Montgomery Howard, AIA

Montgomery Howard, AIA

VP, Education & Sports

Monty’s 40 years of active professional experience includes leadership of the K-12 Education practice area with a large and nationally celebrated San Antonio architecture practice—and he brings that wealth of expertise to TBA Douglas. His work has been focused on primary and secondary education projects, with extensive participation in planning and design for related sports facilities. The balance of his experience includes commercial, office, retail, restaurant, higher education, master planning, student life, athletic and recreation projects. His knowledge covers every aspect of project direction, delivery, and client engagement across San Antonio and South-Central Texas. His experience extends over more than 120 projects encompassing planning, master planning, programming, and design, as well as administration of all phases of construction delivery. Monty’s professional commitments extend beyond project work with engagement in, and leadership of professional, community, neighborhood, and civic organizations.

Several of Monty’s projects have been recognized by TASA/TASB as well as A4LE/CEFPI and the San Antonio Conservation Society.

Professional Registration

  • Registered Architect, State of Texas, No. 14708
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Recognized Education Facility Planner (REFP) CEFPI 2012
  • Certified Education Facility Planner (CEFP) A4LE 2019


  • Bachelor of Architecture – University of Texas at Austin


  • 2009 CEFPI (later A4LE) Southern Region Service Citation Award
  • 2008-2009 CEFPI (later A4LE) leadership recognition as president of the South Texas chapter
  • 2010 CEFPI (later A4LE) Southern Region Distinguished Service Award
  • San Antonio Conservation Society Preservation Award for Franklin Elementary School, San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), 2005
  • Texas Construction Magazine “Best of 2006” Merit Award in K-12 Design, Mead Elementary, Northside Independent School District (NISD)

A4LE (formerly CEFPI) Southern Region Conference School Exhibits

  • Franklin Elementary School, SAISD, 2004
  • Work in Progress: William Jefferson Middle School, NISD, 2006
  • Work in Progress: William J. Brennan High School, NISD, 2006
  • Bob J. Beard Elementary School, NISD, 2007
  • Dr. Martha Mead Elementary School, NISD, 2007
  • William J. Brennan High School, NISD, 2011
  • Hidden Cove Elementary School, Southwest Independent School District (SWISD), 2011
  • Dr. John M. Folks Middle School, NISD, 2012
  • Eisenhower Middle School, North East ISD, 2017
  • Northside Sports Gym, NISD, 2017
  • Dobie Middle School, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, 2017

TASA/TASB Joint State Convention Selection for Exhibition and Awards

  • Boerne Middle School, Boerne ISD, additions and renovations, 1986
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, SAISD, additions and renovations, 2006, excellence in school design, design, and process planning
  • Northwest Vista College, Alamo Colleges District, Applied Technology Center, 2007, excellence in design
  • Bob J. Beard Elementary School, NISD, 2007, educational appropriateness, value
  • Dr. Martha Mead Elementary School, NISD, 2007, educational appropriateness
  • William Jefferson Middle School, NISD, 2009
  • Julia Newton Aue Elementary School, NISD, 2009
  • William J. Brennen High School, NISD, 2010, excellence in design
  • Hidden Cove Elementary School, SWISD, 2012, value

*While with other firms