BraytonHughes Design Studios
As a child, Joel discovered beauty during each of the many summer vacations he took with his parents and siblings. Whether he was hiking in the painted Grand Canyon or driving through the magnificent Centro Historico of Mexico City, his fascination with travel and the differences he noticed in space, light, and architecture in different parts of the world began to take form. He still retains this sense of wonder and observation and brings that focused eye and attention to detail in each of his projects. Joel worked with Larry Speck in Austin, Texas, Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York City, and Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill in San Francisco before he joined BraytonHughes in 1992. He was made a principal in 2007 and currently serves as Executive Advisor. Since joining the firm, Joel’s hand is evident in many of our hospitality, private clubs, and corporate projects. Joel has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas.