Brett Zamore Design believes that a designer should be sensitive to surrounding conditions—mindful of the past, the present and the ever-changing modern world.
Brett Zamore Design believes that a designer should be sensitive to surrounding conditions—mindful of the past, the present, and the ever-changing modern world. The office designs efficient, affordable and practical structures, and creates architecture with a clarity and simplicity that transcends the traditional understanding of our built environment.
Brett Zamore began his architectural career as an undergraduate at Yale University and received his Master of Architecture from Rice University. He received national attention for his master’s thesis on the renovation of a 1920s Houston shotgun house. Brett worked for seven years with the renowned architectural designer Carlos Jimenez in Houston, Texas. In 2004 Brett established his design office, Brett Zamore Design LLC. In 2007 Brett established Zamore Homes, a company that supplies and builds ready-to-assemble kit homes with off-the-shelf components that provide high-design, affordability, customization, and energy efficiency.
Heather Rowell shares Brett Zamore Design's belief that meaningful, modern architecture can be realized within modest means. Heather received her Master of Architecture from Rice University in 2009. She completed her undergraduate education at North Carolina State University in 2002, earning a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture. Before joining Brett Zamore Design in 2008, Heather was a project manager for Cherry Huffman Architects in Raleigh, North Carolina, and oversaw the design and development of several educational facilities. She has taken design studios in Prague and Paris and, in 2007, was a recipient of a Rice Design Alliance Initiatives for Houston Grant.
Awards include a 2009 Good Brick Award from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance; 2008 Best Architect from the Houston Press; 2006 finalist and winner of the Biloxi Home Competition sponsored by Architecture for Humanity; 2005 Decorative Center Houston and PaperCity Magazine Design Excellence Award; Single Residential Space winner; 2005 Houston Heights Residential/Restoration Renovation Award; 2003 AIA Houston “On the Boards,” Best of Show, First Place; and 1999 Stewart Title Good Brick Award from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance.
Brett Zamore Design's work has been published in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Press, Houston House & Home, Cite, PaperCity, Time, Dwell, Metropolis, Metropolitan Home, Residential Architect, Texas Architect, This Old House, Cottage Living, Salon.com and Su Casa. Books include Living Large in Small Spaces and The Perfect $100,000 House.
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