Over more than two decades, Curtis & Windham has pursued excellence in architecture and landscapes. In 1992, founding principals Bill Curtis and Russell Windham established the practice in Houston, and today with a design team of professionals spanning three disciplines, our work continues with a shared appreciation for the timeless design principles that are found in both historic and modern design.
Early opportunities to expand our scope of services led Curtis & Windham to design interiors in conjunction with architecture. By extension, the design of gardens and landscapes soon followed. Finding inspiration and richness at the boundaries between architecture, landscape architecture, and interiors, today we include these disciplines in three independent yet collaborative studios.
We have since completed a variety of residences, institutional buildings, and landscapes in which a comprehensive design ideal has been realized in a cooperative process between studios. Architectural relevance derived from contextually appropriate, thoughtful design defines the architecture and landscapes of Curtis & Windham, having achieved recognition at both regional and national levels.
Accolades for the firm include consecutive Palladio Awards and multiple John Staub Awards received since their inception in 2011 by the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. In 1999 Curtis & Windham received the Arthur Ross Award from the national organization for our work in Houston.
Our work has appeared in numerous publications with Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, and Period Homes among them. The books Nice House by Sam White and The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design, and Craftsmanship, and the companion volume The Art of Classical Details: An Ideal Collaboration by Phillip James Dodd feature the firm’s work. Our homes and gardens have also appeared on local and national design tours including the national Garden Conservancy Open Days Tour.
A monograph on the work of Curtis & Windham has been published by Texas A&M University Press entitled A Vision of Place. Please see our Monograph Tab for more information.