FAIA | Principal
Brian leads the San Antonio office and the firm’s residential, ranch, and vineyard related projects currently in California, Hawaii, Maryland, and Texas. With a passion for authenticity, richness and well-crafted materials, Brian’s work champions the honesty of modernism with a commitment to practical yet artful solutions. Each project maintains a focus on the convergence of distilled design, regional ecology, ingenuity, and resilience that allows the structures to step back in favor of the surrounding natural landscape.
Brian’s work has been recognized with national, state and local AIA design awards, and additional awards from related industries. Most notably, Armstrong Oil and Gas in Denver received the 2011 AIA Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture; Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn in Paso Robles received an AIA Small Projects Award in 2019. Clayton Korte projects led by Brian have been published nationally and internationally, most recently with the Hill Country Wine Cave on the cover of Interior Design magazine’s September 2020 issue.
In February 2020, Brian was elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects, an honor awarded to only three percent of all AIA members that acknowledges personal achievements, architectural excellence and those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.