Celebrating 41 Years

1983 - 2024

“Virtue consists in a will that is in agreement with Nature.”

About

Founded in 1983 by C. C. Lee, AIA, LEED AP in Houston, Texas, STOA International Architects, Inc. (HUB/MBE) celebrates its 40th anniversary as an award-winning architecture firm. Throughout the years, we have remained committed to delivering innovative design solutions that not only serve the operational goals of our clients but also express the significance of our clients’ role in the greater community at large. STOA Architects is a Texas Corporation and certified by the state of Texas as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and a Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) with multiple offices located in Houston, Texas (HEADQUARTERS), Pensacola & Panama City, Florida (SUBSIDARY).

History

In July of 2001 STOA purchased the prestigious firm of Harry Golemon Architects and in June 2007 the firm of Amspacher & Amspacher Architects. STOA is proud to carry on the design legacy of Goleman & Rolfe Architects (est. 1947) and Harry Goleman Architects (est. 1987). The firm has a diverse portfolio, including aviation facilities, higher education, K-12, libraries, health care facilities, housing, multi-purpose service centers, community centers, public park support facilities, convention centers and hospitality. Many projects were made possible by acquisitions of our well established subsidiary office in Pensacola.

Uniqueness

STOA International Architects, Inc. (HUB/MBE) is an award-winning architecture firm delivering innovative design solutions serving the operational goals of our clients, and expressing the importance of our client’s role in the greater community at large. 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. 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). STOA’s approach aligns the energy and spiritual experience of Feng Shui with the modern ideas of energy efficiency. STOA considers factors such as the size, shape, and layout of the building as well as the landscape and surrounding buildings to create an ideal environment. We then recommend the best lighting options, color schemes, furniture placement, and materials to enrich people’s experience within the space.

Recognition

STOA Architects is the recipient of over 60 Regional, National and International Design Awards from various organizations and fellow members of the American Institute of Architects. We’re immensely proud of this recognition and attribute this to our belief that ideas based on different schools of thought, with more solutions to choose from, improve the chances of achieving the best possible design.

Value

Our value lies in helping all of our clients realize their dream. We listen to our clients vision and we bring their vision to life.

Culture

Our company culture is rooted in Stoicism Teaching. Our firm believes in approaching challenges with a calm and collected mindset, focusing on what is within our control while accepting what is not. By incorporating Stoic principles into our daily practices, we foster an environment that promotes personal growth, equanimity, and the delivery of high-quality architectural solutions to our clients.

Disciplines
  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Programming
  • Interior Design
  • Construction Management
  • LEED Design / Certification
  • ADA Compliance
  • Design Build
  • Project Management
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Feng Shui Consulting
In-House Capabilities
  • Building Information
  • Modeling (BIM)
  • Drone Documentation
  • 360 virtual tour
  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Printing