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BRAVE / PRAXIS: The Song Bird ::: Frank J. Vargas, Jr., AIA

Frank J. Vargas, Jr. started his college education in New York and completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture at the University of Houston, graduating with honors on both degrees. He participated in the Graduate Texas Studio and studied under Michael Graves and Charles Moore. As a graduate student he held the position of teaching assistant on several graduate and undergraduate classes and upon graduation received the Alpha Rho Chi Merit Award in Architecture.

He has over twenty-five years of experience as team member and project manager on high profile and luxury retail, commercial and residential projects in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. His projects have been featured in several publications.

Frank is vice-Chairman of the Board of Adjustments of the City of West University Place; in previous years he was also a member of the Board of Adjustments of the City of Bunker Hill and board member and President of
Casa Argentina de Houston, a non-profit cultural exchange organization.
Mr. Vargas has traveled extensively throughout the world and speaks fluent English and Spanish. Outside of architecture, his interests include music, cultural and physical geography, and flying. He has participated in choral groups in and out of school and sang professionally in TV and casino variety shows in Puerto Rico and New York. He holds an FAA Private Pilot License and, weather permitting, enjoys getting in a few hours of flying time over Houston.