Jaime Beaman, AIA, LEED AP
Since founding CasaBella Architects in 1989, Jaime Beaman has built an outstanding reputation for creative architectural design and client service through an array of projects across the southern United States, Mexico, and South America. His skills in master planning, project management, and community engagement have been indispensable in the decades-long professional relationships our firm has maintained with the University of Texas System, Huston-Tillotson University, Texas Facilities Commission, the City of Austin, and other clients.
Jaime Beaman’s leadership is responsible for CasaBella Architects’ commitment to producing designs that promote inclusion, prioritize adaptive reuse, and encourage sustainability. Due to the repeated successful ventures undertaken with the University of Texas–notably the IC² Institute building in Monterrey, and renovations/expansions of the Darrel K. Royal Stadium and the School of Law facilities in Austin–his ADA compliant designs have been adopted as the standard for future projects within the system. He has administered several LEED Gold and Silver projects for the City of Austin including six historic fire station restorations that have brought the department’s facilities into the 21st century.
Jaime is proud of his Mexican American heritage and feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to contribute to works that continue to serve the community in Texas. He was the principal architect for the Tejano National Monument, and over the 23-year history of the Emma E. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, was integral to the development of two master plans, oversight of two phases of construction, and several studies concerning the radical changes the surrounding neighborhood has undergone in the intervening years.
In addition to registrations in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona, Jaime is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the US Green Building Association. He is a member and former president of the Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects, former vice chair of the Bee Cave Planning and Zoning Board, and has been recognized with various awards for design excellence over his 45-year career. He received his Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and pursued post graduate studies at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.