Meet our team

Lindsay J. Works

President – AIA, NCARB

Lindsay J. Works
Education
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, 1982
Registration
  • Licensed Architect, State of Texas #11767, 1986
  • Licensed Architect, State of Louisiana #5737
  • Licensed Architect, State of Florida #AR97287
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) #36072, 1988
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
Community Service
  • Past-President, Austin Westlake Rotary Club
  • Former Board Member, Texas Assisted Living Association
Experience
With more than 35 years of experience in the field of architecture Lindsay has worked closely with many clients on a variety of projects, including master planning of state-of-the-art hospital campuses as well as medical office buildings, surgery centers, wellness centers, schools, churches and other commercial buildings.

James B. Polkinghorn

Chairman Emeritus – AIA

James B. Polkinghorn
Education
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, 1960
Registration
  • Licensed Architect, State of Texas #2894, 1964
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • Texas Hospital Association
Community Service
  • Austin Westlake Rotary Club
  • Board Member, Texas Assisted Living Association
  • Building Commission of the Diocese of West Texas
  • Advisory Council on Personal Care Facilities (Texas State Board of Health)

Audrey Wernecke

Principal – AIA

Audrey Wernecke
Education
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1999
Registration
  • Licensed Architect, State of Texas #21615
  • Licensed Interior Designer, State of Texas #10578
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
Experience
Audrey Wernecke has participated as Project Manager on a variety of healthcare, educational, institutional and large scale commercial projects. Ms. Wernecke has more than 18 years experience in the field of architecture.

Eric Ourston

Project Manager

Eric Ourston
Education
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
Experience
Eric Ourston has participated as Project Manager on a variety of projects. He has more than four years of experience in the design industry.

Matthew Rasor

Project Manager

Matthew Rasor
Education
  • Texas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects
Experience
Matthew Rasor has participated as Project Manager on a variety of projects. He has more than four years of experience in the design industry.

Cody Ratliff

Architectural Intern

Cody Ratliff
Education
  • Texas Tech University
  • Masters of Architecture, Certification in Healthcare Design
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects
Experience
Cody has been an architectural intern since 2016.

Albert Rodriguez

Architectural Intern

Albert Rodriguez
Education
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, August 2013
Professional Affiliations
  • Texas Society of Architects
Experience
Albert has participated on a variety of projects, and has more than four years of experience in the design industry.

Alan Brooker

Architectural Intern

Alan Brooker
Education
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, May 2017
Professional Affiliations
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, May 2017
Experience
Alan has participated on a variety of projects and has been work in the design industry since before graduation.

Lexie Jones

Architectural Intern

Lexie Jones
Education
  • Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Professional Affiliations
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, May 2017
Experience
Lexie has participated on a variety of projects, and has one year of experience in the design industry.

Renita Works

Director of Business Development and Secretary of the Board

Renita Works
Education
Louisiana State University—Shreveport
Affiliations &Community Service
Various Austin area charities as well as Austin Aggie Mom’s Club
Experience
With more than 15 years as a business development and marketing manager, Renita's focus as Director of Business Development is directed to the Firm's efforts to grow and maintain client relations. In addition to Business Development and Marketing, Renita manages the Firm's internal operations and staff development.

Ann Clift

CPA

Ann Clift
Education
University of Texas at Austin
B.A. 1979
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Texas Society Certified Public Accountants
Community Service
  • Chair, Austin Inner City Outings
  • Treasurer, Friends of Pedernales Falls State Park
Experience
Ann Clift has served as Polkinghorn Group Architect's Accountant/Chief Financial Officer for 20 years. She also serves as chief financial officer for Foundation Communities, a local non-profit providing first class, affordable homes and support services for thousands of low-income families and individuals, empowering them with the tools they need to succeed.