Design for All Partnership is a seed program, supporting community-driven partners through design.

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture is seeking a nonprofit partner in Austin or Houston that demonstrates a need for design services. Our goal is to provide design solutions that are realistic, affordable and that directly support the organization’s mission.

Our firm will establish beneficial relationships between the design industry and our selected non-profit partner through research, charrettes, and collaborations with local consultants and fabricators.

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The Award

If your proposal is selected for this partnership, MHOA will develop a custom design package to suit your needs. The partnership award is $20,000 in pro-bono design and consultation services. Services may include visioning, site analysis, feasibility studies, master planning, site planning, conceptual design, architectural and interior design consultation.

    • ◦ An analysis of the potential of the building or site
      ◦ Preliminary site and floor plan(s)
      ◦ One architectural rendering
      ◦ Pricing narrative
      ◦ Charrette with partnering civil and structural consultants
      ◦ Proposal for continuing design services and schedule


  • * Deliverables can be adjusted based on project needs.



  • ◦ Must be registered 501c3
    ◦ Located within a 50-mile radius of the Austin or Houston metropolitan area
    ◦ Master Planning projects should be 50 acres or less
    ◦ Architecture and Interior Design projects should be less than 20,000sf


  • ◦ Hazardous materials and mitigation
    ◦ Single-family residences


    • ◦ Call for Entries—March 21
      ◦ Submission Deadline—May 20*
      ◦ Shortlist Interviews—June 6-10
      ◦ Partnership announced—June 17


  • *All submissions must be submitted by 5:00pm CST



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