About

Powers Brown Architecture

Powers Brown Architecture BookPowers Brown Architecture is a professional services firm practicing architecture, interior design, programming and urban design. Led by founding principals Joe Powers, AIA, Jeffrey Brown, FAIA, along with Bruce Walck, AIA, MRAIC, NLAA, and Nazir Khalfe, AIA/RIBA, the firm has built a reputation for specialized design and technical superiority, producing award-winning work and gaining recognition from local, regional and national organizations. Recently the firm was selected by IMAGES Publications as the focus of a monograph in their series Neo-Architecture, showcasing the work of emerging talent around the globe. The series, according to the publisher “…focuses on the work of the next generation of master architects. The work of the featured architects varies widely and includes conceptual and built projects, elaborate models and even more esoteric competition entries. The works are provocative and challenging, and represent the vanguard of international architectural practice.” Based upon these accolades and honors, Powers Brown Architecture is considered one of the most innovative and critically active firms on the scene.

Powers Brown Architecture believes that attention to the specificity of every project opportunity makes its practice unique. The benefit of this approach most often comes to the forefront when aesthetic possibilities conflict with the functional needs of the project. Powers Brown Architecture stresses the balance of function, aesthetics, construction technology, and budget in developing architectural solutions for its clients. Founded in September of 1999, the firm began inquiries into an area of practice it deemed neglected territory project types, construction technologies and design business strategies ignored by both mainstream and vanguard architectural practice. The firm maintains a diverse architectural and urban design practice that includes regional, national, and international projects. Commissions have been undertaken for projects as diverse as tilt-wall industrial projects, Federal Government facilities, and the planning of new towns in Cairo, Egypt and Lahore, Pakistan.

Powers Brown Architecture is closely involved with the relationship between architecture and construction and has implemented innovative delivery methods that allow the application of award-winning design to commonplace architectural production. The firm utilizes an approach to design that is highly analytical and inventive in pursuing the unique synthesis of circumstance, opportunity and function. The firm’s collective purpose is held together by a belief in the process of analysis and research of program and site in their own terms. Powers Brown Architecture holds the belief that this attention to the specificity of every opportunity is a condition perhaps unique to architecture as a discipline.

Leadership

Powers
Brown

Joe Powers, AIA

Founding Partner / Managing Principal

Jeffrey Brown, FAIA

Founding Partner / Design Principal

Walck
Khalfe
Bryant Mazzetti, AIA, Powers Brown Architecture

Bruce Walck, AIA, MRAIC, NLAA

Principal

Nazir Khalfe, AIA/RIBA

Principal

Bryant Mazzetti, AIA

Principal

Professional Registration

Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois,
Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska,
New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
Board of Directors
Michael Myers Design Competition
Sandcastle Committee
Texas Society of Architects
Long Range Planning Committee
IIDA
SMPS
NCARB
NAIOP
Tilt-Up Concrete Association
USGBC
University of Houston
Co-Founded the Powers Brown
Architecture Scholarship, an
annual endowment for student
tuition