Robel T. Yemane
Founder, Managing Principal
Robel has more than 7 years of experience in managing architecture design projects. Robel’s design notions predicate on architectural clarity, sensitivity to context, spatial and perceptual sequencing, and conscious responsibility to the environment. These understandings stimulated while attending a semester fellowship at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia under Pritzker Prize & AIA Gold Recipient Glen Murcutt.
Robel's professional goal has always been to commit only to the work he can successfully and personally manage at any time. As project manager, Robel is the client's primary contact, staying with the project from the beginning to the end. As the single point of contact, Robel is responsible for documenting meeting minutes, evaluating project design, construction budget, and facilitating all communication between the owner/client and the architecture/engineering design team.
Some of Robel’s notable projects include the One Shell Plaza Revitalization project for Shell and Hines; the Coleman College Expansion for Houston Community College; the Health Education Center for University of Texas. Robel continues to be involved in the architecture education community as an adjunct professor in the Architecture and Engineering programs at Lone Star College and Houston Community College. Robel has earned both a Master’s of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The University of Kansas.
Otis Jones Jr; PE: Structural Engineer
Founder, Director of Engineering, Structural
Otis has over 8 years of structural engineering design, structural analysis, and project delivery and is an integral member of our engineering team. He has designed and engineered projects primarily in the commercial and educational business sector with a concentration on office buildings, mixed-use projects, multi-family residential, K-12 and Higher Education projects.
His areas of expertise are in the design of concrete, steel, and timber. He has engineered such notable projects as the Lone Star College - University Park Science Building, the Lone Star College - Kingwood Process Technology Building, the Booker T. Washington High School (Houston ISD), the Dr. Ann Synder Elementary School (Conroe ISD), the Park 8 Ninety Office Building Park, and the Barbers Hill Elementary School North & South campus (Barbers Hill ISD).
Otis is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University - College Station. Otis is a Texas Board of Professional Engineers Qualified Windstorm Inspector. He is an active member of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).