Collaborate is an Architecture and Project Management firm based in Houston, TX. The practice experience includes a wide range of project types — International, commercial, education and institutional projects of various sizes and budgets. Common to our work on each project is a commitment to clear and open communication, collaboration at all levels of the project and a careful management of resources.
With each project we strive to demonstrate that innovative, creative and elegant design is achievable through the collaboration of the project team.
Quality. Creativity. Sustainability. Resource Management. Collaboration.
We strive for design excellence and an innovative approach to project delivery focused on team collaboration and careful management of project resources.
Martin Needle, AIA
Martin is a Principal at Collaborate and serves as the Principal In-Charge of the Architecture practice. His extensive experience and the subsequent “lessons learned” in Higher Learning facilities, both new and renovated, assist the team in making the responsible and best choices.
Saul is a Founding Principal at Collaborate. He is involved in the vision, management and development of all facets of the business, overseeing: finance, marketing, business development and administration. Saul has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and building teams in communications, education, government, research, and information technology in the AEC industry. He has consistently achieved high levels of customer satisfaction and demonstrated a consistent ability to deliver complex projects.
David is a Principal at Collaborate and serves as the Principal In-Charge of the PM practice. His experience, development of short and long-term facility construction capital, maintenance expense planning and the “lessons learned” in Higher Learning facilities assist the team in making the best choices.
Dwayne Mollard, AIA
Dwayne has been involved in all phases of various projects from start to finish and brings a unique perspective to the design process. In most cases, he will anticipate issues before they become problems and he enjoys working with each client to produce aesthetically pleasing projects.
Collaborate is an Architecture and Project Management firm based in Houston, Texas. The firm’s experience encompasses a wide range of project types and sizes such as International, commercial, education and institutional projects of various sizes and budgets. Common to our work on each project is a commitment to clear and open communication, collaboration at all levels of the project and a careful management of resources.
Martin Needle, AIA, and Saul Valentin formed Collaborate in response to client’s request for a more collaborative effort as part of the design process. Dwayne Mollard, AIA joined Collaborate in 2012 and David Kaczynski joined Collaborate in 2015.
Collaborate serves clients throughout the State of Texas. With each project we strive to demonstrate that innovative, creative and elegant design is achievable through the collaboration of the project team. Collaborate’s staff of professionals, technical and support personnel are committed to design excellence. Our commitment to technical excellence results in our ability to help our clients manage complex and diverse problems.
Collaborate’s experienced staff collectively brings years of diverse professional project management experiences, having directed the development of short and long-term facility construction capital and maintenance expense planning, conducted facility condition assessments, facilitated numerous campus master planning exercises and conducted facility utilization studies that have resulted in successful building programs of approximately $1 Billion in new and renovation construction projects as well as critical building system upgrades to reduce utility consumption, while improving energy and facility operational performance and efficiency.
We provide services to satisfy the demands of our client’s needs. These services range from Program Management to planning studies to include the full spectrum of design, project management and construction administration services. The combined experience of the Collaborate team includes the completion of 100’s of projects over the last thirty plus years. It has taught us to bring the characteristics of dedication, quality and communication to each and every project resulting in repeat work with our clients.
Collaborate is certified as a Historically Underutilized Business(HUB) with the State of Texas, SBE with Houston METRO and MWBE with the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC).
Our Contact Info
For employment information, email us at
Office – 832.409.3050
Fax – 267.695.9035
3302 Canal St. #36
Houston, TX 77003