Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture

Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture

Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture locationAustin, Texas, Travis

(5 Reviews)

We are a full-service, design-oriented architecture firm committed to buildings that capture the imagination, express regional beauty, and touch lightly on the earth. Our projects reflect their cultural and geographical context, are meaningful to the user, relevant to their surroundings, and contribute to a sense of place rather than obeying a preconceived architectural agenda. We’re passionate about eloquently expressing how buildings use and conserve energy and water, and inhabit the land.

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Review of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture by Laura Spence
5 28/06/2018 Laura Spence

Levy Kohlhaas has been a creative force behind our complicated 1930's home remodel. It is refreshing to find an architect committed to designing something that works for a family and honoring the original home. Their architects listen, are accountable, and available throughout the whole project.

Review of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture by Neena Husid
5 24/06/2018 Neena Husid

Five stars for these guys.
My partner and I got involved with Francois due to a case of mistaken identity. We thought we were talking to an architect a friend recommended but we weren't . Still, by the time the phone conversation with Francois ended, we were so impressed with his sincere and straightforward manner, we agreed to meet and show him the renovation we were considering. Immediately, I was struck by his vision for a tiny 60 year old house most architects would have told us to scrap. It wasn't our home but rather a place we'd bought to downsize too. Knowing we were nervous regarding the space we'd lose in moving to this redo, Kimberly and Francois spent several hours with us in the home we were leaving and listened as we told them what we loved about it and hated having to forego. When Francois came back to us with his preliminary drawings for the redo we were elated to see how well he heard us. The changes he'd suggested for the old (soon to be new) .house were thrilling and right on the mark. Through stops, starts and changes we've had with this project, including having to make sudden accommodations for an ailing parent, Francois and Kimberly have been solicitous, patient and helpful advisors. As well, Francois has proven to be a valuable and trusted guide. Most appreciatively, along with Levy Kohlhass designer, Sherri Ancipink, he makes sure our sometimes excessive taste doesn't override our strong desire to stay in budget. Frankly, Levy Kohlhaas Architecture has made us feel less like clients and more like a part of the team.

Review of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture by Hillary Miller
5 22/06/2018 Hillary Miller

We would never have been able to design our dream home without François. He was wonderful to work with and held our nervous hands through the whole process. We had a few wrenches thrown into the project including an elderly parent added to the mix and it was handled with grace and aplomb. Although, before our complete home redo, we had never met, we now consider François, Kimberly and Sheri to be friends. You will not be sorry if you hire this dream team. They have vision, great taste and are extremely knowledgeable. They stick to schedule and are cost conscious.

Review of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture by Robin Ringer Dahlheim
5 Robin Ringer Dahlheim

Levy Kohlhaas Architecture was the easiest part of building. Francois took all our wants and "needs" and turned them into a small house that lives LARGE! Very professional and helpful throughout the design process and also answered our questions in the building phase too. A joy to work with.

Review of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture by Alice Parrish
5 Alice Parrish

I cannot recommend Levy Kohlhaas Architecture enough! I wanted a small house that would "live big"... accommodating my changing needs as I am downsizing and simplifying.

Kimberly knew exactly my wishes and went above and beyond what I had ever expected or dreamed of for myself. I now have the most beautiful home, perfect for my needs, making good use of every inch, and I could not - in my wildest dreams- be more pleased and enchanted by what Kimberly created.

Not only has my house turned out completely LOVELY, but somehow they actually incorporated my personality into the exquisite design that did not waste one square inch of space. This architecture firm went above and beyond, not only when we were dealing with what I wanted for my home, but also when we were dealing with what I did not even know what I needed and what was possible. Kimberly is talented for maximizing beautiful, light-filled space. She accommodated all of my wishes.

Incorporating the beauty of the lot itself was very important to me. My live oak trees are completely celebrated! The natural light that comes into my home has been amazing... I do not even need to turn the lights on during the day! I adore my house, and am actually surprised and delighted with the final design.

It has been a joy beyond to work with people that are so in tune to my needs and have so much fun in the process. This is my dreamhouse and likely my last house... I wanted to do it right, I wanted it to be beautiful, and I wanted to do it once. They were amazingly aware of what I needed as I age in my home.

This is the second home that Kimberly has designed for me. She has created beautiful space in my life. It is with enormous gratitude that I was blessed with getting to work with Kimberly on not just one house, but two incredible projects.

I invite anyone to call them and get a reference from me directly. If you are seriously considering hiring them and would like to see an amazing, well-crafted, smaller home, please do not hesitate to ask Kimberly to bring you by.

P.S. She was very respectful of my budget and that is the bottom ass line.

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2124 E 6th St #107, Austin, TX 78702, USA

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What’s your interior design process?

We design interiors and architecture in the same way: we start by listening. Our clients have a lot to tell us, so it's important that we pay close attention to their needs and wants—both said and unsaid. Not every design solution is right for every site , so it's critical that we listen to what the place we are designing for is telling us too. Fundamentally, our job is to give our clients designs that they never would have imagined on their own, and yet that are what they always wanted.

Which interior design styles can you cater for?

We don't have a prescribed style that we feel we have to express no matter what. What's important is that our designs are an expression of our clients and their lives. We're equally at home in contemporary, modern, industrial, agrarian, eclectic, organic, and classical architecture.

What do you love most about your job?

When a client sees a design come to life, and gets moved because the actual project is so much greater than what they had imagined from the drawings and renderings.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture was founded in 2014 by François Lévy and Kimberly Kohlhaas, each of whom has been designing in Austin and beyond for over twenty years. Our practice is founded on a commitment to a crafted response to contemporary life. Every client and site has a unique project in them; our job is to actively listen. We bring knowledge and sensitivity to proportion, light, materials and technology to draw out the best possible architecture at the intersection of client needs, site, climate, form, and budget.

Why should our clients choose you?

As principals we are deeply involved in all our projects, and we also encourage our wonderful staff to take leadership of their work, contributing tremendously to our clients' projects. People who hire our firm get the benefit of the whole firm's attention. We have decades of experience between us in creating places of beauty that are very functional, perform at the highest level, and are thoughtfully designed and detailed.

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