Architectural Drawing
Studio Assistant


Heather Rowell's design experience includes residential projects, retail, large scale hospitality projects, and interior uplifts. She was a Principal of award winning of Content Architecture for 7.5 years before founding HR Design Dept. Prior to moving to Houston, Heather gained extensive experience in educational facility design as a project manager for several public schools in North Carolina. Since receiving a Masters of Architecture degree from Rice University in 2009, Heather has dedicated most of her time to sustainable residential design. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University, has taken design studios in Prague and Paris. 

Heather was elected as the first Chair of of the AIA Woman in Architecture committee in 2017. She has taught graduate design studio at the University of Houston College of Architecture and Design and is currently teaching at Rice Architecture. She is a board member of the Rice Design Alliance, actively involved in Rice Architecture's Mentorship program, and the DiverseWorks Incubating Innovation Team. 

Heather compliments her architectural degree with a passion for graphic design and printmaking. Her prints have been exhibited in North Carolina, Texas, and California.  


  • M.Arch., Rice University
  • BEDA, North Carolina State University
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