ASI specializes in residential projects
for the Houston metropolitan area. The homes we design tend to
be in the $500,000 to $1.5 million-dollar price range. About 80
to 100 projects a year are divided among our experienced staff.
Approximately 60 percent of these are custom homes and 30 percent
are builder's spec homes. The remainder is remodels and complete
Most of Architectural Solutions' business comes through referrals
from satisfied clients. "We find that we have little need
to promote the company. I have always felt that if I provided
a good service for a good price, the customers would find me,
and that has been our experience." Current statistics show
that 50 percent of architecture firms go out of business in the
first two years, and only 20 percent make it to the 10-year mark.
Mattingly will celebrate twelve years in the architectural design
business in 2004.
The company has been involved in some really interesting and creative
projects. ASI completed an ultra-contemporary art gallery in downtown
Houston. They have designed unique custom homes for TV and sports
personalities and also religious leaders in the Houston metropolitan
makes ASI stand out in the profession?
only thing that clients say about us is that we listen to their
needs and desires. We are here to serve our clients and bring
their dreams into reality. We're not designing monuments to ourselves,"
Travis emphasized. "This is why approximately 98 percent
of our designs get built." When interviewing architects for
your next design project, a wise question to ask is, "what
percentage of the homes that you design are actually built?"
is excited about some of the new architectural styles, which have
recently come to the Houston area. "Most of the new design
trends are leaning towards Country French or Spanish Eclectic.
Both of these styles allow the architect to try some quite different
and truly creative ideas. It is a special treat to work with these
types of innovative projects."