Architectural Practice

Tara Imani Designs, LLC is a premier full-service architecture and interiors solo practice, founded and led by Tara Imani, AIA, NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, ASID, CSI. I am a licensed Architect in the State of Texas and a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture.

My practice is focused on tenant build-outs, commercial space planning for small to mid-size offices, major home renovations, kitchen and bath remodels, and home staging in Houston, TX and surrounding communities. As your Design Leader, I will assist you with defining the scope of your project, including the program and planning requirements, appropriate budget, and- depending on your needs- I will provide initial schematic design services, design development, construction documents, and construction observation.

As your Architect, I will coordinate the necessary code-checks, including planning and building code requirements, communicating with the appropriate engineers and construction team members to help you realize your built project.

I value solid, open communication and build warm rapport with clients, engineers, construction teams, and City Building Department officials; this method of practice can lead to smooth permitting processes and improved project delivery schedules, saving companies and home owners time and unnecessary cost.

Professional Experience

Early on in my career, I was privileged to work on a variety of project types, learning solid construction document preparation at one of the best firms in Columbus, Ohio- Firestone Jaros Mullin. I then moved to southern California where I mentored under the late Christian Abel, Architect, well-renowned designer of beautiful custom homes in Laguna Beach, Newport, San Juan Capistrano, and Kauai, Hawaii. Under his tutelage, I learned his design methods, steeped in the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright. Later, I managed five sites concurrently with a design team that led the first pioneer prototype design for an onsite Food Store Fueling Station in Texas.

In 1996, our company earned top notoriety by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s Fastest Growing Companies and was recognized as one of Houston’s Top 50 Women Owned Businesses. Given my diverse experience, I feel uniquely qualified to lead your project design as I was an integral part of the initial start-up team that co-founded an award-winning home health care company, Infinity Care, Inc. and Infinity Infusion Care, Inc., (from March, 1993 to June, 2002). I have proven skills in consistently meeting client expectations of being on time, within budget, and helping the client attain profitability.

Initial Consultation

Please call today to schedule an initial consultation and project assessment. This initial meeting usually lasts from 1- 2 hours. You may reach me at my office: 832) 300-3205.
I look forward to meeting you!

* On Large scale facilities: I have a close, ongoing professional working relationship with a local prominent mid-size (+20-person) architecture firm and other local design professionals with whom I collaborate.


tara_momI would like to thank both of my parents for their support, encouragement and guidance on helping me to pursue a career in Architecture and design. I thought this picture was appropriate as she’s standing in front of a very architectural winery in San Francisco (mimicking the columns of Persepolis).

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours...If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

- Henry David Thoreau