The firm’s history dates back to the mid-1930s when Travis Broesche began his architectural career after graduation from The University of Texas at Austin, growing the firm and establishing a strong reputation for design excellence in commercial, religious, and residential project types. Ben Boettcher joined the Houston firm of Travis Broesche Architects after receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University in 1974. Mr. Boettcher became the sole owner and principal architect of the firm upon Mr. Broesche’s retirement in 1987. Darren Heine, a 30-year member of the firm, was recently appointed President and continues the firm’s tradition of quality, conscientious design with exceptional service to its diverse clientele.
Matias E. GarzaProject Coordinator
Yvonne S. Brast, AIAProject Architect
Jhonatan AguirreProject Coordinator
Darren C. Heine, AIAPresident
Janice FairlieOffice Manager
Matias E. Garza
Matias is responsible for the production of design development and construction documents. In preparing the technical drawings and details, he performs research of product availability and initiates discussion with manufacturers regarding proper application and specification of their products and materials. He performs code review and analysis, and is also responsible for the production of 3-D models and renderings of the firm’s projects.
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University, 2000
Master of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 2003
Associate member of the American Institute of Architects at the local, state, and national levels
Yvonne S. Brast, AIA
Yvonne serves as project architect. In addition to managing production of construction drawings, her roles include responsibility for the coordination of projects with the architectural staff, municipal planning and zoning divisions, local building code officials, and consulting engineers.
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University, 1992
Certificate in Theological Studies, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2005
Jhonatan is a CAD technician, and assists the Project Architect in producing construction drawings. He is proficient in CAD and 3D modeling, and assists in preparing project presentations for clients.
Associate of Science, Architecture and Engineering, Lone Star College, Houston, 2012
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, 2015
Bachelor of Science, Construction Science, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, 2015
As Senior Project Architect, Darren is responsible for all aspects of a project including the initial design concept, programming, technical detailing, and project management.
Always passionate about his profession and its values to society, he shares his knowledge and wisdom through mentoring young architect-hopefuls in their early architecture careers and in serving on municipal boards and committees.
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 1987
Janice manages the administrative duties of the office and assists the Project Architect and Project Manager in all phases of the project. She performs research of product availability and coordinates product selection with the drawings and specifications. She maintains the reference library and the finish material selection center.