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Camilo Parra [March ‘94] of Parra Design Group is active in Houston, working on a new residential neighborhood in the 5th Ward. The firm is also building an office in the area with space for community use. Parra has a track record of positively shaping Houston neighborhoods, including development projects in City Promenade, Upper West End, and Bastrop Plaza.

CURRENT PROJECTS INCLUDE: development of townhomes at La Ville St. Emanuel in the Third Ward; and new housing in the Fifth Ward with 5th Ward Homes. The final phase of the Upper West End Townhomes in the Rice Military District has been completed and all units are sold

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Camilo Parra was reelected to the RDA Board of Directors in the spring of 2013 for a three-year term.



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Houston Chronicle, Zest magazine
Sunday, October 1, 2017
By Diane Cowen

“...For their new home, Christopher wanted to design a usable, compact house with more square footage and the comforting flow of the bungalow, all on a modest budget. Though he is an architecture professor, he teaches about landscape and large-scale design – not residential work.

A friend offered great advice: “You should talk to Camilo Parra. He'll really complement your personality.”

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Front Elevation


Read the article by Nancy Sarnoff about our 5th Ward Homes in the Houston Chronicle. Homebuilder sees Fifth Ward as “the next Heights”.
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Feature on El Refugio Home
August 2002

“Against All Odds” Architectural Digest, August 2002 by Wendy Moonan, 122–129

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Texas Architect


Cover and article on
Yupon Place Town Homes
May 2001

“Three in a Row” Texas Architect, May/ June 2001 by Gerald Moorhead, 34–37.

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