We Design Great Places

Principles of Our Work

  • We Get the Job Done – Getting a permit in the Austin metro area is hard.  We understand what it takes to get approvals in Central Texas.
  • It’s About You, Not Me -We are business consultants for land development professionals, focused on creating value where it is the most meaningful to you.
  • 2+2=5 – PLACE Designers integrated approach means better designs, better communication, and fewer conflicts.  Proof that 2 plus 2 really can equal five.

PLACE Designers intentionally and purposefully combines Planning, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Architecture in one firm to more effectively develop real estate in Central Texas and beyond.  Our clients appreciate the increased collaboration, efficiency and accountability of combining Planning, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Architecture in one firm.

PLACE Designers has developed an innovative path to ownership for entrepreneurial minded employees, facilitating a systematic advance of responsibility and organizational participation that corresponds with the abilities and interests of the individual.

PLACE Designers constantly improves its practices and procedures with the same iterative approach it uses to design award winning projects.  Consistent refinements to established practices and procedures have helped PLACE Designers to meet and exceed industry best practices.

PLACE Designers combines multiple successful firms with broad complimentary expertise:

LZT Architects Inc. founded 1932

                Matrix Design Companies founded 1967

  • Spencer Architecture (Houston)
  • Settles Architecture (Arlington VA, Washington DC, Anapolis MD, Los Angeles CA)
  • IMA Forensic Architecture (San Francisco CA, Arlington VA)

Corridor Engineering founded 1989

Hall Bargainer Inc. founded 1998

                BWM Group LP founded 2001

                Rothenberg Architecture founded 2007

PLACE Designers realizes that as a custodian of the land and scarce resources, we have a responsibility to design thoughtfully and sustainably.

  • Respect for Natural Features We fully understand and accommodate the natural features we find on our projects, including topography, wetlands, aquifer recharge zones, waterways, heritage trees, solar angles and protected habitat.  PLACE Designers incorporates these features into each project in a thoughtful way.
  • Density makes the best use of available utilities, transportation networks, and while conserving and preserving natural environments, all while enabling walkability, facilitating social interaction, improving quality of life, and reducing reliance on automotive transportation.
  • Beauty If something is not beautiful to see and to use, it will not be fully utilized.  An empty building is not good for the environment, and a building that must be replaced before its time is harmful as well.
  • Materiality Utilize readily available, mass produced materials in a tasteful way rather than encumber our clients with unproven, complicated and economically challenging technological solutions.
  • Economy We provide our clients with projects that are financially feasible to build, operate, and transact.
  • Durability Our projects are designed for the desired lifespan of the project.  Styles and materials are selected to last and remain desirable for the anticipated period of use, reducing replacement costs and landfill waste.

Avoid These Common And Costly Problems

Before You Select Your Site

  • Hidden Costs
  • Unavailable Utilities
  • Overly restrictive requirements and regulations
  • Costly Challenges

During Design

  • Low cost consultants that never finish the project
  • “Starchitects” who promote their own agenda
  • Ambiguous Timelines
  • Pretty concept plans that don’t meet code
  • Costly Surprises Late in the Game
  • Expensive & Unproven Materials or Construction Methods

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