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

Fort Worth Business Press

Top 100 Architectural Firms 2018

Fort Worth Business Press

Top 100 Architectural Firms 2019

Fort Worth Business Press

Top 100 Architectural Firms 2020

Fort Worth Business Press

Top 100 Private Companies in 2020

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 25 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 28 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

William E. Franz

Architect

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. 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.

As one of the original founders of the firm, Bill’s background consists of over 50 years of knowledge in institutional, governmental facilities, educational and industrial. He has been involved in many major projects, some of which include: Maximum Security Prisons, United States Post Office P&D’s (Processing and Delivery Offices and Bulk Mail Facilities), Various New High School and Elementary Schools and many other projects. Prior to the formation of Franz Architects, Bill was Project Architect for other firms and was responsible for several successfully completed facilities. Mr. Franz is currently registered in a total of 28 states.

Education:

University of Texas, Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1973

Registrations:

Registered Architect
NCARB Registration

Activities & Affiliations:

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

Tania Iñigo

Director of Architecture

Tania has worked extensively in retail and commercial design for 14 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 quality control reviews to ensure our detail-oriented excellence is continued throughout each project. Tania enjoys traveling and is passionate about animal welfare and volunteers with several dog rescue groups.

Education:

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

Registrations:

Registered Accessibility Specialist
LEED AP, ID+C

Morris McIntosh

Associate

Morris’s career started out in acoustical design working on theatres, arenas, and convention centers. In his 45 years of experience, he has also worked on municipal, institutional, and residential projects. Morris has been with us for 16 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, Arlington
Bachelor of Science 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)

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

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

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:

University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2004

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