Founding Legacy Behind Arkitex Studio

Founded in 1995 by Charlie Burris, AIA, and Elton Abbott, AIA, and incorporated in 1996, Arkitex Studio has served the Texas region for over 27 years. We offer unique design solutions for a wide variety of projects under the current owners Eva Read-Warden, AIA; Mike Record, AIA; and Paul Martinez, AIA. Arkitex is located in historic downtown Bryan, Texas, where our team of 11 full-time employees make our home in the adaptive reuse of a former 1927 dry goods store. Arkitex Studio is a woman and minority-owned architectural firm holding a certification from the State of Texas for historically underutilized businesses (HUB).

The Tremont Building in the Paper

Fun facts

The Tremont Building

The building was formerly occupied by:

  • A drygoods store

  • Bryan Sewing Machine Co.

  • Disabled American Veterans Group

  • Martin Hardware store

  • Safeway Stores

  • Several bars and billard parlors

  • Plumbing and Repair Shop

  • Several different antique stores

  • Several Clubs

  • Chrysler and Chrysler-Plymouth dealer

  • Handicapped Employment And Rehab Training Soc.

  • Arkitex remodeled in 2007 to what it is today