Joe Powers, AIA, with 39 years of experience as an architect, has been active in the Houston, Austin, Washington, D.C., and Denver markets. Completed projects include facilities for office buildings, distribution, assembly, manufacturing and healthcare. He has a demonstrated ability to design and document buildings that are attractive, economical and durable. Evidence of his ability to develop designs that are efficient and cost effective can be found in the numerous design/build and design/assist projects in which he has played a significant role. His familiarity with the Houston metropolitan area is key in making strategic decisions for the projects, ranging from construction type to building layout issues as they pertain to future flexibility and code compliance. He is particularly focused on balancing project budget issues with durability and quality.