Un.Box Studio is a collaborative building design studio based in Austin, TX. Our goal is to enhance the everyday environment through minimalist, efficient, and sustainable design. Our creative approach to design has allowed us to successfully work in a variety of typologies ranging from residences to mixed-use developments to art exhibit curations.
Formed in 2010 under principal Jared Haas, the studio now occupies a converted warehouse space on the east side of Austin, known as the East Side Collective. The studio’s engagement with Austin’s creative community allows it to be an active agent for quality design. We collaborate with our peer disciplines throughout the design process to ensure a streamlined and holistic building approach for the client.
If you are thinking about doing a project, navigating the waters can seem overwhelming. Where do I start? Who do I hire and when? How long will this take? How much money will this cost?
Our Design Guide will help steer you in the right direction by providing information about the team members, different phases for the design and build process, costs and considerations, and some sample case studies.
You can also use the viewer here to download PDF copy.
For a hard copy of the design guide or to begin an initial consultation please contact us.
After graduating from the Virginia Tech School of Architecture, Jared began his career by working for several residential and commercial firms in the Washington DC and Orlando, FL areas. He spent several years working exclusively on hospitality design before shifting his focus to more creative ventures in general design practice working with Dick Clark Architecture and Michael Hsu Office of Architecture in Austin, TX. After years of teaming up with like-minded creatives, Jared ventured on his own in 2010 to develop a more collaborative approach design and form what would be known as un.box studio.
Jared is a purist at heart. He is a huge fan of Donald Judd and all that is Marfa, TX. Nothing excites him more than a well poured concrete wall, fine crafted detail, or rammed earth wall.
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Charlie brings an diverse set of skills and experiences to un.box studio. Since 2004, he has been working to provide value in a variety of settings. Charlie graduated from the University of Kansas in 2011 with a Master of Science in Architecture. As a freelancer, he completed numerous medical office developments, two private residences and an experimental desert cabin.
He joins un.box with a desire to build meaningful design that promotes a timeless minimalism with authentic materials. Outside the studio, Charlie plays piano in a jazz band and pretends to be a woodworker.
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