An architect, a photographer. A photographer, an architect. We are architectural photographers based in Houston, Texas, capturing the most notable architecture around the globe. Luis and Mariella develop a vivid interest in how buildings interact with the city and people on several different scales, how buildings sit on a site respecting its environment, how it welcomes its users and shelters them, and the most intimate level of connection to its users through materiality, are all critical attributes that must be explored. Documenting the essence of these attributes allowing viewers to experience spaces, is paramount in portraying architecture properly in times of digital media.     

Mariella Ayala
mariella@ayalavargas.com
1(832)654-9886

Luis Ayala, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
joseluis@ayalavargas.com
1(832)341-1013
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Select Clients:

Stantec, Lake Flato Architects, LOJO Architecture, KinneyMorrow Architecture, SHW Group, Appel Architects, Donna Kacmar, John Zemanek, Brave Architecture, Brett Zamore, Solano Benitez, PBK Architects, Munoz+Albin, Texas Architect, Tellepsen, Perkins+Will, Studio MET, Merriman Holt Powell, OJB, Mission Builders, Forty Five Ten, DLR Architecture, Architectural Record

Memberships:    

American Institute of Architects
U.S. Green Building Council
RDA Rice Design Alliance
Colegio de Arquitectos del Paraguay
Asociación de Fotógrafos profesionales del Paraguay

Publications

Mies Van der Rohe foundation, Barcelona, Spain.
Book “Casas Latinoamericanas Contemporaneas” Trama editorial, Ecuador.
“ARQ” Magazine, Chile, Unilever and Sitrande buildings.
“041” Magazine, Argentina, Sitrande building
Book “Casas del mundo” Trama Editorial, Ecuador, Yaya House.
Plataforma de Arquitectura, Casa de Luna & Alon
Archdaily, Gloria Marshall Elementary School
Plataforma de Arquitectura, Gloria Marshall Elementary School.
 ABC Newspaper, Paraguay
Mandu’a Magazine, Paraguay Oct 2011
Architectural Record, Gloria Marshall School, Jan 2012   
Texas Architect, Gloria Marshall School, Jan 2012
Mandu’a Magazine, Paraguay Jan 2012
Green Source Magazine, September 2012
Architectural Record, Gilliam School photography, Jan 2013
Texas Architect, Perf House photography, Oct 2014
Texas Architect, Nested House photography, Jan 2015
Texas Architect, Darryl Howard Art photography, May 2015 
Texas Architect, Deskscape photography, July 2015

Texas Architect, Decatur House photography, September 2015
ABC newspaper, Paraguay. Caudill Award 2015
ABC newspaper, Paraguay, TSA Honors 2017
Texas Architect, 2017 Honors Awards, Nov 2017

Expositions

1998    Feria Artistica (Artistic fair), FA 98, “mil y una casas” 
1999    Sao Paulo, Brazil, Biennal, Publipar building.
1999    Feria Artistica, FA 99, “sonidos mecanicos”
2000   Venezia Biennale, Italy, Sitrande building.
2012    AIA austin latinos in architecture perspectivasdosmil12
2014    CIES al mundo Conference, Valparaiso, Chile
2014    SIEESP Architecture in Education conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2016    Emerging Voices, YAF Houston
2016    Emerging Professionals, AIA Headquarters, Washington DC