Ero Architects
About ERO

ERO transforms facilities into thriving and sustainable environments that create a positive experience, honor the culture of communities, and conserve the natural resources of our planet.

Cultural Design

We believe public buildings deserve to be special places to their communities. ERO thoughtfully transforms materials, color, profiles, and cultural references into unique metaphors creating communal structures. As a 100%-Hispanic-owned firm, our cultural perspectives are a strength, making us great at cultural design. It is one of the reasons that Austin, El Paso, and Houston ISDs selected us to work on their complex bond programs to deliver modernized facilities, even though we were new to their districts.

Understanding Our Business

Recently, Chuck Smith, PE, Capital Projects Director at San Jacinto Community College, publicly commented, "ERO understands structural and construction concerns better than most other firms, while still exhibiting excellent design sensibilities.”


The Houston ISD Austin High School Project Advisory Committee stated, "ERO really heard us. We got all of our design criteria - learning spaces for collaboration, life skills and modern jobs as well as a second-home feel for security and after school activities and a design that preserves the neighborhood look and values."

Good Stewards of Public Trust

Dr. Shirley A. Reed, President, South Texas College wrote, "Our growth has been phenomenal and ERO has been at our side throughout with thoughtful and outstanding community engagement, architecture and structural engineering services. ERO is a very creative design firm, providing the us with innovative solutions to complex programming and budget issues."

Innovative and culturally-relevant

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    ERO has such LEED® Gold design experience as the University Center at Harlingen (Texas State Technical College and Harlingen EDC joint-use facility for graduate studies). Other green projects include Furr High School in Houston, Donna ISD 3D Academy, City of Port Isabel Events and Cultural Center, Zapata County Higher Education Technology Center and the Zapata County Museum. For each project our approach to sustainability is recommending measures that are practical, easy to maintain and provide the most efficient use of the budget available while maintaining a positive end user experience.

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    ERO is renowned for award-winning, aesthetically beautiful buildings that are modern, culturally-relevant, structurally-coordinated, economical and durable designs. We understand governance and public finance and believe that great design does not have to cost more.

    Since 2001, ERO Architects managed and completed more than 350 projects, touching more than 40 civic buildings, 80 higher education facilities and 120 high, 36 middle and 95 elementary schools. We have worked for more than 40 different entities, most of which are repeat customers.

    We designed the City of McAllen's world-class Performing Arts Center, Hidalgo County's modern and technologically-advanced, courthouse and judicial center, UTRGV Edinburg's negligible-vibration science building, South Texas College's new simulation hospital model for nursing and healthcare training and Seguin ISD's mega, 21st Century high school along with dozens or large renovation or re-purposing projects requiring high quality construction documents, swing spaces, staging and phasing.

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    Preserve Culture

    Municipalities, schools, businesses and neighborhoods go hand-in-glove in the successful development of communities. For centuries, churches were the centers of communities, not just for faith and spiritual growth, but also, for education, safety and social interaction. Today public facilities serve that role and more than ever tie neighbors to the community and assist in the development of the community and its prosperity. We believe culturally-relevant buildings engender a sense of ownership and responsibility from their communities and represent their quality of life. ERO uses listening and collaboration to work with the community and its leaders to develop designs that reflect respect for the local culture, values and history.

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    At ERO we choose conservation. We choose to respect the land and environment in which we live. Our designs mitigate the conditions or harshness of the environment in which they function. The building orientation, access to full-spectrum lighting and ease of physical circulation increase productivity. The selection of materials improves the health of occupants. Reuse of materials reduces landfill demands. The coordination of building systems reduces energy consumption. At ERO we choose to be good stewards of the environment and do it in such a way as to be meaningful conservationists.

Talent At Ero

A force to be reckoned with.

At ERO our foundations are strong but our architecture builds the soul on which a community depends.

Meet the Team

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are critical to the success of ERO because of its connection with our vision and core values.

We recognize that to create equity we must assist every team member in the realization of their unique and full potential through investment and inclusion, because it is through realized potential that we deliver positive and impactful success to our clients and communities we serve.

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