MAKER Architects is a full service architecture firm that specializes in custom residential and commercial hospitality projects. We strive to create timeless buildings and great design. We work closely in collaboration with our clients to envision and create site specific buildings, striving to find opportunities and develop best use solutions for each project and site. We have over 30-years experience working in Austin and central Texas and a growing list of delighted clients.
JEFF KROLICKI, ARCHITECT, AIA, LEEP+AP
Jeff Krolicki is the founding principal. Prior to launching Maker Architects, Jeff worked for Dick Clark and Associates for 15 years as a Senior Associate leading a studio that specialized in mixed-use and hospitality projects. His projects include 1400 South Congress, The South Congress Hotel and Vinaigrette. In addition, he has taught design at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.
JAY KNOWLES, DESIGNER
Jay Knowles, Associate and brings a background of architecture, 3d imaging and exhibit design to the team. He has extensive experience with rendering and visualization software. Prior to joining Maker Architects, he worked at Dick Clark and Associates for 9 years. His projects include Bridges on the Park, Container Bar, Banger’s Sausage House and Vinaigrette.
Central Machine Works
South Congress Hotel
South Congress Baptist Church
1400 South Congress Partners
Four Seasons Austin
Holiday Inn Express
Banger’s Sausage House
Proof and Cooper
Halcyon Coffee House
Stella Public House
We believe design has the ability to improve the lives and businesses of our clients. For us the process of making architecture requires collaboration between our clients, our consultants and contractors. This collaborative approach keeps communication open and direct. Our goal is to make timeless architecture and lead your team to deliver projects that exceed your expectations.
Design begins with clarifying project requirements, site constraints and project budgets. Once we have established the design challenges we begin our initial conceptual work that defines the projects program and general square footages with adjacencies. With the approval of the conceptual design we begin modeling the project in our BIM software. This allows us to quickly develop 3D images, building sections and elevations so that we can begin to understand the complexities of the project early in the schedule.
Throughout the design process and throughout construction we maintain this model and publish it to our client, consultants, and contractors; allowing us to coordinate and communicate the design details with team.
MAKER Sustainable Practice
We believe that green practices and sustainability are part of our responsibility to deliver the best design. On each project we identify potential strategies, systems and practices that could be employed. We then work with our client and project team to consider what systems and strategies can be pursued that meet our clients goals and budget. We work closely through site design, system selection and detailing to meet these goals.