AMB Architects has been named the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston Chapter’s 2023 Firm of the Year. This award is given annually to a Houston architecture firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least ten years and made significant accomplishments in both the profession and community.
AMB Architects began out of the desire to
CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE THROUGH DESIGN.
AMB Architects exists to use the architectural profession to make meaningful, positive impact on all the people and places it touches. AMB employees, clients, partners, industry friends, building occupants – we believe architecture can be a force for good for all of us. This is the mission of AMB Architects.
Since day one, firm founder Alyse Makarewicz wanted a working environment to support employees through every stage of their careers and lives. Her mantra then and now is – culture isn’t something you change, it’s something you build. The AMB culture is all about employee wellness, in every sense of the word. Since opening in 2006, the vision of happy employees who love what they do is alive and well. AMB’s culture is built on six key actions:
• offer flexible schedules and part-time positions
• create opportunities for professional and personal growth
• include employees in firm decisions
• support employees as their lives change
• care for employees through frequent reviews
• invest in employees with various types of resources
AMB is actively involved in AIA Houston, Architecture Center Houston Foundation, Texas Society of Architects, and more than a dozen other professional and community organizations. Our proudest contributions to the profession are a work environment that keeps women in the profession, actively growing young architects, and fostering employee well-being. AMB has been ranked in the top 10 of HBJ Best Places to Work for the past five years.
Client relationships are at the center of our projects. We’ve had several clients for 10+ years. Our work together has resulted in dozens of awards. And over 100 happy clients – the real testament to what we do!