Blue & Associates' most recent retail project, “Wood & Rose,” is now open for business. Owner, Wendy Vaughan, opened her first retail store, “Bird”, in Los Angeles in 2001. Upon returning to Austin in 2011, she opened up shop on South Lamar.
The Gents Place is now open at Great Hills Station! The recently completed project built by Blue & Associates is providing a new way to keep “Gents” looking polished.
The High Note is the most recent restaurant addition to 300 South Lamar built by Blue & Associates Construction. The healthy food & drink concept from the Kerbey Lane team focuses on fresh, clean ingredients and offers extensive gluten free and vegan dishes.
"Essential Austin Japanese restaurant Kome revealed some more details about its forthcoming hand roll restaurant, Uroko, within the Springdale General complex at 1023 Springdale Road, opening sometime in April."
"A family-friendly restaurant boasting a massive wall of craft beers, Oz. Tap House (pronounced “ounce”), is heading to the River Place shopping center at 10601 Ranch Road 2222 in the North Austin area. While the restaurant is currently raising funding on NextSeed, it’s slated for a November opening."
"Regardless of the reason, this trend has led The Refinery founder Hayley Swindell-Wakefield to take her coworking/event space in a different direction. Beginning in February 2019, the year-old business will reopen as the city’s first female-only coworking and social club."
"There will be a new speakeasy in Austin with the debut of cocktail bar Here Nor There, found somewhere at an undisclosed address in downtown opening sometime relatively soon this summer. Alas, once it opens, the bar is a members-only venue."
"For the better part of the last two decades, central Texans have dined in, shopped in and been treated in several of the buildings constructed by Blue & Associates, Inc. Brothers Thomas (Tom) and Donald (Don) Jay and their Texas A&M peer, J. Gib Jones, started the company in June 1999."
Blue & Associates were featured in the US Builders Review Best of the United States 2017. Read the entire spread on PageSuite.
"Michael Hsu is somewhat of a superstar when it comes to Texas architecture. What’s special about his work isn’t just the aesthetic appeal —it’s how people interact with his spaces. From one of the first gourmet restaurants in Austin (Uchi), to modern housing, and repurposed makerspaces (Canopy)"
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture 2016 AIA Austin Design Award for Canopy in Austin, TX
"If Austin architect Michael Hsu designs your restaurant, chances are good that rave reviews will start pouring in. The architecture and interior design will be praised to the skies too because, right now, Hsu is at the top of his game when it comes to creating a dining experience that’s more than just a place to see and be seen."
"What's most impressive about Uchiko is Chef Tyson Cole's creative genius, as he brings new flavors to traditional Japanese dishes — and uses sustainable seafood to boot. There's something for every palate, from the tender grilled beef tongue (Gyutan) to the hearty mushroom hot pot (Kinoko Nabe)."
"It’s the kind of site artists dream about. There’s some 40,000 square feet within three large inter-connected warehouses. There’s an equally spacious lot with plenty of off-street parking."