NeatBuilt Architecture & Construction

Located in East Dallas, NeatBuilt offers a thoughtful approach to new home design and renovation. Our style is predominantly modern, incorporating clean lines and minimal design into homes that are inviting and easy to live in. We have over ten years of design and construction management experience.

In every project, our goal is to create a space in harmony with a client’s wants and needs, the site’s unique variables, and the surrounding environment, including sunlight, wind and vegetation. We design for the long-term, build with integrity, and incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability into each project. While square footage and materials vary by client, our philosophy has always been that less is more, and we have a soft spot for concrete, metals, and wood.     

Lou Simmons, Architect + Owner

Lou Simmons is the founder and architect behind NeatBuilt. He's a licensed architect in the State of Texas with ten years experience in design and construction management. He's had the good fortune of working for and with some of the most respected modern architects in Dallas, which has influenced his take on the built environment and inspired him to start his own practice.

A native Texan, Lou grew up around construction in a small town in north Texas. He calls Dallas home, but has lived in Austin before it became unrecognizable, and spent four years in Boston, making old places new while respecting the past. Outside of NeatBuilt you can find him taking hot, humid runs around White Rock Lake, escaping on motorcycle getaways to the Hill Country, and enjoying family, friends, and Tex-Mex. 

In the Community

LFHNA - Board of Directors, 2017-current
AIA Dallas Home Tour Committee Chair 2009-2011, 2015-current
TSA Disaster Action Committee chapter liaison 2009-2010
2B an Architect event Co-Chair 2008 Associates Committee 2007-2009

Affiliations + Education

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

B.S. in Architecture, the University of Texas at Arlington [May 2005] 
Architecture Exchange, Lund University, Sweden [Spring 2004]