Founded in 1999 by Jeffrey Brown, Powers Brown Architecture is an award-winning Houston-based architectural firm that specializes in industrial and commercial design. They have offices in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia and have been responsible for more than a hundred award-winning designs. In addition to their stellar design work, they have also earned a number of awards for their efforts to incorporate environmentally responsible products into their projects. They have been in the business of incorporating green building products into their projects for well over a decade.
In order to demonstrate the firm's commitment to green practices, they have designed forty-five buildings with LEED certification. The company also promotes healthy products into its projects, and is among the leading practitioners of the health-minded design movement. Its most recent award comes from the AIA for a green-designed, LEED AP certified distribution center that will be one of the largest in the nation.
The firm is also a member of the Construction Quality Executives Council (CQEC), a prestigious group of building professionals that promotes exemplary building standards. They are also the only architecture firm to hold a seat on the CQEC's Board of Governors. As a member of the CQEC, Shaw is an active advocate for the industry, and has served on numerous committees that have helped guide the future of the industry. She is also an active participant in the construction industry, and is often referred to as a thought leader in the quality industry.
It is no secret that Powers Brown Architecture is known for its specialized design, and for its ability to draw on its depth of experience to provide clients with unique and innovative solutions. They have won several prestigious awards, including a coveted LEED citation for the Daikin Texas Technology Park. They have even been able to win over clients like Amazon, which has grown its distribution network to become the world's largest. In fact, the triumvirate of Powers Brown's top three offices is located in Houston, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.