and works directly with developers across the country to continue to expand the firm’s client base on a national level.
Ryan is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) where he is LEED certified.
Trevor attended Tulane School of Architecture, where he received his Masters in Architecture. With over ten years of experience in multifamily design, his portfolio includes in high-rise, mid-rise, low-rise, and mixed-use for a variety of residential developments including active adult and student housing projects.
Trevor brings a substantial knowledge base to his work and while his primary focus is on design, Trevor has in-depth experience through every phase of a project, from early land planning, production detailing on through construction administration. With this background, Trevor is able to anticipate complications and achieve resourceful solutions for challenging projects.
Trevor is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Medardo received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design along with a Minor in Business Marketing from the University of Houston and oversees Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration for local and national projects.
Throughout his career, Medardo has demonstrated his ability to handle a wide range of complex project types. His current project experience focuses on mid-rise, low-rise, and mixed-use for multi-family residential developments including active adult projects where he provides team support by navigating building code and accessibility compliance along with diving into the challenges of construction detailing. Medardos personal credo of treating others with respect makes him a project manager with whom both team members and clients want to work with.
John received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and oversees Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration for local and national projects.
John prides himself on having a strong knowledge of building codes, accessibility, and construction types and has gained a great deal of experience working on projects ranging from 3-story wood frame to high-rise concrete. John works with project teams to lead projects from design development through the construction completion while maintaining the design intent.
John is a Registered Architect in the State of Texas.
Eric received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and oversees Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration for local and national projects.
Eric’s leverages his technical expertise to assist project teams with building codes and accessibility (ADA) compliance. His experience includes a variety of project types including mid-rise, low-rise, and mixed-use for multi-family residential developments including active adult and student housing projects.
Sarah is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with over 18 years of experience serving as an in-house marketer for multi-disciplined firms within the A/E/C in both public and private sectors.
Sarah works directly with leadership to define the firm’s vision, build a strategy around that vision and then create a marketing plan to attain the vision. These strategic marketing programs serve as a key drivers in brand development and positioning that inevitably play a significant role in the financial success of the firm. Over her career, Sarah has discovered the art and value of story-telling to distinguish the professional services that A/E/C firms deliver. These stories are told through a powerful marketing mix which includes a multitude of communications initiatives. Sarah has a true passion for creating marketing programs that take businesses to the next level and position them to win work.
Sarah is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) and a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).