Doug Childers, AIA
Associate Principal, Houston Commercial Practice Leader

“Great places, neighborhoods and urban districts function much like well-designed buildings. They engage us and ask us to take ownership, they reflect who we are and who we want to be and connect us to our fellow humans.”


About Doug

Doug has a deep passion for and understanding of the ways that cities influence the quality of public life and the critical role that architecture plays in creating the public stage. A native of Houston, he is a strategic leader both professionally and in the community. Childers studied and lived in New York City for nearly two formative decades. Since returning to Houston in 1997, he has become an active champion for Houston’s unique form of urbanism and a leader of high-profile architecture and urban planning projects. “My passion for architecture operates on several levels — material, aesthetic, historical and cultural,” he said. “For years, the line between work and life has been imperceptible for me. My work is about the city — its people and its places; and much of life involves being a user and a co-conspirator in its daily life. It is a great privilege to play a part in the evolution and the life of the city.”

Professional Credentials
Registered Architect: Texas and Ohio
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Education
Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute  
Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government, Austin College