GSC Architects is managed by two principals, Tom Cornelius and Joe LaRocca.  Our multi-disciplinary staff allows GSC to match work demands for our clients. We work collectively to form specific teams of experts for each unique project, enabling success throughout the entire process of design, from site planning to final equipment installation and occupancy. Using an integrated, “problem seeking” approach, dedicated team members proactively look for potential conflicts, proposing solutions before they become issues. In this way, GSC maximizes natural and purchased resources for our clients. GSC is a recipient of the coveted “Firm Achievement Award” from the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The annual award is the highest honor that AIA Austin can bestow on an architecture firm for contributions to the community, the profession and for producing distinguishing architecture.


Doing The Most Good

We spent a special morning in the very best company at the ribbon cutting for the new Salvation Army Rathgeber Center. It was a pure joy listening to our city officials and Salvation Army brass talk about the safe haven and inspiration this facility will provide for Austin’s women and children in need. We are so proud to be part of the great Austin community who poured their heart and soul into the project to help the amazing folks at Salvation Army make an extraordinary new place.

High Tech + Natural Beauty

The innovative new office floor and stunning IoT showroom for our favorite technology firm are finally complete! It is such a joy to work with clients who champion forward-thinking architecture and interior design. We tagged along with our favorite photographer Alex Tice Gray of Impressive Spaces to capture it all in photos, and can’t wait to showcase this project!

Austin’s New Research Park

Creating inspiring spaces inside and out!

With its striking combination of expansive oak trees, modern design and rich textural landscape, the newly designed Research Park calls to tenants in the surrounding buildings to come enjoy the great outdoors.  Pairing perfectly with the way Austin works and plays, the courtyard offers multiple workstations with USB and power capabilities, a massive shade structure for all sorts of gatherings, an endless array outdoor seating options, a sturdy ping pong table and or course, a designated food truck zone.




Austin, TX

JP Morgan Chase Bank

Multiple Locations, Texas and Oklahoma

SAMMC-N Fire Station

Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX



Tom Cornelius, AIA
Principal, CEO

As President, Tom Cornelius oversees the management of GSC’s architecture and interior design efforts and the delivery of services. Tom also serves as principal in charge on select commercial, institutional, industrial, living, and planning work. He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University and his Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has been an integral part of GSC for over 30 years. With a reputation for effective context-oriented architectural and interior design, he has a resume of projects with complex programs, aggressive delivery schedules and large consultant teams. He is currently the design leader for several interesting renovations and adaptive re-uses of existing buildings.

Joseph N. LaRocca, AIA, LEED AP

Joe LaRocca brings over 25 years of experience to the firm and is a registered architect in four states. He is responsible for the pursuit and delivery of major projects within the Learning, Technology, and Healing environments. His focus is on project constructability, project delivery and operational efficiency for the client. Joe received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He currently resides in Austin, is actively involved the community and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA-Austin Chapter, the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. His recent project experience includes those for Schreiner University, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University. Past projects include the Waller Creek Tunnel, Brackenridge Critical Care Unit, Seton Medical Center Intermediate Care Unit, St. David’s Hyperbaric Care Facility, St. David’s South Austin Laboratory, Dell, Inc, and semi conductor cleanrooms nationwide.


Bonita Tice Gray
Paul Thompson

Steven Burch
SENIOR ASSOCIATE Director of Interior Design & Operations San Antonio
Jennifer Tart
ASSOCIATE + Director of Interior Design Austin

Andrew Clements
Barbara Bucher
Comptroller + HR Manager

Bonnie Uresti
Interior Design
Caroline Vaughn

Erica Yañez
Interior Design
Evy Nguyen
Interior Design

Jill Thompson
Executive Assistant + Accounts Payable
Joseph Skelton

Laura Syth
Interior Design
Matt Jarosz

Michael Domingo
Rebecca Snyder
Interior Design

Ricardo Maga Rojas
Sarah Ferreira
Marketing + Business Development

Stephanie Briseño
Interior Design
Stephanie Doretto



GSC Architects is a full service architecture and interior design firm.  We elevate our clients’ visions of success by designing built environments to cultivate community.  GSC’s understanding of group dynamics and communal interaction dates back to the company formation in 1978, and has led us to organize our practice into four key environments:  (1) Learning,  (2) Working,  (3) Healing and  (4) Living.  These environments encompass several industry segments, including Higher Education and K-12 Education, Corporate, Science/Technology, Healthcare, Senior Living, Retail/ Hospitality and Civic/ Government. 


GSC Architects’ design philosophy is founded on our desire to create unique buildings and places that respond to each unique client. We believe that each design should respond to the needs of our client while also cultivating a sense of community. At GSC Architects, we operate from a design methodology in which projects are based on context and discovered through a problem seeking process. We are proud to work with a wide range of clients, both old and new, and to create customized and important designs.

GSC Architects has a collection of passionate interior designers with an impressively diverse portfolio spanning a large range of business sectors including corporate, health care, higher education, k-12, and technology. These experienced and innovative design professionals bring inspired designs to everything they touch and have full access to GSC’s large, technically skilled staff.

GSC Architects has extensive experience integrating sustainable design principles in projects ranging from a 2,000 square foot commercial retail bank to an 875,000 square foot technology corporate campus. Each of these projects respond uniquely in regards to client needs while employing strategies to respond to the site and natural environment, reduce water use, conserve energy, and provide healthier environments for building users. This process creates better-performing buildings and healthier indoor environments.

Sustainability is not only about the health of the natural environment, but is also the improvement of the health and well-being of the building occupants. GSC Architects is a member and supporter of the U.S. Green Building Council and two-thirds of our staff are LEED® Accredited Professionals. The firm also has employees experienced in the Austin Energy Green Building Program. These nationally and locally recognized green building rating systems can be an integral component of the sustainable design goals of any client and program. In addition to providing sustainable design services to our clients, our firm strives to be cognizant of these principles and strategies in our actions and operational practices. We are an Austin Energy GreenChoice® Champion, purchasing renewable energy for the operation of our office. We also use high efficiency computer systems and have an office-wide recycling program.

GSC brings deep understanding and experience in furniture planning. Our recently completed, award-winning educational facility was the Austin Community College Round Rock Campus in Round Rock, Texas, in which we provided comprehensive FF&E services for the 254,000 sf campus. Our clients tell us that our broad understanding of the important integration of furniture planning and interior design greatly distinguishes us from our peers. During the planning process, GSC brings targeted, creative, and individual solutions to you, drawing from a broad base of specialized experience.

GSC has personnel dedicated to construction services, utilizing proven procedures and comprehensive construction software to streamline the process. Over the long history of our firm, GSC has worked with numerous contractors to meet accelerated schedules and produce a wide range of building types to respond to the needs of our clients.



Advanced Micro Devices


American Bank of Commerce

Any Baby Can

Apache Corporation

Applied Materials


Austin Can Academy

Austin Community College

Austin Energy

Austin Independent School District

Baptist M&S Imaging

Brandywine Realty Trust

Capital Commercial Investments


CBI Group

City of Austin


Cypress Semiconductor

Divco West

Eanes Independent School District

Ector County Independent School District

Foundation Communities



Hayes County Precinct 2

Healthcare Facilities Development Corporation




Jaguar Land Rover

JP Morgan Chase

Kiewit Building Group


Leander Independent School District

Lightspeed Systems


Mckenna Village Senior Living


Mexican Consulate

Monument Group

Mothers Milk Bank of Austin



Nexstar Digital

Pain Treatment Centers of America

Panache, USA

Riverside Resources

Round Rock Family Eye Care

Round Rock Independent School District


Sandia Labs

Schreiner University


Seton Medical Center

Seven Strand Luxury Senior Living

SHI International


Spanish Oaks Medical Office Park

Spear Street Capital

Springdale and Notely Ventures

St. David’s Medical Center

St. Edwards University

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy

Stonewall Skilled Nursing Facility


Taylor Independent School District

Texas A&M University

Texas Association of Counties

Texas Auto Dealers Association

Texas Facilities Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Texas School the Deaf

Texas State University

Texas Veterans Land Board

Texas Youth Commission

The World’s #5 Fast Food Chain

Tokyo Electron Texas

Travis County Commissioner’s Court

University of Mary-Hardin-Baylor

University of Texas Austin

University of Texas Pan-American

Urgent Care Plus

US Army

UT Austin Biomedical Labs

Weimar Independent School District


Westlake Retail


Whole Foods




We are experts at understanding group dynamics and consider the long-term implications of how our designs can improve morale, interaction, communication, collaboration and other social processes. With a focus on community in mind, we are able to meet and exceed in implementing our clients’ goals.



GSC Architects helps build better communities, not only through architectural design, but through the personal dedication of our firm and our employees in lending a helpful hand to those in need.



3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd.

Building A, Suite 200-B

Austin, TX 78741






200 E. Grayson St.

Suite 122,

San Antonio, TX 78215





For general inquiries, please email us at: mailto:info@gscarchitects.com 

For new business inquiries and teaming opportunities, please email us at: businessdevelopment@gscarchitects.com 


Designer/Architect 5-7 years experience

Job Responsibilities:

–      Prepare information regarding design, structure specification, materials, equipment, estimated costs and construction time.



–      Direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.

–      Control project from start to finish to ensure high quality, innovative and functional design.

–      Develop ideas keeping in mind client’s needs, building’s usage and environmental impact.

–      Compile project specifications, and keep within budgets and timelines.

–      Ensure that all works are carried out to specific standards, building codes, guidelines and regulations.

–      Make on site visits to check on project status and report on project.

–      Performing various services associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments and opening and tabulating bids as directed.

–      Performing various services associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings            as directed.

–      Complying with quality control policies and procedures.

–      Learn and implement department and company standards.

–      Participating in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members.

–      Working with a team of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects.

–      Perform or assist with other duties and projects as needed.

–     Focus on the financial standing to achieve profitability goals.

–     Receive and enforce appropriate approvals (e.g. purchase requests, expense reports) for incurred expenses.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with a focus on Architecture
Experience: Registered Architect preferred; progress towards Architectural License at a minimum

Required Skills:

–      Proficient in Autodesk Revit.



–      Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

–      Creative talent, imagination and eye for design.

–      Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, look for ways to improve and promote quality. Apply feedback to performance and monitor own work to         ensure quality.

–    Quantity: Meet productivity standards and complete work in a timely manner. Strive to increase productivity.

We are excited to meet you! If you would like to be part of our friendly and collaborative team, please reach out to: Joe LaRocca   LaRocca@gscarchitects.com



GSC welcomes resumes and portfolios from qualified candidates. Positions will be posted periodically as they become available in the following fields: Architecture, Interior Architecture and Interior Design. If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities at GSC, please email us at: careers@gscarchitects.com