Meet Jay - Jay Corder Architect

Meet Jay



I didn’t stumble into architecture.


In fact, I don’t think there was a time when I didn’t know this is exactly what I wanted to do. I started down the path to becoming an architect early, when my only-child life spurred me to be creative and imaginative. My mother had a designers eye and fostered that creativity with toys and tools that allowed my thoughts and skills to flourish, and she taught me to see the beauty in even the smallest things. Those formative experiences helped me develop a lens on the world that allows me to dream big, see solutions first and find joy in the journey of the creative process.


Today, being an architect is an innate part of my personality that is completely entwined with my personal life. I can’t imagine doing anything else. It’s sort of a selfish passion, because it is a pretty cool thing to help people bring their dreams to life. But the privilege of doing that comes with responsibility, and it’s on me to develop a trustworthy partnership with each of my clients by making sure I understand their desires, dreams and goals. To get there,  I developed a design process that sets clear expectations, establishes optimal momentum, prioritizes value, and generates predictable outcomes while providing beauty, joy, confidence, and peace.


As long as I can remember, I’ve been walking purposefully into my career as an architect. It’s all led up to now, when personally and professionally, my entire life’s work is focused on forming client partnerships that bring vision to reality with efficiency, joy, advocacy and attention to detail.

It is my life’s work both personally and professionally to bring your vision to reality with efficiency, joy and advocacy thru attention to detail and collaboration.

The Corder Family

I’m a busy architect, husband, Dad, and sports enthusiast so I understand how crazy life can be. But, I also know that coming home to a space that feels like a refuge can be one of life’s greatest pleasures for you and your family. I’ve been married to my wife Daphne for eighteen years and we have two beautiful daughters Jennifer & Lauren. We recently adopted a weiner dog named Beau. I attended the University of Texas at Austin and could not bring myself to leave this great city. We currently live in North Austin and when I’m not busy with family, work or watching the Longhorns, I love to spend time outdoors running & cycling.

About The Firm

With a focus on aesthetics, personalized function and meticulous attention to detail, seasoned architect Jay Corder and his tight-knit team delight in bringing a client’s vision of a great space to reality.

Whether it’s a custom-designed home or mid-sized commercial venture, Jay Corder Architect brings a modernist approach, aesthetic sensibility and personal commitment to every project.


On a Modernist Approach

To Jay and his team, a modernistic approach to design means of this century and decade. It means acknowledging that we live in our homes differently than we did 15 or 20 years ago, and that things like flow and natural light are important to our personal enjoyment and even our well-being. In good modern design, there is a beautiful and useful manipulation of the edge between interior and exterior space, and a clear connection to the outdoors.


On Aesthetics

A custom home is much more than a shelter. As the shell that protects your dearest people and the treasures you’ve collected over time, it should be beautiful, well-designed, made of quality materials and expertly crafted. This is the place that adds up to your life experience, and its design and construction should reflect that.


On Personal Connections

Jay believes in a reciprocal client relationship, and wants to be listening as much as he is talking. The team’s goal is to get to know you well enough to understand and interpret your very particular needs—then design a beautiful home that meets every single one of them.

Want to meet with Jay?

If you have a project you would like to discuss, Jay is ready to listen and bring your vision of a great space to reality.