Cottam Hargrave

Kinney Residence by Cottam Hargrave Photo: Atelier Wong

About the Firm

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701 A South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
T 512-225-2400
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Cottam Hargrave, founded by Jay Hargrave in 1996, designs individual homes, manages their construction, and crafts specialty components that give each project distinct character. Integration is the central philosophy of this Austin, Texas based firm. Instead of handing clients a roll of drawings, the architects see each project through to completion, overseeing and taking part in construction. Great buildings are borne out of the constant dialogue between design, detailing, building and fabrication. The process fosters innovation, quality and value while creating one point of contact and responsibility for homeowners.

Projects begin with a comprehensive schematic, tailored to the client’s unique story, site and budget. Every home is a new exploration into how spaces function and how they are built. Cottam Hargrave favors iconic forms and durable materials, balanced by a richness of expression. Essential materials and systems are exposed to become part of the finished palette. The result is simple, beautiful buildings that require little maintenance over time.