From Houston originally, Erica Heroy comes from the family of a machine designer/ inventor, a classical musician, and some wild entrepreneurial spirit. This practice was born out of that spirit with a drive for putting things together in a lovely and practical way.Formative years spent at firms like Tsao & McKown in NYC and Glassman Shoemake Maldonado in Houston have inspired a practice built on exceptional design and great client relationships. Those firms also gave us an interest in staying power, tradition, appropriateness, and an excitement of where old and new meet.The last few years, it has been our pleasure to collaborate on projects of different styles, sizes, and budgets and see them through construction. While our practice is rooted in architecture, we have a strong aesthetic for interior design and enjoy the process of layering on style, color, and texture.Erica Heroy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture in 2001, was registered by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners in 2007, and joined the AIA in 2014.
Ashley + Margaux
Ashley helps lead Lake|Flato’s Austin office with a focus on designing urban environments that celebrate and enhance the remarkable connections between people and places. Her work has ranged from sustainable campus planning to boutique hospitality design, across diverse communities and ecosystems. Each of her projects creatively responds to its particular context while staying rooted in high-performance design strategies. Ashley studied architecture at Yale and Harvard GSD, after which she helped start Low Design Office with colleagues from school who shared her interests in socially-minded design. After completing experimental design-build work in Austin, she joined Lake|Flato in San Antonio to work on more public-spirited projects across the US. In 2016, Ashley helped open LF’s Austin office, returning to a city where she strives to prioritize resilient place-making and to celebrate local ecologies amidst a rapidly-transforming region. Ashley is a licensed architect in Texas. She has contributed to various local initiatives; with AIA, she has been a co-chair for Women in Architecture and helped establish AIA Austin’s Leadership Collective to engage emerging architects in professional development opportunities. She enjoys serving as an invited design critic at schools of architecture including UT Austin, UT San Antonio, UC Berkeley, and California College of the Arts.Margaux is a proven team leader in Lake|Flato’s Interiors studio and key member of our Austin office. She is passionate about the relationship between interior and exterior architecture and how both can work together to support the health of people and the planet. Her designs align with a client’s brand and vision to create beautiful, functional, and vibrant designs that seamlessly transition between indoors and out. Her recent experience includes leading the interior design of the Holdsworth Center, a world-class training and leadership development campus for Texas public educators, to the interior design for House Zero, ICON’s 3D printed house in Austin that showcases a new set of architectural innovations and strategies for printed concrete construction.
Jed Duhon joined Studio Steinbomer in 2009 and brings significant experience as a Project Manager for multiple public, municipal, and residential projects. Being well versed in the fundamentals and nuances inherent in the design process, Jed retains a well-rounded experience level in design and project management for a vast range of multiple project types including new construction, expansions, adaptive re-use, industrial and commercial. Jed received his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University. He also has an extensive residential portfolio in the Austin area, including additions, remodels, and new construction, including a project featured on the 2013 AIA Homes Tour.
Trey Farmer, AIA received his M.Arch from The University of Texas at Austin and has 15 years of experience in sustainable design and construction. He came to Austin from New Hampshire via New Zealand and Northern California where he worked and studied English, architecture, permaculture and natural building. He is a LEED AP (BD+C) and a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) as well as a certified permaculture designer and teacher. Trey is on the Austin Passive House Alliance Board and the national Passive House Alliance Council. He spends his free time with his wife, son and fur-child on the greenbelt, in their garden and in their certified Passive House home.
Rebecca Hay is CEO of Rebecca Hay Designs, host of the Resilient by Design podcast, international speaker and business coach. She’s the creator of the revolutionary online course, Power of Process, helping time-strapped and frustrated Interior Designers eliminate the chaos of running a business so they can achieve focus and clarity. She helps designers build confidence and streamline their business, taking them from chaos to coordinated. Her methods and experience prove that anyone can up-level their business & make more money without working around the clock. Rebecca believes in collaboration over competition and given the right tools, anyone can be successful.Rebecca Hay Designs Instagram: @rebeccahaydesignsResilient by Design Podcast Instagram: @resilientbydesignpodcast Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/msrebeccahay/Facebook community for Designers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/386543625374544TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@designercoach?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc
Philip Keil + Troy Miller
With degrees in both industrial engineering and architecture, Philip loves the left brain / right brain thinking inherent in architectural design: exploring the natural tensions between function and beauty, balancing pragmatic concerns like gravity and waterproofing with artful composition of materials, light, and texture.Philip is happiest when his hands and mind are busy in a creative endeavor: sketching, cooking, gardening, or tinkering in the shop on a woodworking or metalworking project. He loves the pace and rhythm of engaging the world on foot, whether exploring the world’s great cities, stretching his eyes on an alpine hike, or meeting neighbors while walking the dog. He also has an acknowledged “volunteering problem,” serving on way too many boards and committees and giving out wristbands at ACL tapings. He’s studying French in hopes of returning to live in Paris.An Austinite since 1995, Troy grew up outside of Dallas and ventured south to study at UT Austin. With almost 20 years of architectural experience including residential, hospitality, planning and development, historic preservation, and construction consulting work under his belt, Troy contributes his strong design sensibilities (and unfailing sarcasm) to almost every project in the office. He is particularly interested in the expression of materiality and detailing. Outside of the office, Troy enjoys traveling with his wife and son and spending time outdoors.
Stephanie and Ryan Lemmo
Stephanie Lemmo received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University. Originally born in Puebla, Mexico, Stephanie has strong roots with her Hispanic heritage and multicultural background. With over ten years of experience, she previously worked for prestigious firms in Boston and New York City including Kyu Sung Woo Architects, Ann Beha Architects, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Stephanie brings a unique perspective to all the projects she works on with her interest in both architecture and landscape design. Stephanie has taught a design studio at the University of Texas School of Architecture and has been a design critic there as well as Tulane University. Ryan Lemmo received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University. Before founding LA-N-D, Ryan was an Associate and Project Manager at Maryann Thompson Architects in Cambridge Massachusetts. Ryan has taught a design studio at the University of Texas School of Architecture and has served as an invited design critic at Northeastern University, Harvard University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the University of Texas at Austin. Ryan is a licensed architect in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts.
Candace Wong, an Austin native and Texas A&M undergrad, is the founding principal of cwA+D, LLC. After a long stint of life, school, and jobs in Texas, Candace followed her heart and career to Los Angeles to earn a Master of Architecture at the University of Southern California, found a home at the award-winning firm KAA Design, and became a licensed Architect in 2015. After 6 years of soaking up California sun and modern architecture influence, Candace returned to Texas to start up cwA+D (aka Candace Wong Architecture + Design), a custom-residential design practice specializing in modern design for lifestyles and fun. Outside of her practice, Candace serves on the NCARB Forms Committee and AIA Austin Homes Tour Committee, is active in the Terry Scholar Alumni Association, and maintains licensure in California and Texas.
Michael Malone, FAIA is the founding principal of Malone Maxwell Dennehy Architects, a full service architectural firm based in Dallas, Texas. Since 1992, the firm has specialized in the design of retail and commercial interiors, single and multifamily residential, facilities for worship, and corporate marketing centers. The award-winning practice is frequently published in professional and shelter publications and is widely recognized for its thoughtful and considered designs. In 2013 the firm was selected as the Firm of the Year by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Michael is a frequent contributor to professional journals and is a Contributing Editor for Texas Architect magazine. He is the author of “The Architects Guide to Residential Design” published in 2010 by McGraw Hill. Active in the Texas Society of Architects, he was the 2015 President. Previously he served as President Elect, Vice President for Outreach, Chairman of the Publications Committee, Chairman of the Texas Society of Architects Design Committee, and Chairman of the Honors and Awards committee. He initiated and chaired the first three Texas Society of Architects Design Conferences in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He currently serves as the President of the Texas Architectural Foundation and chairs the AIA Dallas Community Honors Committee.He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and conventions, with his programs focused primarily on the importance of design, the role of drawing in design and issues affecting the architectural profession. He was elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2017.