Debra J. Dockery, AIA
Debra Dockery is a licensed architect and President of the architectural firm of Debra J. Dockery, Architect, P.C. Her firm was established in 1989 and is 100% woman owned. Debra’s work has truly shaped South Texas through the design and construction of over $200 million in public facilities projects in San Antonio and surrounding cities. She has extensive experience in facilities site and master planning and is recognized nationally for her expertise.
Over the past 24 years her firm has designed many notable projects, especially in the City South area of San Antonio. Completed works include the new school campuses, master plans, and renovations. The firm has designed city community centers, and numerous additions to community buildings and branch libraries, and provided the design services for restorations to the Pagoda and Tea Room at the historic Japanese Tea Garden.
Debra received her professional degrees from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1975 and a Master of Architecture in 1977. She has been President of the San Antonio Chapter American Institute of Architects, Vice President of the Texas Society of Architects (TSA) and currently serves on the Government Affairs Steering Committee for TSA.
Debra has served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity San Antonio, on the advisory committee for Healy Murphy Center and as the business representative on the District Educational Improvement Council for Southside ISD.
Her commitment to young people interested in a career in architecture and to emerging young professionals in architecture are evidenced through her many speaking engagements and mentoring efforts. She has been a keynote speaker for a gathering of women architects in Monterrey, Mexico, presented programs at the Pace Summer Camp for At-Risk Students, participated in the Heritage Education Program, volunteered as an instructor in preparation seminars for the architectural registration exams and spoken on opportunities for minorities and women in architecture at numerous high school career orientations.
Carlos Cruz, AIA