Preserving Historic Austin Properties

Our mission is to breathe new life into old buildings through restoration of character defining features and thoughtful adaptation to modern life. Take a look at some of our projects.

Some kind words from our clients

“Tere is the consummate professional whose deep knowledge of historic design and materials, and attention to detail, is reflected in the quality of her work and the satisfaction of her clients.  Though her resume contains some of Texas’ most renowned properties, including the Governor’s Mansion and the Elisabet Ney Studio, Tere offers the same level of care and skill to Craftsman bungalows and Ranch style houses.”

Terri Myers

“Tere O'Connell was a godsend for my wife and me when we decided to undertake much needed repairs to both the exterior and interior of our historical (1877) home near downtown Austin.  The interior work included a total redesign our master bath.  The bath, while new, fits perfectly with the historical character of the home.  The design is wonderful and adds to the enjoyment as well as value of our home.  There is no question that if more architectural work is needed for our home, Tere O'Connell is who we will call.”


Joe Hart

“The thing about Tere is that she is passionate about her profession, and her special passion, historic preservation. She cares about what she does for her clients and the projects she is presented with. Her attention to detail and construction knowledge is thorough, all of which shows exquisitely in her beautiful drawings and presentations.”

Geoffrey Gibson

“Tere brought her expertise in historical preservation and design to integrate perfectly a 390 SF addition into the character of the original building.  She listened to what we needed, worked with and improved our ideas, and gave us straightforward feedback when our imaginations exceeded the bounds of budget or common sense.  Tere is a strong advocate for getting the details right, staying on schedule, and getting problems solved.”


Mary Thompson & Paul Keeper