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.

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    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.

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    Alice Travis

    Managing Partner

    After receiving her degree from North Texas State University, Alice pursued a 20 year career in Education, then joined the firm in 1999. 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.

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    Darin Biediger, AIA

    Project Architect

    Darin joined chas architects in 2019. He is a registered architect with over twenty years of experience in high-end residential design. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects. Darin believes it is the architect's responsibility to truly connect with clients and understand their vision, then hone those ideas into a home design which exceeds their expectations. In his free time, Darin is an avid reader, loves art and design, and enjoys exploring the hike and bike trails of Austin.