Introduction: We are a full service architectural firm (see our website). My husband, Clark Mente and I are both licensed architects and we've been in business since 2002. We offer professional services for both large projects (new credit union up at the Domain) and small (tiny houses in Barton Hills).
We love both design and problem solving. We believe good design should be readily available to everyone and involves more than just aesthetics. A good design fits your budget and your taste. It grows with your business and family and it’s not outdated in 5 years. Following are overviews of both our Commercial and Residential projects.
We have a wide range of experience with financial institutions, offices and retail environments in both new construction and tenant finish-out.
We can tell you if a prospective site is feasible for your purposes, and do preliminary zoning reviews. We have worked in complex urban environments within the City of Austin such as TOD's and handled occupancy changes etc. for our Clients.
Small jobs, large jobs—we can help! We will consult with you, design with you or help you prioritize and decide if you need to add on, remodel, or both. Love your house but want a 3-seasons porch? We can be there whenever you need help, at your speed, because we get it--the options are overwhelming.
Do you love your house but want to redo the kitchen/bathrooms? We design millwork and can connect you with the trades to build your custom cabinets. Or, we can help you wade through the IKEA offerings (and do things with IKEA kitchens and baths that their $199 design consultants would never dream of).
If your job is larger, such as additions or new construction, we are here for you. We can decipher the City code and show you options on your site in 3D. We can help you understand your development options so you can make the right choices.
Finally, a few other things we do include: help you contract your own kitchen or bath jobs; help you buy tile, millwork, appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures etc through trade discounts; and lastly, if you are submitting to the City of Austin, Georgetown, Lakeway or Roundrock, we can walk you through it.
Please visit our website: mentesowellarchitects.com
We are always happy to share references for both our residential and commercial projects.