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restaurants, bars

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hatch + ulland owen a r c h i t e c t s

Our Firm Since 1978, our commitment to strong, vibrant communities has inspired a wide range of distinctive yet accessible projects throughout Texas and the nation, reflecting our belief that effective planning and architecture reach across economic and social boundaries to touch all who experience them. While we are well-known for being involved with some of Austin’s most iconic institutions over the years such as Whole Foods Market, we are also fortunate to have a long and successful working relationship with many municipalities as well as private business owners in the Central Texas area. Whether public or private, we favor timeless projects designed with an eye, not on the latest architectural trend or signature style, but on the special needs of our clients and the community at large. As active members of Austin’s “Green Building” program, we are keenly aware of environmental issues and strive to create buildings that enhance the health and well being of both the earth and its inhabitants. We were the architects for Austin’s first large scale, commercial “green” building – the first Whole Foods Market and Corporate Headquarters at 6th and Lamar. All of our projects are guided by the ethical and far-reaching applications of sustainable design. The images in this book demonstrate an abbreviated look at some of our projects, in particular, restaurants, bars, cafes and a few photos of the some of the 66 Whole Foods Markets we have designed nationwide.

Restaurants, Bars and Cafés

INTERIOR DESIGN Creating space is about balance. By balancing the needs of the client with the requirements of the building, we can craft environments that respect both the desired aesthetic vision and functional needs. We approach each project with a fresh perspective, yet we draw from a broad base of experience and recognition founded in respecting our clients’ objectives, schedule and budget as well as the environment. Whether our clients are commercial office tenants, local restaurateurs or retailers, we create environments that embody their individual brand.

CREATING THE RIGHT ‘FEEL’ FOR YOUR RESTAURANT, BAR, OR CAFÉ All of the elements of the design and layout should represent the goals and concept of the business. Because the menu, clientele, and price points should all support the layout of the restaurant to create a single concept, designing restaurant spaces requires a strong collaboration between the architect and the client. h+uo makes every effort to listen and fully understand our client’s needs before interpreting and bringing these ideas to life. With this approach, we have not only built restaurants and bars of which we are proud to have been a part, but we have also built long term relationships. Our list of repeat clients includes restaurateurs and business owners connected with local establishments like Threadgill’s, Thundercloud Subs, J. Black’s and Whole Foods. Other restaurants and bars include: Scholz Garten, Wahoo’s on South Congress, Sampaio’s, Lakeside Pizza & Grill, Club One15, Proof, Fuego, and Hardtails Bar & Grill. Our most recent projects include a tenant improvement for the second location of Houndstooth Coffee in the Frost Bank Tower on Congress Avenue; a complete interior and exterior renovation of a 6,000 square-foot former Bennigan’s Restaurant into a new urban dining and cocktail lounge, Foxhole Culinary Tavern; a renovation of Verde's Round Rock, and the design/build for the Austin icon, Antone's. h+uo architects has developed our business around client-focused, responsible design. Let us bring our history and dedication to your next project.

The Partners TOM HATCH, FAIA



Tom Hatch has amassed an extensive and varied background in his 39 years of practicing architecture. He has worked on a tremendous variety of projects, ranging from a variety of retail projects and offices, to public institutional buildings such as schools and libraries, to large multifamily projects, rural retreats and custom private residences.

As a licensed architect for 20 years, Erik has a comprehensive background in commercial architecture and design which includes multi-million dollar office complexes, schools and libraries, and various retail projects including car dealerships and franchise operations. Additionally, his extensive experience includes solar energy consulting, large scale multi-discipline project management, civic and design-build projects.

Randall began his career in architecture over 20 years ago. He specializes in commercial design and development including retail shopping centers and tenant improvements, restaurants, bars, flex-office space and warehouse buildings. He prides himself on being able to take “offthe-shelf” and readily available products and use them in innovative ways.

In 2008, Tom was honored with the John V. Nyfeler, FAIA Community Service Award and in 2011, he was elevated to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects. Most recently, in 2013, he received the James D. Pfluger Community Services Award for his work and advocacy of community based and affordable housing designs.

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Collaborative teamwork is the foundation of Erik’s project management skills. He listens to the client and works within the budget as well as inherent environmental and governmental constraints. He believes the best results are realized when the owner and the architect work in tandem to develop a project that truly integrates the owner’s desires, innovative design and environmental responsibility.

Austin, TX





Randall works closely with contractors and problem solving in the field. In this way, he can help to maintain the integrity of the design and the quality of the project.


hatch + ulland owen a r c h i t e c t s

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes  

An abbreviated portfolio of our restaurant, bar and cafe projects

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