About

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture was formed in 2005 with the goal of producing locally-engaged, design driven architecture and interiors in Austin. MHOA endeavors to create livable, neighborhood-oriented urban spaces. Our work includes diverse projects ranging from mixed-use developments to original commercial interiors and residences.

MHOA advocates a simple, edited design palette, using available materials and techniques to create unexpected results. MHOA believes in the innate beauty of unadorned natural materials, carefully chosen, composed and crafted.

MHOA is concerned with producing work that is functional, engaging and honest. We believe in the active collaboration between designer, client, consultant, and craftsman and embrace the challenges of site and budget to inspire highly creative, cost-effective solutions. Our numerous adaptive re-use projects demonstrate our passion for imaginative and sustainable solutions from modest resources.

 

Staff

Michael Hsu, aia, iida, principal

Jay Colomboaia, leed ap, partner
Maija Kreishman, aia, partner
Micah Land, partner

Justin Gesch, senior associate
Tracie Gesch, iida, leed ap, senior associate
Ken Johnson, leed ap, senior associate

Andrew Bell, aia, associate
Jeff Clarke, associate
Marisa Grande, iida, leed ap id+c, associate
Jeremy Olbrys, associate

Jeff Berryman, aia, leed ap bd+c, project architect
Emily Chaney, project designer
Chase Daniel, project designer
Julia Dubcak, iida, interior designer
Chelsea Fanning, iida, interior designer
Mitch Flora, project designer
Nkiru Mokwe Gelles, project designer
Kat Hallisey, project designer
Erin Hamilton, interior designer
Andrew Horne, project designer, houston
Lysa Janssen, project designer
Luke Kvasnicka, project designer
Justin Kyle, project architect
Nathan Landreville, project designer
Rinaldo Perez, project designer
Edgar Rivera, project designer
Agustina Rodriguez, project designer
Shannon Ruhl, project designer
Heather Sandlin, interior designer
Abheek Sarkar, project architect
Matt Sener, project designer
John Shannon, interior designer
Graham Snow, project designer
Brien Strelau, leed ap, project architect
David Tucker, project designer
Warren Weaver, project designer

Molly Chadwick, office and marketing manager
Brandi Nelson, administrative assistant

David Mixon, controller

 

Awards

2018 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Nominee to Otoko

2018 AIA LA Restaurant Design Award to ATX Cocina

2018 AIA LA Restaurant Design Award to Jugo

2018 AIA Austin Design Award to Lamar Union

2018 Austin Business Journal Commercial Resl Estate Award to Fareground at One Eleven

2018 Houston Business Journal Landmark Award to Heights Mercantile

2018 Houston Business Journal Landmark Award to Local Foods

2017 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Retail Design Excellence Award to Raven + Lily

2017 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Residential Design Excellence Award to Llano Retreat

2017 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Hospitality Design Excellence Award to Local Foods Downtown

2017 AHEAD Urban / New Build Hotel Award to South Congress Hotel

2017 AIA Austin Design Award to Tilley Row Homes

2017 AIA Austin Design Honor Award to P. Terry’s Flagship

2017 Austin Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award to Lamar Union

2017 Austin Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award to Domain 5

2016 AIA Austin Firm of the Year Achievement Honor Award to Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

2016 AIA Austin Design Award to Canopy

2016 AIA Austin Design Award to South Congress Hotel

2015 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Residential Design Excellence Award to Cliff House

2015 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Small Healthcare Design Excellence Award to Westlake Dermatology Round Rock

2013 AIA Austin Design Honor Award to Uchiko

2012 Best of Year Honoree by Interior Design Magazine to Uchi Houston

2012 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Hospitality Design Excellence Award to Uchi Houston

2012 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Residential Design Excellence Award to W Penthouse

2011 Best of Year Honoree by Interior Design Magazine to Icenhauer’s

2011 AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Award in Lounge/Bar Category to Icenhauer’s

2011 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence in Hospitality Category to Icenhauer’s

2011 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Honorable Mention in Retail Category to Westlake Dermatology Retail ‘Eden’

2010 AIA Austin Design Merit Award to Sushi Raku

2009 AIA Los Angeles People’s Choice Award to La Condesa

2009 Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Horizon Award to Michael Hsu

2008 Heritage Society of Austin Preservation Merit Award to Mellow Johnny’s

2007 AIA Austin Citation of Honor Award to 04 Development (1400 South Congress)

Clients
04 Development
Nima and Erin Amjadi
Amy’s Ice Cream
Arts + Labor
Asti, Fino and Cantine
Austin Beerworks
Austin International School
Peter Barlin
Cobb Tuning
Cypress Real Estate
Alejandro De La Vega
Endeavor Real Estate Group
Ferrari of Austin
Greystar
Home Slice
Jack Jones
JMI Realty
Daryl and Dana Kunik
La Condesa and Sway
Maudie’s
Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop
Mercury Hall
Mulberry
The Muskin Company
Olivia and Lucy’s Chicken
Oporto
Parkside, the backspace, Olive & June, Chavez and Bullfight
Pecan Street Project
P. Terry’s
Radisson Hotel and Suites
Riverside Resources
Jordan and Laila Scott
Shake Shack
Skyventure
Snap Kitchen
Snyder Dermatology
Stream Realty
The Soup Peddler
Tech Ridge
Thinkstreet
Uchi and Uchiko
Verts
Viva Day Spa
The Weitzman Group
Westlake Dermatology
ZACH Theater