Bucrane Design Build, llc. was founded in October 2015 by the brother-sister team of Christopher Drown and Lauran Drown. We provide architectural and design-build services for residential and other cool small projects in the San Antonio region and beyond.
Chris is Co-owner and Construction Manager for Bucrane. While attending college in Ohio, Chris worked part time for a custom home builder, assisting the trades in all phases of construction. Since returning from his deployment to Afghanistan in 2012, Chris has worked as construction project manager for two established custom builders. Now, after working in the local market for three years and establishing a solid network of quality subs, he has joined forces with his sister to make their dreams a reality and to leave their own footprint in the growing city of San Antonio.
Lauran is Co-owner and Design Manager for Bucrane. She is an independent scholar and design professional who has practiced and studied in the US, Canada and India. She holds a Master of Architecture from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. For a number of years, she had entertained the idea of joining forces with her brother. In autumn 2015, Lauran relocated to San Antonio to make it happen. Outside of Bucrane, she works for Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio and is engaged in ongoing research on earthen construction, one of her passions. She is also a member of the Earthen Construction Initiative, a local non-profit that serves to encourage and support the use of earthen materials in building.