Baldridge Architects has had many homes since its beginnings in 2005. First it was rented space on South Lamar. It was a giant step when we renovated our current building at 1010 West Lynn (see Baldridge Architects). We have enjoyed that space and it has been gratifying to witness it receiving award from the Texas Society of Architects and AIA Austin.
But it is small. As our projects have grown in size and complexity, so has our number. In order to fuel our growth and to provide amenities lacking in our current space (crisp but modest), we purchased property at 5120 Burnet to act as our new home.
The property comprises three discrete structures. The first phase of the renovations will be the complete re-imaging of a cmu storefront structure that has housed a TV showroom, offices, a thrift store and even a vape lounge.
This time around, we are working with a nuanced white exterior palette (connecting the project to our trade dress and our existing home) but a more robust material palette within, featuring warm residential scaled nests.
Perhaps our favorite thing about this project is the fact that we will be able to work with the professionals and artisans we have met over the last thirteen years.