As a founding principal of Curtis & Windham Architects, Russell Windham has established a practice committed to the classical tradition. From his wide-ranging travels, work, and study of both European and American architecture he combines a sculptor’s sense of scale and proportion with a deep interest and understanding of architectural styles and ornamentation. For Mr. Windham, what takes a building beyond mere structure and elevates it to an architectural experience is applying with a skillful hand, lessons learned from the study and appreciation of traditional and classical architecture. A native Texan, his early architectural career was formed in London and the East Coast before returning to Houston to collaborate with William Curtis in 1992.
Mr. Windham is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and has served as President of the Texas Chapter, as well as the Board of Directors for the national organization. In 1999, he and William Curtis received that organization’s Arthur Ross Award, which honors architects working in the classical tradition. He has lectured and exhibited in Texas, Rome, and at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York. He has published work in Architectural Digest and Southern Accents, also in The Art of Classical Details, a book by Phillip James Dodd. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Mr. Windham has served on juries at various architecture schools throughout the United States. He is a member of the Rice Design Alliance, and a Trustee of the Post Oak Montessori School.