The success of any architecture is strongly dependent on the relationship between the client and the architect. The site of the proposed building and all of its physical characteristics must be considered thoroughly. The design process must be rigorous, relentless, and inclusive of architect and owner.
In addition to materials, space, light, etc..., time must be considered as an element of design. There are two scales of time relative to architecture: the time that passes as one inhabits the building and time relative to the life of the building. Natural elements and human habitation will invariably take their toll on any building. We aim to create buildings that get better with age.
Style is inevitable. Any architect, artist or musician, that claims to have no style of their own is fooling themselves. We have a style of our own but we hope that it is our design and not our style that allows our buildings to persevere and be relevant for generations. By acknowledging our style but adhering to a rigorous design process we aim to create heirloom quality architecture.
The experience of the inhabitant is the ultimate end of architecture. Architecture must be able to accept a patina of memories without losing its own character. We aim to create spaces that facilitate enjoyable, memorable experiences.
Shane Michael Pavonetti
Shane is a licensed architect in the State of Texas. He has been working in the field of architecture and building for over a decade. After undergraduate studies he worked as a project manager for a small commercial construction company. Inspired by a love for construction and confirmed by a trip to Europe, Shane discovered architecture was his calling. After completing the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Texas at Austin, he worked in architecture firms in Paris and Barcelona before moving to New York. After a year of working at Tsao & McKown Architects in New York he moved back to Austin and spent over a year on various commercial and residential projects at Miro Rivera Architects. As a designer who has worked in several countries and on scales ranging from a greenhouse in Texas to a 30 story condo tower in Hong Kong, Shane brings a broad international perspective to a regional, almost vernacular design sensibility.
Matthew Thomas Baitz
Matthew earned his Masters of Architecture in 2014 and hit the ground running with Pavonetti Architecture. His architecturally inspired travels in Thailand, Cyprus, London, and Amsterdam helped form Matthew's broad understanding of design and building.