(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...]
Conversations with Austin Architects and Designers
Modern Austin's original series of conversations with Austin architects and designers. We learn who inspires them, discuss their favorite projects, and how they approach their work from concept to completion.
Before there was “Women in Architecture” (Shape the Conversation, on going now and for the next three weeks, exhibits and events organized and produced by AIA Austin, designed to increase awareness of the breadth of women designers in the built environment), there was a group, self-styled, called “Women in Architecture” in Austin. We spoke to two members of the early “guerilla” … [Read more...]
Calvin Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1974. He moved to Brisbane, Australia in 1989 where he attended St. Peter’s Lutheran College. Chen became interested in how the unique landscape, climate, and culture of Australia shapes its architecture. After moving to Austin, Texas, and graduating with a professional degree in architecture from UT Austin, Chen studied the poetics of … [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...]
(Matt Fajkus Architecture team members. From left to right (standing): David Birt, Sarah Johnson, Jayson Kabala, Yidan Wang, Ian M. Ellis, Matt Fajkus, Sarah Wassel, Alberto Rodriguez, Anna Katsios, Kendall Claus, Zahid Alibhai. Middle row: Yee Sang Wong, Laura Kurtz, Janet Ni, Uijin Song. Lower row: Garrett Callen, Paul Holmes, Jeremy Jackson, Sean O'Brien, Ashley … [Read more...]