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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

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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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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.

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Diego Hernandez, BArch

Diego Hernandez received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio in spring of 2018. During the course of his studies, he gained valuable insight in the design build process through community projects. As a native to Houston, Diego gained a new appreciation for Galveston after a summer studio hosted by the Galveston Historical Foundation. Those experiences sparked his interest into exploring the relationship between the built environment and emerging technologies. Diego joined the team in February 2019 and hopes to add value through his knowledge of design and planning.