Eric S. Brown, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, is a native Texan. He studied Environmental Design at Texas A&M University and continued his education on construction sites and in architecture studios from Harvard Square to South Austin. He is currently the Studio Director at HA Architecture in Austin, TX where he brings recognized, award-winning experience in residential design. Prior to his current position he was founder of Thoughtcrib, Inc., COO at Circular Energy, Director of Design at Foursquare Builders and Project Manager at FAB Architecture.
His work has been recognized by publications, awards and home tours, notably, Builder Magazine’s Best of 2010 list, 2011 MAX Award for Best Product Design, the 2012 Austin Modern Home Tour, and the 2012 Smarter Space Tour. He is a LEED Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council and an acknowledged thought leader in sustainable design and construction methods. He regularly presents to both public and industry audiences.
His work is heavily influenced by the humble, vernacular structures he experienced while traveling Texas, the U.S. and Europe. Clarity of plan, simplicity of structure and explicit response to climate are characteristics of his designs. Emphasis is placed on sustainable solutions for each Client’s specific needs, desires, site and budget. Eric brings a keen understanding of construction methodology, construction costs and sustainable practices. Rather than design in a particular style, developed solutions are appropriate to and imbued with the personality of the client and the site.