bZD has gained national recognition for modern and sustainable architecture that is sensitive to its surrounding conditions while remaining mindful of the past, the present and the shifting, ever-changing world.
We believe in creating projects that involve a collaborative spirit with our clients, striving to employ the most efficient and productive methods to achieve their goals. Our mission is to produce unique and thoughtful design solutions through innovative and practical means.
Our services range from highly customized residential and commercial projects to pre-planned design packages in the form of zKits and zFab homes.
Brett Zamore, AIA, is a founding principal of brettZAMOREDESIGN which was established in 2007. He is a licensed architect in the State of Texas and LEED®AP. Brett holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in New Haven, CT and a Master of Architecture from Rice University School of Architecture in Houston, Texas. Brett’s previous experience was with Michael Maltzan Architecture in Los Angeles, CA and Carlos Jimenez Studio in Houston, TX where he worked primarily on Institutional and residential. Brett loves travel, skiing, music, good food and friends and spending time with his wife, 3 boys and Pup.
Tzu-Yu Chen, Associate AIA, joined bZD in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Architecture in Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan and her Master of Architecture from Rice University in Houston, Texas. During her time at Rice, Tzu-Yu spent 6 months in Paris, France. Her travels cover Northern Asia, Western Europe and North America. Her native language is Mandarin and she is fluent in English and has comprehension in French. Outside of the office she has a love for art and music.
Jae joined bZD in February 2016. She received her Master of Architecture from Rice University in Houston, TX and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Before returning to her native Houston to study architecture, Jae enjoyed living and working in multiple locations including Paris, London, Dublin, New York City and Nantucket, MA. Outside the office she loves exploring new places and documenting her adventures with her 35mm Minolta camera.
Rene Zamore holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Before coming to bZD, Rene spent 10+ years serving as Executive Director in the non-profit sector. Rene manages bZD’s internal business and communications. Outside the office, she enjoys working on smaller food-related ventures and spending time with her family.
Ellie is the office pup. If not modeling in the pup-kit, she is probably napping and dreaming of catching a squirrel.
Robert joined BZD during the summer of 2016 and is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2014 he graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors degree in Architecture with a minor in Business then soon moved to Houston where he worked on multi-family housing before joining the BZD office. Robert works on residential design and spends time in the field handling site management. In his free time you can find Robert out exploring the city, dining at local restaurants, or at home concocting another batch of home-brewed beer.
Haley joined bZD in May of 2016 and is currently pursuing a Masters in Architecture from Rice University. She is a native resident of Louisville, Kentucky and received a Bachelors degree in Architecture with a minor in Art from the University of Kentucky. Haley enjoys traveling to new places, playing golf, and spending time with her friends and family. On the weekends you can find her exploring undiscovered parts of Texas or relaxing on the beach with a good book.