FrameWork Design

FRAMEwork design LLC is a professional organization devoted to creating thoughtfully crafted spaces that respond intelligently to the needs of our clients. Our work is the result of a meaningful design process that begins with a conversational and thorough organization of the needs and lifestyles of our clients. We remain intricately involved throughout construction to represent our clients and ensure the highest levels of quality during construction. Design, conception, and construction is a multi-faceted process that we approach with patience and professional attentiveness. We listen for the nuances of spirit, lifestyle, and desire that form the trajectories of our client's lives and transform a house into a home; a space into a place.

Our design of the built environment incorporates a sophisticated approach to modern lifestyles, as well as the critically important natural environment. In framing space to connect with the outdoors both visually and spatially, we help form evocative individual relationships with the breadth of the social, physical, and natural environments around us.

Joe Meppelink, Principal Partner

Since 2000, Joe has been practicing architecture in Houston, including 3 years as co-owner of Metalab, a firm specializing in design and fabrication of architectural metalwork, and 4 years as project architect with Ray and Hollington Architects in Houstonšs Museum District. He received his Masters in Architecture from Rice University in 2000, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan in 1995, graduating in the top 3 of his class of 130. Joe has several built projects, residential, commercial, and institutional both in Michigan and in the Houston Area, that include churches, office buildings, and institutional interiors, as well as hundreds of installations of custom designed and fabricated architectural metalwork. Joe currently teaches architectural design studio and digital fabrication courses at the University of Houstonšs School of Architecture, and has taught design-build courses at Rice University. Joe also serves as Vice president of the board of directors and Chairman of the building committee at Multi-Cultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts (MECA).