Established in 1977, Shefelman and Nix Architects has maintained an active and
            varied practice. Our firm began with the design of a Master Plan and Fellowship Hall
            for Bethany United Methodist Church and has since designed eight churches, six of
            which have been built to date. Our broad range of projects also includes the
            restoration and retrofit of several historical buildings and numerous residential
            dwellings. Our firm's renovations and new construction vary in size from small
            residential remodels to $9,000,000 commercial projects.

            As partners of a small and personally managed practice, Tom Shefelman, AIA and
            Jim R. Nix share ideas and responsibilities on most of our projects. Each partner is
            dedicated to a project as 'principal in charge' from program development through
            project completion.

            Our firm's strength and longevity is fostered by our philosophy to begin each project
            as good listeners. Throughout the years we have developed the skills and tools to
            enable our clients to clearly visualize their aspirations, creativity, and budget. Our role
            as architects is to clarify and translate dreams into the tangibles of the real world
            environment.

            Shefelman and Nix Architects has received several design awards and our work has
            been featured in numerous publications including Texas Architect, Texas Homes,
            Austin Homes & Gardens, Builder Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens.

  Tom Shefelman, AIA, studied at the University of Texas at Austin
  and Harvard University and for 14 years taught design and
  graphics at UT-Austin's School of Architecture. Tom is currently
  a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Green
  Building Program, and is a representative for the Central Texas
  Library System. Tom is also a published illustrator for award-
  winning children's books.


  Jim R. Nix studied architecture at the University of Texas at Austin
  and is a registered interior designer as well as an architect. Jim
  currently maintains memberships in the Downtown Austin Alliance,   Austin Heritage Society, Preservation Texas, The Real Estate
  Council of Austin, and the Green Building Program. Jim is also
  principal owner of Nix Group Architects, a studio of specific
  architectural pursuits separate from those of Shefelman and Nix
  Architects.