CURTIS & WINDHAM - Key Persons


Alex Arroyo

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  • Associate
Alex Arroyo joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2019, after receiving a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University. At Curtis & Windham, he has been a part of teams working on new construction of urban residences in the city of Houston as well as country houses outside of Texas. Alex is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Avery Freeman

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  • Associate

Colin Patience

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  • Senior Associate
Colin Patience joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2014 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, where he was a recipient of the Andrew F. Kervick Award for Drawing. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture, supplemented with a concentration in Architectural Practice & Enterprise through the Mendoza College of Business. At Curtis & Windham, Colin has managed the design and construction of several residential projects. Colin is a registered architect and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Daniel Ostendorf

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  • Associate
  • Principal
Daniel Ostendorf joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2012 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, where he was the recipient of the Paris, Rome, Athens Prize. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture, supplemented with a concentration in Architectural Practice & Enterprise. While at Curtis & Windham, he has managed the design and construction of multiple projects spanning from Texas to California, including Staub Award winners in 2017 and 2019. Daniel is a registered architect and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

David Rice

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  • People

Hannah Hemmer

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  • People

Jenna Perstlinger

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  • Associate
Jenna Perstlinger joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and received several Masters in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Fine Art. She also holds a Certificate in Classical Architecture from the ICAA. Jenna is a registered architect, a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Jessica Most

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  • Staff Member
Jessica joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2021 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, where she was a recipient of the of the Noel Blank Design Award, an honor awarded for top thesis project as selected by the fifth-year jurors. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture, supplemented with a concentration in Historical Preservation & Restoration. Jessica is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Katerina Wiltz

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  • Associate

Katherine Hart Thiel

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  • Staff Member
Katherine Hart Thiel joined Curtis & Windham in 2009 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. With an education in classical architecture that included a year of intensive study in Italy and elsewhere in Europe, she is fluent in the language of classical detail and proportion and knowledgeable of architectural history and context. She has played significant design roles on several substantial projects for the firm that range from institutional work to master planning, including the additions to the St. John's School campus and the renovation of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, both in Houston, and the master plan for the town of Taos, New Mexico. Ms. Hart is also the primary designer of several residential projects in Houston. In addition, she has designed an extensive array of furniture, millwork, wrought iron and stone including the stone carving at the historic Julia Ideson Library in Houston. She is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Leighton Douglass

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  • People

Malik Ray

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  • People

Mark Ofield

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  • Director
Since joining Curtis & Windham Architects in 1997, Mark Ofield has played an instrumental role in developing the firm's method of collaborative practice between architects, consultants, clients, and contractors. His technical expertise and broad knowledge of architectural practice has been honed through a decades-long career in commercial and institutional architecture. He has completed several residential projects whose size and quality are of institutional scale and complexity. One of these, the Inverness Residence, was recognized with a John Staub Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Texas Chapter in 2011. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is a registered architect in the State of Texas.

Micaela Telleria

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  • Director
Micaela Telleria joined Curtis & Windham in 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. Supplementing her studies with a concentration in Historic Preservation and Restoration, Ms. Telleria has had many opportunities to travel and appreciate traditional and vernacular architecture of diverse regions such as Cuba, India, and Italy. At Curtis & Windham, she has contributed to the design and production of several residential and institutional projects. She is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Michael Taylor

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Michael Taylor joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2021. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, where he received a Master in Classical Architecture and Urbanism and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Michael is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Mickey Parks

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  • Staff Member

Nick Oddo

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  • Staff Member
Nick Oddo joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2021 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a recipient of the Dean's undergraduate thesis award for Design Excellence in Architecture and a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture Allied Arts. He received a Bachelor of Architecture, with a minor in Digital Marketing through the Mendoza College of Business. Nick is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Patrick Suarez

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  • Associate
Patrick Suarez joined Curtis and Windham in 2021. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, where he received a Master of Architecture in the Classical Concentration and a Bachelor of Architecture and Philosophy. Patrick also advanced his studies at the Traditional Boston School of Art. He is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Ron Stricklin

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  • Senior Associate
Ron Stricklin joined Curtis and Windham Architects in 2018, and leads the Landscape Architecture Department. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture. He has planned landscapes for civic, park & recreation, retail, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, and educational clients - as well as numerous residences. Ron is a registered landscape architect with T.B.A.E and CLARB, and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Ruben Mijares

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  • Associate
  • Principal
Ruben Mijares joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2017. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Ruben is experienced in the planning, design, management, and construction administration of large residential and commercial projects. He is a registered architect and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Russell Windham

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  • People
  • Principal of Curtis & Windham Architects
Russell Windham, a founding principal of Curtis & Windham Architects, has established a practice committed to the classical tradition. A native Texan, his early architectural career was formed in various offices, before returning to Houston to collaborate with William Curtis in 1992. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and has also served as the President of the Texas Chapter. 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, across the country, and at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York. The firm's work has been published in the monograph A Vision of Plac e, as well as in various journals. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Mr. Windham enjoys serving on juries at various architecture schools throughout the United States, and as a Director of the Memorial Park Conservancy.

Sebastian Grande

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  • People

Silvia Fernandez-Diaz

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  • Senior Associate
Silvia Fernandez-Diaz joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2021. Silvia received a Master of Architecture and a Master of Design from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. She has worked extensively throughout Europe, on projects of various scales and complexities. While at Curtis & Windham, she has worked on both residential and commercial projects. Silvia is a member of the Institute of Architecture and Art.

Theresa Thomas

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  • Senior Associate
Theresa Thomas joined Curtis & Windham in 2017. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, and studied abroad at the London Architectural Association. Theresa is a registered architect and a past president and board member of AIA Northeast Pennsylvania. At Curtis & Windham, Theresa has managed the construction of several large residential projects. She is a member of the Institute of Architecture and Art.

Tim Nemec

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  • Staff Member
Tim Nemec joined Curtis & Windham Architects in 2019 after graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design. His studies have focused in architectural history and preservation. Since joining Curtis & Windham, he has contributed to a variety of residential architecture and landscaping projects. Tim is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Todd Beckendorff

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  • Director
Todd Beckendorff joined Curtis & Windham in 2012 after graduating from The University of Texas School of Architecture. He received a Bachelor of Architecture, supplemented with a Minor in Business through the McCombs Business School. At Curtis & Windham, he has worked in a variety of project types, and managed both the design and construction of several residential projects. He is a registered architect and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

William Curtis

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  • Founding Board Member of the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
  • Principal of Curtis & Windham Architects
William Curtis, a founding principal of Curtis & Windham Architects, has a deep respect and knowledge of architectural history. His dedication to the study of the historical and physical context of his buildings produces work that is both beautiful and articulate. Drawing upon the wealth of traditional architectural precedent, he finds appropriate architectural expression while solving the architectural problems of modern life. To Mr. Curtis, a successful design is the sensitive and articulate response to a given context, exercised with control, restraint, and modesty. Formative years in Washington DC and abroad in Australia provided experience with large-scale institutional work and crafting classically literate buildings. Returning to his native Texas, he began his collaboration with Russell Windham in 1992. Mr. Curtis is a founding board member of the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. In 1999, he and Russell Windham received the organization's Arthur Ross Award, which honors architects working in the classical tradition. His work has received Palladio Awards and multiple John Staub Awards by the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He has lectured at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York, Denver, Atlanta, and San Francisco and at the Legends LCDQ Los Angeles, Theta Design Week, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston Design Center Fall Market, and at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. His work has been published in several books, including, Nice House by Samuel G. White, Creating a New Old House by Russell Versaci, The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design and Craftsmanship by Philip James Dodd, Traditional Architecture: Timeless Building for the 21 st Century - Rizzoli by Alireza Sagharichi and Lucien Steil and The Institute of Classical Architecture, A Decade of Art and Architecture 1992-2002. His work has also gained national attention in magazines, including Architectural Digest, Southern Living, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Period Homes, New Old House, Luxe National, and Mountain Living. His homes and gardens have appeared on local and national design tours including the Azalea Trail Houston and the national Garden Conservancy Open Days Tour. Mr. Curtis is a graduate of the University of Texas, and currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the University of Texas School of Architecture. He participates as a mentor and critic for his alma mater and for various architectural schools in Texas and around the United States. In 2017, Mr. Curtis completed Curtis & Windham Architects' first publication; a monograph on the work of Curtis & Windham entitled A Vision of Place. The monograph reflects on more than two decades of his practice of classical architecture. The book provides an expansive view of eighteen representative projects that show a great range of classical styles in residential, commercial and institutional architecture. A Vision of Place documents Mr. Curtis' versatility of classical ideals and methods and his dedication to the principle that classical architecture should uphold timeless design principles in both historic and modern design.

William Lancarte

Job Titles:
  • Senior Associate
William Lancarte joined Curtis & Windham in 2019. He received a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University, graduating as a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts. Will advanced his studies at the ICAA, where he focused on classical composition, proportion, drawing, and rendering techniques. At Curtis & Windham, Will has been involved in the design and management of several residential projects, and is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.‚Äč