About Us


William Peck, AIA

Bill began working in the architectural field in 1982 and founded Peck Architects in 1995 in Old Town Lewisville. Even before becoming an architect, Bill was a trim carpenter and construction manager, which adds to his field experience and knowledge.

He expertly incorporates the latest in conventional and renewable building technology to design truly custom projects that reflect each client’s style and needs, including accessibility. Bill’s unique combination of energy-efficient and accessible designs received the attention of the Denton County Senior Services Group who appointed him to the Senior Housing Task Force. He also has designed several show homes that demonstrate sustainable designs (including net-zero homes) can fit a family’s needs and the neighborhood’s style.

Working with the University of North Texas as an Advisory Board Member for the Construction Engineering Technology department and guest speaker, Bill is dedicated to educating others on the benefits of sustainable, energy efficient design and building. A knowledgeable speaker on green, sustainable design and building, Bill has given educational talks on green building throughout North Texas and Mexico.

Bill’s awards and committee appointments include:

  • American Institute of Architects National Small Firm Exchange – Vice Chair and Texas Representative.
  • Texas Downtown Assoc. 2019 “Best Renov/Rehab/Restoration” for J2 Steakhouse
  • Energy Value Housing Award (EVHA) four awards including, People’s Choice
  • Best Architectural Design at the Fort Worth Kaleidoscope of Homes
  • Lewisville Old Town Revitalization Committee
  • Lewisville Old Town Design Review Committee
  • Denton County Senior Housing Task Force
  • Old Town Preservation Society, President
  • Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors (ten-year term)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Church building committees
  • Eagle Scout Association

Bill also designed projects for senior housing and accessed-challenged clients. In the Old Town Lewisville Historic District, his firm completed the revitalization of seventeen Main Street projects helping to bring business and life back into the area. His firm also designed and developed a 17-home low income housing neighborhood that promoted community living including front porches looking on the community’s playground and picnic area.

Peck Architects is committed to working with local non-profit organizations to improve their facilities and provide affordable, energy-efficient housing. His projects can be found throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras.


Maria Watts, Assoc. AIA (Project Manager)

Maria joined Peck Architects in 2012 and brings her own personal touch to each and every project.

Her journey began in Russia as a passionate student of urban planning and architecture, graduating from Siberian Federal University in 2009. Prior to moving to America, she was part of a local government architectural firm OAO TGI in Krasnoyarsk, specializing in work on municipal projects ranging from multifamily and student housing to transportation centers and neighborhood master planning.

Maria is an active member of AIA Dallas and is currently working on her architecture license. With her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and keeping up with all things trending in the Texas architecture scene and new energy-efficient technologies.


Jessica Bowling

Jessica joined Peck Architects in early 2019. She attended Texas A&M University College of Architecture, taking special courses in healthcare architecture and photography.

She worked for several years in the healthcare architecture industry, working on everything from large hospital additions to small medical offices. She has a special appreciation for historic architecture and preservation and enjoy working on a variety of projects at Peck Architects.

Jessica is working towards her architectural license and spends her free time outdoors with her family, renovating her home, and traveling whenever possible.