Studio 512 was established in 2004 by Nicole Blair.  

The firm explores creative design solutions for residential, small commercial, and public art building projects.  In 2013, Studio 512 began acting as general contractor for some of our more unique projects, and in 2015 expanded GC services to include construction for some select outside architects.

Nicole was born and raised in Austin, TX.  She earned her BS in Textiles and Apparel from Cornell University and her Masters in Architecture from Rice University.  She studied abroad in Florence (Syracuse University) and Paris (Rice University), and gained work experience in NYC in the award-winning offices of Peter Eisenman and Robert A.M. Stern Architects.  

Nicole is pleased to live and work in Austin again to help shape the community that first shaped her.  

Studio 512 projects are inspired by sources found both locally and globally.  Building plans are thoroughly functional, take care in selecting materials, and are appropriately detailed for construction.  

We measure our success when the end product exemplifies our client's style, meets their budgetary needs, and is in sync with the surrounding environment.  

The relationships built with clients, artisans, contractors, and subcontractors are as important to Nicole as the buildings themselves.