FRANZ ARCHITECTS
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About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

In 1983 our company was incorporated in May as Freeman+Franz Associates. Soon after, the two partners decided to part ways, and William Franz kept the company. Mr Franz quickly assumed three new partners changing the name to Franz Jeanes Lazo Cora, & Associates, Inc. Business was great and was going good. Over time the three other partners began to retire or decided to go and try other things. This time since having already gone through a name change, Mr. Franz decided to keep the name; One to not affect a long standing government contract and two people had become accustom to it. Fast forward 25 years, Franz, Jeanes, Lazo Cora and Associates started using the acronym FJLC in an attempt to freshen up our look and simplify our name. As time has passed we constantly got asked about the other three partner names. “Where is Mr. Jeanes?” or phone calls wanting to speak with Mr. Cora. Since they weren’t with FJLC any longer we politely let them know and started thinking. After 33 years we decided it was time to rebrand ourselves. After a lot of internal debate/discussion we decided that changing our name to FRANZ architects would more accurately reflect who we are today. The people that make up our great company and the duties they perform. Our name has changed but our history is still the same - same great people, same impeccable quality work.

 

 

Get in touch

We at Franz Architects know that finding the right architect for your project is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we are available to meet with you in person or over the phone to discuss your needs, the scope of your project, and your budget.

 

 
 

Architects

 
 

President

John Franz

Mr. Franz’s professional background includes over 20 years of experience in architectural design and production of construction documents for a variety of commercial, institutional, educational, industrial, governmental facilities, and retail. Specializing in site planning and retail development as well as astute project management skills.

 

Education

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

 

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • Fort Worth Chapter AIA

Registrations

  • Registered Architect, Texas Reg. No. 22093, 2010
  • Registered Accessibility Specialist, License No. 1283, 2012

**Mr. Franz is currently registered in a total of 7 states

 
 

 
 
 

architect

William E. Franz

Mr. Franz’s professional background includes over 40 years of experience in architectural design and production of construction documents for a variety of commercial, institutional, educational, industrial and governmental facilities. Mr. Franz has been involved in many major projects. Prior to the formation of Franz Jeanes Lazo Cora & Associates, Inc. (dba Franz Architects), Mr. Franz was Project Architect for other firms and was responsible for a number of successfully completed facilities.

 

Education

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

 

Activities & Affiliations

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

Registrations

  • Registered Architect, Texas Reg. No. 14314, 1993
  • Registered Interior Designer, Texas Reg. No. 1044, 1993
  • NCARB Registration, No. 63184, 1993

**Mr. Franz is currently registered in a total of 39 states

 
 

 
 
 

ASSOCIATE

Morris McIntosh

Mr. McIntosh’s professional background includes over 35 years experience in architectural and engineering design, construction documents and construction administration for a variety of commercial, institutional, educational, municipal, religious and governmental facilities. Other experience includes design and project coordinator for an acoustical and theater consulting firm specializing in theaters, convention centers and arenas.

 

Education

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

 

Activities & Affiliations

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

Registrations

  • Registered Architect, Texas Reg. No. 12933, 1989
  • Registered Interior Designer, Texas Reg. No. 1871, 1993