Tag Archives: City of Austin

Sparky Park Wins Preservation Merit Award

Posted in Uncategorized by Kristie
October 6, 2016


We are very happy to announce that h+uo architects’ project, the Sparky Park Building Rehabilitation, has won a 2016 Preservation Merit Award!  


The Preservation Austin jury absolutely loved this project and its impact on the surrounding neighborhood community. The award will be presented to the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), at an awards luncheon. 




Tickets are on sale for the community to attend the 56th Annual Preservation Awards Celebration at the Driskill Hotel on FridayOctober 28th. h+uo architects is proud of the many hours of creative energy, vision, and care poured into this neighborhood revitalization project in collaboration with PARD, Warden Construction, and the North University Neighborhood Association.




Improving the Acoustics at the Austin Convention Center

Posted in In Progress by Kristie
July 25, 2013
Austin Convention Center Acoustics Rendering

Austin Convention Center Acoustics Rendering

The Austin Convention Center hosts events ranging from the Annual Bridal Expo to Austin’s famous South By Southwest music, film and technology events. While the convention center is a popular and esteemed event venue, its acoustics are in need of improvement. h+uo architects was selected by the City of Austin to tackle this issue by developing solutions.

The acoustics revamp is a two-part project. For the first phase, h+uo has designed an upgrade on the 4th level of the building in the service corridors, where noise from service functions has been affecting event functions. The second phase of the project will have much more public face. h+uo architects has designed an acoustic treatment which will be applied to the ceilings of large sections of public corridors fronting Cesar Chavez and Trinity streets. The “lily pad” design takes its form from the pattern that emerges when four-foot circular cut-outs are made around each ceiling fixture.

Visitors to the Austin Convention Center can look forward to an improved sound experience and a new, subtle aesthetic element.




Team Selected to Design East Austin’s Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Community

Posted in Company News by Kristie
July 2, 2013

Last week the City of Austin announced their selection of the Urban Design Group and team, including h+uo architects to develop a master plan for Colony Park. The fascinating part of the design selection process is that the city had to choose between two incredibly qualified planning teams, McCann Adams Studio and team and the Urban Design Group and team. The staff, council, and outspoken neighborhood joined forces to make a very difficult decision between these two extremely talented teams. The Urban Design Group team is really excited about being selected for this unique project that will transform northeast Austin!

Located in East Austin, east of U.S. Highway 183, the Urban Design Group will develop a plan to develop the vacant 208 acre lot into a master planned community. The city’s vision is to create a community that is not only environmentally sustainable, but also sustainable as a community, without displacing lower-income residents.

Forty percent of the 500 single-family units and 250 multifamily rental units will be affordable housing. h+uo architects will be the key player in designing and ensuring Colony Park’s affordability. Master planning design and neighborhood meetings are expected to begin in September 2013.


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