Fernando L. Brave graduated from the University of Houston with a Master of Architecture in 1988. Before moving to Houston in 1987, he completed a six-year undergraduate architecture program at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he later taught design studio and architectural history. He continues his professional development through various post- graduate level courses and seminars. His professional experience includes the completion of projects for individuals, private companies and numerous institutions. He has also been a key player in large masterplanning and development projects located in both the United States and abroad. Mr. Brave is the founder of BRAVE / ARCHITECTURE, a full service, award winning architecture and design firm in Houston.

Fernando, a LEED® Accredited Professional, has lectured on Green Architecture and other topics. His work has been featured in Texas Architect, The Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, the Houston Architectural Guide, American School & University Magazine and other publications. He was also the recipient of awards including several private competitions, an AIA Houston Honor Award, Texas Society of Architects Award, an ASID / Houston Chronicle Award and was a member of the teams that earned a National AIA Award for Religious Architecture and an AGC APEX Award.

His varied project experience ranges from art galleries to large institutional projects for the YMCA, the Houston Community College and the University of Houston. Fernando has traveled extensively through Europe and South and North America. He has also been, and continues to be, a part of numerous boards including those of The Rice Design Alliance and the Houston Chamber Orchestra. He is currently a Third Year design studio professor at the University of Houston, where he has been teaching since 2003, and has recently been selected as a candidate for the Houston City Hall Preservation Board.

Fernando Brave