At J Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build, our team is our family. Together, we work like a well-oiled machine to make sure your dream home is everything you want it to be. Unlike other firms, we don’t sub out the design process; the entire project is in our hands from start to finish. From the architect to the craftsmen who build your home. This streamlines the process and simplifies communication. It also ensures a cohesive design and flawless construction.
There’s a lot of talent on our roster. Our team has been designing and building homes in the Georgetown area since 1992. We know the community, the climate and the culture. That’s why we build site-specific custom homes no other firm can offer.
Our projects range from custom and speculative homes of 1,000 to 13,000 square feet. We also boast expertise in multi-family housing, luxury remodeling and commercial development. We are well-rounded and ready for a challenge. When you work with J Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build, our team is your team!
James Bryant Boyd AIAArchitect & Owner
A Georgetown icon and a Texas Tech University graduate, James Bryant Boyd, AIA started his career building barns and stables on his Dad’s horse ranch in north Texas. After high school Bryant began working in construction and then moved to the oil fields of Oklahoma and West Texas. In 1992 Bryant started his residential architectural firm in the thriving boom town of Austin, Texas. In 1997 Bryant moved his firm to Georgetown where he has earned the reputation for creating sustainable, site oriented, buildable, and beautiful architecture that acknowledges historic precedent and embraces modern performance. His firm and his work have been recognized with local design awards and in several national design publications. Connect with Bryant on Linkedin.
Melissa BoydCo Owner & Realtor
Melissa and her husband, Bryant, have proudly called Georgetown their home for the past 18 years. They are proud parents to one daughter, two rescue dogs, three cats and several chickens. Passionate about animal rescue, Melissa often fosters dogs and cats until they are able to find forever homes. Melissa enjoys gardening and moonlights as a landscape designer. She also penned and published a children’s book called The Christmas Wish. Melissa is currently a member of the Austin Boxer Rescue and is a Georgetown Heritage Society Board Member. Melissa grew up in Abilene and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Deaf Education, and worked for 20 years teaching elementary school in Georgetown/Austin area. Now a licensed Realtor with Jay Pearce Real Estate, Melissa is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love of Georgetown and the Austin area by helping others find their perfect home. As an enthusiast member of the community, she enjoys showing clients the best that Williamson County has to offer. Please call Melissa anytime without obligation to see how she can assist you with your next move.
Christy WallOperations Manager
A native of Southern California, Christy began her career in the Marketing/Public Relations Department of Yamaha Motor Corp. Her professional career encompasses general administration, marketing, public relations, and business management. In 2000, her husband’s occupation brought them to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and four years later, to Georgetown. After many years as an Executive Assistant, Christy decided to channel her creative side by studying graphic design. Graduating with her degree in 2004, Christy worked as Marketing Manager for an Austin motorcycle dealership, and later for a Harley-Davidson dealership. Christy’s diversified experience and skills are integral in providing essential support to the highly creative team at J. Bryant Boyd.
Heather DonahueProject Architect
Heather’s love for design grew out of stacking Legos and perusing house plan magazines. Her interest in architecture led to a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University in 1996. Living and practicing in Oregon and Colorado with her architect husband, she is a licensed architect in the State of Colorado. With experience in both residential and commercial design, she is committed to sustainable design with a special interest in historic sensitivity. After many years as a stay-at-home mom and contract drafter, Heather joined the J. Bryant Boyd team in 2014. She currently makes her home with her husband and son in Round Rock, Texas where Legos can still be found.
Charles W. MunroDesigner
Charles was born in Houston to a Police Commander and raised on a farm in East Texas. He joined the U.S. Navy where he served in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm, and several years later joined the U.S. Army. During his years of service, his many travel opportunities exposed him to many types and styles of architecture. To Charles, being a creative designer is more of a pleasure than it is a job. His love of creating spaces in which to live, work and play is a great sense of fulfillment. Charles has been the lead Designer for J. Bryant Boyd since 2005. He and his wife, Denise, and their family live in Jarrell, Texas.
Rory GrissomConstruction Estimator
Rory Grissom a Texas A&M University graduate, joined the J. Bryant Boyd Design-Build team as Estimator in June 2017. After college he began working in the corporate world in sales and moved to Kentucky then back to the Austin area. In 2006 Rory moved to Weatherford, TX and started working in developing and residential custom home building with his Dad and Uncle. Building custom ranchette homes in the Aledo, Weatherford and DFW area. Rory daily role is working closely with the client, designers, subcontractors, project manager and construction superintendent to ensure the cost and scope of work is delivered to the client.
Jennifer SpelmanOffice Manager
Jennifer is originally from the Washington DC area of Virginia, but has called Central Texas her home for the past 20 years. Jennifer started her career in Office Administration in the construction field with Graybar Electric Co. in 1996. After may years of office administration and bookkeeping, she took a few years off to stay at home with her two children, Scott and Melanie. In her free time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her children, scrapbooking and reading. Jennifer joined the J. Bryant Boyd team as Office Manager in 2017. When you call or visit us, she is the friendly voice of greeting.
Born in the country of Trinidad, Prem started his career in construction at the age of 16, working for a British civil engineering firm. While there he completed his education in Construction Engineering and Architectural Drafting. His projects encompassed all types of building, civil and industrial construction. Later he worked for a specialty hotel builder, traveling the Caribbean on various projects as a Scheduler and Drafter. With 20 years of construction experience, he migrated to the US with his wife and two daughters. He spent seven years in New York City working for a Professional Engineer as his Senior Draftsman and Office Manager before moving to Austin, Texas, where he soon found his life blossoming. He is an avid earth person and strives in many ways to not disturb nature.
Suzanne HorneWarranty Manager
Suzanne was raised with an interesting perspective on life’s journey as a result of being the child of an Army helicopter pilot and a big band singer, as well as living her early years in Germany and Southern Louisiana. That is where her love of design and history paved the way for her future in the design field. Suzanne graduated in 1980 from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Interior Design. She has worked in commercial interior design and space planning, as well as commercial furniture sales. After many years as a stay at home mom to her two children and a volunteer with GISD, Suzanne now supports the J. Bryant Boyd staff as Warranty Manager.
Donovan RamirezConstruction Laborer
Donovan was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is very proud of his work as Building & Grounds Services Manager at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and his work at Houston's major sports stadiums. He is a huge fan of the Houston Texans football team, but also enjoys fishing and hunting and is a pretty good artist when he has the time. Donovan has been an integral part of the J. Bryant Boyd construction team since 2016. He performs many job functions, including clearing and preparing job sites, demolition work, loading and delivering materials, assisting with miscellaneous building projects, landscaping, and does an top-notch job at keeping our building sites clean. Donovan currently lives in Georgetown and is the proud father of two beautiful children, Ivan and Evelyn.
T-SquareCFO (Chief Feline Officer)
A Georgetown native and lifelong Texan, T-square is the epitome of success. After attending the school of hard knocks as a feral kitten, T-Square graduated 1st in her class. She was hired by J Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build and has worked her way up the ladder to become its very first CFO (Chief Feline Officer). T-Square has been an excellent addition to the team and can be regularly found napping and purring around the office. In the evening, she has been given the daunting task of protecting the headquarters from unwanted rodents and other undesirable visitors. She does an excellent job on both fronts.