Hugh has had a life long passion for architecture. Since the age of seven he has known that designing buildings was his calling. A native of New Orleans, he started his career in Washington, DC. In 1991 he moved to Austin to study under renowned architect and educator Charles Moore. His practice since then has focused on residential design of all sizes and styles. When he’s not focusing on architecture he enjoys being Dad to his two sons, road trips, constantly renovating his 1939 ranch style house, his wife’s company and catchy pop music.
Blair grew up with Legos, and This Old House in South Louisiana, moving to Austin in 2003 for its arts culture and commitment to green building. When he isn’t remodeling his own home, he makes time to pick guitar and to volunteer with Austin Pets Alive, and AIA Austin - having coached interns through architectural licensing exams. You may have seen Blair at a Stubb’s show or keeping up with traffic on his green bicycle.
Chloe’s interest in architecture began as a child when she drew floor plans of her dream home, complete with an indoor swing set. Her love of all things music, graphic design, furniture design, and art lead her to a career in architecture. She received her bachelor’s from UT Austin and her master’s from UT Arlington. Having worked in a variety of firms and in several cities (Chicago, Dallas, and Fort Worth) she cherishes living in Austin again and practicing residential design. In her free time, she can be seen improvising and acting at various theaters around town.
Originally from Houston, Michael and his wife recently moved back to Texas following an eight year stint in Los Angeles. During that time he completed his masters at the University of Southern California. His time at USC was something of a genial conflict between the practical aspects of Architecture, for which USC had a reputation, and the fanciful influence of their downtown neighbor Sci-Arc. Outside of architecture he likes to make furniture, music, and various visual media.
Nina developed her love of architecture at a young age. Some of her favorite memories include designing and building gingerbread houses with her dad each Christmas - from the Eiffel Tower to a replica of her childhood home, each year's creation has became more elaborate than the last. She moved to Austin to study Architecture and Art History at The University of Texas where she grew to admire Austin's scenic hills and abundant natural beauty. She enjoys swimming in Barton Springs, whittling small objects out of wood, and watching Turner Classic Movies in her spare time!
Trisha discovered her love of architecture and design when she received a Crayola Drafting Kit as a child. The floors and walls of her childhood bedroom were soon covered in drawings and magazine clippings. Having spent part of her childhood in the farm country of Pennsylvania and part in Charleston, SC, she found Austin to be the perfect mix of all her favorite things. Trisha holds a bachelor's degree in both communications and interior design, and has been designing a variety of spaces in Austin for the past 12 years. When not designing for clients, she enjoys rehabilitating her own mid-century home and spending time with her husband, two very active young sons, and their two dogs.
Tyler grew up in Austin and has always gravitated towards the arts. He studied at Virginia Tech's School of Architecture + Design. While attending VT he had chances to study in both Berlin and Chicago. Time spent in those cities has helped shape his way of thinking as a young designer. Now back in Austin, Tyler loves spending his leisure time rock climbing, biking, and writing and making music.