KRDB, a design-build corporation, was formed by Christopher Robertson and Chris Krager in 2001 with the intention of creating extraordinary buildings which are financially accessible. Our design-build approach is unorthodox in the discipline, as it is entrepreneurial; we have chosen to create opportunities rather than passively await them. Our first project, the Cedar Avenue houses, designed and built under the City of Austin’s S.M.A.R.T. Housing program, set the course for our practice. It is not uncommon to hear an architect lament the paltry number of buildings that are designed by members of our profession; we intend to act rather than protest.Both principals, with Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, have several years experience as project managers and designers. Projects range from small residential structures to large institutional buildings such as churches and community facilities. A thorough understanding of a client’s needs and desires is critical to the success of a project. We are confident in our abilities to assess a client’s needs and provide not only an optimal, but a poetic solution.