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Steven Sartain

Vice president, BUsiness operations

In August 2018 Steven Sartain joined the Town Square Architecture team as our VP of Business Operations. Steven is also a graduate of Texas A&M Univerisity with a degree in Business Administration. He gained invaluable business experience during his 19 years at Benchmark Electronics ($2.5B company traded on the NYSE). Steven was the Director of Programs responsible for customer satisfaction of all clients as well as setting and achieving company financial goals. His understanding of both customer service and business financials are keys to success as our business continues to grow.

Jenny Sartain, AIA, NCARB, RID


Jenny is the founder, president, and principal architect of Town Square Architecture. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Building on her 15 years of experience working for a Houston based design/build architecture firm, she decided to start her own business following a short stint after the birth of her youngest child. Her thorough knowledge of architectural styles and building code requirements, combined with her creative expertise in drafting, make her a trusted leader in her field. Skilled in all stages of construction planning, she continues to deliver exceptional results again and again.

Town Square Architecture, LLC is a south Houston based architecture firm specializing in small to medium scale commercial and residential projects. Our name comes from our projects being what you would typically see in a "Town Square".

Our commercial experience includes a broad variety of ground up, new build out, and renovation projects. Our residential experience includes ground up, renovations, additions, and outdoor improvements. We have designed multiple hair salons, retail stores, business centers, houses from the ground up, home remodels, restaurants, churches, banks, workout centers, bakeries, coffee shops, and many, many others.

Our firm takes great pride in building relationships based on the trust and confidence of our clients. Hiring an architect to design your long term investment takes a partnership centered around your vision and peace of mind. We believe a successful project must carry an intangible element of knowing you are working with an experienced and reliable company whose main goal is your satisfaction with the end product. We want the design process to be one of great excitement for each of our clients.  When this is achieved, the project has been a success.    



-Commercial planning involving ground up, new build out, and renovation
-Residential planning involving ground up, remodels, additions, and outdoor improvements

-Building plans, permit drawings, and construction documents
-Plan modifications and revisions

-City, health, and fire code building permits
-Coordination with Structural and MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing) engineering
-Interior design
-Design consultation

-3D rendering
-Coordination with contractors


Even though we have a unique relationship with each client, we have developed a general process for us to follow.

  1. ​Schematic Design Phase
    1. Initial communication of project goals, scope, and timeline
    2. Site plan submitted from client (if available)
    3. A bid is submitted to client
    4. Contract signed with agreement to scope of work and costs
  2. Design Development Phase
    1. Building plans drafted based on client information and submitted to the client for review
    2. Communication of changes completed when client approves the design
    3. Renderings available throughout design development stage
    4. Coordination with engineers, suppliers, and any other involved outside parties
  3. Detailed Permit Drawings
    1. Approved plan developed into a detailed permit set
    2. Architectural and Engineering plans combined
    3. Drawings are stamped and submitted to required building permit agencies
  4. Revisions
    1. Revisions made based on feedback from governing agencies
    2. Building plans resubmitted for approval
    3. Plans are approved, permit issued
  5. Bidding
    1. Assist client is bidding project to contractors
    2. Provide clarifying information required for bids
  6. Construction Documents
    1. Production of detailed construction documents to be followed during construction
    2. Submission of construction documents to contractor