Specht Harpman Architects

(512) 382-7938

Services Provided
Architecture, Interior Design, Planning

Areas Served
Central Texas, New York

Business Description
Specht Harpman was founded in 1995 by partners Scott Specht and Louise Harpman, who began working together while classmates at the Yale School of Architecture. A small company with rigorous standards for modern design, the firm's award-winning work includes commercial, institutional and residential projects, as well as custom furniture. The firm maintains offices in Austin, Texas and New York City.

Specht Harpman was recognized in Wallpaper* magazine's Architects' Directory as one of the "top 50 up and coming architectural practices from around the world." Specht Harpman has been listed among the "Emerging Voices" by the Architectural League of New York, "Tastemakers" by House and Garden magazine, and as one of New York City's "Top 100" architects by New York Magazine.

The firm has been honored with a number of design awards, including those from the Texas Society of Architects, New York AIA (American Institute of Architects), Austin AIA, and two Design Distinction awards from I.D. Magazine. The work of Specht Harpman has been published in many national and international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architecture, AD, Architectural Digest, Residential Architect, Interior Design, Texas Architect, Interiors, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, New York Magazine, and W magazine, as well as on HGTV.
Austin, TX US 
Scott Specht 
1314 Rosewood Avenue, Suite 103
Austin, TX 78702 
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10 astuces pour ranger vos accessoires et vêtements dans l'entrée

Voici des petites idées et astuces pour se créer une entrée accueillante, bien organisée et surtout bien rangée Full Story
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What Goes With Dark Wood Floors?

Avoid a too-heavy look or losing your furniture in a sea of darkness with these pairing ideas for flooring in deep tones Full Story
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You guys are going to laugh, but the best way I have found to keep my floors streak-free and paw-print-free is with a bath towel, my own 2 feet, and a squirt bottle of plain water (cleaners tend to leave streak marks, so I avoid them). I literally spray a little water on the floor, and wipe it clean with the towel that is under my feet. Hubby laughs at me buffing the floor with my feet, but this is so easy to do every couple of days. I use steam to kill germs, again only using plain water in the steamer.

I also have a flat buffer (similar to a mop) that I toss a microfiber rag under, but I am using it mostly for dry dusting now -- it is especially good to get under the beds and under furniture. I can keep changing out the rags as they fill up with dust.
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We had laminate flooring in our previous house, along with 2 dogs and 2 cats. Sad to say, it did not hold up well at all - in less than a year, I could see scratches, etc., from little paws and claws. Also, unless I was johnny-on-the-spot to get up any kind of damp "accident," the laminate board warped. The salesman who talked us into laminate also told us replacing a damaged board would be easy. Two words: he lied.

Never again will we purposely install laminate. I'd rather just wait and save up the money for real wood, or go with anything --ANYTHING-- other than laminate.
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8 idées déco pour utiliser le fluo

Osez les couleurs flashy pour une déco résolument joyeuse. Full Story
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Scott Specht and the Specht Harpman team provided invaluable knowledge, never ending patience and creativity, and a deep wealth of experience to our beach house...
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Review by Paul DArcy:

Specht Harpman is amazing. They are brilliant architects, perfectly attuned to client needs, and willing to do anything to make a project perfect for a client. ...
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