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4252 Richmond Ave. Suite 220
Houston, Texas 77027
Telephone:     713.805.0131
Fax:               713.661.9001
Email: varela.arch@yahoo.com

Varela Inc, / Architecture ( VIA) is an architecture, planning, interiors, marketing and business development firm with special capabilities in programming, design, construction documents, and administration of the construction phases. VIA’s extensive experience includes knowledge of complex policy procedural requirements of domestic and foreign clients.


Bachelor of Architecture-University of Texas at Austin, 1972, With High Honors
University of Americas, Mexico City, Mexico

Founding principal of VIA, which was begun in 1983. Alfonso Varela has been engaged in professional practice for over 43 years. A highest honors graduate at the University of Texas, he is an award winning architectural designer with national and international recognition, designing more than 20 million square feet of space with a construction value in excess of $2 billion. Prior to the formation of the firm, he held lead design positions with Caudill Rowlett Scott. S.I. Morris, James Sink Associates and 3D/International, the last in which he held the title of the lead designer and senior associate. Alfonso Varela’s projects are located throughout the United States, the Middle East, the Far East, and Latin America.

Since 1983 he has also held a partnership in both land development (Toscana Development) and property management (Varela Interest Inc.) firms and has acted as fund raising partner in SOTEX, an independent oil and gas company.
Representative experience includes:

        ● Lakes on Post Oak III - Houston, Texas
        ● Medical office Building - Tampa, Florida
        ● East Memphis Office Building - Memphis, Tennessee
        ● Mann Trevino Hale Law offices - Laredo, Texas
        ● Great Southwest Equestrian Center - Houston, Texas
        ● Resource Center - Houston, Texas
        ● Robinson Road Office - Singapore
        ● Cinco Ranch Visitors Center - Houston
        ● Jalan Ampang Plaza - Kuala Lumpur Malayasia
        ● Greenspoint Center - Houston, Texas
        ● Mac Haik Interests - Houston, Texas
        ● One Valley square Office - Charleston, West Virginia

          ● Harbert Construction Headquarter - Birmingham, Alabama
          ● Grupo Alfa Industries Building - Monterrey, Mexico
          ● Peoples Tower - Tyler, Texas
          ● Texaco Headquarters - Houston, Texas
          ● IBM Tower - Hong Leong Plaza, Singapore
          ● Dhahran Office Building Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
          ● Pension Fund Office Building - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

          ● Citizen’s State Bank - Donna, Texas
          ● People’s National bank - Tyler, Texas
          ● Midland Bank Building - Midland, Texas
          ● First Federal Savings & Loan - Austin, Texas
          ● Texas Commerce Bank Competition - Houston, Texas
          ● Pension Fund Office Building - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
          ● Hong Leong Finance building - Singapore

          ● Colonnade at Sugar Creek - Sugarland, Texas
          ● Crescent Center at Camelback - Phoenix, Arizona
          ● Tyler Village - Tyler, Texas
          ● Great Southwest Equestrian Center - Houston, Texas
          ● ARCO Development Retail Center - Houston, Texas
          ● Diamond Head Center - Conroe, Texas
          ● Walkway System - Post Oak - Houston, Texas
          ● Park 10 Retail Centre - Houston, Texas
          ● Actington Retail Center at Beechnut - Houston, Texas
          ● H/S/T/ Retail Centre - Dallas, Texas
          ● Las Brisas Del Mar Retail Center - Laredo, Texas
          ● Westwood Shopping Village - Houston, Texas
          ● Resource Center - Houston, Texas
          ● Crescent Center - Laredo, Texas

          ● Hamilton Hotel - Laredo, Texas
          ● Cinco Ranch Visitors Centre - Houston, Texas
          ● Worthington Hotel Tandy Center - Fort worth, Texas
          ● Resource Center Hotel - Houston, Texas
          ● Radisson Hotel - Houston, Texas
          ● Goldhill Condominium - Kuala Lumpur - Malayasia
          ● Dubai Inter - Continental Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
          ● Al Khozma Apartment and Hotel - Riyadh, Saudi, Arabia
          ● Hilton Inn - Mobile, Alabama
          ● Holiday inn Taos, New Mexico
          ● Hilton Hotel, Miami, Florida
          ● Ballesca Residence - Houston, Texas
          ● Farrell Residence - Laredo, Texas
          ● Varela Residence - Houston, Texas
          ● Diaz Residence - Houston, Texas
          ● Las Palmas Condominium - Laredo, Texas
          ● Sul Ross Townhouses (8) condo - Houston, Texas
          ● Weitz Residence - Houston, Texas
          ● Casa Guerra - San Ygnacio, Texas
          ● Casa Sol y Sombra - Rancho Colinas Santa Maria - San Ygnacio, Texas
          ● Casa Magna - Houston, Texas
          ● Buckingham - Residence - Houston, Texas

          ● University of Houston Administrative Center - Houston, Texas
          ● First Cavalry Division Headquarters - Fort Hood, Texas
          ● Performing Arts Center - Michigan State University - Lansing, Michigan
          ● Hermann Hospital - Houston, Texas
          ● St. David’s Hospital - Austin, Texas
          ● Junior College for Ministry of Education - Mosque - Riyadh, Saudi, Arabia
          ● Science and Mathematics Center - Junior College for Ministry of Education - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
          ● Soccer Stadium - University of Petroleum and Minerals - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
          ● Villa Hermosa Hospital (100 Bed & 75 POB) - Villa Hermosa, Mexico
          ● West Houston Hospital (Surgical Center) - Houston, Texas
          ● Hospital Noreste de Pediatria (200 Bd & 200 Rm Hotel & 150 Doc, POB) - Mexico, DF

Lakes on Post Oak III
Building Owner and Managers Association (BOMA) - 1986
       “International Building of the Year”
       “ National Building of the Year”
       “Regional Building of the Year”
       “Local Building of the Year”

Featured in Periodicals and Magazines
       "Architectural Record"
       "Progressive Architecture"
       "World Architecture and Engineering"
       "CITE Magazine"

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