CREATING A SENSE OF PLACE

Our roots are in the Southwest where the influence of cowboy legends and self-made oil men still loom large in the cultural vernacular. Borne from these traditions, is our down home sense of hospitality interlaced with our forward looking business sense.

To us, architecture is about connection; people connecting to one another in spaces designed to bring them together. A balance between form and function.

This is evident in every one of our completed projects. From the office remodel to the complexities of a multi-use retail development that spans a city block, GSO Architects believes that environmental, social, civic and economic goals must be balanced in order to achieve a successful project. 

APPROACHING THE WORK

We focus on an entire spectrum of services: architecture, interior design, space planning, site analysis & feasibility, zoning & code consulting. Our process is simple: listen, design, model, and build.

LISTENING

To our client’s goals and aspirations, and listening to the needs of their audience with an eye toward the long-term, beauty, flexibility, durability, functionality, and lower operational costs.

DESIGNING

Intuitively to those things with an eye for creativity, innovation and maximizing future value.
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MODELING

To cost-effectively iterate the designs in order to eliminate mistakes and improve the construction process.
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CONSTRUCTION

That delivers a more economical project while enlivening and invigorating the space and the people who use it.
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OUR PRINCIPALS

In order to maintain the highest degree of input and project supervision, we’ve been deliberate about the size of our leadership team. But don’t let that fool you. They possess over 70 years of combined experience and are all registered architects in the State of Texas.

Luis Gomez

As President and co-founder of GSO Architects, Luis is responsible for the day to day operations of the company, including staffing, project scheduling, construction documents, project management, and construction administration. He graduated from the University of Houston and has over 25 years of experience in various types of projects.

  • Currently Registered in Texas and Oklahoma
  • NCARB Certified
  • LEED AP BD+C

Lisa Swift

As co-founder and Principal of GSO Architects, Lisa manages the marketing, site planning, building design property entitlements, and interior design for the firm. She graduated from University of Texas at Austin, and has over 15 years experience in retail and commercial design. Lisa’s experience with city submittals, planning departments and code research is vital to get projects off to a successful start..

  • Registered in the State of Texas
  • LEED Accredited Professional

Jack O’Brien

Jack graduated from Texas A&M University and has more than 40 years experience in retail design. In 1974 Jack founded O’Brien & Associates, a national practice, with headquarters in Dallas and branch offices in Chicago, Denver, and East Hanover, New Jersey.

  • He won the SADI award for best shopping center in 2000 and 2001
  • Registered in 19 states
  • NCARB Certified