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Chris Lewis Architects

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Chris Lewis Architects, LLC has provided architectural and consultation services in Central Texas since 1986, specializing in custom residential and light commercial projects. We’ll design a custom residence, restaurant, a kitchen or bathroom remodel, an office building, a gate or, frankly, just about anything that needs a thoughtful and creative design approach. Below are a few of Chris’s thoughts about the design process. …on collaboration: Collaboration is key to a successful project. My goal is to have the owner, contractor, and architect dedicated to a team approach. Each party has a unique skill set and point of view to bring to the table. What is my definition of a successful project? A thoughtfully designed, carefully crafted unified whole that meets or exceeds the owner’s expectations, is delivered on time and on budget, and contributes in a positive way to the community. …on sustainable design: Sustainable design goes way beyond “green building” which has become a catch phrase for many new products and technologies. It’s not just about using bamboo flooring or a high efficiency air conditioner. Sustainable design involves a holistic approach that starts with exploring the building’s environment and asking questions: How are you using the site? Where are the prevailing breezes and how can you capture them? Can existing trees be used for shade? What are the natural drainage pathways and is rainwater collection appropriate? Can you minimize impervious cover? Can you use orientation, porches, and roof overhangs to minimize energy use? The choice of construction methodology should be appropriate for the microclimate and availability of locally sourced materials. Selection criteria concerning the choice of equipment and finishes should include a life cycle / initial expense analysis as well as energy efficiency,, local availability,, maintenance requirements, and sustainability.. Wherever possible consider recycling and adaptive re-use. Finally, the use of higher tech systems such as photovoltaic arrays, computerized equipment management software, geothermal heat pump systems, rainwater collection, and the like can further reduce your project’s energy use and overall impact on the environment.

Services Provided

Custom residential and light commercial architectural design

Areas Served

United States

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Contact Chris Lewis Architects
3100 Harris Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703
Typical Job Cost $20,000 - $1,500,000
License Number Texas 10325