“Building art is a synthesis of life in materialized form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.”
— Alvar Aalto

About

Gerardo Noriega Architect, LLC was established in 2010 to provide architectural services to the local community. Our philosophy is to provide design solutions that respond to our client's architectural program which are distinctive, powerful and responsive to the environment.

We approach each project by working collaboratively with our clients and design team consultants to achieve success. We encompass a wide range of interrelated services including master planning, architecture, space planning, and construction contract administration. As a multidisciplinary organization, Gerardo Noriega Architect, LLC, has the capability to provide full services to our clients for a wide range of project types and delivery systems.

We value the importance of designing sustainable projects. Our LEED Accredited Professionals consider environmental impacts early in the design process in order to optimize efficiencies, conserve resources, and reduce overall operating cost for our clients.
Gerardo Noriega Architect, LLC is currently certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency.

Embracing New Generations + Ideas

GNA fosters opportunities for young creative designers to collaborate with experienced professionals on project designs. GNA believes in recruiting ambitious young talent and seasoned professionals that bring a diverse set of ideas and skills to the firm. Our team members are exposed to all aspects of a project’s development, providing them with a well-rounded experience. GNA’s studio environment encourages its designers’ ideas and personal input, which enhances the final product and gives team members satisfaction and ownership of work.

Enjoying Fiesta events and local annual celebrations together are only a few ways GNA contributes to promoting a balanced and healthy work-life relationship. GNA also takes pride in grassroot community involvement that leads to improved community wellness and positive, long lasting relationships.

Established in 2010 as a minority owned architectural practice, Gerardo Noriega, AIA brings more than 18 years of local project experience to Gerardo Noriega Architect, LLC dba GNA Architecture (GNA) with a broad range of project types. GNA understands the importance of efficient land use practices, cost / schedule control and Fair Housing Design Guidelines that must be incorporated into multi-family design. We provide a wide range of interrelated services including master planning, architecture, space planning, and construction contract administration. As a multidisciplinary organization, GNA has the capability to provide full services to our clients for a wide range of project types and delivery systems.

Our Design Process

Design Brief: Conduct an interview with the client to establish a design program.

Research: Conduct research on the site itself; its history and environment. Problem-solve first, design later.
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Sketching + Conceptualizing: Develop the design concept around the program and research.
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Revisions: Revise and improve initial conceptual design

Production: construction documents and permit acquisition process.
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