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Brax Easterwood, AIA, LEED AP, Principal Architect

Brax Eaterwood is a Texas licensed architect bringing over 19 years of experience in construction, architecture, and urban planning to the team. He has been involved in all phases of project types with focuses on sustainability and community benefit. His experience includes years of institutional, commercial, and residential work providing clients with analysis, site planning, new building design, renovation and space planning. 

Before pursuing architecture, Brax worked in the construction industry for 7 years on residential and light commercial projects.  Studying architecture felt like the logical next step, and Brax received his master in architecture from the University of Tennessee in 2002, where he was also the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate.  After graduating, he spent nearly five years working with two well-respected firms in Houston before giving into the call of the salty air and cooler breezes of Galveston.

In 2006 Brax began work as a city planner for the City of Galveston, gaining invaluable experience in both public process and coordinating Galveston clients’ needs with codes and agencies at the local, state and federal levels.  Following Hurricane Ike in 2009, Brax decided it was time to return to his building and design roots and form his own practice here on the island. 

Associations

USGBC Galveston County Chapter Acting Chair

City of Galveston Building Board of Adjustment Chair

City of Galveston Neighborhood Master Plan Committee

City of Galveston Comprehensive Plan Committee

Galveston Historical Foundation Green Revival

Galveston Island Long Term Recovery Committee

Andrew Gregory, RA-Architect, LEED AP

Andrew brings long time experience as a Senior Project Manager, with planning, design, and management responsibilities. He is familiar with all phases of programming, design, and documentation with particular expertise in feasibility, building systems, construction, and code analysis. 

He received his Master of Architecture degree from Rice University as well as his Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven in 1992.  He has accumulated 16 years of experience working in Vermont, New York, and Galveston, Texas. 
 

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Rachelle Dunn, MArch

Rachelle Dunn is a recent graduate of Andrews University where she received her Master of Architecture degree. During the course of her studies, she spent a semester abroad in Europe which gave her an appreciation for urban and architectural designing. Sustainability is one of her favorite areas of study, both in architecture and in personal life. 

Rachelle's design philosophy is making a difference at a large scale and with design at a small scale with human activity are effective ways toward a more sustainable future. She joined the team in fall of 2016 and has experience in historic renovation, urban design, and interior design.

 
 

Shelby Gonzales, BArch

Studying at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Shelby graduated with her bachelor's degree in architecture in 2017. She studied abroad in Urbino, Italy for a semester and has volunteered for many Galveston organizations. 

Shelby volunteered two years for the Galveston Historical Foundation and has given her experience in historic renovation and design. She recently joined the team in June of 2018 and has experience in architectural designing and planning.