Powers Brown Architecture has always supported the concept of “sustainability” in design. The thought process is such that “green building” is an extension of a good economic design. If you start with a good economic design, you will be on your way toward a product that is now being labeled “green” as your end product. This is a practice that has been in place with the principals for more than thirty years. Today, with more and more environmental issues in the forefront, Powers Brown Architecture is ahead of the curve. The firm incorporates environmentally responsible and healthy products that meet the “green” definition on projects when program and budget allows.

Powers Brown Architecture has an in-house sustainability group led by Jeanette Shaw, AIA, RID, LEED AP, and Jesse Hunt, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, that is focused on guiding projects through the LEED certification process. In addition, Powers Brown Architecture has 12 LEED Accredited Professional project managers, project architects, interior designers, and project designers.

LEED Gold Certified Projects


LEED Silver Certified Projects


LEED Certified Projects


LEED Projects in Progress

Powers Brown Architecture is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and has membership on the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment. The team is familiar with and will employ when appropriate, strategies to incorporate the intent of Executive Orders 13101–Greening the Government through Waste Prevention, and 13123 – Greening the Government through Efficient Energy Management during project development. Other initiatives including The Department of Energy’s standards are included in the firm’s database.