architect works, inc. is dedicated to developing well designed solutions for residential and small scale commercial projects that are straightforward, cost effective and environmentally responsible.
The work of the firm has received several awards and has been nationally published. In 2003 the firm received a Texas Society of Architects Design Award for the Round Valley Texas Office Building + Garage in Bellaire, Texas. This project also won a AIA Houston Design Award in 2002. The Kacmar House (a.k.a. a very long skinny house) won an AIA Houston Design Award in 1999 and was recently published in the book A House for My Mother by Beth Dunlop (Princeton Architectural Press).
The firm's principal, Donna Kacmar, was educated at Texas A+M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1988 and a Master of Architecture in 1992. Donna is a National American Institute of Architects 2004 Young Architects Award recipient. Donna has served on the board of the Houston AIA, the Avenue CDC, the Rice Design Alliance, and now serves on the board of the Houston Architecture Foundation. Donna was elected into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2009.