2009 AIA Firm of the Year
Stern and Bucek Architects
Stern and Bucek Architects has distinguished itself as a leading design firm with equal dexterity in new construction, adaptive reuse, renovation, and historic preservation. Principals David Bucek FAIA and Daniel Hall lead a team of creative and talented professionals whose work is informed by a keen sense for history and craft, and is driven by a clear, exacting, and thoughtful design vision. Taking great care to maintain the highest standards of documentation, team coordination, and involvement throughout the design and construction process, the architecture of Stern and Bucek is expressed through sensitivity to context and attention to detail and material choice at every level of the design. Each building responds precisely to its particular challenges and manifests the firm’s impeccable client service and collaborative design process.
Stern and Bucek Architects’ portfolio includes commercial designs; single-family homes and multi-family housing; preservation of some of the region’s most significant landmarks; as well as new construction and renovation projects for museums, universities, and congregations. The firm’s designs consistently incorporate time-tested, and environmentally-sound design practices with leading-edge sustainable technologies that meet LEED certification requirements. Stern and Bucek Architects has been recognized with more than 25 local, state and national design awards and has been featured in The New York Times, The Architectural Review, Metropolis, Texas Architect, Elle Décor, Preservation, and Metropolitan Home. In 2009 Stern and Bucek was named AIA Houston Firm of the Year.