Design + Build,
based in Austin TX.
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before & after
We are a Design + Build firm, based in Austin Texas, we believe in the active collaboration between designer, client, consultant, craftsman and artisans and embrace the challenges of site and budget to inspire highly creative cost-effective solutions.
Each project begins by developing a thorough understanding of the client, their needs, and the site. Once that is established, the project team draws from their experiences in professional practice and in life to create an elegant solution. Clean forms, warm materials, and importance to detail are incorporated from conception and allow for an aesthetic that is thoughtful, intriguing, and ultimately… comfortable.
Dorian’s passion for integrating Mexican contemporary architecture with a minimalistic approach brings a fresh perspective to Austin. His introduction to architecture design began at ISAD University of Architectural Design in his home state of Chihuahua, Mexico, where he acquired his degree and license in architecture. Over the past decade, Dorian has worked all aspects of architecture from design and construction, landscape design to structural engineering. He approaches each project with minimalistic intervention through the use of natural materials, textures, and space. When not working, Dorian can be found exploring his new hometown of Austin. He is especially fond of a good patio with live music and a quality selection of craft beer.
A native Austinite, Monse is currently completing her Biology degree and Social Work Minor at Texas State University. Growing up in Austin has allowed her to see the beautiful and modern transition the town has taken; she’s passionate about the design process and loves helping clients to achieve their dream home spaces.
As a previous Montessori teacher’s assistant, she greatly enjoys working with children. In her spare time, Monse is also an acting coach, ESL teacher, and certified yogi. Her ability to connect with people is a huge reason for why we’re happy to have her on our team.
Karen has a passion for bringing to life any idea that comes to her head. That is reflected in the way she designs and translates her thoughts to architecture. Her first opportunity to develop herself as an architect started at ISAD University of Architectural Design in her hometown, Chihuahua, Mexico. Karen is seeking to develop herself as an architect that can overcome any challenge that construction and design can bring. Whenever she can find the time, she enjoys traveling with her family and friends, as well as going out for a drink and having a good talk.