Morris Architects

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“A glass box may be of our time, but it has no history,” said Philip Johnson. The principals at Morris Architects take Johnson’s sentiment a step further “A building may be beautiful and functional, but without a story it has no soul." These are words lived by at Morris offices around the globe.

Renowned for their passion for design, Morris Architects goes beyond mere requirements, technology and materials to awaken the place’s voice, the land’s spirit, the culture’s history and the person’s memory, to give unique meaning to form making. At Morris this is the hallmark thesis of their work, it embraces the story and is known as The Architecture of the Narrative™. It’s what defines a Morris building.

A true passion for design permeates everything at Morris Architects. The internationally recognized firm is known for creating innovative projects that speak aesthetics, function and economics. The firm’s philosophy is to go beyond the norm to integrate the narrative to give voice to the work. This is just one of the reasons why it is ranked among the “top ten” in planning and architectural design services, for award-winning entertainment, hospitality, retail, and commercial environments for governments, developments and developers worldwide.

Morris Architects was established in Houston, Texas in 1938. The firm's professional practice is international with projects and registration in 23 states and work in the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, South America, and the Pacific Rim. We provide comprehensive architecture and interior design services, strategic planning, programming, and environmental graphic design services. Morris Architects is divided into seven design studios, each dedicated to a designated area of focus: Civic, Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Performing Arts. Offices are located in Orlando, Florida; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; and Mexico City, Mexico. During the past five years, over $4 billion worth of projects have been completed worldwide.

Morris Architects is a founding member of "The Global Design Alliance," an alliance of 12 member firms totaling over 3,000 staff that provides each member firm with an international network of architectural and engineering offices.

Our areas of specialization: Government, Educational, Cultural, Healthcare, Leisure, Entertainment, Convention Centers, Hotels/Resorts, Retail/Restaurants, Offices/Work Environments, Multi Unit Housing, Sports Facilities

The services that our firm is qualified to offer: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Urban Design, Project Management, Graphics and Visualization

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