About

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture believes that design is for everyone.
We design with empathy and to elicit emotion. We design for optimism.

We reimagine materials to create essential experiences. We believe in the active collaboration of designer, client, and artisan. Our work connects us with nature and manifests a sense of wellbeing. We design spaces that engage our local, regional, and global communities.

The studio was founded in 2005 in Austin to unite people through design. We are a nationally award-winning, fully integrated architecture and interior design practice. Our work is rooted in hospitality and placemaking and includes diverse projects that include large mixed-use developments, adaptive reuse projects, public realm design, architectural branding, single family homes, hotels, restaurants, workspaces, and bespoke furniture design. We work throughout Texas and across the country in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Denver. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture opened a second office in Houston in 2018.

 

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

Jeff Berryman, aia, leed ap bd+c, associate
Chelsea Fanning, associate
Heather Sandlin, associate

Beth Simsclient engagement director

Bob Allsop, project designer
Mina Azarnoosh, interior designer
Danielle Barozinsky, project designer
Stephanie Betesh, interior designer
Brian Carville, project architect
Emily Chaney, project designer
Jared Clifton, project designer
Julia Dubcak, iida, interior designer
Mitch Flora, project designer
Jayme Gritch, project designer
Nkiru Mokwe Gelles, project designer
Kat Hallisey, project designer
Erin Hamilton, interior designer
Paul Hazelet, project designer
Amanda Heineman, rid, interior designer, houston
Andrew Horne, project architect, houston
Luke Kvasnicka, project architect
Nathan Landreville, aia, project architect
Claire Levine-Kay, procurement manager
Lizzie Marrin, project designer, houston 
Kalen McNamara, aia, project architect
Rinaldo Perez, project designer
Chris Pine, project architect, houston
Edgar Rivera, project designer
Joey Rocha, project designer
Alberto Rodriguez, project designer
Shannon Ruhl, project designer
Matt Sener, project designer
John Shannon, interior designer
Colin Simmer, leed ap bd+c, project architect
Graham Snow, project architect
T. Andrew Stone, project designer
Mary Stuckert, aia, project architect
Brien Strelau, leed ap, project architect
David Tucker, project designer
Jesus Valdez, project architect, houston
Nicole Vice, project designer
Rose Wilkowski Bailey, project designer, houston
Jessica Yong, rid, interior designer

Brandi Nelson, studio manager
Kathryn Ross, studio coordinator

David Mixon, controller
Jenay Morales, director of finance & operations

 

Awards

2020 AN Interior, Top 50 Interior Design Firms

2020 AIA Austin Design Award to Greater Goods

2020 AIA Austin Design Award to Ellis

2020 Austin Business Journal CRE Project of the Year Award to Plaza Saltillo

2020 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Best in City Center to Shake Shack Headquarters

2020 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Hospitality Design Excellence Award to Mendocino Farms Uptown Park

2020 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Healthcare Small Design Excellence Award to Westlake Dermatology Dripping Springs

2020 AIA Houston Divine Detail Award to MHOA Houston Studio

2020 Hospitality Design Finalist Award to Westlake Dermatology Dripping Springs

2020 Houston Business Journal Landmark Award to Bank of America Tower / Understory

2020 Rethinking the Future Award to Springdale General

2019 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Residential Design Excellence Award to Fifth & West

2019 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Hospitality Design Excellence Award to Loro

2019 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award – Best in City Center to La Lucha

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 Texas Society of Architects – Design Award to Lamar Union

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)

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