MOLLY HUBBS

McKinney York Architects

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My parents inspire me. As lifelong learners, they are never hesitant to pursue a new passion. From my dad writing a book on the meaning of gratitude at age 69 to my mom taking up the pipe organ at age 65, they inspire a curious and creative spirit.

MOLLY HUBBS

Bio:

At the University of Texas at Austin, Molly pursued a master’s in architecture, focusing on material exploration, furniture design, and studying Japanese historical and modern design.. Molly is a designer and architect at McKinney York Architects and works on a variety of projects including residences, churches, country clubs, and more recently institutional work. Her community involvement at AIA Austin includes the 2018 Leadership Collective and leading the Homes Tour committee.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Simply put architecture has been my passion since childhood. The fact is that I’ve never really considered any other profession.

What do you do?

I approach architecture as Gesamkunstwerk, fitting all pieces into a whole. Like puzzles, architects must consider various criteria. Studying the solutions at all scales and merging this into a creative and realistic livable solution is fulfilling.

What excites you in the work you do?

I am excited by matching my designs with a client’s desires and needs in ways that the client could never envision independently. I am just as excited by renovations. These hold lessons from the past and challenge me to design within boundaries.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My parents inspire me. As lifelong learners, they are never hesitant to pursue a new passion. From my dad writing a book on the meaning of gratitude at age 69 to my mom taking up the pipe organ at age 65, they inspire a curious and creative spirit.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Earning my architecture license is my proudest professional achievement, in some ways fulfilling a dream since the age of three.

Featured Project Name: 

The University of Texas Welcome Center

Featured Project Location: 

Austin, Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

October 2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect and Project Manager

Featured Project Description:

The University of Texas Welcome Center is the front door for prospective students, designed to entertain, educate, and orient visitors while sharing the energy, spirit, and possibilities of the university. Located beneath the brutalist main campus library, the Center revolves around a central theater for introductory videos. Sculptural stacked oak boards form the auditorium’s shell. Educational displays present a timeline of the school's history, student information, and videos of student life.

Photography Credit:

Leonid Furmansky