Recent News
Mar 2017
William F. Stern House receives the Twenty-five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter recognizing outstanding architecture of lasting value.
Feb 2017
Principal David Bucek presents “Old Buildings, New Uses: Adaptive Use Strategies and Case Studies” at the 2017 Preservation Texas, Preservation Summit in Waco, Texas.
Nov 2016
Senglemann Hall featured in Chron.com slideshow, ”Before-and-after photos show the work of preservationists around the US,” highlighting successful historic tax credit projects in advance of Houston hosting the 2016 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference.
The Menil House is included in an Offcite.org and Houston Chronicle, Gray Matters article, “How Houston stopped tearing down its history,” by Barry Moore.
Sengelmann Hall featured in the National Trust for Historic Preservation report, “Federal Historic Tax Credit in Texas: Creating Jobs, Building Communities, Preserving Heritage,” and in an associated Savingplaces.org blog post by Shaw Sprague.
Oct 2016
“The Weingarten mansion receives landmark status,” featured in the Houston Chronicle, article by Nancy Sarnoff.
Aug 2016
Principal David Bucek presents “Case Study: Wharton Depot”, during the On The Right Track: Saving Historic Texas Railroad Resources discussion at the Preservation Texas, East Texas Regional Meeting in Marshall, Texas.
Mar 2016
Rosenbaum Renovation featured in the Houston Chronicle article, “Keeping tracks: A model train set as autobiography,” by Andrea White.
Jan 2016
Principal David Bucek becomes President of AIA Houston.
Nov 2015
Principal David Bucek presents “Sustainability and Preservation” with Eva Read-Warden AIA, Bess Graham and Greg Ibanez, FAIA at the Texas Society of Architects Convention in Dallas, Texas.
Oct 2015
Baker Commons Dining Hall receives a John Staub Award for Historic Preservation from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Texas Chapter. Sengelmann Hall receives an Honorable Mention for Historic Preservation.
Aug 2015
The Griffith Ranch is featured on Curbed.com national article, “Tour an Energy-Efficient Modern Cabin Masquerading as Traditional Texas Ranch House,” by David Hay.
Mar 2015
The Weingarten mansion is featured in the Houston article, “Weingarten mansion begins its transformation;” and MySanAntonio.com article, “Weingarten mansion poised for complete overhaul,” by Nancy Sarnoff.
Principal David Bucek’s article, “Éminence Grise,” on the history of the Menil Collection campus appears in Paper City Magazine (p.59).
Feb 2015
Glen Rosenbaum receives a Good Brick Award from Preservation Houston for the restoration of his mid-century modern home in Meyerland; featured in CultureMap Houston article, “Saving history: Historic preservation finally gets its day in Houston with city-changing projects honored,” by Barbara Kuntz.
Jan 2015
Rosenbaum House renovation featured in the New York Times article ”Coming Full Circle,” by David Hay.
Principal David Bucek becomes President Elect of AIA Houston.
Nov 2014
Principal David Bucek’s article ”Preservation and Parker – The mayor is helping Houston save its past," appears in the Houston Chronicle, Gray Matters.
Sep 2014
Stern and Bucek Architects are commissioned to restore and renovate the historic Weingarten mansion in Riverside Terrace, featured in the Houston Chronicle article, ”New owners plan renovation of historic Weingarten home," by Nancy Sarnoff; and in the KPRC Channel 2 News story, ”Historic Houston mansion misses near demolition.”
Aug 2014
The C. Milby Dow restoration receives a design award from AIA Houston with an accompanying article in the Houston Chronicle entitled  “AIA awards honor top designs” by Sarah Rufca.
Rosenbaum House renovation is featured on a Preservation Houston / Pier and Beam tour entitled Meyerland Mod.
Jun 2014
Caddell and Chapman Apartment is featured in a CultureMap Houston article, ”Exclusive hotel penthouse condo brings iconic architect cred and a sky-high $4.6 million price tag,” by Barbara Kuntz.
Apr 2014
The C. Milby Dow restoration receives a Good Brick Award from Preservation Houston.
Mar 2014
The Rosenbaum House renovation is featured on the annual Rice Design Alliance architecture Tour and featured in Houstonia Magazine.
Feb 2014
Patrick Sparks and Stephen Dean, co-founders of Texas Dancehall Preservation, and architect David Bucek present “Texas Dance Hall History and Architecture,”  at the Texas Polka Festival and Symposium in Schulenburg, Texas
Jan 2014
Stern and Bucek Architects are featured in Houstonia Magazine, in an article entitled “Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Residential Architects”
The C. Milby Dow House restoration is featured in House and Home, with an article entitled  ”Applauding the Work of Staub and Stern and Bucek,"  by Susan Fox.
Menil Collection to get cafe in 2014, article in the Houston Chronicle
The restoration of the Menil House and the Frame Harper House are listed among Houston’s top homes in Houstonia Magazine, in an article entitled ”Houston’s Top Homes – A insider’s guide to the greatest houses in the city," by John Lomax.
The Bleyzer House, Stern House and the restoration of the Menil House and the Frame Harper House are listed among Houston’s top houses in Houstonia Magazine, in an article entitled ”Top Homes: The Experts’ Lists,” by Michael Hardy.
Renderings of the Menil Collection’s new cafe appear in the Houston Chronicle slideshow, “Menil Collection to get cafe in 2014.”
Oct 2013
Menil Collection’s new cafe featured on Culture Map, Swaplot, and Houston Business Journal.
Jun 2013
The restoration of the de Menil house is featured in Architect Magazine in an article, ”“How the de Menils and Their Art Museum Changed Houston,” by Reed Karaim.
May 2013
Principal David Bucek’s article “Preservation in Houston" appears in Texas Architects.
Apr 2013
With profound sadness we mourn the passing of our good friend and mentor Bill Stern. We share this great loss with Bill’s family, the Houston architecture and arts community, and the profession of architecture, all of which Bill loved deeply.  For more information…
Oct 2012
Bleyzer House is featured on the 2012 AIA Houston home tour with accompanying article in the Houston Chronicle entitled ”House of the American Dream," by Lisa Gray.
Frame/Harper house is featured in a Chron.com article on historic preservation by Katherine Salant, Homes Correspondent.
Jun 2012
David Bucek joins the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park Advisory Council.
Jan 2012
Frame/Harper house is featured in the January, 2012 issue of Wohn!Design, a German magazine featuring international works of building and design.
Nov 2011
Principal David Bucek participates as a panelist for the University of Texas Student Historic Preservation Association Career Panel.
Oct 2011
Wiess Masters House at Rice University is featured on the annual AIA Houston House Tour.  Wiess Masters House achieves LEED for Homes Silver certification.
Principal David Bucek is elected to the board of AIA Houston.
Principal David Bucek is appointed as a Commissioner for the Houston Archaeological and Historic Commission.
Sep 2011
Principal David Bucek presents at the Round Top Festival Institute, Library and Museum Collection Forum, with a talk entitled, “Preservation and Advocacy in Texas,” September, 2011.
Principals William Stern and David Bucek lecture on the firm’s work at School of Architecture at University of Texas in Austin.  Stern and Bucek are appointed guest critics at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas for the fall, 2011 semester.
May 2011
Principal David Bucek presents “Research Approaches to Restoring Historic Buildings," at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 4th Annual 3S Genealogy Symposium in Hallettsville Texas.
Principal William Stern is elected to the Board of Trustees for the Menil Foundation in Houston.
Principal David Bucek is elevated to the College of Fellows at the annual American Institute of Architects Convention, May, 2011.
Mar 2011
Principal William Stern gives a lecture sponsored by Houston Mod entitled “Philip Johnson in Texas.”
Nov 2010
Principal David Bucek is elected to the board of Houston Mod.
Oct 2010
Sengelmann Hall receives one of eleven Honor Awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Lesem house is featured on the annual AIA Houston House Tour
Principal David Bucek is elected to the board of Preservation Texas.
Sep 2010
Sengelmann Hall featured in Texas Architect Reprise of a Classic by Anna Mod .
May 2010
Museum District House featured in the May, 2011 issue of PaperCity.
Apr 2010
Sengelmann Hall and the Wharton Depot restorations both receive Honor Awards from Preservation Texas.
Sengelmann Hall and the Caddell and Chapman Apartment both receive Honor Awards from AIA Houston
Mar 2010
Concept design for Montrose Farmers Market featured in OffCite article, “Montrosian Dreams of Gardens and Farmers Market,” by Raj Mankad.
Apr 2009
Caddell and Chapman apartment in Houston is published in Luxury Homes by Julie Carpenter and wins a design award from PaperCity and the Decorative Center of Houston.
Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen at Rice University wins an Honor Award from AIA Houston.  This building is the first structure on the Rice campus to be LEED certified and was rated LEED Gold.
Stern and Bucek Architects named Firm of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the AIA