This month we are proud to spotlight Austin architect Chris Allen from Some Assembly Required. Chris, a University of Texas at Austin alumni (Architecture) and his wife Gina, a UT-Austin alum in Marketing and Finance, team up to produce some of the most thoughtful Central Austin new construction and renovation projects around. The Some Assembly Required team are long time residents of Rosedale where they’ve tirelessly worked with local developers to create award winning projects that fit the character of the neighborhood while encouraging others to do the same.
The RisherMartin team is currently partnering with Chris and Gina on our extensive whole house renovation and addition project near Camp Mabry. In addition to renovation and single family projects, Chris has also designed some of the most successful high density projects in Austin over the years including Gabardine Cottages and Chestnut Commons, where he collaborated with our very own Chris Risher.
Chris combines what we feel is essential in a great architect – he clearly loves what he does, does it very well and has a great time doing it. The renovation and custom home building process can be stressful at times, but Chris’s laid back style and sense of humor have a way of putting all parties at ease and making sure the project is both successful and enjoyable.
Chris will never brag on his own accomplishments so we’ll take the opportunity to do it for him. In 2010 a project he designed in Allandale won an extremely prestigious National Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for best whole house renovation between $250K – $500K.
If you are searching for a competent, creative and charismatic architect to provide vision and expertise for your Central Austin renovation or new home project you’d be doing yourself a favor to seek out the Chris and Gina. Chris maintains a great blog where he posts 3-D renderings, before and after photos, and insights on design and construction.