In 1977, James Holster began his practice as James Holster, Architect. During the first years of operation, the firm focused mainly on residential design and development, community planning and light commercial design. By 1982, the firm had grown and therefore established itself as Holster & Associates, Inc. For over 25 years the firm serviced clients in its home area of Bryan-College Station along with clients throughout the states of Texas and Oklahoma. In 2005, Andrew Hawkins became Vice President of Holster & Associates. In early 2007, the firm shifted ownership and became Hawkins, Holster & Associates, Inc. In 2009, the firm has moved forward yet again to become Hawkins Architecture. With this change, the firm takes a new step towards a more sustainable future.
The firm began to focus efforts on educational facilities in the early 1980’s. During that era, the firm was responsible for the design of many of Bryan and College Station’s newest facilities. These projects were completed both as an independent firm and as joint venture collaborations with other architecture firms.
Since then, the firm has been active in the design, planning, creation, and evaluation of educational facilities for public school districts statewide. We also provide services for higher education institutions. The firm has a long project history with Texas A&M University.
Although in recent years the firm has focused more on education work, staying active in the local community is important. Therefore Hawkins Architecture creates a wide variety of architectural projects for local clientele. Local work involves civic projects for local municipalities, private commercial projects, and corporate projects. It is an important part of our profession to be active in the design of the environments we ourselves inhabit on a daily basis. This local participation also enables Hawkins Architecture to sustain the economic viability of the firm.
As the firm progresses into the future, goals remain constant. Strive to produce meaningful architecture for all clients and project types. Strive to provide excellent service and quality results.