Who we are

Brian Korte AIA


Brian is a co-founder of the San Antonio office of  Clayton & Little Architects in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to forming BK.Architect LLC in the fall of 2014, Brian was a Partner with  Lake|Flato Architects for 17 years also in San Antonio, and over that span managed, designed, and detailed custom residential, hospitality and adaptive reuse projects throughout the country ranging from small pool houses to 25,000 square foot residential compounds. He has collaborated with clients from Southern California to New York with projects in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. Brian’s eye for detail imbues his projects with an exquisite sense of authenticity and craftsmanship and brings a high value to all of his projects. Brian enjoys craftsmanship on a personal level, often designing and fabricating unique furniture and fixtures from wood and steel for many of his clients.

Brian is currently working on completing winery and custom residential projects on the Central Coast of California, as well as projects in Central Texas, Maryland and Kauai, Hawaii.

Brian’s work has received many local and state AIA design awards and in 2011 Armstrong Oil and Gas received a National AIA Honor Award and an AISC Honor Award. His work has appeared in publications such as Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Elle Décor, Hauser, Interior Design, Luxe, Metropolis, Modern Steel, Residential Architect, Tempus, Texas Architect, and Urban Land, as well as books including Corrugated Iron: Building the Frontier, House, Designs for the New Decade, Hill Country Houses, and Out of Town: The Country House.  In July 2015 Brian was featured on the cover of Texas Architect Magazine.

Professional Experience

Clayton & Little Architects, San Antonio, TX
2016- Present

BK.Architect LLC, San Antonio, TX
Sole Practitioner

Lake|Flato Architects, Inc. San Antonio, TX

Korte Design Studio, San Antonio, TX
Sole Practitioner

Mogas Architects, San Antonio, TX
Project Architect

Andrew Perez Associates, San Antonio, TX
Intern Architect

Professional Registrations + Alliances
Texas, California, Hawaii, Maryland, S. Dakota
American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects, AIA San Antonio
U.S. Green Building Council

AIA San Antonio Lecture Series

The University of Texas at Austin
Master of Architecture, 1994

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture, 1991

Exhibitions + Lectures
University of Texas School of Architecture
100: Traces and Trajectories Centennial Alumni Exhibit
Nov 2010

Blue Star Art Space
Frozen Music: The Architectural Arts of San Antonio
Dec 2002-Jan 2003

AIA Colorado Practice and Design Conference
October 2014

Parman Library: Lake|Flato Houses-Embracing the Landscape
June 2014