Beast / Specht Harpman

© Meg Mulloy

Architects: Specht Harpman
Location: Austin, Texas,
Project Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Brett Wolfe
Contractor: Artifice / Jean Goehring & Amy Hovis
Project Area: 4,060 sq ft
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Meg Mulloy

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© Meg Mulloy

outfitted this neglected single-story building on the edge of downtown Austin to house offices for a branch of a creative editing company. Using steel-framed windows as partitions and rough-sawn wood for wall treatments, designed an interior that embraces local heritage while creating an open, collaborative work environment.

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Cite: "Beast / Specht Harpman" 01 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • æon

    I found interesting the large metal windows.

  • Richard deVarga

    Very nice!

  • Roni

    Great project Amy & Gene! I esp. like the gypsum board walls with that leather couch, nice contrast.

  • Flynn Talbot

    Some good lighting details here. The wash through the beams looks great, well done.

  • Marlene Clark

    Amy & Gene, this is inspiring! thank you very much for sharing.

  • shiftA

    Superb architecture, materials are awesome.