A native of Austin for 22 years and Texan by birth, Kyle H. McCollum holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. Before founding McCollum Studio in 2016, Kyle worked for 9 years as Project Architect on numerous award-winning small to large-scale residential projects as a part of the renowned James D. LaRue Architects, whose mentorship and support can’t be undercounted. Before that, Kyle worked for long-established James Holland Architects and award-winning William Hablinski Architecture in Beverly Hills, California. In addition, Kyle has unique experience in framing, carpentry, and construction due to his tenure at Allen Valliant, Inc., and in commercial construction as an estimator for Harvey Cleary Builders.
Kyle is a devoted donor to the A20 non-profit organization through his pro-bono work and financial support in the design and development of Nicole’s Place, a refuge for young adults and teens escaping the sex trafficking industry in central Texas. He is also a contributing member to Stand Up 8, a non-profit that helps find immediate housing solutions for adopted children from broken homes. As part of his travels, he performed missionary work in the Dominican Republic to help rebuild a primary school and 3 adjacent cottages after a devastating natural disaster. Kyle also volunteered in the post-Katrina New Orleans cleanup effort by assisting local and regional community groups in potential community cleanup plans, utility establishment strategies, and deploying temporary housing solutions.
Kyle is a long-standing member of the AIA Homes Tour Committee, as well as a homeowner, landlord, and handyman. He is an avid aviation enthusiast and is currently training for his private pilot license. Kyle enjoys UT football, learning about the latest cryptocurrency technology, and world travel as part of an archaeological community. He is a founding partner of Lazarus Brewing Co. on E. 6th St., a local Austin microbrewery, and a member of the Tesla Motors Club of Austin. When Kyle is not watching the latest documentary, he can be found turning the pages of an informative book, learning a new skill, or wandering around an art gallery.