HOUSTON – Ziegler Cooper Architects has merged with the Hall Barnum Lucchesi Architects (ZCA+HBL), according to Scott Ziegler, founding principal of Houston-based Ziegler Cooper Architects.
“The acquisition of HBL Architects is an exciting step for both of our firms and will allow the combined talents and resources of ZCA + HBL to better serve our clients in the design of Worship, Educational and Community Facilities,” says Scott Ziegler, AIA, Founding Principal of Ziegler Cooper Architects.
Located in Houston, Texas, HBL Architects has provided quality architectural services since 1966 for civic, commercial, corporate, institutional, municipal, educational, religious and residential projects.
HBL Architects offers campus master planning, innovative building design and engaging interior design solutions to each of their clients. HBL’s current design portfolio includes St. Angela Merici Parish in Missouri City, Texas, St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Houston, Texas and Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Mt. Belvieu, Texas.
“As we work to help shape the growing city of Houston and larger region surrounding us, I am very excited about the merger of HBL Architects and ZCA,” Steve Lucchesi, AIA, Vice President of HBL Architects, says. “Through seasoned leadership and this blending of our talented forces, we will deliver to our current and future clients inspiring designs and sound technical expertise to ensure the success of many more landmark worship, educational and community projects.”
Lucchesi, will serve as Principal-in-Charge of the Worship, Education and Community Studio at the firm. Lucchesi has more than 27 years of experience in design, construction documentation and construction administration. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. “Under the capable leadership of Steve Lucchesi, Ziegler Cooper Architects will be able to enhance the level of design and architectural services to our clients in the greater Houston area and broader Texas region,” says Ziegler.
Ziegler Cooper’s Worship, Education and Community studio is currently engaged in the design of The John Cooper Rock Math & Science School’s expansion of a 56,000 s.f. STEM building, which recently broke ground in The Woodlands, Texas.