A lab for commercial architecture and research within BarnesGromatzkyKosarekArchitects



Building on BGKA’s long-standing reputation for exceptional architecture and client service, we are a commercial-focused team helping people design through multi-disciplinary collaboration.


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Jesse Adler, AIA, RID

As a young boy Jesse had aspirations of becoming an astronaut, not an architect. He traveled to far and distant places in a spaceship created from old tractor parts on his grandparents’ farm. The propensity for building things led Jesse to study Architectural Engineering. Upon completing his engineering degree, he was inspired to travel the world and work on community projects in Latin America. He then returned to school for a Master of Architecture degree strengthening his ability to have a social impact through design. With a background in both structural engineering and architecture, Jesse is well versed integrating structural systems and architectural expression. His ten years of professional experience in Austin include six years at Gensler working on a range of projects with a specialization in Class A commercial office buildings and tower design.

Favorite Building: Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe
Find me here: On a bicycling adventure, hiking with his rowdy cattle dog, or boot scootin' at the White Horse

Registered Architect, Texas, American Institute of Architects, Registered Interior Designer, Bike Austin, Project Schoolhouse


Todd Kaiser, AIA

An architect and project manager, Todd's professional experience includes 10 years at CallisonRTKL, leading teams on complex international and domestic projects. He advocates for thoughtful designs, able to inspire in unexpected ways. Todd is inspired by Hill Country bike rides, his eight-year-old daughter, and collaborating each year with University of Texas at Austin graduate students as a mentor for the Urban Land Institute Hines Competition. Prior to working as an architect at BGK and CallisonRTKL, Todd traveled throughout Japan, stopping to live, work and play in a suburb of Tokyo for two years.

Favorite Building: Fuji Kindergarten by Tezuka Architects
Find me here: On a road bike somewhere between Wimberley and Fredericksburg

Registered Architect, Texas, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Congress for New Urbanism, LEED Accredited Professional, Cool Dad



Jason Peters, AIA

Working as a project architect and designer on projects of all scales, Jason is most interested in design that engages and activates its surroundings physically, socially, culturally, and environmentally. His professional experience includes 11 years at CallisonRTKL working on projects in Japan, China, India, and throughout the United States. Outside of architecture, he enjoys traveling, cycling, experimenting in the kitchen, and being engaged in nature. Yosemite and the Texas hill country are just two of his favorite natural landscapes, and one day he hopes to explore Denali and Yellowstone National Parks.

Favorites: Fried Chicken, Beer, Coffee
Find me here: On a road trip with his wife exploring the southern US

Registered Architect, Texas, American Institute of Architects, Real Estate Council of Austin, Congress for New Urbanism, LEED Accredited Professional, Bike Austin


Erin Kozuh, RID, IIDA

Since joining BGK in 2013, Erin has led the interior design on a variety of project types, from small tenant finish-outs to large multi-story buildings. Erin meticulously selects finishes for functionality and contextual appropriateness, and researches how the integration and detailing of the finishes can profoundly determine the success of a space. Her focus on client relationships ensure that the finished product provides not just visual interest, but a product that ultimately enhances a client’s efficiency, productivity, and overall brand. Away from the office, Erin and her husband use their hands to make their personal designs come to life, whether it’s welding steel planters, remodeling a kitchen, forming up concrete walls, or fiberglassing a boat. Erin’s experimentation with raw materials at home fuels her passion for interior design.

Favorites: Adventures in the Jeep, modern art museums, and my dog CJ
Find me here: At my easel attempting to turn paint into a masterpiece

Registered Interior Designer, International Interior Design Association, LEED Green Associate

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Keith Pinkelman, BMOC

Fabrication and Visualization Lead

Combining a knowledge of both physical construction and digital design, Keith has worked as a project designer for several architecture studios in New York, Kansas City, and Austin. He is a proven leader with a critical eye for detail and technical problem solving. His passion for traveling has taken him to Berlin, Brussels, Prague, Strasburg, and Paris among others. Often, he can be found at home building in the workshop or hanging out with his three rambunctious sons.

Favorites: Basketball, building, and travelling
Find me here: Likely in a car doing my best “Soccer-mom” impression