We are a full service architectural firm in Austin, Texas, with an emphasis on listening. To you.


Adaptive Reuse
Tenant Finish Out/Improvements
Mixed Use
Multi-Family Residential
High Density Urban Infill
Custom Residential
Additions & Renovations
Urban Communities


The Design process involves more than putting ink on paper, it is about communication. We work closely with owners, consultants and contractors through all phases of design to ensure each project meets the needs of the users while existing cohesively with the environment. We enjoy the process, and we believe you will, too. Please contact us to find out more about how we work and what we can do for you.


  • Merritt Heritage

    Merritt Heritage is a 244 unit independent living affordable senior housing development on 13 acres close to the heart of Georgetown Texas. The main 4 story building is comprised of 220 units, an amenities center and attached garages. Six smaller single story casitas are each composed of 4 units and provide a buffer to the residential neighborhoods to the south.

  • Merritt Hill Country

    This 80 unit affordable independent senior housing development sits on 7 acres nestled in the scenic hills of Dripping Springs Texas. The main 3 story structure is composed of 70 units, an amenities center, screened breezeway and a community screened in porch. The remaining 10 units are divided into 3 single story casitas. The existing topography and landscape guided the layout of the site and the placement of the structures in order to minimize the impact to the surrounding ecosystem.

  • Merritt Headwaters

    Located in Dripping Springs, this 80 unit development is a response to the city’s growing demand for affordable housing. Designed for families, this garden style multifamily community hugs the existing topography and is composed of three 3-story buildings. Taking advantage of the geography and preserving the existing trees allowed for a fluid site that takes advantage of the hill country views on this 9 1/2 acre site.

  • Merritt Starlight

    Designed as 80 units on 8 ½ acres in Wimberley Texas, this community responds to the city’s need for independent living affordable senior housing. The 3 story building is made up of 58 units and an amenities center while 22 units are distributed among 6 single story casitas. The unique shape of the property, the topography and the existing landscape formed the site and building layout.

  • El Tacorrido

    Renovation of existing 1700 sq. ft. east Austin restaurant to house a new location for Austin’s original El Tacorrido.

  • 2105 E. Riverside Dr. Bdlg 5

    5,000 s.f. renovation of existing office building into open office shell with new exterior sun shades and courtyard.

  • Our Experience

    Our 50+ projects have been designed and (mostly) built in Austin and the surrounding Texas region. Some with previous or partnered firms. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your upcoming projects.


Andrea Freiburger, AIA

andreaAndrea Freiburger, AIAandrea-mobileAndrea is a licensed architect, founder, and principal of Spring Architects. With over 15 years of experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, and construction management, Andrea’s steady hand is a natural fit with the industry trend towards IPD and design-build delivery methods. Begun in multi-family residential design in 2000, her architectural career has spanned commercial structures to custom residential homes, and coalesced in high density VMU projects. Andrea’s work with previous firms includes the Coldwater Apartments, Morado Cove Condominiums, and 422 at the Lake mixed-use development as project architect, and the ARC Far West Medical Tower, McGarrah Jessee building adaptive re-use, and the WSL Designer Showhouse at the Austonian as construction manager. Andrea’s goal with Spring Architects is to respond to our increasing population, urbanization, and need for sustainability with efficient, delightful places for people to live and work.

Washington University in St. Louis

Texas Licensed Architect #19520, Colorado Licensed Architect #403290

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Jon Salinas, AIA

jonJon Salinas, AIAjon-mobileWith over 15 years of experience in the planning, design and construction industry, Jon has helped to develop a wide range of buildings. His work experience includes the design and project management of numerous single family residential projects, large scale commercial developments, K-12 educational facilities, high-density mixed use and adaptive reuse of historic downtown structures. However, his dedication to his work has never compromised his passion for his community. As a mentor for over 13 years, originally through Austin Partners in Education and a founder of a non-profit program addressing the urgent need for leadership development, life skills and career exposure at one of the city’s most struggling high schools: Reagan Early College High School, Jon continues to follow his passion to empower youth through engagement. Jon’s efforts and dedication were recently recognized by the Young Women’s Alliance and Austin Men’s Business League by selecting him as a finalist in Austin Under 40 Award in 2014.

Texas A&M University

Texas Licensed Architect #22773

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