If you’re in Austin tomorrow for the AIA Austin Summer Conference, we encourage you to check out ”Digital, Analog, and Hybrid - Contemporary Means of Architectural Representation” at 3p. HRDD collaborator, Alex Warr will be part of a panel of architects who were featured in Texas Architect magazine’s Digital/Analog Drawing feature (May/June issue). Together, they will discuss their rendering processes and the relative values of contemporary drawing media. Joining Alex are Dustin Wheat, Erin Augustine, John Redington, and Murray Legge.
HRDD just turned ONE! Please celebrate with us by stopping by our new office Thursday, June 20th. Pop in anytime Thursday, June 20th from 4p-8p to see our new office, have a drink and snack, find out what we're up to.
Thursday is also World Refugee Day, so we’ll be using our celebration as a time to raise awareness of the great work done by our new office mates, Every Shelter.
Our new office is located at 1429 Oleander Street, Ste A (behind Kaboom Books on Houston Ave) . Parking is limited, so please carpool if you can and park on adjoining streets (not in front of Kaboom books, please).
Last week the City of Houston Planning Commission granted a variance allowing Goodnight Hospitality to move forward with its plans to open a new luxury, boutique hotel, The Montrose Hotel, near the intersection of Westheimer and Dunlavy. The hotel, designed by HRDD, is slated to open late next year!
Houston House and Home featured the Beallmeade Addition in their April issue. Charles W. Oliver, staff architect for the River Oaks Corporation, designed this compact but extravagantly picturesque Spanish style house for advertising man Pierre L. Michael. It was completed in 1926 and renovated by William F Stern and Associates in 1986. Designers Andrew McFarland and Gretchen McFarland, the current owners, worked with HR Design Dept architect Eric Hughes to create a modern, respectful addition. In collaboration with the owners, Eric worked to adapt the older home to the growing family while preserving the landscape and scale of the original home. The 1400 SF addition and 600 SF garage were completed in 2014.
Please join HRDD for the Rice Design Alliance 2019 Architecture Tour: ADAPT on Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. This year's tour theme "ADAPT" refers to the different ways in which architects and owners of Houston homes have modified their living spaces to adapt to changing conditions. The six Houston houses featured on the tour have adapted to generational succession, family change, climate crisis, neighborhood expectations, rising waters, and preserving in place. HR Design Dept is honored to have 1903 Bellmeade on the tour!
1903 Bellmeade Road, originally designed by Charles W. Oliver in 1926, was updated in 1987 by William F. Stern & Associates. In 2014, d>mcf projects, Eric Hughes of HR Design Department, and Gretchen McFarland Design+Interiors teamed up for a modern, respectful addition.
Homes by McIntyre + Robinowitz, Adams Architects, Guthrie Strasser, Janusz Design, Arkitektura Development Inc. will also be on the tour!
Current RDA members may purchase discounted tickets for $25. RDA membership is open to all! Tickets for non-members are $35. Student tickets are $15 with a valid ID. Tickets are non-refundable.
Each ticket provides access to all six locations.
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