Associate Professor

Cisco Gomes founded his award-winning practice, Gomes+Staub Architects, with partner Dabney Staub in 1999. The work of Gomes+Staub has been published nationally and internationally, notably in 1000x Architecture of the Americas (Verlaghaus Braun). The firm’s work has been presented in a number of lecture and exhibition venues, including the Duke University Museum of Art and the Audi International exhibition in Hanover, Germany. In 2007, Cisco moved his practice from North Carolina to join the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture faculty where he teaches design and construction.

Cisco has actively practiced as a registered architect since 1996 and has held licenses in the states of Texas, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED accredited professional, a CSI Certified Construction Specifier, and a licensed commercial building contractor in the State of North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and has served as a juror for numerous design award programs at the regional, state, and local levels.

Since moving to Austin, Cisco has been recognized for his teaching with the UT Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the School of Architecture Outstanding Studio Teacher Award, the Texas Exes Teaching Award, and membership in the UT Society for Teaching Excellence. In 2014, he was named one of the "30 Most Admired Educators" in the nation by DesignIntelligence. Cisco is also an inventor with several recent US patents related to his research interests of construction innovation and contemporary cultures of construction.


  • B.S. Arch., University of Virginia
  • M. Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design
photo of Francisco Gomes
  • Design
  • Construction
  • with particular interest in the building trades and embodied energy issues
  • Representation
GOL 4.138
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