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Donna Kacmar


Donna Kacmar, FAIA, is an architect and the principal of Houston-based Architect Works, PLLC. She was educated at Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1988 and a Master of Architecture in 1992. Donna is a National American Institute of Architects 2004 Young Architects Award recipient and was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2009. She has taught at Rice University and Texas A&M University, and is currently a Professor at the University of Houston where she teaches architecture design studio. Her Fisher Street House, a small 544-square-foot dwelling, received a 2013 AIA Houston Design Award and led to her first book, titled BIG little house (Routledge, 2015). Her most recent book, on the work of Victor Lundy, was published in 2018 by Princeton Architectural Press. She is currently working on a book titled Big Little Hotel to be published in March 2023.