MKT Wins TxA 2021 Design Award

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M-K-T Wins TxA 2021 Design Award

M-K-T, a lively mixed-use development in Houston’s Heights neighborhood, was named a TxA 2021 Design Award winner by the Texas Society of Architects (TxA). The award competition had 177 entries with only 15 projects selected by an expert panel of jurors from across the country including: Brad Cloepfil, AIA, of Allied Works in Portland; Mimi Hoang, AIA, of nARCHITECTS, in Brooklyn; Bryan Lee of Colloqate in New Orleans; and Christiana Moss, FAIA, of Studio Ma in Phoenix. This year’s project winners are:

  • Austin Shelter for Women and Children, Austin | McKinney York Architects
  • David Street House, Austin | Murray Legge Architecture
  • Financial Services Headquarters, Fort Worth | Corgan
  • Fort Worth Stockyard’s Horse & Mule Barns, Fort Worth | Bennett Partners
  • Jewell Box, Austin | Mell Lawrence Architects
  • Menil Drawing Institute, Houston | Johnston Marklee
  • Merrilee Lane, Dallas | Max Levy Architect
  • MKT, Houston | Michael Hsu Office of Architecture with Method Architecture
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Nancy and Rich Kinder Museum Building, Houston | Steven Holl Architects
  • New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM | Lake|Flato Architects
  • Prairie View A&M University Fabrication Center, Prairie View | Kirksey Architecture
  • Springdale General, Austin | Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
  • Temporary Tiger, Austin | Murray Legge Architecture
  • Tiny Victories, Austin | Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
  • View House, Jonestown | Faye + Walker Architecture in collaboration with Jeffrey Gunning, FAIA


Method Architecture worked with Michael Hsu Office of Architecture to bring their design vision to life for this adaptive reuse project, transforming five former industrial buildings into a lively, mixed-use development. M-K-T has 100,000 square feet of creative Office space and 150,000 square feet of chef-driven restaurants, first-to-market retailers, and studio fitness concepts. M-K-T connects to the Heights Hike and Bike Trail allowing for an indoor-outdoor connection in the center of an urban environment, including numerous bike racks throughout the design to allow easy access to the property directly from the trail, promoting an active lifestyle and catering to the walkability atmosphere of the entire neighborhood.


About the TxA Design Awards
The Texas Society of Architects Design Awards program recognizes outstanding architectural and urban design projects by architects practicing in Texas to promote public interest in design excellence. The competition focuses statewide attention on the quality of our built environment while highlighting the important role architects play in every community. The winning designs will be featured in the September/October issue of Texas Architect magazine.

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