Find Peace of Mind and Get the Home Design You Can Love
When planning a new home or remodel, you want a building designer who understands how real homes work.
You want a home that functions well. You want a sense of tranquility and well-being.
Whether you’re building a new home or a remodel, we know the design and construction process can be challenging — psychologically, physically, and financially.
That’s why we’re here. Not just to lead you through the design process. We also guide you through the collaborative efforts of the team building your project: you, your builder, other contractors, and consultants.
Architectural design for custom homes and remodels
Full range of architectural styles
Collaboration with you and your builder
Consultation for remodel potential
Green building design
Site-specific environmental design
Construction site visits and consultation
Helping You Reach Your Goals
Good design is a process, a collaboration.
We want to make sure you reach your goals and maintain your peace of mind.
Done right, you get a home you love — a unique solution that matches your personality, meets your budget, and satisfies your needs. Done right, you’ll feel you’re working with a close friend.
About Select Home Design
Debra Blessman, CPBD, is the principal of Select Home Design.
She has been delighting home owners since 1980, designing tranquil, functional homes and clever remodels.
Colorado State University — B.S. in Housing Design from the architecture school
Certified Professional Building Designer
Texas Institute of Building Design, proud member and board member
American Institute of Building Design, member and former office holder
Certification through and member of the National Council of Building Designer Certification
Calling upon her years of experience, Debra serves as a peer coach, working with designers preparing for certification board exams.
Cool House Tour 2015
MAX Award 2015 — Best Product Design $250,000 - $500,000
MAX Award 2014 — Best Green Custom Home
Cool House Tour 2011
Silver MAX Award 2011 — Best Green Custom Home
Although I’m a native of Colorado, I got to Texas as fast as I could when I graduated college in 1980, After a career start in Ft. Worth, I got to Austin in 1983. I’ve been here ever since, practicing the work I love.
Before starting my own business, I wore many hats while working for top architecture firms like Kipp Flores Architects and Cornerstone Architects. Among those hats was design and drafting of homes and renovations. I also worked in managerial roles, such as Project Director, that gave me many additional skills.
How many homes have I designed? Frankly, I’ve lost track of the number of homes and remodels I’ve completed over the years, but it’s hundreds.
I enjoy working with home owners and builders alike.
Nothing is more satisfying than knowing I’ve succeeded in creating a sense of home that truly reflects the client. Nothing is more gratifying than to hear a happy home owner say, “I absolutely love this.”