Our Studio

Collaboration is Key

Since 1999, our team has designed and executed dozens of luxury residences for various clients. We welcome all scopes of work and pour as much attention and care into renovations and additions as we do for new construction. We relish the opportunity to work across a range of styles, from local vernaculars, to historical and cultural references, to the minimalist abstraction of modern homes. Our long standing in the Austin architectural community allows us to surround ourselves with the highest-quality consultants and contractors and we welcome the opportunity to help assemble the right team for your project.

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A Tight-Knit Team

We are a small architecture firm in Austin, Texas that ensures every client gets our company-wide attention. We are capable problem solvers with decades of experience. Every day we come together in our open studio to bring our clients’ homes to life.

  • Charles Drawing

    Charles Travis, AIA

    Founder & Principal Architect

    With more than 35 years in the field of residential architecture, Charles has built one of the most respected firms in the Austin area. A University of Texas graduate and an active member of the American Institute of Architects, Charles founded the firm in 1999. Since then he has assembled a team of uniquely talented design professionals who are driven by a passion to maintain fresh insight into the way their designs respond to site, context and lifestyle.

  • Harmony

    Harmony Grogan, AIA

    Architect

    Harmony moved to Austin after graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech, and she joined Chas Architects in 2012. Harmony is a registered architect in Texas and California and holds a LEED AP BD+C credential. She served as chair of the AIA Austin Homes Tour and currently serves on the AIA Austin Board of Directors. In addition to remodeling her own home, Harmony enjoys travel, film, and all things design.

  • Kevin

    Kevin Sidora

    Project Manager

    Kevin graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He joined chas architects in 2005 and over the past six years he has been involved in all aspects of the firm’s work. During his spare time Kevin enjoys traveling with his wife, camping throughout Central Texas and home brewing beer with his friends.

  • Tony

    Tony Hron

    Project Manager

    Tony’s design career has been as varied as his professional interests and includes work in architecture, industrial design, design research and strategy. His 13 years of experience have carried him around the world working in the corporate, civic, healthcare and hospitality sectors. Tony joined chas architects in the summer of 2014. Outside of the office, Tony volunteers for the Capital Area Food Bank and enjoys all of the outdoor activity, live music and delicious food that Austin has to offer.

  • Alice

    Alice Travis

    Office Manager

    After receiving her degree from North Texas State University, Alice pursued a 20 year career in Education. In 1999, she joined the firm as Office Manager. Outside the studio Alice volunteers her time at Next to New, a consignment shop that benefits non-profits in Austin, as well as Warm Heart International, which raises funds and awareness for fresh water access and sanitation in Malawi. In addition to organizing an annual summer camp for grandkids, Alice enjoys long walks, golfing and photography.