Our Journey

Our Mission

We believe in creating beauty that functions, relationships that last, and positive experiences in all that we do. We believe in listening, imaging, and designing buildings that become works of art for clients who become partners.

Our History

Founded in 1983, William Franz worked at the helm of Franz Architects and its previous monikers for a number of years before his son, John Franz, took over. With a lengthy background designing medical facilities, retail buildings, multi-family structures, and industrial buildings, John leads our amazing team with both knowledge and passion. Franz Architects has over 180 years of collective architectural experience, and we know that our continued success is due to the people that make up our great company and the detailed work they perform every day, for every client, on every project.

Our long history still stands with the same great people providing the same impeccable quality of work.

Architectural Awards

Top 100 Architectural Firms 2017-2019

Fort Worth Business Press

Top 100 Architectural Firms 2020

Fort Worth Business Press

Top 100 Private Companies in 2020

Fort Worth Business Press

Top 100 Architectural Firms 2021

Fort Worth Business Press

Top 100 Private Companies in 2021

Fort Worth Business Press

2021 Best Companies to Work For in Texas

the Texas Association of Business

Our Leadership

John Franz

President

John’s professional background includes over 29 years of experience in architectural design and construction. His diverse experience includes commercial, institutional, medical , educational, industrial, governmental, and retail facilities. John is responsible for the day to day operations of the firm and ensures that our company’s vision of customer communication and satisfaction is maintained. He specializes in site planning and retail development and is currently registered in a total of 38 states. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, spending time beachside, traveling, and hunting.

Education:

University of Texas, Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2001

Registrations:

Registered Architect, Texas
Registered Accessibility Specialist
NCARB Registration

Activities & Affiliations:

American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Fort Worth Chapter AIA
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Texas Ducks Unlimited

Tania Iñigo

Director of Architecture

Tania has worked extensively in retail and commercial design for 15 years and has helped develop numerous prototype restaurants for national chains. She supports our project managers and staff to ensure they have the resources they need to complete a successful and seamless project. Additionally, she conducts final quaility control reviews to ensure our detail-oriented excellence is continued throughout each project. Tania enjoys travelling and is passionate about animal welfare and volunteers with several dog rescue groups.

Education:

University of Texas, Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2006

 

Registrations:

Registered Accessibility Specialist
LEED AP, ID+C

Activities & Affiliations:

American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Fort Worth Chapter AIA – a leadership capacity between 1997 and 2000 (Pres. in 2000)

Morris McIntosh

Associate

Morris’ career started out in acoustical design working on theatres, arenas and convention centers. In his 46 years of experience, he has also worked on municipal, institutional, and residential projects. Morris has been with us for 17 years and has worked on our larger projects including many shopping centers. He also specializes in building assessments and handles a lot of the construction administration on projects.

Education:

University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, 1975

 

Registrations:

Registered Architect
Registered Interior Designer

Activities & Affiliations:

American Institute of Architects
Texas Society of Architects
Fort Worth Chapter AIA – a leadership capacity between 1997 and 2000 (Pres. in 2000)

Mordecai Kaikov

Project Manager

Mordecai experience includes working in schools, airports, banks, office buildings, and retail over the last 15 years. His attention to detail ensures projects are completed in a timely manner and coordinated with consultants. Mordecai has a food blog, enjoys photography and spending time with this family.

Education:

University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2005
Master of Science in Real Estate. 2010

Avi Kaikov

Project Manager

Avi holds over 15 years of experience in project management, code research, site designs, and permitting. He has worked on large retail projects and several remodel programs across the country. As Project Manager, he coordinates with clients and consultants daily, ensuring that communication, timelines, and expectations are met. Avi has traveled to all 50 states and enjoys visiting National Parks.

Education:

University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, 2005
Master of Science in Real Estate. 2010

Jamie Massey

Project Manager

Jamie has worked in hospitality design for 13 years and has 4 years experience with cladding system technology. Now, with retail projects, she coordinates with consultants and ensures expectations are met with clients. Jamie has a homestead and works on renovating her home.

Education:

Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, 2004

Jason Beane

Project Manager

Jason has performed in many capacities on a variety of projects over 20 years in the architecture industry. As Project Manager, his diverse work experience and education gives him the ability to look at projects from multiple perspectives to find effective solutions. Jason is a fan of the cinema and has an artistic side for sketching and painting.

Education:

University of Texas A&M
Bachelor of Environmental Design, 2001

Shauna Franz

Office Administrator

Mrs. Franz oversees all front office management duties as well as billing . She helps streamline processes and coordinate schedules, projects, planning and design timelines. During her free time, Shauna enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Education:

Northwood University
Bachelor of Business Administration, 2005

Contact Franz Architects

We are a firm with the vitality to match each client’s professional and community growth while collectively having over 180 years of architectural design and construction supervision experience.

Contact us by email at info@franzarchitects.com
or call us at (817) 737-9922