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Austin Architect Michael Hsu Awards $20K in Pro Bono Services to Central Texas Table of Grace

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture announces a nonprofit recipient for their third annual Design for All Partnership


Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (MHOA) has awarded Central Texas Table of Grace a $20,000 Design for All Partnership grant for 2024. This annual initiative offers pro-bono design and consultation services to nonprofits. Central Texas Table of Grace provides emergency shelter and support for foster children and young adults through their Grace365 program.

MHOA will collaborate with Central Texas Table of Grace to design a new multi-wing facility or cottage on two recently acquired properties. The project aims to enhance the organization’s capacity, offering continuous care for children from infancy to 21 years old. The new campus will create a functional, safe, and sustainable environment that promotes positive outcomes for vulnerable youth.

“The firm is very excited to work with Central Texas Table of Grace as our 2024 Design for All partner, helping envision their new housing facility and creating a plan for their growing campus,” says MHOA principal Maija Kreishman, AIA. “The new building will help expand their impact and, through intentional design, will support their mission to create a nurturing, homelike environment for the youth in their care.”

(photo courtesy of Table of Grace)

About Central Texas Table of Grace

Founded in 2014 by former foster child Stacy Johnson, Central Texas Table of Grace focuses on creating a healing and thriving environment through compassionate care and evidence-based programs. As such, the organization provides a stable home environment for children and youth in crisis.

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Additional Design for All Pro Bono Services

Additionally, MHOA will provide pro bono services to the Abigail E. Keller Foundation for the visioning of Abbey House, a pediatric respite and hospice facility in Austin. This reflects MHOA’s commitment to community-driven design and supporting local initiatives. MHOA’s past pro bono projects include collaborations with Austin Angels, The Women’s Home, and The Children’s Assessment Center, showcasing their dedication to using design to support community needs.

Learn more about the Design for All Partnership at