OUR TEAM

Our company was founded in 1993. From the outset, our philosophy has been to staff our firm with bright, young talent, then nurture that talent into motivated and productive design professionals. Our approach has proven successful, and as a result, we are an energetic and experienced team.

By design, we maintain a staff size of around 15 professionals. This scale allows us to be a tightly knit, interactive group committed to our collective success.

An energetic and experienced team. Big enough to tackle large, complex projects. Small enough to provide our personal attention.

That’s our team at BEATY PALMER ARCHITECTS.

Michael Beaty

Michael BeatyAIA

Principal

Mike earned his architectural degree from Texas Tech University and became a registered architect in 1975. He has been a design firm principal in San Antonio since 1976 and is a founding principal of Beaty Palmer Architects, establishing our company in 1993. Mike’s experience encompasses the design of almost $600 million in completed construction, and his work has been honored with more than 20 awards for design excellence.

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Terry Palmer

Terry PalmerAIA, LEED A.P.

Principal

Terry graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with degrees in environmental design and construction Science. He joined our company in 1994 and became a principal and corporate stockholder in 2000. Terry is a licensed Architect in Texas as well as a LEED accredited professional. His personal resume includes special expertise in logistically challenging construction projects, corporate interiors, and commercial development.

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Cory Hawkins

Cory HawkinsAIA, LEED A.P.

Principal

Cory Hawkins received a master’s degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in 2003 and has been a member of our team since. He is a both a licensed Architect in Texas and a LEED accredited professional. Cory became a corporate stockholder in 2012 and was named our company’s 3rd principal in 2014. His architectural experience runs the gamut of our firm’s resume and includes corporate, civic, community, and commercial projects.

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Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson

Senior Associate

Upon graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in environmental design, Sarah joined our company in 2000. She was promoted to Associate in 2005 and again to Senior Associate in 2008. Sarah is a corporate stockholder, and she is active in both architectural project management and in the business management of our practice.

Abel C. Gomez

Abel C. Gomez

Senior Associate

Abel Gomez received his technical training at St. Philip's College in San Antonio, and has been a member of our team since 1997. Abel serves as Studio Manager for our company, responsible for the overall in-house technical quality control and schedule management. He became an Associate in 2001 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2006. 

Clay Hagendorf

Clay HagendorfAIA, LEED A.P.

Senior Associate

Clay is a 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University with master's degrees in both architecture and business administration. He is a licensed Architect in Texas and an Associate of our company. Clay serves as a project manager and his resume includes civic, corporate, community, and custom residential projects. Clay is also a corporate stockholder in our company.

Michael Sutherland

Michael Sutherland

Senior Associate

Michael joined our team in 2005 after receiving his architectural degree from Texas Tech University. He was named an Associate in 2011. Michael's project management experience is centered on corporate and commercial projects.