​​OZA  Bouchard  Architect PLLC

Design is a Process...

Oza Bouchard, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

​​​​​​​​Austin             El Paso              Houston               San Antonio


I am a strong proponent of an integrated project delivery, where all the team members are working together cohesively and not as independent consultants and contractors.

The best design solutions are those that blend in harmoniously with their surroundings.  Each project is a new opportunity with its own parameters and goals.  My philosophy is to understand those goals and create a solution that reaches them on time and within budget.

Early in this process, the team (owner, consultants and architect) meet to establish the parameters and goals. A systems approach to problem solving is taken to develop and explore ideas. These ideas are organized and tested with a series of diagrams and three-dimensional models to ensure all team members have a very clear understanding of the design intent. As the design develops, cost models are made to help ensure that the solution is in step with the budget.

The projects’ design, what it says about its function, how it fits in its environment, and how it relates to adjacent structures is the end result of the design process.  A successful design solution is one that looks like it has always belonged. It is that intangible quality that makes a project successful.  From a high profile corporate headquarters to a small scale-residential addition, my goal is to create design solutions that successfully meet your objectives.


With over 4 decades of experience, my “participatory” style of management enables me to bring the entire project team - including you, the client, together in a cohesive manner that allows everyone to have an integral role in the decision making process. 

From intimately scaled residential, to a state-of-the-art multi-million dollar projects, this experience and management style results in successfully delivering projects on schedule and within budget.  

In addition to my design career, I have been  a guest speaker and lecturer at many conferences and higher education campuses throughout the U.S.  These discussions covered topics such as:

  • Desert Design
  • Client Involvement
  • “Perception Is Reality” in the Clients Eyes
  • Integration of Advanced Technology
  •  Integration of Contractors/Sub-contractors in the Design Process
  • Integrating BIM (Building Information Technology) into the design and Construction process. ​


Bachelor of Architecture, 1975

The University of Texas at Austin


American Institute of Architects

Texas Society of Architects

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

LEED Accredited Professional


Texas 6465

Florida AR98170

California 17709

NCARB 21993