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

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

Jeff Clarke, associate partner
Justin Gesch, aia, ncarb, associate partner
Tracie Gesch, iida, leed ap, associate partner
Ken Johnson, leed ap, associate partner

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

Jeff Berryman, aia, leed ap bd+c, associate
Tucker Douglas, aia, associate, houston
Chelsea Fanning, iida, associate
Heather Sandlin, associate

Beth Simsclient engagement director

Bob Allsop, project designer
Brian Carville, project architect
Emily Chaney, project designer
Jared Clifton, project designer
Chase Daniel, project designer
Julia Dubcak, iida, interior designer
Mitch Flora, project designer
Nkiru Mokwe Gelles, project designer
Kat Hallisey, project designer
Erin Hamilton, interior designer
Paul Hazelet, project designer
Andrew Horne, project architect, houston
Luke Kvasnicka, project designer
Nathan Landreville, associate aia, project designer
Claire Levine-Kay, procurement manager
Kalen McNamara, project architect
Rinaldo Perez, project designer
Edgar Rivera, project designer
Joey Rocha, project designer
Agustina Rodriguez, project designer
Shannon Ruhl, project designer
Matt Sener, project designer
John Shannon, interior designer
Colin Simmer, leed ap bd+c, project architect
Vincent Siu, project architect
Graham Snow, project architect
Brien Strelau, leed ap, project architect
David Tucker, project designer
Jesus Valdez, project architect, houston

Brandi Nelson, studio manager
Kathryn Ross, studio coordinator

David Mixon, controller

 

Awards

2019 ULI Austin Impact Award – Most Influential Project to Springdale General

2019 AIA Houston Design Award to Heights Mercantile

2019 AIA LA Restaurant Design Award to Loro

2019 AIA LA Restaurant Design Award to P6

2019 AIA LA Restaurant Design Award to La Lucha

2019 AIA Austin Design Award to Loro

2019 AIA Austin Design Award to Springdale General

2019 Hospitality Design Award to The LINE Austin

2019 Hospitality Design Award to Loro

2019 ULI Houston Development of Distinction Award to Heights Mercantile

2018 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Nominee to Otoko

2018 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award – Best in Show to Fareground at One Eleven

2018 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Hospitality Design Excellence Award to Fareground at One Eleven

2018 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award – Best in City Center to ATX Cocina

2018 ULI Austin Best Project Innovation Award to Fareground at One Eleven

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 Real 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)