brett zamore design


brett zamore design llc

1137 e 11th street

houston, tx 77009

p: 713 623 1926

f: 832 519 1277



Established in 2007, Brett Zamore Design has gained national recognition for

architecture that is sensitive to our surrounding conditions, mindful of the past,

the present and the shifting, ever-changing world. Our LEED Accredited

office designs buildings that are environmentally responsible, simple

and modern yet warm in texture and composition. Each project is well thought

out, captures the vision of our clients and are a unique fit within their natural

context. By creating projects that adapt and readapt to different situations

and needs, it is our belief that successful architecture makes a difference.


2011 UHGBC Grant Winner for Z-Fab

2010 Houston Business Journal Landmark Award, Judges Special Recognition, Center St. Develop.

2010 Houston Heights Community Development Award for New Construction, Center St. Homes

2009 Good Brick Award, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, Historic Bungalow 'Green' Renovation

2008 Best Architect, Houston Press, Best of Houston Awards Issue

2007 '08 and '09 Houston Heights Association Jury Member for Best New Architecture

2006 Biloxi Home Competition (Finalist and Selected Home), Architecture for Humanity

2005 Decorative Center & Paper City Design Excellence Awards, Single Space Winner

2005 Winner of Houston Heights Residential/Restoration Renovation Award

2003 AIA Houston On The Boards, Best Of Show, First Place, The Shot-trot

2000 Houston AIA Honor Award, Restoration & Renovation. Poe School.

1999 Keep Houston Beautiful, Mayor's Proud Partners Award.

1999 Greater Houston Preservation Alliance Steward Title Good Brick Award.

1998 ACSA Design/Build Collaborative Practice Award, First Place.


Professional Builder, Small Wonder, October 2009

Paper City, Making Style Happen, January 2009

Everything Must Move, Architecture at Rice 44, House 00, Monacelli Press, 2009

Houston Press, Best of Houston, Best Architect, Sep. 25 - Oct. 1, 2008

HGTV, Beyond the Box, September 2008

Inc. Magazine, Elevator Pitch, July 2008

Houston Chronicle, The Softer Side of Prefab, July 20, 2008

Metropolis, Cottage Industry, June 2008

O At Home, Shelter From the Storm, Summer 2008

Texas Architect, In MS, Houston Design Firms Assist Post-Katrina Housing Recovery, Sep./Oct. 2007

Residential Architect, After the Storm, August 2007

The New York Times, House and Home, Design Steps up in Disaster's Wake, August 2, 2007

This Old House Magazine, Biloxi House, July 2007

Cottage Style, Creating Cottage Style, 2007

Cottage Living, Labor of Love, May/June 2007

Cite, Small Houses for a Big City, Spring 2007

Texas Architect, Post-Katrina Housing Recovery, September/ October, 2007

Texas Architect, East Biloxi Model Home, March/April, 2007

Metropolitan Home, House Hunter, February 2007

Architectural Record, Architecture for Humanity, October, 2006

Metropolis, Why I'm (Occasionally) Proud to be an American, September 2006

The Perfect $100,000 House, Karrie Jacobs, Viking Press, pp179-202, August 2006

Los Angeles Times, Curb, and Pocket, Appeal, July 27, 2006

002houston, Affordable Infill Houston - A Possible Dream, May 2006

HGTV, What's With That House?, April 12, 2006

Greater Houston Weekly, The Shot-trot, January 18, 2006

Houston Chronicle, Living Color, January 7, 2006

Time Magazine, Innovator, December 4, 2005

HGTV, Small Space, Big Style, December 1, 2005, Cheap = Good, October 5, 2005


Pinkcomma Gallery, Boston, Welcome Hometta, October, 2009

New World Museum, Houston, Welcome Hometta, July, 2009

Rice Design Alliance 2009 Architecture Tour, Small Houses x9, Shot-trot, March 2009



Brett E. Zamore, Principial, AIA Associate, LEED AP


Rice University School of Architecture, M.A., 1999.

Yale University, B.A. 1994.


University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Lecture, February 2011

Rice MBA and Rice Architecture, Visiting Critic for final reviews, April, 2010

Auburn University, From Shotgun to KIT, October, 2008

Stephen F. Austin State University, Design Sensitivity, March, 2008

University of Kansas, From Shotgun to Shot-trot and Beyond, February, 2007

Rice MBA, Process Innovation in Construction and Design, March, 2005, '06 and '08

Making it Happen, New Orleans, LA, Invited Participant, January 20, 2006

University of Houston School of Architecture Summer High School Program, July, 2005


Rice Architecture, Thesis Reviews, December, '01, '02

Rice Architecture Building Workshop, Semester Faculty, Building the Lounge, Spring, 1999