Passionate Design · Inspired Spaces


John W. Gabriel President and founder, John W. Gabriel, AIA brings over 35 years of experience to Gabriel Architects. He began his career with 3D/International (formerly Neuhaus and Taylor), then at Morris * Architects where he was a Principal.

John has designed and managed a broad spectrum of building types and interiors. Highlights of his career include new theater facilities for A. D. Players, corporate office facilities for Stolt-Nielsen, masterplan and corresponding buildings for Trinity Lutheran Church, and Bayou Lofts: restoration and adaptive reuse of the historic Southern Pacific Building.

My goal on every project is to find something in what I do to strengthen what my client does.” That objective transcends the normal role of an architect, and brings it to a higher plane.

“John personally may be understated, but his work is unsurpassed.”

Mr. Kenneth R. (Ken) Wynne,
Chairman, Building Committee
Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church


Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1976

Professional Registration

Registered Architect in Texas
Registered Interior Designer in Texas
Certificate Holder, The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Professional Affiliations

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Texas Society of Architects (TSA)
Texas Association for Interior Designers (TAID)
Houston Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Houston)
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (GHPA)
Museum Area Municipal Association (MAMA)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH)
Rice Design Alliance (RDA)


Greater Houston Preservation Alliance’s (GHPA’s) - 2010 Good Brick Award
Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston’s (AMCH’s) - 2005 Golden Trowel Award
Texas Masonry Council’s (TMC’s) - 2005 Golden Trowel Honorable Mention
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance’s (GHPA’s) - 2003 Good Brick Award
American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA’s) - 2002 Merit Award

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