Jay received his Bachelor from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 and an MBA from UT as well in 2004. He also attended the Stone Yard Institute at St. John the Divine, New York City. Jay served as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Architecture during the spring terms in 1999 and 2000. He has achieved high levels of competency with various materials such as steel, wood, concrete, and masonry, producing art pieces, furniture, and architectural components for clients and charity.
DESIGNER, FABRICATOR, DRAFTSMAN
Master of Architecture, 2011 University of Texas San Antonio
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 2004 Baylor University
After obtaining his Master of Architecture degree in 2011, Aaron personally designed and built a custom home addition in Saint Hedwig, Texas. His education, travels and work experience have sharpened his architectural acumen to include project management and construction along with the expected architectural skills. In line with our firm’s philosophy of removing the fence between design and construction, Aaron embraces the belief that capable designers must know how to budget, manage and execute the work they create. Aaron initially impressed our firm when he assisted with a labor intensive steel and woodwork project for a restaurant installation. Aaron couples efficiency with a patience to spend time processing with pen and paper before creating a digital design solution. In his personal time, Aaron is an avid and accomplished rock climber which has taken him on extensive travels around the world.
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER, OFFICE MANAGER
Born and raised in Texas, Margaret brings a landscape design component to our firm. With an educational background in Landscape Architecture from Texas A and M, and 20 years experience running her own residential landscape design business she compliments the design team with ecologically sound and experiential landscape solutions for a multitude of our projects, large and small.
With an intentional desire to broaden her perspective internationally she spent over eight years exploring the arid climates and cultures of North Africa , the Middle East and southern Europe. Travel deepened her awareness of global and local natural environmental issues. While in Amman, Jordan (one of the most water-poor countries in the world) she authored a low water use plant reference book for professional and residential users. It was published and distributed by the Jordanian Architectual Society. Regarding critical regionalism maintaining and enhancing sense of place remains an important design criteria when considering design solutions.
The landscape in its many facets continues to be a life long passion with an underlying foundation that from global to local what better way to enrich your own personal compass than by physically engaging with landscapes, natural and man-made.
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL, CLIENT RELATIONS, HUMAN RESOURCES
Bachelor of Arts, 2001 Southwestern University
Juris Doctor, 2007 St. Mary’s University School of Law
Prior to owning her own practice, Rose was the Managing Partner of an Austin Business and Immigration law firm. She worked for the State’s highest criminal court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, as the Court’s Program Attorney. At the Court, she supervised the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit, assisted with the Court’s ten million dollar legal education grant and was the legislative liaison to the Capitol. She also served as a briefing attorney at the same court. Rose lived and studied in Mexico and South America. Her study abroad experiences led to a position as the Director of Latin America Admissions for International Studies Abroad. She has experience with mediation, contracts, client relations, budgeting, and crisis management. Rose is also the owner of Furry Feet Furniture and is the Mayor of Sunset Valley. If you can’t find her, she is probably on a horse.