All posts by Scott Specht

Preston Hollow Residence wins Record Houses 2020

Our newly-completed Preston Hollow Residence was selected as one of 2020’s “Record Houses” by Architectural Record Magazine. This is quite an honor, as only seven houses are selected each year in all of North America.


Architectural Record has been published since 1891, and is the primary documentary record of the architectural profession. You can see the article here.


The Preston Holllow Residence was also featured in a Wall Street Journal article about “New Brutalism” which you can see here.

Travel and Leisure “Best New Hotels of 2019”

The Carpenter Hotel in Austin was just named one of the “best new hotels in the world” by Travel and Leisure Magazine. It’s a very “Austin” place – an assemblage of new and old buildings that is centered around a renovated 1949 Carpenter’s Union hall and surrounded by heritage pecan trees. Take a look here: https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/it-list-the-best-new-hotels#austin-texas-hotel

New zeroHouse Model 3

We’ve updated and improved the original zeroHouse! It’s now larger and more appropriate for full-time occupancy, yet still retains its iconic design and wide variety of sustainability options. This all-new zeroHouse Model 3 defines the future of comfortable compact living.


We are currently developing several zeroHouse Model 3 versions for sites in Austin, Texas, but would love to customize one for your property. Please feel free to contact us for more information.