A full-service architecture firm using the latest technologies to create design solutions at various scales and budgets
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A full-service architecture firm using the latest technologies to create design solutions at various scales and budgets

 
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ABOUT amoARCH

At amoARCH, we aspire to create places that serve our clients’ vision with an intentional awareness of essential human, urban, and environmental contexts. We believe it is our responsibility to treat our clients’ interests as our own and be stewards of sustainable design practices. Our design process integrates the art and science of architecture to enrich how people experience their world and create meaning from it. We strive to balance the use of advanced, innovative design techniques with a cost-conscious approach to meet the unique requirements of each project.

amoARCH is certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) in the state of Texas. 


CAVEH MASUM, AIA, NCARB  

Senior Principal | Design Director

Caveh Masum has 15 years of architectural design experience, and throughout his career has successfully completed projects of many types with construction costs that total over $500 million. As Senior Principal and Design Director at amoARCH, he leads the firm’s client development efforts and ensures the design quality of pre-planning, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration activities for projects of every size and scope.

 
 

Caveh’s commitment to design excellence and collaborative client service have earned him a strong reputation as an innovative, trusted advisor. Caveh is passionate about staying abreast of the latest architectural and urban design trends and infuses this knowledge into his work with each client. At the same time, his expertise is rooted in an astute understanding of architectural fundamentals, which ensures each project vision can be accomplished by meeting its functional and aesthetic requirements.


Caveh graduated cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and studied French urban design at the Centre d'Etude d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme in Saintes, France.

 
 
 
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OUR SERVICES

 
 

Architecture

Design services for new greenfield and brownfield facilities. Existing facilities can also be utilized and efficiently expanded upon.

 

Site Planning

Planning for access to public streets, walks and surrounding site context along with proper public fire service access.

 

Programming

Development of space requirements and needs for new and existing facilities. Space adjacency studies can also be provided.

 

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Full virtual design integration with clash detection to provide up front knowledge of all building systems before they are purchased and constructed.

 

Historic Preservation

Restoration of historic facilities per standard predefined legal definitions within the project's jurisdiction.

Interior Design

Design projects within existing buildings or portions of buildings. Furniture, fixtures and equipment can also be coordinated.

 

Master Planning

Large scale planning for urban scale projects. Transportation studies, infrastructure studies and zoning by-law studies can be provided.

 

Feasibility Studies

Development of requirements to help determine potential needs for new design and existing site adaptations.

 

Construction Administration

Oversight during the construction phase of the project to ensure compliance with approved design intent of the drawings. 

 

Green Design/LEED

Energy efficient designs and conscious solutions that have less impact on the environment. Health and wellness standards can be integrated into the design.

 
 
 
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OUR PROCESS

 
 

Clients are co-designers throughout the process

Clients and users of each space are invited to be members of the design team. It is important for us to listen and closely understand the motivation for and purpose behind the project, as well as the optimal ways it will be used. Every project begins with a collaborative kick-off meeting to learn about our clients’ perspective. Shared check-in meetings continue throughout the design and implementation processes to gather client input and approval along the way.

 

 

We share architectural knowledge to foster better decisions

Our clients are experts about their design vision. We are experts on how to bring that vision to life. It’s our job to share various design options with pros and cons of each to help our clients decide which choice best meets their needs in terms of materials, layout, cost, and use. We think it’s valuable for clients to be knowledgeable about the architectural design decisions.

 

 

Transparent quality control leads to cost and time savings

We are committed to providing a technology-enabled clash detection report for every project. By using Building Information Modeling (BIM), we problem solve any structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing issue before a single shovel is put into the ground. amoARCH is more capable of mitigating major errors and omissions than most other architecture firms. Our highly-skilled use of BIM on every project translates to cost and time savings for us and our clients.

 
 
 
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CONTACT US

 

amoARCH is located in Houston's burgeoning east downtown neighborhood. While we primarily serve clients in Houston, we do support clients throughout the state of Texas and across the United States.

If you would like to inquire about our services and how we might partner together on your architectural design project, you can reach us through the following avenues:

 

E-mail: contact@amo-arch.com

Phone: 832-821-8050