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The firm is managed and directed by O. Russell Worley, AIA. Mr. Worley was born in Dallas and moved to Houston in 1950 where he attended public schools, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. He first attended Texas Christian University and is a graduate of both the University of Oklahoma and Rice University.

Prior to the establishment of the firm in 1980, his background and experience included ten years with two well- established and well-regarded local firms; 3D/International (Neuhaus + Taylor) and later with Lloyd Jones Brewer and Associates. His initial design training was under the guidance of Harwood Taylor, FAIA and later with Herman Lloyd, FAIA. His various responsibilities included that of Project Director for numerous large, commercial projects as well as Construction Architect for several of Houston’s tallest high-rise office buildings. Russell and his wife Sharon live in Avalon Place along with their faithful yellow lab, Hattie.

Rice University (M. Arch)
University of Oklahoma (B. Arch)
Texas Christian University

Professional Affiliation
American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Houston Chapter AIA

Past President, Current Director, Avalon Property Owners Association
River Oaks Area Representative, Super Neighborhood Council within the Upper Kirby District
Past Member of the Board of Directors and Vice President, The Briar Club
Past Member of the Board of Directors, Upper Kirby District Foundation
Member, St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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O. Russell Worley, Inc. / Architects.

The architectural firm of O Russell Worley, Inc. / Architects was founded in 1980 and specializes in custom design for new home construction as well as for the renovation and remodeling of existing homes. The firm takes pride in attentive, personalized service and creative design, while maintaining practical and cost-effective solutions. Projects include both new construction and major additions for upper-end, private residences located in Houston’s finest neighborhoods as well as homes throughout Texas and in Kentucky, Florida, Colorado, Georgia, and Connecticut.

This established firm has enjoyed an excellent reputation for luxury residential architecture in the local community for over 37 years. Several of its projects have been published in such magazines as Interior Design, Houston Home and Garden, Ultra, House Beautiful and The Robb Report, and have been featured on the Home and Garden Channel (HGTV).

The firm recently completed the construction of a 16,000 sq. ft. new home on East Friar Tuck, an 11,000 sq. ft. new home in Stablewood, a 6,000 sq. ft. new home in Royden Oaks, a 14,000 sq. ft. new home on Timberwilde plus the design of a 12,000 sq. ft. new home in Piney Point. Recent commercial projects include the award winning interior remodeling of The Briar Club in Houston and the Horse Farm Office Building for Mt. Brilliant Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. High-rise residential projects in Houston include those within The Huntingdon, Villa d'Este, The Houstonian, and The Warwick Towers.

The firm works with the finest custom home contractors in collaboration with the best interior designers, landscape architects and consultants. Please tour our design portfolio and then contact O. Russell Worley , Inc. / Architects to discuss your project needs.

Member in good standing,
American Institute of Architects

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