About Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture


Our expertise is in our process.

Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture is a LEED certified firm that practices high-performance architecture. Rather than simply making sustainable material choices, the firm goes beyond the present green building paradigm to provide sustainable architecture by thought, not simply by checklist.

We prefer a hands-on approach. Prospective clients are asked to attend a meeting to discuss the scope and budget of each project. If the client has acquired land, we make it a point to visit the site to review and discuss the feasibility of the project.

After the scope, land and budget are loosely set in place, the client is given a programming guide in order to help communicate what he expects out of the project. Then in the schematic design phase, the client discusses the expected results thoroughly with the Principals and Project Manager.

With a rough design is agreed upon, builders are interviewed for pricing and the project moves into design development.Start your project

The Company

  • Profile and History

    We treat each site, building, and client as unique and individualistic. Through the incorporation of low environmental impact design strategies, the firm offers luxurious, yet reasonably priced living accommodations. Its home designs are known for intelligence, energy efficiency and utilization of space.


  • Alan K. Barley

    Alan K. Barley,

    Principal, AIA

    Professionally licensed in Texas, Alan Barley holds a Bachelors of Architecture, with an emphasis on design theory, history, design communication and planning from the University of Texas at Austin. Along with his business partner, he oversees design, marketing, construction administration, computerized production activities and graphic communication. His experience includes commercial offices, warehouse structures, business parks, apartment complexes, medical clinics and site-specific custom homes.

  • Peter L. Pfeiffer

    Peter L. Pfeiffer,

    Principal, FAIA

    Architect and Interior Designer, Peter is professionally licensed in Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Oregon, as well as with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He holds a Masters in Architecture degree, with an emphasis in resource efficient design and energy studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree in the Building Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Pfeiffer is a LEED accredited professional who has spent more than 30 years designing and developing pragmatic high performance buildings and homes. In 2004 he was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his life-long commitment to "mainstreaming green building in North America”.

  • Matt D Hart

    Matt D Hart,

    Associate Principal

    Matt’s career began in Ohio, where he grew up working for his parent’s custom home building firm. After years of field experience, he decided to follow in his Grandfather’s footsteps obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at The Ohio State University. During his time there he received the Construction Award and was awarded the Austin E. Knowlton Faculty Prize for distinguished work.
    His career continued while working for local firms in Columbus, Ohio where his deep interest in building science and sustainability eventually brought him to Austin, Texas and Barley| Pfeiffer Architecture. Over many years of Project Management, he has developed a broad understanding of architectural design and environmentally responsive construction techniques.

  • Matt Weigers

    Matt Weigers,

    Associate Principal

    A native Austinite, Matt is professionally licensed in Texas and holds a Masters in Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University. He has a long-standing fascination and study of how buildings come together and how details affect the quality and use of a space and exploring the impact of new materials and details. Matt has Project Management experience in a variety of project types including residential, multi-family, retail and medical office projects and is passionate in guiding clients through the process of designing and developing site specific and high-performance buildings.

  • Oren Mitzner, AIA
    Oren Mitzner, AIA, Project Architect
  • Joel Effland
    Joel Effland, Project Manager
  • Vanessa Rodriguez
    Vanessa Rodriguez, Business Manager
  • Jossy Jones
    Jossy Jones, Operations and Logistics
  • Champ Pfeiffer
    Champ Pfeiffer, Chief Inspirational Officer

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