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Alvaro Espinal, AIA

Alvaro Espinal, AIA is a licensed architect in Texas (2005) and Louisiana (2017).


The American Institute of Architects

Texas Society of Architects

NCARB Certified

Texas Board of Architectural Examiners - license #19026

Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners - license #8779


Master of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 2000


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Great experience with professional work! The team did a great job with understanding our needs and implementing a plan to meet our schedule. Highly recommended!Read More

Creative. Talented. Honest. Flexible. Collaborative. These are all words that come to mind when I think of Espinal Architects. You can tell upon meeting Al, he leverages many years of diverse experience. He has ideas to offer but also listens to customer needs very well. The final product is well thought out and detailed allowing the execution of the project to run smoothly. In addition, excellent with turnaround time and fairly priced. I would recommend without hesitation for your next custom project!Read More

Al is a great Architect! He's very thorough and detail-oriented with poise of professionalism. I will highly recommend his service to anyone who's in need of architectural service!Read More

We hired Al Espinal of Espinal Architects to create a commercial building space. He listened to our needs and understood the scope of the project. His professionalism and problem solving on our project was appreciated. Al is a talented architect and took the time to hear our concerns and answer any questions we had. The job was completed in a timely manner. When decided to move some walls and make changes, those revisions were completed quickly with grace and patience. Al exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend Espinal Architects!Read More

Al was always very responsive to our questions and any needed revisions to our plans. We had interviewed several architects. Al 's fees were within our budget and his quality of work was impeccable. He worked with us every step of the way and made the necessary changes as needed.Read More

Al, work in designing the build out of our satellite office was efficient and well done. We found Al was responsive to questions and concerns, listened to our needs, and followed through to design and build an effective product for Alvin ISD. We would recommend Al's services to anyone seeking solid commercial and retail designs. He is a solid professional.Read More

Al Espinal of Espinal Architects did a great job designing a garage and garage apartment, plus a master suite addition on the back of our home. Al was patient and listened carefully to what we wished for, and was up front and honest to let us know that our original idea would not work. Al came up with an alternate design instead which works great with our lot. The services were very affordable, and worked well, and below our budget. If we had any questions, or changes, Al was always available and changes were made as requested and promptly. We HIGHLY recommend Espinal Architects.Read More

Very professional and very helpful and work at a timely pace. Will definitely use him again. Would recommend him for your project.Read More

The greatest thing that we found with Al is that he is very detail oriented. He really cares that every person and every party involved is going to deliver the same level of quality that he holds himself to. Al made sure that he took extra time and communicated with us on a weekly basis to make sure thing were just right. He wants us to enjoy every aspect with our house. Al really helped us to understand that our house will be functional and our need would be met. He designed a great house for us and we are so excited.Read More

Al saw my vision right away and knew what I wanted. We had been to several other architects before hiring and he was able to recreate my vision on the first drawing. It turned out beautifully and I would absolutely recommend.Read More

From the moment we met Al, to the completion of our home, he was a true professional to work with. We brought him a sketch on a piece of paper, and he brought our dream home to life. He listened to our wants, needs, and desires, and transformed them into a beautiful home. Besides being an incredible listener to our needs, he was able to take it a step beyond, and create a home more spectacular than our original vision. Our builder, having built custom homes for years, in both Houston, and Austin, was extremely impressed with Al's level of detail. Having both a Engineering degree and a Architectural degree, gives him a leg up on the competition. We would HIGHLY recommend Al to anyone building a custom home.Read More

I was in need of a room added on to my home. ...Al came over. .. listened to my wants, and let me explain what I was trying to accomplished. He returned with the perfect plan, followed up, and was very professional...I highly recommend Espinal Architecture for any size job.Read More

Al was the consummate professional! He developed plans for my home. He's was very knowledgeable of current trends and took my general ideas/needs and made suggestions based on that and put it into pictures for me to see very quickly. He knew the style that I wanted and gave me input on things that would look good - he added detail that I can't imagine living without (barrel ceiling, built-in cabinets, special utensil drawers). He followed up on the construction site and even pointed out when those details were accidentally left out - I had not even noticed! I had worked with one other architect before AL and I can't imagine using anyone else for future projects. He is very easy to work with, met my deadlines and very affordable. I highly recommend him!!Read More