OLA Sustainability Consultant, Umesh Atre, earns his WELL AP credential!
The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring and certifying features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind, and is grounded in scientific and medical research that explores the connections between the buildings and its occupants.
OLA is pleased to add WELL consulting to its list of offerings, and we look forward to working with you on your next WELL project!
More information on WELL may be found at: https://www.wellcertified.com/en
Austin Animal Center Kennel Addition achieves LEED Silver Certification
We are pleased to announce that the Austin Animal Center Kennel Addition project has achieved a LEED Silver certification! Amongst other sustainable design attributes, the project is expected to save over 30% on water usage and reduce its annual energy usage by 20%. Thank you to the City of Austin for their ongoing commitment to green building design and to the design and construction teams for all their help throughout the certification process.
OLA Joins the West Austin Studio Tour With 300 Local Creative Studios
In-house curator, Hattie Lindsley will feature her own artwork at OLA for the coming West Austin Studio Tour, an art walk organized by Big Medium. For a glimpse of all participating artists, visit the Central Austin Public Library. Hattie's artwork will be on view through September.
OLA Design Feature with Fireclay Tile
Fireclay tiles are handmade from recycled materials in California. During our office renovation last summer we were able to incorporate a pop of color.
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OLA is proud to be a part of First Friday, an art walk in downtown Austin
OLA Gallery joins Twyla, Den Property Group, Art.Work Austin, and Wares for a night downtown featuring local artists, special performances, and drink specials at Sophia's.
6-9pm | 201 EAST FIFTH ST. No. 104 & MORE
You are invited to the Committee on the Environment Meeting at OLA
On the first Thursday of March, OLA will be hosting the AIA COTE meeting. The topic this month is Resiliency. All are welcome.
5:30-7pm | 201 EAST FIFTH ST. No. 104
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Jonas Criscoe at OLA Gallery
Austin native, Jonas Criscoe joins the clan of local artists featured at OLA. With simultaneous installations at ICOSA Collective and with Print Austin, Criscoe is an active member in the Austin art community. His prints and mixed media works are on sale through April 22.
4009 Marathon is under construction!
Construction is underway for a 3 story concrete office building with over 25,000 square feet of office space, a rooftop deck with water features and rainwater collection, two floors of parking, and all associated site improvements.
Happy New Year to you and yours from all of us at OLA!
HOLA 2018! Thank you to all our friends, clients, consultants, contractors, project managers, and designers who helped make 2017 great. We have big plans for continuing to serve the local Austin community in 2018.
OPEN HOUSE & ARTIST RECEPTION FOR PAUL MEYER
We welcome you to our new office for light refreshments this Friday, October 27th. Our doors will be open all day. OLA Gallery is also debuting new works by Paul Meyer. Meyer is a Houston-based artist who works with cement, mortar, burlap, and other recycled materials. A percentage of all sales from the evening will benefit Rebuild Texas, a hurricane relief organization. Read more about this event in Tribeza.
OLA Gallery opens! Sarah Frankie Linder on exhibit through October 23rd
Our new office will also serve as a gallery. For our first opening we collaborated with Modern Rocks Gallery to feature the work of Sarah Frankie Linder. Her abstract works are atmospheric interpretations of live music performances from Austin's most beloved venues.
We moved! Our new office address is 201 EAST 5TH ST | Austin TX 78701
Over the past few months, OLA conducted interior renovations to a unit in the Brazos Lofts. Contact us for more information on our favorite sustainable products and practices.
Domain Northside Earns 9 Austin Green Energy Building Ratings
The upward trend of local, sustainable and people-focused design and construction is one that Domain Northside and Austin are leading. OLA is proud to be part of this process and we are always looking at how we can go one step further in advancing our community and city. Domain Northside is a sterling example of what teamwork and shared vision can achieve.
Project Managers from OLA, Austin Energy Green Building, Endeavor, Nelson Architects, and Austin Energy hosted a tour highlighting the sustainable features of the newly opened Domain Northside.
The Domain Northside is a mixed-use development that is a celebration of Austin culture. It consists of a combined 600,000 square feet of retail, office, hotel, and residential components. OLA collaborated to establish energy saving units, reduced water usage, tenant recycling, construction waste management, and locally sourced materials.
The City of Austin officially recognizes OLA as an Austin Green Business Leader .
MARCH 7, 2017
FEB 22, 2017
OLA attends Texas Society of Architects 2017 Design Conference in Marfa, TX
"Our Sixth Annual Design Conference will explore the theme of “Clarity” in design. The conference will be held in Marfa, where high desert skies, light, and landscape define a clarity of place, one which remains remote and alluring to many contemporary artists, architects, and patrons alike." - Texas Society of Architects
JAN 1, 2017
OLA is excited to announce that starting in 2017, all in-house projects will be designed to meet the minimum standards of an AEGB 2-Star rating.
Joy, Love and Peace to you and yours, from all of us at OLA!
DEC 23, 2016
IIDA Design Excellence Award presented to Studio8 Architects for PCC
"In both its design and services, the 59,000 square foot building encourages patient engagement, family involvement, and personal connections between care teams and patients."
DEC 9, 2016
OCT 12, 2016
Open House – Thank You for 5 Years!
Wednesday Oct 12, 2016
All day / Refreshments at 5pm
103 E. 5th Street, No. 205
OCT 1, 2016
PCC Grand Opening
Saturday Oct 1, 2016
AUG 18, 2016
Riata Vista U.S. Operations Center awarded ENR’s Texas & Louisiana Best Project of 2016 for Office/Retail/Mixed Use category
JULY 15, 2016
OLA participates in DESIGN VOICE 3x2 - AIA Internship Program
Friday July 15, 2016
"DV3x2 was initiated to give high school students interested in design, a glimpse of the daily life of a design office prior to delving into a university program."
JUNE 9, 2016
1811 S. Alamo clears zoning approval
"Adelman's adaptive reuse plans in Southtown clear zoning hurdle"
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