JACKSON & McELHANEY ARCHITECTS

Professional Practice

The firm was founded in 1975 by Robert Jackson.  Jackson & McElhaney Architects, Inc. was founded in 2004.

Professional Associations

The American Institute of Architects

The Texas Society of Architects

LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™

Austin Energy® Green Building

Design Commission 1989-1992

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Member

Texas, Kentucky and Missouri Registrations

Design Awards

National AIA Design Awards

Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve
          AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Building 2006
          AIA/CAE National Award, Educational Facility 2005


Texas Society of Architects Design Awards

Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve, Honor Award 2005

Parque Zaragoza Recreational Center, Honor Award 1996 (with Emily Little, FAIA)

Kendrick/Ralston Ranch, Honor Award 1996

Travis County Farmers Market, Honor Award 1991

Schlumberger,  Austin Systems Center, Honor Award, Barnstone/Jackson Joint Venture 1988 

Robertson Building, Honor Award 1985

Gallery Office Building,  Honor Award 1981

Schlumberger-Doll, 1980 (with Howard Barnstone, FAIA)


AIA Austin Design Awards

Frisco/Stallones Residence, Citation of Honor Award, 2004

Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve, Merit Award, 2003

Windsong Residence (shungyo-an), Honor Award, 2002

Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, Merit Award, 1997 (with Emily Little, FAIA)

Kendrick/Ralston Ranch, Merit  Award, 1996

KVUE-TV 24 Studios, Newsroom, and Remodel, Citation of Honor, 1995

Harden/Montgomery Residence, Merit Award, 1995

Justice Mack Kidd & Charlotte Kidd Residence, Honor Award, 1994

Joanna Meis Residence, Honor Award, 1994

Calendar House (Unbuilt Design), Merit Award, 1994

McComb Residence, Merit Award, 1991

Travis County Farmers Market, Honor Award, 1990

Sherman/Lash Residence, Honor Award, 1989

Cohn Office and Retail Building, Merit Award 1987

Schlumberger ASC, Honor Award, Barnstone/Jackson Joint Venture, 1987

Robertson Building, Honor Award, 1985

Gallery Office Building, Honor Award, 1982


Other Awards

Pioneer Bank - Austin Headquarters
• CTMCA Golden Trowel Award - Industrial/ Commercial, 2017

Cane Island Amenity Village
• Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence In Construction ICE Award, 2016
• Associated General Contractors (AGC) APEX Silver Award, 2016
• Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Community of the Year, 2016
• Merit Award Winning Landscape Project, 2016

Pioneer Bank - Dripping Springs
• Golden Trowel Award for Construction Excellence, 2012
• Central Texas Masonry Contractors Association, Best Commerical Project, 2010

Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve
• Greenbuild – Living Building – Leadership in Living, Building Challenge – Beauty and Inspiration, 2007
• Design Share (International Education Design Awards), 2006
• AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award, 2006
• Design Share (International Forum for Innovative Schools), Merit Award, 2005
• AIA/CAE National Education Facilities Design Awards, Award of Excellence, 2005
• Texas Recreation & Park Society, Design of the Year, 2004
• Texas State Proclamation of Excellence, 2006

Lakehouse Spa at Lake Austin Spa Resort
• #1 Destination Spa – North America, 2008
• Best Vacation Spa, Allure, 2006 & 2007
• Top Spa, Celebrated Living, 2006, 2007
• ABC National and Regional Construction Excellence Award, 2004

Robertson Building
• Texas Award for Preservation of Architecture, Texas Historical Commission, Design of the Year, 1986
• Austin Heritage Society Award, 1986
• Reconstruction Award, Building Design & Construction Design Award, 1986

Travis County Farmers Market
• Travis County Proclamation of Excellence, 1990

Austin Green Building Awards
• UFCU Ben White Branch Bank, 5 Star, 2008
• 812 Capitol Court Residence, 5 Star, 2006
• 4523 Avenue G Residence, 5-Star, 2006
• 1001 Lorraine, 3-Star, 2006

Schlumberger, ASC
• Design Competition Award, 1984

Schlumberger-Doll Research
 Ridgefield, Connecticut Texas Society of Architects, Honor Award, 1981 (with Howard Barnstone)


Westcave (1)

Schlumberger  Asc (4)

Exhibited Work

“Elsewhere Texas” Texas Society of Architects Convention, AIA San Antonio, AIA Dallas, AIA Fort Worth, AIA Austin, 2009

Home for an Ecologist Winners exhibit, AIA National Convention, San Antonio, 2007

“Descartes Vacation,” 301 Congress, 1988

“Texas Architecture: The State of the Art,” Archer M. Huntington Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, 1987

Lectures

“3 Top Ten AIA Projects in Texas,” Texas Society of Architects Convention, Austin, 2007

“3 Top Ten AIA Projects in Texas,” AIA National Convention, San Antonio, 2007

AIA/CAE National Meeting at Westcave Preserve, 2006

“The Pleasure of Sunwatching”, Sustainable Building Coalition, 2005

 “Nuance of Design: 2 Schlumberger Projects,” AIA Austin, 1990

“Only in the Great State of Nexus,” National Society of Architectural Engineers, Austin, 1989

“The Exploration of Change in Schlumberger Architecture,” Austin System Center Employees, 1988

 “Design Concepts and Construction” Austin Chapter, International Facilities Management Association, 1987

Recent Publications

Books:

  • Structure + Design, Panache Partners 2016
  • Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorehead, 2013
  • Eco Architecture: Natural Flair (Taschen Publication), Landliche Hauser - Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve 2008
  • Green Homes: Dwellings for the 21st Century, E. Ashley Rooney - Urban Austin Home and Studio 2008
  • City By Design: an Architectural Perspective of Texas, Panache Partners - Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve 2008
  • Meridians of the World,  Andrée Gotteland - Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve 2008
  • Houses of God, Religious Architecture for a New Millennium,  Michael J. Crosbie - Grace Chapel at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2006
  • Placenotes (#40),  Charles Moore Center for the Study of Place - Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve 2006
  • Dream Homes of Texas,  Jolie Carpenter 2005
  • Geometry in Architecture, Clovis Heimsath, 2002
  • A Shared Experience: The History, Architecture and Historic Designations of the Lower Rio Grande 
    Heritage Corridor,  A Teachers Companion Book, Dr. Mario Sanchez, Illustrations by R. Jackson, 1994
  • The See-Through Years: Creation & Destruction in Texas Architecture & Real Estate 1981-1991, 
    Joel Warren Barna, 1992
  • Austin: Its Architects and Architecture (1836-1986), AIA Austin, 1987


Magazines:

  • Design Develop Construct Journal - "Rising to the Occasion" - Summer 2016
  • Cottage & Bungalows-  “Lush & Lux,” - April 2013
  • Green Building & Design - “Cents and Sensibility” - April 2011
  • Green Business Quarterly- “Jackson/McElhaney’s Sustainable Approach” - May/Jun 2010
  • Metal Architecture - “Thrill of a Curve” - May 2009
  • Western Art & Architecture - Winter 2008/2009 - Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve
  • Austin Monthly Home - "Living Green" - Summer 2008 - Central Austin Residence
  • Lake Travis Guide - “Contemplate Nature at Westcave Preserve” - 2007
  • Architectural Record - "Acting Locally" - November 2006 - Westcave Preserve
  • Stone World - "Using Stone as an Educational Tool" - September 2006 - Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve
  • Custom Home - “Lakeside Renewal” - Spring 2006
  • Dwell - "Kitchens" - May 2006 - Central Austin Residence
  • Southern Living - "Zesty Color in the Kitchen" - August 2005 - Residence at Bulian Oaks
  • Good Life - May 2005 - Residence at Bulian Oaks
  • Austin Design Guide - "Wilde Custom Homes, Inc." - 2005 - Aaronson Residence
  • School Construction News - September/October 2005 - Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve
  • Texas Architect - Awards Issue - Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center at Westcave Preserve
  • Custom Home - "Nothing Goes to Waste" - July/August 2005 - Zapp Residence
  • Spa Finder - "Ripple Effect" - March/April 2005 - Lake Austin Spa Resort - LakeHouse Spa
  • Austin Design Guide -“Quality & Craftsmanship” - Second Edition, 2005
  • Texas Architect - “Westcave Preserve”  - Sept/Oct 2005
  • The Good Life - “Searching for the 1/10% Solution” - 2005
  • Betelgeuse - “Exhibit Traces the Sun Path” - December 2003
  • UrbanScapes - “A Building with Meaning” - July/August 2003
  • Texas Architect - “Teaching by Example” - ISSUE 2003
  • Texas Architect - “Civic Collaboration” - July/August 1999
  • This Old House - “Texas Cow Palace” - January/February 1997
  • Texas Architect - “Born-again Barn” - September/October 1996
  • Texas Architect - “Community Link” - September/October 1996
  • Texas Architect - “Parque Zaragoza” - July/August 1996
  • Texas Architect - “Farmer’s Market” - January/February 1992
  • Austin Home & Living -“Treetop Sanctuary in the Heart of the City” - Jan/Feb 1999

Newspapers:

  •  “Royal Pains for Lavender Queen,” Dallas Morning News, July 18, 2008
  • “Hill Country Farm House,” Dallas Morning News, June 18, 2004
  • “Wanted: Greener Architects,” Austin American-Statesman, May 18, 2004
  •  “Rejuvenating Natures’ Classroom,” Austin American-Statesman, August 31, 2003
  • “Aligned with Nature,” Austin American-Statesman, August 15, 2002
  • “Building Updated in Hot District,” Austin American-Statesman, May 4, 2000
  • “Letting Nature Dictate Design,” Austin American-Statesman, March 16, 2000
  •  “Central Texas terrain brings out best in Architects,” Austin American-Statesman, April 6, 1997
  • “Point of View: Home Design Centers around Spectacular Views of City,” Austin American-Statesman, 
    January 22, 1995
  • “Architects Tour,” Austin American-Statesman, September 24, 1995
  • “Austin Architect Assembles Awards,” Austin American-Statesman, September 23, 1995
  •  “Hill Country Home Comes to Town,” Austin American-Statesman, August 14 1994
  • “Top in Austin, by Design,” Austin American-Statesman, August 20, 1990
  • “Heritage Society of Austin Awards,” Austin American-Statesman, March 12, 1986
  • “Award Winner: Robertson Building,” Austin American-Statesman, December 13, 1985
  •  “Award Winner,” Austin American-Statesman, October 30, 1985

Television:

  •  “Austin Now,” Interview with Tom Spencer at Westcave Preserve, KLRU, 2005
  • “Austin Insight,” Interview with City Council Member George Humphrey, Channel 6, February 12, 1988 

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