At AEC, we believe that technical proficiency, creativity, and innovation are best cultivated by the free exchange of ideas in a community of diverse strengths and experiences.

Values that Guide our Work

Passion: We believe in the significance of the work that we do. Teamwork: Through collaboration we are greater than the sum of our parts. Quality: We pursue excellence in service and product. Dynamism: We are sensitive to change and open to new ideas. Balance: We support and encourage all in their pursuit of fulfilling lives. Communication: We believe in effectively disseminating and receiving information. Integrity: We act with integrity in all that we do.


G. Charles Naeve, PE

Founding Principal

Chuck Naeve is co-founder of Architectural Engineers Collaborative. Chuck has managed structural engineering projects and business activities of engineering firms for over thirty years. He has practiced extensively in the United States, as well as internationally. Chuck is known for creating architectural structures in support of building architecture, and for developing sustainable building structures in harmony with the natural environment. Chuck Naeve has been recognized with honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects, Austin and Texas chapters, for his significant contributions to the field of architecture and to the built environment.

Chuck Naeve

D. Pat Brockie


Pat Brockie was introduced to the building design professions in 1998 when she joined Charles Naeve in the start-up of Architectural Engineers Collaborative. As Principal, Pat is responsible for financial management of the company, human resources and general management of non-engineering operations. While her duties are primarily on the business side, Pat has embraced her experience at AEC and has developed a sincere appreciation and respect for the built environment. She is a constant student and observer of buildings, gladly accepting her role as a member of the design and construction community.

Pat Brockie

Sen-Gin (Richard) Liu, PE


Richard was born in Taiwan, but spent most of his formative years in South and Central America. Exposure to these diverse cultures enhanced his awareness of architecture’s impact on the local community. This understanding has influenced Richard throughout his education and engineering career. The marriage of structure and architecture has become his focus.

Richard has played a critical role in AEC’s implementation of BIM. As a result of his efforts, AEC has fully integrated Autodesk Revit into their operations. As Principal, Richard manages projects and trains new engineers. He is responsible for maintaining company standards in Autodesk Revit and for providing technical assistance to engineers working in BIM.

Richard Liu

Joshua A. Bedre, PE


Josh Bedre was introduced to structural engineering and architecture by his grandfather, Mr. Oscar Galjour, who designed, engineered, constructed, and sailed a fleet of shrimp boats in Aransas Pass, Texas. Josh recognized and embraced the artistry and attention to detail inherent in his grandfather’s designs and has translated those tenets into a successful structural engineering career.

As Principal, Josh serves as Manager of Engineering. He is responsible for engineering and production management, technical standards and training. He also oversees internal network administration and technical support.

Josh Bedre

Karina Tribble, PE, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Karina’s visits to the Kimball Art Museum in Ft. Worth as a teenager were seminal in inspiring her passion for architecture. Her natural affinity for math and science further refined her focus to architectural engineering. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin she moved to New York City and honed her engineering skills for fifteen years in the office of Robert Silman Associates, LLC. The City provided excellent opportunities for renovation and preservation projects across a portfolio of building types as well as opportunities for creation of new, modern, sophisticated structures.

A desire to return to Texas combined with a keen interest in sustainability made Architectural Engineers Collaborative and Austin a perfect fit. Her extensive experience in renovation and preservation of historic buildings, her respect for modern construction, and her desire to collaborate with design colleagues to create a smart and responsibly built environment - all contribute to make her a formidable structural engineer.

Karina Tribble