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We deliver innovative design solutions that not only serve the operational goals of our clients, but that also express the importance of our client’s role in the greater community at large.

Our Work

Our future-oriented designs focus on the shape of the environment and the people inhabiting the space to build a sense of community for a better tomorrow.

About Us

STOA International Architects, Inc. is an award-winning architecture firm delivering innovative design solutions that not only serve the operational goals of our clients, but that also express the importance of our client’s role in the greater community at large.

STOA is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firm certified by the City of Houston, a METRO and Port of Houston Authority Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) firm certified by the State of Texas.

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Having designed projects that are diverse in size, type, and budget, portfolio highlights include:

Mickey Leland International Terminal

The University of Houston Welcome Center

George R. Brown Convention Center Phase I & II

STOA is continually inspired by the growth of Houston and the opportunity to create an environment that engages the unique character and vision of each project we undertake.

14+ Silver & Gold LEED Certified Projects

60+ National & International Awards

Alliances with highly-qualified consultants

STOA is proud to present the latest technologies and trends in the design and construction industry to streamline our process, facilitate a shared understanding of the design, and support integrated project delivery.

Parametric Design

Building Information Modeling

Energy Simulation

Meet Your Team

C.C. Lee, AIA, LEED AP, AMDP

Founder

Chao-Chiung (C.C.) Lee is a world-renowned Architect who has managed a successful architectural practice since 1983. C.C. Lee is a Feng Shui Master who has been teaching interactive workshops at Rice University since 1999 as well as many other universities around the world.

Mario Bolullo, RA

Principal Designer

Mario Bolullo has an outstanding reputation as an award-winning designer with an extensive background in designing diversified building types, mixed-use developments, and building renovations. He has designed projects throughout the United States, Canada, and Main Land China.

Gregg Stephens, RA

Principal Management

A licensed architect and 30-year veteran, Gregg Stephens possesses a deep understanding of construction methods and techniques that have helped him develop a design approach that is conceptually strong and technically competent.

Total Environmental Alignment

STOA is the only architectural firm in the U.S. that is equipped with the capability to holistically address the psychological, behavioral, and economic aspect of building design through Feng Shui spatial values. Our firm has long practiced a unique design approach that incorporates traditional Feng Shui practices with modern green design methods, which we call “Green TEA” (Total Environmental Alignment).

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As County Commissioner, I have worked with STOA Architects as they have provided architectural services under a continuing services agreement with Fort Bend County. Their activities included the provision of services related to the design of the Sienna Plantation Branch Library in Missouri City.

- Grady Prestage, Commissioner Precinct 2

The entire STOA team had a thorough understanding of the mission of the district, having worked closely with our educators, administrators, and school board to develop the appropriate.program and size for the approved budget.

- Dr. Eugene Eski, Charter School Solutions

We have greatly benefited from the firm’s outstanding ability to find that often elusive balance between cost efficiency and integrity of design. The team was relentless in their pursuit for the right solution to the design challenges of K-12 projects.

- Oscar Saenz, JACOBS

We have enjoyed engaging STOA in a wide variety of design projects on the Rice campus that range from classroom remodels, office programming, design studies, and site planning.

- Bob Nguyen, Rice University

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