The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

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Francisco Gomes

Assistant Professor


GOL 4.138 | office
+1 512 232 0879 | phone

The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500
Austin, TX 78712-1009


B.S. Arch., University of Virginia
M. Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design

areas of interest

Design; Construction, with particular interest in the building trades and embodied energy issues; Representation

Cisco Gomes founded his award-winning practice, Gomes+Staub Architects, with partner Dabney Staub in 1999. The work of Gomes+Staub has been published nationally and internationally, notably in 1000x Architecture of the Americas (Verlaghaus Braun, 2008). The firm’s work has been presented in a number of lectures and exhibitions, including the Duke University Museum of Art and the Audi International exhibition in Hanover, Germany. In 2007, Cisco sold his five person practice in North Carolina to join the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture faculty where he teaches design and construction.

Cisco has actively practiced as a registered architect since 1996 and has held licenses in the states of Texas, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED accredited professional, a CSI Certified Construction Specifier, and a licensed commercial building contractor in the State of North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and has served as a juror for numerous design award programs at the regional, state, and local levels.

Since moving to Austin, Cisco has been recognized for his teaching with the School of Architecture Outstanding Studio Teacher Award (2009), the Texas Exes Teaching Award (2011), membership in the UT Society for Teaching Excellence (2011), and the UT Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (2012).