Tom Hurt—along with his associates, Aaron Manns, Ricardo Sepulveda, and Eva Bishop—have a wide breadth of experience creating residential, commercial, non-profit and multi-family buildings in Austin, San Francisco, New York, and Germany.
TOM HURT Architecture provides full services for building design and master planning, including interior finish selection and exterior hard-scaping. We offer to our client a project team of engineers and consultants – and a general contractor, if requested – to make the complex process of planning and building manageable for our clients. We base our recommendations of the project team on project complexity, budget, and schedule, and we assist our clients in charting a path through the complexities of the building process that is based on experience, and professional integrity. Important to the process is that the client feel he/she can trust each team member to manage their part of what is a great time commitment and investment by the client.
Having worked as a general contractor, framer, and carpenter on various projects, Tom approaches design with a builder’s view of details, work sequencing, and costs. This is useful for two reasons; it makes some extraordinary building designs possible within normal (and affordable) building technologies; and it has led Tom and his office to pursue, through design, uncommon beauty in common materials. This latter task is exciting for us, and it is why we consider much of our work to be a careful consideration of the arrangement and treatment of materials.
Where we work – on the second floor of a 100-year-old house – we enjoy light streaming in from all four directions. Our design process is necessarily messy at times. In searching for solutions to design tasks, we allow that uncomfortable state of uncertainty with crumpled trace paper, marked up drawings and strewn material samples. As we find design solutions, the uncertainty is replaced by a sense of excitement, and we try to make drawings and presentations for our clients that show the ideas clearly and precisely.
Building Design Feasibility & Master
Material & Fixture Selection