Newell Cheatheam, CPBD, FAIBD, TIBD  founder of Newell’s Designs in 1978, attended University of Houston majoring in Architecture, Interior Design and Art. He became a certified professional building designer in 1974.  Newell has specialized in the design and planning of custom homes and commercial projects  for over 40 years and has been involved in the design of residential and commercial projects throughout the country. He has been involved in the design of more than 4000 custom homes. Newell  has won numerous national and state design awards over the years. He is a member of The Texas Institute of Building Design and The American Institute of Building Design. He serves as a director of the American Institute of Building Design.

A Certified Professional Building Designer with the American Institute of Building Design,  Newell Cheatheam has been active in the home building, construction and design industry for over 40 years. In 2015, he was inducted into the College of Fellows of AIBD the highest obtainable award of the Institute. His building designs appear in many states across the US and 1 foreign country. He is the recipient of several national and state design awards and has organized and a member of many non profits.  He is also a Texas Licensed Interior Designer.