A native of Austin for 21 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 cant be undercounted.
Before that, Kyle worked for long established James Holland Architects, and award winning William Hablinski Architecture in Beverly Hills, California. Kyle has unique experience in framing, carpentry, and construction due to his tenure at Allen Valliant, Inc., a renowned and award winning framing company and in commercial construction as an estimator for Harvey Cleary Builders, a prominent commercial contractor throughout the state of Texas.
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 non- profit that helps find immediate housing solutions and services for young adopted children from broken homes.
Kyle is a mentor in the ACE Mentorship program of Austin that provides guidance and mentorship to young aspiring architects, contractors, and designers as they progress through their academic careers and advance into the job market. Kyle also enjoys UT football, absorbing the latest in crypto currency technology, and world travel as part of an archaeological community.
As part of Kyle’s travels, he performed missionary work in the Dominican Republic to help rebuild a primary school and 3 adjacent cottages after an devastating natural disaster. He also served as a volunteer in the post Katrina New Orleans clean up 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 being a homeowner, landlord, and handyman. Kyle is a founding partner of Lazarus Brewing Co. on E. 6th St., a local Austin microbrewery, and is a member of the Tesla Motors Club of Austin. When Kyle is not absorbing the latest documentary, he can be found turning the pages of an informative book, learning a new skill, or wandering around an art gallery.