Gulf Coast Green 2019
Crossroads: Inclusive Exchange


Two Roads Converge: The Small House and Architect Led Design / Build


Why do we live the way we live?  Why do we work the way we work?  This session will look at the convergence of these two questions through the observational lens of m + a architecture studio, who in 15 years of practice has had an obsession with the Small House as a positive reach into the lives of more people of varying socio-economic status, and run that obsession alongside an evolving alternative practice and project delivery approach of architect lead design / build.  Taken together, these two things have allowed for a greater number of projects to be realized, and offered the ability to directly inform each project to be more in tune with broader social imperatives of the impact what it means to build, and what it means to dwell. 



Mark Schatz

Mark Schatz, one of two principals of m + a architecture studio,  AIA Houston's Firm of the Year 2014, was TSA young architect of the year 2013, and AIA Houston Ben Brewer young architect 2011, being cited for innovation in practice and excellence in design.  m + a's work has been happenstance published in a wide range of outlets from Cite to Houston Chronicle to Dwell over 15 years of practice, and has appeared on several HGTV shows and most recently HOUZZ TV.  m + a has been recipient of a small range of design awards, ranging from professional to trade organizations.  Mark has previously taught second and third year design studios at UH and often guest lecturers for various classes on various topics at UH.  

Time and Location


1:10pm - 2:00pm

CE Credit