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Over the last 12 years, Spencer Howard has managed projects totaling more than $150 million that have added nearly 400,000 square feet to the city of Houston, as well as preserving and restoring 25 historic buildings, 10 of which are now protected landmarks. Notable projects include the mitigation of Rice University’s Lovett Hall and Baker College, the renovation of the Maxwell House Coffee and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic families’ mansions in River Oaks, and the design and construction of an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.

Spencer Howard is a recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Best of Houzz award and his work has been featured on PBS and CBS, and in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Houston Chronicle, Texas Architect, Architecture Today, Metropolis Magazine, Yellow Magazine, and the Houston Business Journal.

Whether designing and constructing an orphanage in Africa or managing the restoration of a historic home in Houston, Spencer Howard uses sustainable project planning tools he developed that have led to the successful completion of several projects for Rice University and 75 grants for disaster assistance and hazard mitigation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Spencer Howard is an Associate of the American Institute of Architects and is an accredited professional with the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. He looks forward to collaborating with each of his clients to ensure total project success!


Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Houston

Master of Construction Management,
University of Houston

Awards / Press:

  • Published – Face to Face with Spencer Howard

Houston Business Journal, September 2013

  • Published – Grand Reinvention

Architectural Digest, August 2013

  • Published — Harvard Residence in the Heights

The Leader, March 2011

  • Published — New Colleges at Rice University

PBS New Living, August 2010

Architecture Today, July 2010

Texas Architect, January 2010

Metropolis Magazine, October 2008

  • Published — Preservation in Houston’s East End

Houston Chronicle, August 2009

KHOU Channel 11, August 2009

Swamplot, August, September, and October 2009

  • Presented — International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management

Jeju, Korea – May 2009

  • Published — Wichita Residence and Landscape

Yellow Magazine, February and May 2008

  • Published — Dining by Design: Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids

Elle Decor, October 2005

  • Sponsorship — Greenland Summit Station: National Science Foundation

VECO Polar Resources, 2005

  • First Place — SpaceHab Lunar Rover Competition

Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, 2004

  • Honorable Mention — Twain Elementary Design Competition

Houston Independent School District, 2003