Full service architecture and interior design firm focusing on Learning, Working, Healing and Living environments. We create efficiencies and use strong relationships with builders and municipalities to deliver inherently sustainable building assets.
GSC is a full service architecture and interior design firm. We elevate our clients’ vision of success by designing built environments to cultivate community.
GSC's understanding of group dynamics and communal interaction dates back to the company formation in 1978, and has led us to organize our practice into four key departmental areas: Learning environments, Working environments, Healing environments and Living environments.
These areas encompass several industry segments, including Higher Education and K-12 Education, Corporate, Science/Technology, Healthcare, Senior Living, Retail/ Hospitality and Civic/ Government. We continuously build our clients’ success by creating efficiencies, utilizing our strong professional relationships with builders and municipalities, and providing inherently sustainable building assets. GSC is managed by five principals.
Our multi-disciplinary staff of 40+ works collectively to form specific teams of experts for each project, enabling success throughout the entire process of design, from site planning to final equipment installation and occupancy.
GSC Architects has extensive experience integrating sustainable design principles in projects ranging from a 2,000 square foot commercial retail bank to an 875,000 square foot technology corporate campus. Each of these projects respond uniquely in regards to client needs while employing strategies to respond to the site and natural environment, reduce water use, conserve energy, and provide healthier environments for building users.
GSC Architects is a member and supporter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and two-thirds of our staff are LEED® Accredited Professionals. The firm also has employees experienced in the Austin Energy Green Building Program.
We are an Austin Energy GreenChoice® Champion, purchasing renewable energy for the operation of our office. We also use high efficiency computer systems and have an office-wide recycling program.
GSC is a recipient of the coveted "Firm Achievement Award" from the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The annual award is the highest honor that AIA Austin can bestow on an architecture firm for contributions to the community, the profession and for producing distinguishing architecture.
Association/Organization memberships: AIA
Service Area: Firm locations in Austin and San Antonio, conducts work across the United States
Green Building Project Experience: AMD Lone Star Campus, LEED Gold. GSC provided Planning/Programming, Architectural Design, Construction Administration, Interior Design, and Furniture Specification. The buildings were designed and oriented to reduce the solar heat load, while preserving access to spectacular views. The innovative interior space plans provide raised access floors for air and power coupled and 100% modular workstations that provide flexibility and reduce ongoing costs associated with rearranging spaces. Rainwater is harvested from the buildings’ roofs, providing irrigation to the site and 15% of the water for the campus’s cooling towers as well as reducing the impact of site storm water collection tanks by over 100%.
Fort Hood Chapel Complex and Religious Education Facility, LEED Gold. GSC provided Planning/Programming, Architectural Design, Construction Administration, and Interior Design. The fairly rigid design standards of the Army forced the design team to come up with creative solutions to complex issues while still matching the feel of the surrounding built environment. By establishing a highly-detailed basis of design in initial meetings with the client, the Schematic Design process was not needed, and time-consuming decisions were minimized later in the project.
Austin Community College Round Rock Campus, LEED Silver. GSC provided Planning/Programming, Architectural Design, Construction Administration, Interior Design, Sustainable Design Certification, Furniture Selection, and Equipment Selection. The project earned the 2011 Austin Business Journal’s Best in Real Estate – Social Impact Award and the 2010 ABC Central Texas Chapter - Certificate of Excellence.
Why this company is listed : GSC Architects is a member and supporter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and two-thirds of our staff are LEED® Accredited Professionals. The firm also has employees experienced in the Austin Energy Green Building Program.
Service Provider: Yes
Non-profit Organization: No
Government Agency: No
MWBE - Minority/Women Owned: No
Veteran Owned: No
This company provides service in the following regions:
- Denver City
- Ft. Worth
- Wichita Falls
- Mineral Wells
- Mt Pleasant
- The Woodlands
- Texas City
- Bay City
- Lake Jackson
- Port Lavaca
- Corpus Christi
- Round Rock
- San Marcos
- Cedar Park
- Copperas Cove
- Fort Stockton
- San Angelo
- Del Rio
- El Paso
- Big Bend National Park
- Fort Davis
- San Antonio
- New Braunfels
- Crystal City