smith holt

Smith L. Holt

Smith Holt has helped clients manage their project needs for more than fourteen years. Everything from commercial and residential architectural design to construction representation, owner representation, construction management and even laboratory design.

Smith’s eye for detail brings clarity and integrity to even the most complex scenarios. His background in architecture and experience representing clients onsite gives him an intimate knowledge of multiple building systems and a solid understanding of the construction process from end to end, including some of the newest, most energy efficient homes in Austin.

After earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Smith worked for L.M. Holder III, FAIA, focusing on residential and commercial projects. This experience included the Bridgepoint development above the 360 bridge in Austin. In 1996, Smith relocated to Dallas and began working first with Corgan Associates and then with Good Fulton & Farrell Architects where he remained until 2003. While there, Smith worked as an Architect and Project Manager and completed projects representing Nokia Inc. in Brazil, Mexico, California, Washington and Canada. After completing the projects that required residency in California and Canada, Smith and his family returned to Austin and have been there since.

Smith’s practice in Austin has established a trend of building long–term relationships with clients, maintaining a rich mix of project types, including energy efficiency in high–performance homes, and providing intelligent solutions to design and construction issues. His work has included the management of commercial projects in Austin, New York and Indiana, and residential homes in Austin and New Mexico.

For the last three years Smith has been awarded contracts with Austin Independent School District’s construction management department. His work with AISD has included building assessment, management of construction projects, management of maintenance items, and remodeling of existing spaces. This work has required creative and insightful solutions for work in buildings dating from 1915 to 2010.


Technical Capabilities and Architectural Services

  • Building system failure review
  • Programming
  • Change Management
  • Client coordination + team management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Construction Management
  • Owner’s Construction Representative
  • Sustainable Design
  • Commercial Architecture
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Laboratory design
  • Renovation
  • ADA remodel
  • Institutional Design
  • Residential Design