The Colby Design firm was established in 1987 by Rudolph Colby. Located in Houston’s museum district, its humble feel and customer oriented service have not changed since its inception. Colby Design’s scope of specialization is extensive and far reaching; ranging from residential and commercial design of full scale projects, to renovations, additions, and even custom product designs.

 

Rudolph Colby apprenticed under architects, and fellow Houstonians, Lucian Hood and Howard Barnstone until 1987.  Colby later teamed up with Robert Morris, AIA. Together with Mr. Morris and staff, the Colby Design firm has grown from its beginnings in a small office atop the “Ones a Meal” restaurant in the historic River Oaks (Shopping) Center.

 

Many of Colby Design’s projects can be seen in the River Oaks and Memorial residential communities in Houston. A few notable commercial projects include the Backstreet Café and Hugo’s Restaurant (winner of the GHPA Good Brick Award).

 

Colby Design has helped many individuals and companies with solving design problems, and bringing  concepts to life with inspiring spaces and decor. The office's  detail oriented focus that provides knowledge and insight to the design community and to nationwide clientele.

Awards

 

INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & CLASSICAL AMERICA

2012 John Staub Award - Residence Under 5,000 square feet

                                             Courtyard Residence

 

GREATER HOUSTON PRESERVATION ALLIANCE

2012 Good Brick Award - Hyde Park Grocery

 

AIA SANDCASTLE COMPETITION

2011 - Bronze Shovel - "Venice Beach"

 

WEST UNIVERISTY HOME TOUR

2011 - Walker Residence

 

GREATER HOUSTON PRESERVATION ALLIANCE

2006 Good Brick Award - 807 Taft St. Houston, TX

 

GREATER HOUSTON PRESERVATION ALLIANCE

2003 Good Brick Award - Hugo's Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

Publish

 

DECOR

2013 Fall - "Transforming a Red Brick"

 

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

2011 - "Harmonious House"

 

VERANDA MAGAZINE

2009 March - "Worldly Influences"

 

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

2008 August - "Fresh Clean Looks"

 

HOUSTON HOUSE & HOME

2006 June - "Garage Mahal"

 

PAPER CITY MAGAZINE

2003 December - "Gentleman's Quarterly"

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