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AIA Presidents Award

Posted in Awards by Kristie
December 29, 2016



Every year, the AIA Board President has the opportunity to recognize an individual that supports the mission of AIA Austin.


This year, President Jim Susman, gave the award to David Carroll, AIA. “This award is in recognition of David’s steadfast and heartfelt commitment to our Chapter, specifically with respect to advocacy and urban design issues.”


AIA grants the honor for making a special contribution to the design and construction community, supporting the members, and going above and beyond the requirements of the employment or volunteer position.


We are so proud of David and his accomplishments for both AIA and our firm, h+uo. Keep up the great work!


Twin Oaks Branch Library Honor

Posted in Awards by Kristie
June 8, 2015

We are honored to be noted in the 2015  Community Impact Newspaper’s Central Austin Architecture and Design Guide. ​Our Twin Oaks ​Branch Library project was ​highlighted.

You can read more about the Central Austin Architecture and Design Guide HERE.

Getting the Recognition this Magical Property Deserves

Posted in Awards by Kristie
January 16, 2015
We were the original architects of this special project and special place formerly known as The Crossings.  Now Travaasa, this incredible experiential resort is a must see destination.  It is no surprise to us why they received this honor:




HausBar Farms In Cool House Tour

Posted in Awards by Kristie
July 11, 2014


h+uo architects’, Tom Hatch, FAIA, recently had the opportunity to sponsor a home he also designed. HausBar Farms has made print once more by being named a Five-Star Rated Home at this years Cool House Tour!

The contemporary farm house, meticulously detailed, is another one of our projects in East Austin. Sustainably designed, HausBar Farms includes an extensive outdoor kitchen, a large wraparound porch to view the garden, and a layout that strategically positions the greatest growing area in the front yard. The front of the property includes a guest house, redesigned by h+uo architects, where guest can stay and experience HausBar Farms first hand.



Tom Hatch Named this year’s recipient of the 2013 Pfluger Community Service Award

Posted in Awards by Kristie
August 9, 2013

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Tom Hatch, Senior Partner of hatch + ulland owen architects, was recently awarded the 2013 James D. Pfluger Community Service Award. This award is a tremendous accomplishment for Tom, who has designed many community based and affordable housing projects as well as advocated for these types of community projects.

Hatch believes that every person should have a decent place to live and that affordable housing should not be devoid of intelligent design and technology. His work demonstrates that lower rent should not mean a living place that is segregated or of lower quality, but one that is designed for the safety and well-being of the residents as well as the community, and lifts the spirit of those whose lives it touches. He has upheld exemplary design principles, including “building green” since long before such labels existed. He has battled forces of gentrification, public opinion, legislative ignorance, and powerful and well-funded opposing entities all around the state with equal measures of pragmatism and idealism. All his projects—from libraries to independent schools, medical facilities to historic restoration projects, affordable housing developments and even the occasional honky tonk—are engaged, as Hatch is, in the business of building community.

Hatch’s Significant Community projects include:

  • Low Income Housing in Austin’s inner city neighborhoods, Texas Panhandle, El Paso and Rio Grande Valley
  • Whole Foods Markets in most major US metropolitan areas
  • Planned Parenthood Clinics in Austin
  • Threadgill’s Restaurants
  • Scholz Beer Garden
  • Travassa (formerly The Crossings)
  • La Vista de Guadalupe
  • Jeremiah Program
  • Chicon Corridor
  • Amistad Farm Worker Housing, Texas Panhandle
  • M Station
  • Twin Oaks Branch Library
  • Lyons Gardens
  • Robert Shaw “Echo” Village
  • McKinney Roughs
  • Glen Oaks Corner
  • Amistad Farm Workers Housing
  • Blackland Transitional Housing
  • Acton School of Business
  • Acton Academy
  • Pease Mansion | Woodlawn
  • 804 Congress Avenue
  • Bremond House
  • Book People | 6th & Lamar Retail Complex

About the James D. Pfluger Community Service Award

The Award is in memory of James D. Pfluger, FAIA, whose community service extended over a lifetime of commitment resulting in significant community enhancements. Pfluger’s contributions to Austin and the State of Texas through volunteer and professional efforts are broad and include leadership roles in the development of Town Lake in Austin, regional planning for a national church body, education of non-architects and public relations as editor of Texas Architect, a pioneer of local preservation movement through personal restoration and adaptive reuse projects leading to historic zoning ordinances, leadership as Chairman of Austin’s Breckenridge Hospital, leading it through a 4-year construction program that molded it into a major medical center in Austin and the surrounding community.




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