||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.
Our motto is Responsible Architecture. As architects, we feel we have a
responsibility to our clients and to the environment.
to the Client ::
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
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
Sustainable Homes and Energy Efficient
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
Institute of Architects (AIA)
Home Builders Association of St. Louis
||» Green Building Council Member 2007 to present
» St. Louis City Board Member 2007 to
» Codes Committee 2003 to 2004
|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
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.
Northside Community Housing, Inc.