South Texas House
Designs & Plans

Modern Hacienda is one of our Lifestyle Collections. 

Richard Craig Smith (Ricky) grew up in McAllen, Texas and spent much os his earlier years living between Laredo and McAllen where his first influence for South Texas architecture came from. After graduating from Tulane School of Architecture in 1976, Richard started a residential design + build business based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Today my lifestyle designs have no boundary, and can be achieved for those interested by today's technology and methods of communication.   

The Modern Hacienda lifestyle was first an influence of vacations in Mexico.... view of Case de Carmen !

                                                        Take the Modern Hacienda tour..

 Casa de Carmen - front view

                    Casa de Carmen - pool side view

New Design Studios uses a 3-D software in order to help clients visualize their interior spaces before having to actually start a project. 

The success of each project is a product of how well the outdoor spaces are planned with the living areas. 

Wakeup each day to this patio designed to visually stimulate you with many beautiful landscape details.  



The kitchen is one of the favorite spaces in a house, and the design is an artistic expression to enjoy with friends.


The New Mediterranean Home was a design + build project to suit a family with the influence of South Florida architecture. The home is now been completed finished in 2011.   

The rendering above shows a preliminary view of the family room in order to decide on certain interior design features.   

The New Mediterranean Home was completed in 2011 by

Omni Builders, Inc. - a Richard C. Smith company.