Tracy and Joe have been practicing together since 2003 – the year they were married.

one 2014Joe, a registered architect in the State of Texas, brings principles of architecture to every project but also interior design, landscape design, furniture design, graphics and art fabrications. This broad-based view of architecture was sharpened through his education at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture and his Master of Architecture from
Rice University. He worked at firms in New York, Houston and San Francisco and taught at Texas A&M University, the TCU interior design program and at the University of Texas at Arlington. Joe has been recognized with invitations to lecture at several universities, design awards, the publication of a book on his student’s work titled, Windows of Observation, an Excellence in Teaching Award while teaching at Texas A&M University and the exhibition of his artwork at diverse venues.

twoTracy is involved in all aspects of FIRM817 projects from start to finish. Trained as a nurse, her “intake” skills honed from that career are harnessed for exploring how people live and function in their work and home environments and how they maybe want to live differently. She is part of the discussion about all big picture concepts such as scale and proportion.

She is also engaged in the smallest details of finish construction. Her Bachelor of Science is from the University of Texas at Arlington and her formal design education is from TCU. Tracy has been invited to present at numerous community groups on topics of health, organization, color and design.

Tracy and Joe launched design talk on KTCU 88.7 – a weekly live radio program that they hosted for 3½ years. Tracy and Joe were recognized by the Texas Society of Architects for their radio program. They also started a monthly program called Design Talk at the Center for Architecture in Fort Worth – hosting speakers to address design topics relevant to the community.

Tracy and Joe have three sons, two grandchildren and a pair of small dogs – Duchamp and Rosie.