About Us

Since 2008 Urban Area Architects has been successfully helping clients realize their business goals using a sensible and practical approach as relates the function of workspaces and building design.

Our company is comprised of professionals with over 20 years of progressive and expansive experience in all phases of architecture. Urban Area Co. is a personable firm that designs smart workspaces and functional urban places.

Each project is unique to us and special to our clients with different challenges and demands. Our design process starts with special attention to facility uses, budget and potential challenges. We address your specific functional needs while creating a pleasing aesthetic to make your project really amazing.

Marcela West – AIA International associate

President and Founder

Mrs. West had vision that she could create a comprehensive architectural business that was honest and treated clients fairly.

Marcela has a degree in Architecture and is recognized by her clients as being prompt, meticulous, and thorough. She has over twenty years of progressive management and development experience of construction projects of all sizes. She understands how the complexity of the process can be daunting and therefore takes time with clients to explain all the details. This is what separates Urban Area Co from the rest of the firms. She is culturally diverse and bilingual in Spanish and English.

John Beltran – RA LEED AP Bd+C

Architect Partner

Mr. Beltran is a licensed and degreed Architect. John has over fourteen years of experience working in all phases of architecture.

He is able to develop cost effective approaches and create designs that exceed client requirements. His expertise lies in research and verification of existing conditions, analyzing best solutions for using materials and creating energy efficient buildings. John is adept at bridging the gap between engineering design and client concepts creating a positive experience for the life of the project. John is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

Keeping a balance between clients and architect vision is a challenge that we are happy to take and enjoy for every project.



Urban Area Architects.
Phone: 832-274-2146 · FAX: 832-203-1674
Email: info@urbanareaco.com
Houston, Texas