Lévy Kohlhaas Architects was founded in 2014 by François Lévy and Kimberly Kohlhaas, each of whom has been designing in Austin and beyond for over twenty years. Our practice is founded on a commitment to a crafted response to contemporary life. Every client and site has a unique project in them; our job is to actively listen. We bring knowledge and sensitivity to proportion, light, materials and technology to draw out the best possible architecture at the intersection of client needs, site, climate, form, and budget.
François Lévy is a registered Texas architect, author, researcher and former university lecturer. His BA in classics and philosophy is from St John's College; he holds an M.Arch as well as an MS in architectural engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught in both the Schools of Architecture and Engineering at UT Austin, as well as at St Edward's University and UT San Antonio's Department of Architecture. His projects have attracted regional and national press, including Dwell Magazine and HGTV. François is the author of BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design, a contributor to the AIA's The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, and he has lectured widely on sustainability, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and space architecture.
Kimberly Kohlhaas, registered Texas architect, has her degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture where she studied in Rome for a year. She taught at the University of Texas at Austin as Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture, was nominated for Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and later helped start the UT Landscape Architecture program. She chose to study the cloistered spaces of monasteries in France after winning the Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architectural Foundation, has been published as a winner in Texas Architect Graphics Competition numerous times and received Best of Show in the AIA Dallas Delineation Competition. Kimberly is finalizing the design for her new home.
Sherri Woolley Ancipink is a licensed Texas architect and interior designer, and graduate of the University of Arkansas. Passionate about preserving the character and charm of existing structures, she delights in creating designs that represent and improve clients’ environments. Sherri has expertise in interior design, from layout, to finishes and colors, fixtures and finishes, and appliances. She carefully studies and expands the architectural language of a project and its surroundings to help create a consistent, compelling sense of place attuned to clients' lives. Her experience spans from new construction, to whole-house remodels, to creating inviting kitchens and baths.
Christopher James Balli holds a BS in Architecture and an M.Arch from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His studies included concentration in sustainable design, historic preservation, and urban planning; his masters thesis was “Resilient Architecture: An Evolving Typology for an Evolving Climate.” Christopher's design interest is rooted in exploring the relationship of space and structure, with special consideration for contextually sensitive expressions of form.
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