(Photographer: Whit Preston. Mell Lawrence Architects: Baylor Street House) Mell Lawrence studied architecture at the University of Texas, Austin. After working with Charles Moore, and in a partnership with Paul Lamb, Mell started his firm in 1991. In 2001 Mell Lawrence Architects was voted AIA Firm of the Year in recognition of its consistent excellence in design and … [Read more...]
People, happenings, and things spotted around Austin, Texas.
(Photo: patio www.heywoodhotel.com) For modern design lovers, a hotel is more than just a place to rest your head. A thoughtfully designed hotel is a playbook of ideas created by people who are invested in delivering comfort with style. This summer, if the idea of reducing your carbon footprint dovetails with thoughts of avoiding TSA lines, then a vacation closer to home, the … [Read more...]
(9th Street. Photo: Ryan Farnau) Tom Hurt Architecture provides full services for building design and master planning including interior finish selection and exterior hardscaping. Having worked as a general contractor, framer and carpenter on various projects, Tom Hurt, AIA, approaches design with a builder’s view of details and work sequencing, and with his office has … [Read more...]
If you are shopping for holiday gifts, or for yourself (why not?), the East Austin Studio Tour, known as East is where you need to be this November. With the 15th edition of the popular Studio Tour, the roster of artists has grown to over 530 participants. While that might seem like a visual overdose on art, the good news is that the Tour is held over two weekends, November … [Read more...]
Read part 1 here. Also see How To Get Your House on a Homes Tour. Saturday and Sunday this week you'll find us among the curious and interested people traveling around Austin from the North Loop, Montopolis, Barton Hills, Tarrytown and Bouldin to name just a few destinations. We'll be looking at the 12 houses selected for the 2016 AIA Austin Homes Tour and talking to … [Read more...]
With the 30th annual AIA Austin Homes Tour right around the corner (October 15th -- 16th), a design inspired weekend of driving around and visiting houses, we thought to reach out to 6 of the 12 featured architects for insights on the homes, the clients, and the process. Did you know the architects, and their teams, will be present in the homes they designed, along with … [Read more...]