Kathleen is responsible for leading projects to completion on schedule and within budget.
She has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of project types. Kathleen is an excellent communicator and consistently creates strong extended project teams with client representatives, consultants, contractors and vendors.
Kathleen holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Arkansas.
Chief Executive Officer
Pedro Aguirre founded the company in 1960 and currently serves as CEO. To this day, he continues his very hands-on role so that every project and every team reflects his ideals.
It started when he was a young boy he worked side-by-side with his father installing roofs and painting houses. From the Texas rooftops, Pedro always knew he would be an architect so he set his sights on Texas A&M University where he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Architecture in 1956.
Building has always been a calling for Pedro that didn’t stop at structures. He works just as hard at giving back to the community that has supported him, his family and AGUIRRE RODEN for the past 5 decades. He has held many positions in civic and private sector groups including appointments during the administrations of President Nixon and Texas Governor Ann Richards.
Pedro was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1989. In 1976, Mr. Aguirre was appointed to the U.S. Delegation of the 4th Inter-American Congress on Housing in Lima, Peru. He toured several South American countries as an American Specialist under the Fullbright Program. Just a few of the many ways Pedro has been an active member of the Architecture community.
Gary Roden joined Aguirre in 1996. His decades of project management, engineering, and construction experience complement Pedro’s architecture expertise to create a powerful leadership team. Gary oversees all design, program management, and construction operations within the company.
He skillfully leads projects from conception, through owner and municipal approval processes, through production of final design documents, and finally through the construction phase. His expertise includes the design and installation of facility management controls and large commercial HVAC systems.
Gary has served on the Associated Builders and Contractors Association on the local and national level for over 20 years. He served 7 years on the National Executive Board and was National Chairman in 2005. Gary also served on the Board of Trustees for the National Center of Construction Education and Research. Gary received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and ongoing upper level graduate courses at the University of North Texas.
In addition to Peter’s responsibilities in Program Development, he also directs customer service, quality assurance and community affairs activities.
With more than 18 years of Facilities Management, Asset Management, Programming, and Strategic Planning experience, he understands the demands of a diverse range of project and client types. His Program Development and Asset Management expertise has been utilized by organizations such as Dell Computer, EssilorUSA, Motorola, TXU Services, Texas Instruments, and Baylor Healthcare.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southern Methodist University.