DEK Studio is a vibrant Houston architectural design firm founded by Derek C. Webb with a regional focus and a global vision. Whether through the renovation of existing buildings or in new construction, the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in the belief that well-designed places improve the human condition; at a multitude of scales and in every aspect. Through subtle and economical design moves, each project is met with an investigational rigor into its specific site, context, and constraints resulting in a unique design solution tailored to the client’s specific needs and visions.
The DEK Studio team of designers, architects, makers, craftsmen, and doers, are driven by thoughtful creativity and shared discovery. All members of the team are deeply involved in their project development processes and invite each client to join in the process of a collaborative discovery for each project.
DEREK C. WEBB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Derek C. Webb AIA is the Principal of DEK Studio in Houston, TX, and has practiced architecture in Houston since 2002. His professional background includes projects from public to private, encompassing areas of education, residential, corporate, and healthcare. Derek and his work have been published locally and nationally, and he is a regularly invited critic at Houston area design schools. In 2015, Derek was awarded the AIA National Young Architects Award.
PAUL HOMEYER, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Paul Homeyer is a Senior Associate at DEK Studio who has been with the firm since 2018. Licensed as an architect in Texas, he has over 30 years of experience prior to joining DEK Studio. Paul previously worked as a campus and ministry architect at Africa Renewal University and Africa Renewal Ministries in Kampala, Uganda, and at Gensler Houston as an architect and senior associate. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Architecture degree specializing in historic preservation from the University of Texas at Austin. Paul has served in leadership roles on numerous community and professional organizations including Preservation Houston, The Downtown Historic District, and the Architecture Center Houston Foundation. He currently serves on the board of directors for The Heritage Society and AIA Houston where he chairs the Historic Resources Committee. Paul is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston College of Architecture and Design where he teaches architectural design.