Neel Morton - “Coming from a 4th generation family of rice farmers in Katy, Texas, hard work was second nature.
Knowing the land, appreciating the beauty and the challenges that it provides, is something that is a part of who I am.”
Based in Wimberley, Texas, Office of Architecture (ooA) has designed homes, commercial buildings and community spaces for over 35 years. With a primary focus on providing creative solutions for our clients, our designs at ooA are guided by the architectural principles of form, light, proportion, and sustainability. Although we did not coin the label, “Hill Country Modern” it best describes a style that we use especially with the homes we design. Our goal is to design spaces that meet the functional needs of our clients, but surprise them with the beauty, and ease of movement, in the spaces where they work and homes in which they live.
“I love it when a client says, 'I never would have thought of that.' Usually clients only know what they have seen in other peoples' homes and can unconsciously limit themselves to possibilities. That is why developing a foundation of trust is a critical piece of our process,” states Neel.
A guiding principle at ooA is creating connection and family. “ooA is a family business. I am fortunate to work with my grandson, Dax, who is a registered Architect, my youngest son, Mason, who is a product designer and my wife, Leslie, who works in business development. Although the other people on our team are not Morton's, they are still family.”
The client experience is a priority at ooA. We know we can create beautiful and functional structures but making sure you, the client, is heard and an integral part of the process is of equal importance. Our goal is to help you realize the maximum potential of your project while creating solutions that are as unique and individualized as you are. As we work to clarify your project's goals, we aim to think outside of the box, resulting in a design that's all your own. Please browse through our reviews to hear what past clients have shared about their experience.