Brantley Hightower, AIA, LEED AP, is a founding partner of HiWorks in San Antonio. Previously, he worked for Perkins & Will in Chicago, Max Levy Architect in Dallas and Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Tech University and Trinity University. His first book, The Courthouses of Central Texas, was published in 2015, the same year he was given the Young Professional Achievement Honor Award by the Texas Society of Architects. A Texas native, he earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin and later earned a Masters of Architecture degree from Princeton University.