An architectural firm specializing in ranches, residential design, and historic restoration.
“A home is not simply a building; it is the shelter around the intimacy of a life.” John O’Donohue
When clients meet with Dallas, Texas architect Stephen B. Chambers for the first time, they understand the meaning of a personalized practice. His clients have been acquiring memories, tastes, habits, and preferences for their entire lives. Steve listens to their visions for a new home and analyzes their daily habits, and together they create a unique home that is centered around the way they live. He believes a home is the extension of who they are, what they do. The architect is their guide. A home should enrich and facilitate life, every day. Chambers Architects believes there is wisdom in the quote by Ernest Dimnet, architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely on the soul.
Steve designed and built his own home, and was a builder on a number of homes he designed. He recognizes the client wants a design that meets their needs and preferences. He takes their dreams and filters them through his aesthetic sensibilities, skills, and training to create an integrated design. As a result of a detailed interview process, developed over years of working with many clients, creative and livable homes emerge. His signature talent is the ability to generate a variety of creative solutions–the result being more than either the architect or client could have achieved alone.
Community Relations and Corporate Giving:
Chambers Architects uses its corporate giving to support artists and nonprofits in the Dallas community that strengthen the sciences, visual arts, and literary arts.
“I chose Steve to collaboratively work with HKS… He and his staff exceeded my expectations and I would recommend him for architectural services on residential design to anyone needing those services. Working with him is an absolute pleasure.”
– H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, CEO HKS, Inc.
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
Architecture is not a personal philosophical or aesthetic pursuit by a few individualists, but rather a profession that must consider the everyday needs of people who own the property, live in the homes, and use the technology and aesthetic environment that we design. Our philosophy and approach to design is people-oriented and client-centric and we feel that it provides our clients with an aesthetic experience that increases the enjoyment and livability of their homes. It is a core value for the firm that what evolves from our collaborative process is far more relevant to the needs of the clients and forms the foundation for good architecture. Our Texas architectural firm, Stephen B. Chambers Architects, collaborates with clients throughout the design process, and without this, the architect’s work is mere decoration of the landscape and an extension of the ego of the architect.