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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Audrey Kelly Boutique in Westlake Now Open

Posted in Company News by Kristie
April 24, 2013


Audrey Kelly Boutique After months of tenant improvements, the Audrey Kelly Boutique in Davenport Village opened in March 2013! h+uo Architect, Randall Owen, collaborated with Meredith Owen of Bravo Interior Design to transform the space into the elegant and sophisticated boutique envisioned by Audrey Kelly Owner, Johanna Vernick.

Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn

Inspired by star lights Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, the boutique captures the essence of timeless beauty. The boutique sells gifts and home accents to add a classic touch, including: toys, stationary, jewelry, tea sets, and other trinkets.




Goddard School Building Expansion Close to Completion

Posted in In Progress by Kristie
April 17, 2013


Due to the increasing number of students, the Goddard School made the strategic decision to expand their building. In order to complement the existing structure, h+uo’s Erik Ulland used a craftsman style, including: a low-pitched gabled roof, wooden brackets supporting metal window awnings, and the use of wood and stone building materials on the facade. The expansion also includes a tower where owner, Ryan Rastelli’s office resides.

Goddard in Progress

Ulland successfully overcame the challenges of having to work with existing grades, as well as working around tight sight constraints with existing sloping conditions.

About Goddard School

The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.


More Photos of the New Houndstooth Location on Congress Avenue

Posted in Company News by Kristie
April 12, 2013

The Jeremiah Program is Coming to Austin!

Posted in In Progress by Kristie
April 10, 2013

The architecturally unique prospect housing offered by the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation, Heart House, and the very progressive Jeremiah Program, will prove to be the social hub of Austin’s most successful net-zero development, as well as a welcome home for many in need.

Originally founded in Minneapolis, the Jeremiah Program is expanding into Austin, providing single mothers and their children with the support and tools they need to overcome poverty and succeed. The Jeremiah Program accommodates families with transitional housing, early childhood education, life skills training, and support for career-track education. h+uo architects were selected as the designers for the Austin center.

The project has been approved for the construction documentation phase and is being led by h+uo Senior Partner, Tom Hatch.

About Jeremiah Program

The Jeremiah Program simultaneously prepares single mothers to succeed in the workforce and readies children to succeed academically, reducing generational dependence on public assistance. The program currently has two operational sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, serving 300 women and children at any given time. In addition to expansion in Austin, the Jeremiah Program is also looking into expanding in Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN.



Houndstooth Coffee Now Open on Congress Avenue!

Posted in Company News by Kristie
April 1, 2013

Houndstooth CoffeeThe second Houndstooth Coffee is open for business and it is in the heart of downtown Austin. The newest store on Congress Avenue, at the southwest corner of the Frost Bank Tower, was originally home to Seattle’s Best and later, Texenza. h+uo partner, Randall Owen, along with architect, Kelly Stephenson worked with Houndstooth owner, Sean Henry to infuse the Houndstooth brand on the former coffee shop space.

Keeping in mind Houndstooth’s tagline, “the pattern of coffee and people,” Owen translated the Houndstooth owner’s story of coffee and its processing for the inspiration behind the design, the choice of materials and the color palette. In one example he salvaged the existing pendant lights, with their small red globes, and clustered them to resemble the hanging coffee cherries before they are picked. He then integrated the coffee cherry red and green colors into the interior color scheme.

White-washed and rustic reclaimed oak is the primary natural material on the interior that blends well with the other earthy colors throughout. The warm interior space is complemented with custom wood and steel furniture by local furniture maker Brian Chilton. The experience is extended to the outdoors onto the covered patio with more of the same dark stained wood tables and stools. The new Frost Tower location is truly a prime place for Austinites to make Houndstooth part of their daily routine.

h+uo is experienced in working with existing restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and bars that are seeking both a new design and customer experience. If you or someone you know is looking to improve or move their retail or restaurant location or has plans to create something new, let us know how we can help. We’d love the opportunity to offer our services and share with you our hospitality experience.

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