• Design for All

    • Design for All Partnership is an annual 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 architectural and interior design solutions that are realistic and 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, charettes, and collaborations.

      Applications are now closed! Thank you for another successful year of submissions. 


      The Award

      If your proposal is selected for this partnership, MHOA will develop a custom marketing 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.


      Example Deliverables*

      • An analysis of the potential building or site
      • Preliminary site and floor plan(s)
      • One architectural rendering
      • Pricing narrative
      • 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 20,000 sf



      • Hazardous materials and mitigation
      • Single-family residences


      2024 Schedule

      • Call for Entries – March 4th
      • Submission Deadline – May 3rd at 5:00 pm CST
      • Shortlist Interviews – June 3-7
      • Partnership announced – June 14th



      If you have any questions regarding the submission process or the Design for All Partnership, please email:



      2023 Partner

      The Women’s Home’s is a Houston-based nonprofit whose mission is to build, strengthen, and support the lives of women and their families as they reclaim residential stability in their lives.

      To learn more about how they serve their community, visit:



      2023 Honoree Partner

      The Children’s Assessment Center provides a safe haven to sexually abused children and their families – a place where they can receive the kind of care and treatment they so richly deserve.

      To learn more about how they serve their community, visit:



      2022 Partner

      Michael Hsu Office of Architecture partnered with Austin Angels for our inaugural Design for All Partnership. ​The Austin Angels mission is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.

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