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Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, LLC is an architecture firm based in Chesterfield, Missouri specializing in creative solutions for all types of residential and small commercial projects. Curtiss received his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1992 and obtained his architectural registration from the State of Missouri in 1997. Curtiss is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), “the profession's most objective standards of competence”. NCARB certification enables an architect to become licensed in any State.
Responsible Architecture
Our motto is Responsible Architecture. As architects, we feel we have a responsibility to our clients and to the environment.


Responsibility to the Client ::

Service
At Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, LLC, we listen to our clients and design the project to meet their needs and budget. Throughout the design and construction of the project we provide exceptional service which is why so many homeowners and developers are repeat clients.

Universal Design
Universal Design, similar to Accessible Design and Barrier Free Design, is the idea that buildings and products should be usable and effective for everyone regardless of age or ability. Universal Design in a residence also means you are able to age-in-place without having to make major modifications to your home. Curtiss is experienced in Universal Design and was the architect for the Universal Design prototype house in Pagedale, Missouri. Curtiss has also been a presenter at two Universal Design conferences in St. Louis, MO. Click on www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/index.htm to learn more about Universal Design.

Responsibility to the Environment ::

Sustainable Homes and Energy Efficient Design.
Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, LLC is one of the area leaders in sustainable home and energy efficient design. Homes that are built sustainable, also referred to as “Green Homes”, reduce waste, use renewable products and are more energy efficient, minimizing the impact on the environment and saving the homeowner money on their utility bills. Curtiss has designed several homes that are tracking NAHB Green Building certification or LEED certification, two of the most recognized green standards that require a third party verification. Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, LLC has also designed over 51 homes that have received the “Energy Star Qualified” certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Curtiss keeps up to date with the latest technologies and products and has designed houses using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) and geothermal (ground source heat pump) heating and cooling.


» Read an interview of Curtiss Byrne by a Insulated Concrete Form Trade Magazine........PDF


 
    Professional Affiliations

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Energy Star Partner

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Home Builders Association of St. Louis (HBA)
» Green Building Council Member 2007 to present
» St. Louis City Board Member 2007 to 2012
» Codes Committee 2003 to 2004


    Miscellaneous

A Judge for the USGBC Natural Talent Design Competition - St. Louis Region - 2008

Roberts Place Homes on NAHB Green Building Conference Home Tour - 2007

Presenter at the Universal Design Summit - City of St. Louis - 2006 and 2008
 





So far, Curtiss has designed four housing developments for Northside Community Housing. He has been a valuable team member throughout the entire development process, from the resubdivision of parcels through construction supervision. Though 'affordable,' his designs are quite attractive and complement existing homes in the historic urban setting, which is important to us. What is also important is his patience during the process. He listens, offers constructive feedback, and works to deliver by making sure that the general contractor produces the product he designed.

Ernecia Coles
President
Northside Community Housing, Inc.

































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