W RESIDENCE ON THE COVER OF MODERN LUXURY INTERIORS TEXAS by Mitchell Peterson

W RESIDENCE ON THE COVER OF MODERN LUXURY INTERIORS TEXAS

February 2, 2017


The Winter/ Spring Issue of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas is out, and we are delighted to see our W Residence on the cover! This project was truly a great collaboration with so many talented designers and artists. To see additional photos of this project, please visit our projects page here.

PROGRESS AT IRENES by Mitchell Peterson

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 Mitchell Peterson

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 Mitchell Peterson

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 Mitchell Peterson

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 Mitchell Peterson

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 Mitchell Peterson

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 Mitchell Peterson

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 Mitchell Peterson

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

FKA PROMOTIONS! by Mitchell Peterson

FKA PROMOTIONS!

MARCH 20, 2015


AUSTIN - The award-winning Austin based firm, Furman + Keil Architects, is pleased to announce the promotion of Arthur Furman, AIA, LEED AP and Troy Miller to Associates.  Both Arthur and Troy have been vital members of the firm’s success and have grown into key leadership roles for the firm.  

Native Austinite, Arthur Furman, AIA, LEED AP joined the firm in early 2010.  With his diverse experience, Arthur has proven to be an extremely valuable member of the team.  He has worked on a range of projects in his career, including residential, commercial, hospitality, and mixed-use projects.  Arthur graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelors in Fine Art and a Bachelors in Architecture.  

Originally from Dallas, Troy Miller came to Furman + Keil Architects in the summer of 2010, with more than ten years professional experience on residential, preservation, hospitality, and cultural projects.  His contributions have been essential in the development of several meaningful projects for the firm.  Troy holds a Bachelors in Architecture from University of Texas atAustin.  

Please join us in congratulating these two individuals for their achievements. 

AUSTIN'S STREET FURNITURE IS TALKING...FIND OUT WHAT IT'S SAYING WITH HELLO LAMP POST by Mitchell Peterson

AUSTIN'S STREET FURNITURE IS TALKING...FIND OUT WHAT IT'S SAYING WITH HELLO LAMP POST

FEBRUARY 23, 2015


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Hello Lamp Post brings to life the hidden stories of Austin by finding out what the street furniture has to say. 

For ten weeks only everyday things will come to life with Hello Lamp Post. Text the official phone number to find out what they have to say.

Created by London based Pan Studio, the project has been commissioned by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department in celebration of the Art in Public Places program’s 30th anniversary year, and in partnership with Art Alliance Austin.

Find out how to play.

BEST OF HOUZZ 2015 AWARD by Mitchell Peterson

BEST OF HOUZZ 2015 AWARD

JANUARY 21, 2015


AUSTIN, Texas, January 21, 2015 - Furman + Keil Architects has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The award winning, Austin, Texas based firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. 

Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Furman + Keil Architects among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes."

DOGRUN RANCH FEATURED IN AUSTIN MONTHLY HOME, WINTER ISSUE by Mitchell Peterson

DOGRUN RANCH FEATURED IN AUSTIN MONTHLY HOME, WINTER ISSUE

JANUARY 8, 2015


Austin Monthly Home sit downs with Gary Furman to discuss a ranch reimagined.  

What would a rancher do?  

It’s not quite the principle you’d expect to be behind a home boasting a swimming pool, marble countertops, smooth-as-silk cabinetry and acres of glass framing near panoramic views. But that’s precisely the question Gary Furman asked himself as he was designing the limestone house that sits perched atop a knoll in Spicewood. 

“We were trying to capture the decision-making process of a rancher,” says Furman, the principal of Furman + Keil Architects. “And that’s doing the most straightforward thing with a material that makes the most sense.” 

To read the full article, please visit Austin Monthly Home.