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Tom Hatch Interviewed by the Austin Business Journal

October 25, 2012

Tom Hatch, Hatch +Ulland Owen’s founder and senior partner, was interviewed by the Austin Business Journal, following the groundbreaking on H+UO’s design for Austin’s Acton Academy.

Architect Tom Hatch Talks School Design

Acton Academy broke ground on its new campus in East Austin on Oct. 15 and will open in summer 2013. The two-building, $3 million campus at 2201 Alexander Ave. encompasses 15,600 square feet and is located adjacent to Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s MLK train station. The general contractor is American Constructors and the architectural firm is Hatch + Ulland Owen Architects.

Acton Academy is a private school for elementary, middle school and high school students, which incorporates Montessori and Socratic teachings.

The Austin Business Journal asked Tom Hatch, principal of Hatch + Ulland Owen about the project and other educational designs the firm has done.

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Hatch + Ulland Owens’ Design for Acton Academy Plays Supporting Role in Film

Posted in In the Press by Kristie
October 16, 2012

Groundbreaking ceremonies for H+UO’s Acton Academy design were held October 15th on the site of the new East Austin campus. Boards with renderings of H+UO’s design vision played key supporting roles, but the stars of the ceremony were the students, who not only “broke ground”, but collected samples of the ground as mementos.





Tom Hatch cited in REAL Magazine article

September 19, 2012

Our Senior Partner, Tom Hatch, FAIA has played a significant role in providing affordable housing in Austin’s east side neighborhoods. As architect on many affordable housing projects, he has helped shape east Austin by making its neighborhoods safer while maintaining a sensitivity to its unique history.

The Guadalupe Neighborhood, one of the city’s fastest changing neighborhoods is among these neighborhoods. Michael Barnes, of the Austin American Statesman wrote an article in the newspaper’s REAL Magazine, shining a spotlight on this neighborhood and took some time to chat with our very own, Tom Hatch.

Small town in the big city
In close-in Guadalupe neighborhood, history blends with hipster hangouts

One inescapable fact about the Guadalupe neighborhood: It rests atop a steep hill.

In fact, this high point on the wooded prairie is also known as Robertson Hill, named for Dr. Joseph W. Robertson, who purchased the land around the French Legation in 1848. His descendants lived here for almost 100 years. At least one street, Lydia, still bears a family member’s name. Full article>>


H+UO’s Third J. Black’s Location Opens in Houston

Posted in In the Press by Kristie
August 17, 2012

Restaurant Management features J. Black’s Houston grand opening celebration.

J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge held its grand opening yesterday in Houston. The location, along with stores in Dallas and Austin, Texas (as well as a location set to open in Fort Worth, Texas, by the end of the year), was designed by Randall Owen of Hatch + Ulland Owen Architects (h+uo). The newest location for the upscale restaurant and lounge concept is in the heart of Houston’s Washington corridor. It opened quietly in June, preparing for the grand opening.

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Erik Ulland’s sunroom design featured on Houzz.com

Posted in In the Press by Kristie
August 2, 2012

In 2008, h+uo Partner, Erik Ulland spent some time redesigning his previous home in Central Austin. One of the special elements of his design was featured in this week’s Houzz.com article on sunrooms.

The design included four folding glass doors that open with the touch of a hand to create an opening 12 feet wide by 8 feet tall.

Erik’s design allowed for the main interior living space to flow into the sunroom effectively doubling the living space. The goal was to bring the outside in to create an al fresco dining area protected from biting mosquitoes and the Austin heat.
To check out the rest of this gorgeous Austin home and other home design ideas, click the following links: Central Austin Residence | Houzz.com Soothing Sunroom Designs

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