Engaging clients in a collaborative, client-centered approach

Steve Chambers is a Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas-based residential architect and President of Stephen B. Chambers Architects Inc. Chambers Architects specializes in custom home design, remodeling, and historic renovation. Steve Chambers is a licensed architect and licensed interior designer with over 35 years of experience. His distinctive designs have won many awards and have been seen in many national publications. From Texas Ranch to Regional Modern to English Cotswold homes, Steve Chambers’ architecture is timeless, elegant, and suited to fit the individual needs and desires of each client. “Creating the feeling of home has nothing to do with a house’s size, nor does it require a particular style. It has to do with the character, quality, and details within the three-dimensional space. Hiring an architect helps the client achieve truly customized living spaces and creates a structure that can inspire its inhabitants everyday.”

Steve Chambers’ Texas modern residential architecture has often been referred to as Regional Modernism. This particular approach to design uses a structure’s geographical context in an attempt to counter the often placelessness and uniform identity that was seen in the International Style of modern architecture. Regionalism is not vernacular or folk architecture, but rather an avant-garde approach that originates from referencing the details, geometry, materials, form and massing of structures specific to a locale or region.

Steve has intentionally kept his Dallas architectural firm small since 1975 so that he can work with every client through every phase of the design process. Steve engages his clients in a collaborative, client-centered approach to the design of their homes. It is a core value for the firm that what evolves from this process is far more relevant to the needs of his clients and forms the foundation for good architecture. Our firm collaborates with the clients throughout the process. Without this, the architect’s work is mere decoration of the landscape and an extension of the ego of the architect. Stephen B. Chambers Architects, Inc. also believes in using the principles of Sustainable Design and Universal Design. The architect’s responsibility is first to the client, but he is also mindful of the community and the world as a whole.

As a licensed architect, licensed interior designer, and former general contractor, Steve understands how each of these disciplines must come together to achieve a balanced and unified result.

• Licensed Architect
• Licensed Interior Designer
• Member: AIA (American Institute of Architects)
• NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)
• Member: Preservation Texas
• Member: Building Green, Green Building Connect, Green Design
• Bachelor of Architecture, Texas Tech University

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“I can say with all my years of practice–and there have been many–I enjoyed working with Steve more than any other architect. His dedication and sensitivity to projects is always impressive.”
– Lee Overstreet, Landscape Architect
The design looks fantastic! Thank you so much, Steve, for working through these changes with me.  I know I’ve had a lot of revisions, but having the freedom to explore the architecture with you was invaluable and helped me to realize the concept, and make it a reality soon. This experience was well worth the time and energy we put into it together.
– Chris Hornbaker, Oenologist, Eden Hill Winery

Interview on Historic Preservation with Steve Chambers

Interview on English Design with Steve Chambers