COMMUNITY & MULTIFAMILY DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Great People Creating Better Architecture
McLemore Luong is a design firm committed to raising the bar for architectural, interiors, programming, and planning services, focusing on the People we serve and the customer service we provide. As architects, designers, principals, project managers, and administrators we have worked on a unique collection of community and multifamily projects. From suburban to urban, single- to multi-storied, and modern to traditional, we help guide our clients through all considerations to finely tune the design to fit their needs. We know that there are many architecture and design firm options out there. McLemore Luong sets ourselves apart by our People, approach, value, and efficiency. > People: We ensure that our clients are in the hands of the best team for their project. We design beautiful and thoughtful buildings with precise and efficient documents to ensure your project is designed to last. > Approach: We are not just project-oriented. We are first and foremost People- and process-oriented. Our team will fully engage with you to discuss important project considerations such as how community spaces will be utilized, what architectural style is preferable, and how refined or ornate finishes will be. We want to make sure our clients enjoy ease and assurance throughout the design process. You will never have to question our dedication or passion for your project. > Value: We deliver significant value to you as an Owner or developer because we provide highly skilled principals and staff to your project from start to finish. Our principal leadership, having worked for “Big Box” firms for over 30 years collectively, understands that some projects become just a number to already stretched-thin management and are assigned to green designers without much direction. What is lost in that experience is the hands-on customer service, technical abilities, and quality control for which our People are known. > Efficiency: Our firm utilizes the latest technology to provide accurate, sustainable, and efficient design. We produce high quality 3D renderings and visualizations that allow for real-time feedback and design optimization. We have also invested in tools that enable us to manage your project’s progress both in person and virtually. For your multifamily and community projects, McLemore Luong will provide unique solutions that meet your project’s aesthetic, schedule, and budget needs. We strive to design buildings that create a sense of vibrancy, longevity, and intention, and we would love the opportunity to create together. Sincerely,
Ryan H. McLemore, AIA, NCARB Alec A. Luong, AIA, NCARB, RID Principal Principal firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com o +1 346 708 8241 o +1 346 708 8241 c +1 713 825 1324 c +1 713 582 0996
What is A.M.D.G.?
And why is it written on the top right hand corner of our documents?
A.M.D.G. is Latin for “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” — translated into English as “For the Greater Glory of God.” As professionals, this isn’t a political or cultural statement. It’s much simpler. It is a reminder of why we do what we do and what is really important in our lives and our work.
RELEVANT TEAM EXPERIENCE
GREAT PEOPLE CREATING BETTER ARCHITECTURE. Relevant Team Experience RECREATION & AMENITY BALMORAL COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS - BALMORAL HOA Humble, Texas SUNTERRA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS - LAND TEJAS Katy, Texas EAGLE LANDING PARK AT TAMARRON - CITY OF FULSHEAR Fulshear, Texas SIERRA VISTA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS - LAND TEJAS Iowa Colony, Texas SORELLA POOL PAVILION - M/I HOMES & JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT Hockey, Texas CITY PLACE AMENITY CORE - DMB SPRINGWOODS Spring, Texas BALMORAL COMMUNITY CENTER - LAND TEJAS Humble, Texas* LAGO MAR COMMUNITY BUILDINGS - LAND TEJAS Texas City, Texas* BLUE LAGOON BAR & GRILL - BEACH 4 LAGOON Texas City, Texas* RANCH HILL SENIOR LIVING - INSPIRE COMMUNITIES Willis, Texas* RAYBURN RESERVE COMMUNITY PAVILION - HINES Tomball, Texas* AVALON COMMUNITY PAVILION - TAYLOR MORRISON Friendswood, Texas* MAVERA COMMUNITY PAVILION - PULTE HOMES Katy, Texas* CYNTHIA WOODS MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING - HOWARD HUGHES The Woodlands, Texas*
MULTIFAMILY TREE APARTMENTS - GREYSTAR DEVELOPMENT Austin, Texas* ELAN EAST APARTMENTS - GREYSTAR DEVELOPMENT Austin, Texas* TEMECULA APARTMENTS - DINERSTEIN GROUP Temecula, Texas* ASCENSION ON THE BAYOU - ASCENSION PROPERTY OWNER LP Houston, Texas* THE MARQ ON VOSS - LAKESIDE PLACE PFC Houston, Texas* TEXAS-METRO GREENWAY - SHF I METRO AT GREENWAY LLC Houston, Texas*
STUDENT & MILITARY HOUSING UNACCOMPANIED ENLISTED PERSONNEL QUARTERS - ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS Fort Campbell, Kentucky* MCAGCC BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Twenty Nine Palms, California* TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT GALVESTON MARITIME ACADEMY HALL - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT GALVESTON Galveston, Texas* TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT GALVESTON ATLANTIC & PACIFIC HALLS - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT GALVESTON Galveston, Texas*
CIVIC EAGLE LANDING PARK AT TAMARRON - CITY OF FULSHEAR Fulshear, Texas EAST ALDINE TOWN CENTER SHADE STRUCTURES - EAST ALDINE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Houston, Texas* CITY OF BELLAIRE AQUATIC CENTER MODIFICATIONS - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF BELLAIRE CIVIC CENTER - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF MANVEL SPORTS COMPLEX - CITY OF MANVEL Manvel, Texas* CITY OF PEARLAND SHADOW CREEK LIBRARY - CITY OF PEARLAND Pearland, Texas* CITY OF PEARLAND NATURE CENTER - CITY OF PEARLAND Pearland, Texas* CITY OF HUNTSVILLE VISITOR CENTER EXPANSION - CITY OF HUNTSVILLE Huntsville, Texas* CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE COLONIAL PARK - CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE West University, Texas* CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE COMMUNITY CENTER - CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE West University, Texas* CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE RECREATION CENTER - CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE West University, Texas* * WORK COMPLETED WITH PREVIOUS EMPLOYER Some images provided by Shutterstock
ALEC A. LUONG AIA, NCARB, RID PRINCIPAL
Architecture is my profession, and delivering a superior community design experience is my passion. I grew up in a family of educators and immigrants. My mother was a public school librarian for decades, and my father was a selfemployed immigrant from Vietnam. Their collective influence gave me a deep appreciation for learning and respect for the uniqueness of people. From personal experience, I understand the cultural bridge that a community center can create to unite diverse sets of families, friends, and neighbors. The design of these projects requires a critical eye for problem-solving and the accuracy and creativity to ultimately reach a concept that reflects the client, the community, and the context. Nothing is more satisfying than arriving at that perfect expression of connectivity. As a Principal of McLemore Luong, I strive to create a partnership dynamic with our clients informed by an understanding of community needs and a common cause to provide spaces with sensitivity to both economy and timeliness. c +1 713 582 0996 firstname.lastname@example.org
Master of Architecture, Virginia Tech Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech
CERTIFICATIONS HOW ARCHITECTURE INFLUENCES PEOPLE:
Architecture is the original influencer. The Greeks and Romans understood this to a degree never seen again. What we design impacts generations of individuals -actively and passively -- that interact with our buildings. Understanding that responsibility is a truly humbling force and one that drives us to use every opportunity to Create Better Architecture.
Registered Architect - Texas #24095, Virginia #0401019744, Nebraska #A-5380, New York #044461 Registered Interior Designer - Texas #12198 NCARB #124984
American Institute of Architects Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
RYAN H. MCLEMORE AIA, NCARB PRINCIPAL
Since graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Architecture, I have had the opportunity to accumulate a wide range of project experience in multiple industry sectors, including community, municipal, aviation, retail, higher education, corporate, recreational, multi-family residential, and single-family residential. At McLemore Luong, our core belief is that architecture is about People, and community design is a distinct implementation of that point of view. Whether the goal is to meet, inform, celebrate, play, learn, discuss, worship, socialize, or all of the above, my goal is to create community spaces that have a sense of place reflective of all who step inside. In addition, my range of experience allows me to resolve the most complex design and construction challenges. As a founding Principal of McLemore Luong, I am committed to walking side-by-side with my clients at every step of the design process. My focus is on delivering a superior, seamless customer service experience on every project.
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Bachelor of Architecture, The University of Houston
CERTIFICATIONS WHAT ARCHITECTURE MEANS TO ME:
For me, it isn’t a personal style. It’s a service and reflection of the values of a client and community. From modern to metal building, I put my heart and soul into every project.
Registered Architect - Texas #29930 NCARB #103875
American Institute of Architects Coastal Conservation Association San Antonio Apartment Association Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
GREAT PEOPLE CREATING BETTER ARCHITECTURE OUR EMPLOYEES ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE FIRM, AND OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS IS THE HEART. McLemore Luong is a growing firm of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and administrators who understand that delivering a successful project begins well before planning and design. Based in Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and Santa Monica, California, our diverse team has more than seven decades of combined multidisciplinary experience across many project classes, including community, retail, commercial, municipal, aviation, higher education, corporate, healthcare, recreational, and multi- and single-family residential. On each and every project, we strive to create ease and cohesion throughout project startup, execution, and close out. We stand behind our work, and our designs have an ultimate goal of clarifying, aligning, and responding to our clients’ visions, missions, and goals. When we reach your goals, we reach ours.
RELIABLE MWBE PARTNER
McLemore Luong is a growing firm of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and administrators ‒ from all over the globe. Our hiring practices reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, resulting in a firm with over 56% women and 63% minorities. This commitment, coupled with our investment in the personal and professional growth of staff, is a key component to recruiting and retaining the best that our profession has to offer. Our team’s diversity allows us to bring our collective experiences to our design process and better serve our communities and clients. Ultimately, we grow together and work as one team to develop fresh, creative, and high-performing spaces that shape their surroundings for the better. As a firm led by a Vietnamese American, we are a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the City of Austin, the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency, and the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency. The firm is also a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the State of Texas. We are also submitting for our Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification from the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as our MBE certification from the City of Houston. We anticipate the issuing of these certifications in 2022.
MULTIFAMILY HOUSING With surges in population into already-dense areas, multifamily residences are becoming not only places to live but also places to work, shop, play, and gather. McLemore Luong works with developers and contractors to design multifamily complexes of all sizes. No matter the complexity, we provide innovative and budget-conscious solutions for the most minimal to the most amenity-filled communities. Not all multifamily housing is created equally. At McLemore Luong, we understand the unique challenges specific to different market types. Student housing, workforce housing, senior living, and other residential types require different approaches to create a successful project. We work with developers and Owners from test fit to fit-out and beyond to generate market-ready solutions for each development type.
LIFESTYLE AMENITIES & COMMUNITY FACILITIES Fitness and business centers. Clubhouses. Family and dog parks. Ballrooms. Indoor and outdoor pools. Co-working spaces. These are just some of the amenities and facilities that can provide convenience and a sense of community to cities, counties, corporate and multifamily buildings, and residential neighborhoods. Health and wellness and the ability to maintain an active lifestyle have also become more important to residents over the years. Creating these functional spaces can respond to both a need for a healthy lifestyle and social engagement. At McLemore Luong, we recognize the impact that state-of-the-art amenities and community facilities can have on their users. To provide safe, accessible, and aesthetic fitness facilities, we know they require well-ventilated HVAC systems, respond to ADA standards for accessible design, and accommodate multipurpose functions. Spaces that host special events will need to be sensitive to sound, lighting, and sightline factors. Co-working spaces can consider modular design to transform large conference rooms into private offices. For any project, we know how to actively engage all stakeholders and members of the community to ensure all objectives are met.
WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON:
Providing better customer service and delivering accurate, innovative, and tailor-made projects to our clients.
COMMUNITY MASTER PLANNERS We know that architecture is about People and that residents are a community’s essence. We help our clients develop community spaces that are memorable and unique to the development through thoughtful planning and consideration of the natural environment. To ensure project success for our clients, we first establish the program’s overall aesthetic, purpose, and vision. Then, we work together with all stakeholders involved in community planning, including development engineers, landscape architects, marketing and branding strategists, and the selected contractor, to ensure a successful project. We also rely on our personal experiences as parents and guests to guide our design process to consider community and recreational usability by all user groups, child safety, ADA accessibility, security, and access control. Our goal is to develop projects that are timely in delivery and timeless in design. Our projects are as sustainable as possible and fit our clients’ current needs and, if necessary, future expansion. By leveraging our extensive knowledge, clients can make early, informed design decisions without compromising user experience, accessibility, flexibility, or economy.
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN SPECIALISTS “Live, work, and play” are most intimately intertwined in the residential space. We know that the most important component of residential design is that it must be tailor-fit to the individuals and families that make up a neighborhood’s fabric. Our design approach starts with the fundamental basics of residential planning. In close collaboration with homeowners, builders, and developers, we identify core values and the best use of space to create material impact for the good of inhabitants and the environment. Whether the project is new construction or renovation, a single-family home, mixed-use building, or luxury apartment complex, our design is informed by the ultimate goal of creating a safe, healthy, and comfortable experience of space for all residents. Our firm’s principals provide top-level involvement and work with clients and experienced professionals through work sessions and design charrettes to integrate purpose, pragmatism, and performance into the overall design. From high-end amenities, branding, and pedestrian-friendly solutions to phasing and scheduling, acoustics, and sustainability, we design from all angles and consider all factors that transform a collection of homes into a vibrant community.
ANYTHING BUT COOKIE CUTTER Instead of a cookie-cutter approach replicating previous projects, we provide true personalization bolstered by lessons learned and extensive boots-on-the-ground experience. Our team-like design approach involving all stakeholders has a track record of meeting all project goals. We will walk with you step-by-step to transform your project idea into reality.
ON TIME & WITHIN BUDGET We do not believe project constraints should restrict great design. We know the strict standards our clients demand in terms of quality, timeliness, and cost accuracy. Our versatile experience renders us uniquely capable of providing valuable insights and solutions to our client, design, and engineering partners to meet every project’s particular schedule, budget, and design needs.
AS TRUE DESIGN PARTNERS McLemore Luong believes that architecture should be practiced with the accuracy, intention, and passion any licensed profession deserves. We’re focused on the relationships with the people we work for and our craft so that we can deliver an outstanding project experience and superb design product every time. Clients can expect high-quality design, customer service, and a commitment to deliver at every stage of the process, from programming to warranty.
CUSTOMER SERVICE FOCUSED:
As your design partners, we will work with you to build a lasting professional relationship based on confidence, trust, and exceptional performance.
CONTACTS: ALEC A. LUONG, AIA, NCARB, RID Principal c +1 713 582 0996 firstname.lastname@example.org
RYAN H. MCLEMORE, AIA, NCARB Principal c +1 713 825 1324 email@example.com
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