Upon its inception, we knew that the unwavering principals we would be based upon would represent the response to people, place and process. These elements are foundational in our approach to design…
Brandon E. Allen, AIA
As a graduate from the University of Texas School of Architecture, Brandon started his career in Fort Worth with a small, multidisciplinary firm working on various project types including several infill mixed use projects in Fort Worth’s Near Southside district. In 2012, after 10 years at the firm, Brandon set out on his own to start Allen Architecture.
Upon its inception, he knew that the unwavering principals it would be based upon would represent the response to people, place and process. These elements are foundational in his approach to design.
People- putting the client first, knowing and understanding their needs
Place- respecting the locale and having a deep awareness of the surrounding context and designing to fit appropriately within the environment
Process- the technical, logistical and emotional process that ensues while building
Delivering a project that functions within these parameters is pivotal to his work and has gained him accolades and recognition in both the professional and private sectors.
Outside of work, he can be found just there… outside. He enjoys the great outdoors and spends many nights under the stars teaching his daughter about life, roasting marshmallows and Willie Nelson.
• State Registered Architect
• AIA Member, on the local, state and national level since 2007
• 4 Term AIAFW Executive Board Member
• Cofounder of “Exploring Architecture”
• UTA AIAS Panelist, “How to Survive a Recession”
• UTA Dean’s Advisory Council Panelist, “Leadership, Ethics and Values”
• Star Telegram
• The New Small House, Tauntum Press
• AIAFW Young Professional Award, 2009
• Exploring Architecture received Texas Society of Architects Associate Special Merit Award, 2010
• Projects recognized in AIAFW Homes Tour and Ryan’s Place Tours
With an educational background in Interior Design from the University of Texas School of Architecture, Anissa’s inclination toward design started long before she set foot on campus. Having spent her childhood creating and building, she quickly became aware of intentionality of space and the emotional impact it creates. After graduation, Anissa spent several years in an executive role in the building industry before joining Brandon in 2014 during the growth of Allen Architecture. As the lead Interior Designer, Anissa oversees the interior architecture and design process, material and fixture selections and procures furniture and art for Allen Architecture and Interior Design projects. Meaningful design and relationships are ever apparent and pivotal in both her work and play.
In her time away from the office and field, she can be found volunteering as a docent at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth or creating art of her own with her vivacious and intuitive 5 year old.
• Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Docent
• The New Small House, Tauntum Press
Having grown up in the disciplines of music, foreign language and figure skating, choosing to study Architecture was both a turn and yet an innate inclination towards the elements she knew so well- culture, balance and symmetry. Ana-Sofia studied Architecture at the University of Arlington and spent her last semester as an intern with Allen Architecture. Upon graduation, she was immediately hired on as a architectural intern with the firm. She is well versed in the details and centric principles of the firm and fits in perfectly to the culture of “people, place and process.”
When not designing a path and plan for a client’s new space, she is making paths of her own… on the roller rink, where she can be found most weekends or sampling the latest Asian fare at a local restaurant.
• AIA Dallas Board Member, UTA AIAS Representative
• AIAFW Executive Director Assistant, Board Member and UTA AIAS Representative
• UTA AIAS Member, Event Coordinator, VP and President Press
• AIAS NATIONAL NEWS Recognitions
• AIA FW Certificate of Appreciation Award • AIAS National Office Chapter Leader of the Month, 06/2016