FURMAN + KEIL PARTICIPATES IN CODENEXT CHARETTE by Furman + Keil Architects

FURMAN + KEIL PARTICIPATES IN CODENEXT CHARETTE

July 25, 2017


A Furman + Keil project, consisting of a new garage with an ADU above, has been used as an example for Austin's CodeNext Land Development Code. One of our principals, Philip Keil, recently participated in a CodeNext charette that will help shape the future of Austin development. Check out the current draft here.

FKA IS ONE OF THE BEST ARCHITECTS IN AUSTIN ACCORDING TO EXPERTISE.COM by Furman + Keil Architects

FKA IS ONE OF THE BEST ARCHITECTS IN AUSTIN ACCORDING TO EXPERTISE.COM

July 14, 2017


Expertise.com is a website that connects people with experts in their community, based on a selection criteria that looked at reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism. Expertise reviewed 171 Austin architects, curated that list to 110, and finally picked the top 20.  Furman + Keil made the list, and we are in good company.  Check out the full list here.

THE EAST 11TH & 12TH STREET LANDRUSH by Furman + Keil Architects

THE EAST 11TH & 12TH STREET LANDRUSH

May 12, 2017


In a recent post by Austin Towers, the Austin real estate blog names our office + retail project among six of the exciting new projects going up in the active urban neighborhood of East 11th & 12th Street, here in Austin. For the full article, click here.

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PROGRESS AT IRENES by Furman + Keil Architects

PROGRESS AT IRENE'S

FEBRUARY 10, 2016


Construction at Irene's continues!  The New American concept from ELM Restaurant Group, opening Spring 2016, will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night.  Inspiration comes from ELM Restaurant Group partner Chad Gluckson's grandmother, who he described as a "drinking, smoking, gambling woman with an immense heart and a keen understanding of true hospitality."  Expect to see a wine variety of menu items, including cinnamon rolls and toast, sandwiches and salads, blue plate specials, cocktails, local beers, and boozy punch. 

WEST LAKE HILLS REMODEL by Furman + Keil Architects

WEST LAKE HILLS REMODEL...DOWN TO THE STUDS  

JANUARY 15, 2016


Our West Lake Hills remodel and addition is underway. A main feature of the design is a glass and steel bridge that connects the main house to the master wing and will also serve as the dining room. 

FKA'S SCENIC DRIVE HOUSE FEATURED ON THE CRAN TOUR! by Furman + Keil Architects

FKA'S SCENIC DRIVE HOUSE FEATURED ON THE CRAN TOUR! 

DECEMBER 3, 2015


The Scenic Drive residence was one of the original stone cottages in a lakeside pocket of west Austin.  The new design attempts to retain the quirkiness and character of the existing cottage, while thoughtfully adding to it to create an intimately scaled modern home. Nestled into a compact and sloping site that features huge live oaks, the home connects to the outdoors with steel and glass boxes that break out of the simple massing of the cottage.  The garage is bunkered into the site allowing for a rooftop deck and outdoor living space that sneaks views of Lake Austin.

The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) is a resource for those that practice residential architecture. To view the full article at AIA Austin and learn more about the CRAN Tour click here

PROGRESS ON SCENIC DRIVE by Furman + Keil Architects

PROGRESS ON SCENIC DRIVE

OCTOBER 9, 2015


Work continues on the Scenic Drive remodel and we are well on the way to being finished, with thanks to the team at Risher Martin Fine Homes.  This board-formed concrete wall came from a collaboration with Mark Word Design on landscape, and we are excited about how it turned out.  We like the contrast of the crisp lines of the concrete against the rubble stone facade that was preserved from the original home. 

SUMMER LIVING...FKA STYLE by Furman + Keil Architects

SUMMER LIVING...FKA STYLE

JUNE 10, 2015


FKA's Cove House is featured among 17 of the most fabulous outdoor spaces in Austin, in the lastest issue of Austin Home Magazine.  

The first thing visitors say when they enter this Lake Austin home is “How is this possible?” Located on a peninsula, the home is surrounded on two-and-a-half sides by water, and thanks to being built before zoning laws were changed, is perched tantalizingly close to the lake’s edge. 

The key to this plan was a screened porch separated from the living room by 26-foot-wide sliding glass doors. At 30 feet long, the porch lent itself to two living spaces. On one side is a sitting area, furnished by Fern Santini of ABODE, where sofas nestling around a copper-clad fireplace evoke the primal joy of a campfire. On the other side is a hanging daybed, levitating eight inches off the ground and commanding all-encompassing water views. Naturally, here is where the awestruck visitors usually end up....

Read the full article here

FKA IS HIRING!...NOW! COME WORK WITH US! by Furman + Keil Architects

FKA IS HIRING...NOW! COME WORK WITH US!

JULY 10, 2015


ENTRY LEVEL ARCHITECTURAL POSITION

We are seeking an individual with entry level professional experience in an architecture office to join our team. Candidates should be organized, efficient and articulate; have strong design skills, and excited about new challenges.Minimum skills required:

  • working knowledge of the construction process
  • familiarity with single family residential construction methods
  • ability to communicate ideas through sketching
  • experience with the entire architectural documentation process (SD, DD, CD)
  • knowledge of green building practices
  • proficiency in Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • proficiency in ArchiCAD is strongly preferred
  • ability to see the big picture and prioritize tasks

Please send resume and portfolio to the following email address only: resume@fkarchitects.net. If we find your qualifications meet the needs of our firm, we will contact you directly. No phone calls please. 

FKA'S COVE HOUSE FEATURED ON HOUZZ by Furman + Keil Architects

FKA'S COVE HOUSE FEATURED ON HOUZZ

MARCH 30, 2015


When winter gives way to spring and warmer temperatures, it’s time to start thinking about what comes with those higher temperatures: bugs. As great as it is to be outside in the spring, summer and fall, it’s even better to have a place where one can enjoy the mild temperatures without worrying about bugs.  To read the full Houzz article, click here. 

FKA'S ANN MARIE McCOLLUM IS SELECTED FOR AIA EMERGING PROFESSIONALS EXHIBITION by Furman + Keil Architects

FKA'S ANN MARIE McCOLLUM IS SELECTED FOR AIA EMERGING PROFESSIONALS EXHIBITION

MARCH 26, 2015


AUSTIN, TX - Furman + Keil Architects is proud to announce that one of their newest team members, Ann Marie McCollum, was recently selected for The American Institute of Architects, 2015 Annual Emerging Professionals Exhibition. The competition is an annual exhibition promoting the outstanding work of rising architectural professionals across North America. The exhibition is held at the AIA National headquarters in Washington, D.C., and is an opportunity for the nominees to bring exposure to their work and the firms they represent. 

Ann Marie’s selected work is entitled Re-Interpretation Through Translation, a comprehensive investigation seeking to identify the notion of place, through the analysis, representation, measure, rationalization, translation, and re-interpretation of the rituals that occur in everyday life. Through personal experiences in different cities, a vast series of sketches, models, and drawings were developed as a set of tools of techniques and methodologies. These techniques helped develop a construct of an entirely new cultural landscape that would allow individuals to seek their identity, culture, sense of place, and sense of belonging through the notion of measurement that exists in the rituals of everyday life. 

After graduating in May 2014 with her Master’s in Architecture from the University of South Florida, Ann Marie moved to Austin in search of a collaborative, design-focused architecture firm. Ann Marie joined Furman + Keil Architects in September 2014. Please join us in congratulating Ann Marie for her hard work and dedication!

To check out Ann Marie's selected work and learn more about the 2015 Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition, click here