• Balancing
    the aesthetic with the practical, cost with value, and time with quality. Our success is the result of high intentions, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution.
  • Value
    is measured by how quality performs over time. Building successful, long-term relationships demands performance. We have earned our reputation for quality and value by designing innovative spaces which stand the test of time.
  • Delight
    Classically beautiful, comfortably quiet, commanding attention without the need to shout for it.
  • Meaning:
    Art married to science and technology, honoring history, nature, and the future.
  • The greatest test
    of architectural beauty is the fitness of the design for the purpose intended. - Pugin
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20 Years

528 Projects, 332 Clients, 4 countries, 14 states, 127 cities, $189 Million in Construction

New Diggs

We've moved the offices from the restored 226 Pine building to the Historic Minter Building at 244 Pine.

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Whether its Jim McCathren’s unconventional approach to business or his quality, speaks-for-itself designs, people are drawn to his architecture and his refreshingly laid back attitude: look cool, have fun, and don’t make mistakes.
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McCathren featured in ArchOne

the magazine of the Texas A&M College of Architecture.

Preservation Texas

featured a McCathren Architects project.

McCathren Architects

receives APL stewardship award for historic preservation at annual luncheon at Hunter Center on the ACU campus. May 2, 2013