Mike Butler, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

 

Mike graduated from Texas A&M in 1983 with a Master of Architecture degree. He has devoted his professional career since that time to developing projects with enduring qualities for his clients. Mike knows each client has a unique personality and story to tell. His skills are in understanding those stories and reflecting them in the design of a place. Reviewing the projects he has accomplished will quickly show his ability to respond to the specific programmatic needs of the client.

Recent years has allowed Mike to bring along sustainable ideas to his projects. Examples are evident where the design reflects the regional characteristic of where the project is located. His clients have also become more aware of the benefit of using regional materials and construction methods in their projects. Mike believes people have an influence in the environment places a strong responsibility on designers to act responsibly. His understanding of the relationship between indoor activities and outdoor activities generates ideas that connect the two elements.

Mike Butler, the founding principal at Butler Architectural Group, has worked to build a staff capable of responding to the specific needs of our clients. His background is varied and includes master planning campuses for institutional and religious clients as well as designing buildings and spaces requiring the understanding of acoustics and visibility/audience connectedness. Some of his projects in East Texas with defined goals include The Brook Hill School, All Saints Episcopal School, Tyler Junior College, The University of Texas at Tyler, Dayspring United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Tyler and Marvin United Methodist Church. Each project requires an understanding of the client, their needs and the relationship of the project to the selected site.

 

Jason Jennings, AIA

 

Mr. Jennings is the Senior Associate at Butler Architectural Group.  He has designed successful projects for medical, educational, municipal, and commercial clients throughout East Texas.  Jennings has earned a reputation for providing a hands-on approach to design and construction administration.  His philosophy rests on being personally present on site with the client.  In this way he ensures that all of the finer details of a project are considered and all opportunities are exploited to their fullest extent.

Jason’s past experience as a preservation architect has given him a unique set of tools to produce both classic and contemporary designs.  Whether making an architectural statement or quietly blending in to an existing campus or neighborhood, Jason has designed buildings that fit the story the client is trying to tell.

Jennings directs much of the studio activity at Butler Architectural Group.  He is involved in most projects in order to ensure building code and accessibility compliance as well as consistent detailing and integration of construction best practices.  Jason works closely with construction personnel to make certain all aspects of the design achieve a high level of efficient constructability.

Jason is father of four children, which gives him many opportunities to be involved in all types of organizations around Tyler.  Among other things, he has been a member of the City of Tyler Historic Preservation Board for over five years and has recently lectured on the historic buildings of Tyler.

 


Alyson Jennings

Alyson has a bachelor of Science degree with a minor in psychology.  She was a former teacher and spent many years in the education publishing industry.  Her passion is her family.  She is married and has an amazing blonde hair, blue-eyed curly headed little boy who attends The Brook Hill school.  She does a little bit of everything, from accounting to event planning.

 
ARCHITECTURE IS NOT SIMPLY A JOB. IT IS A LIFESTYLE. IT IS A WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD. IT IS A VERB. IT IS A CONSTANT EXPLORATION WHERE ONE LOOKS FOR AND FINDS INSPIRATION IN THE WORLD AROUND THEM, AND THEN APPLIES THAT INSPIRATION TO CREATE SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW. AND THAT THING WE CREATE IS BEAUTIFUL AND MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
— J. BRANTLEY HIGHTOWER