Rottet Studio


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Rottet Studio is an international architecture and design firm based in Houston, Texas. The firm was founded by Lauren Rottet in 2008 and has offices in Los Angeles, California, New York City, New York, as well as a presence in Asia in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. The firm is WBE-certified and has designed a variety of corporate and hospitality projects both within the United States and abroad. Lauren Rottet, Rottet Studios founding principal, is a member of Interior Designs Hall of Fame and was the first woman to be a fellow of both the International Interior Design Association and the American Institute of Architects. She was also named Designer of the Year by Interiors magazine in 1994 and by Boutique Design in 2012. Rottet was born in Waco, Texas and moved to Houston at age 7. She went to college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she originally majored in art and pre-med. Rottets art consisted mostly of drawings and paintings of buildings, so she changed her major to architecture and graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Architecture. Rottet began working for Fisher Friedman Architects, a San Francisco, California-based firm, following her graduation from the University of Texas. At Fisher Friedman she worked with upscale apartments and condominiums. Two years later, in 1980, Rottet moved to the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. She later worked with the firms Houston and Los Angeles offices. In 1990, she became a founding partner of Keating Mann Jernigan Rottet and, when the firm was acquired by Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall in 1994, Rottet became director of DMJM Rottets interior design studio.