Limbacher & Godfrey Architects is an award-winning architecture, planning and historic preservation firm created by Laurie Limbacher and Alfred Godfrey, who together bring over 70 years of experience to their projects. The firm was begun in 1995 and has worked on public projects of iconic significance as well as buildings and settings of historic importance throughout Texas.
The firm is currently working on the rehabilitation of the Barton Springs Pool Bathhouse. The project goal is to provide a first-class experience for users that addresses substantial growth in user demand while also respecting the historic integrity of the place. The project will contain a significant interpretation/ education component. They are also working on the $26 million restoration of the 1936 Historic Austin Federal Courthouse, and they are working on the 1933 Austin History Center. All three projects are on the National Register of Historic Places.
The firm has recently completed work on the Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake, creating a new 1.3-mile route in the heart of Austin on its most popular and recognized recreation area, running on dry land, across open water, through a woodland corridor and across wetlands. The $28 million project captures magnificent views of the skyline and it encounters undisturbed natural scenery along secluded limestone bluffs.
Their Barton Springs Pool Master Plan continues to have a positive impact. The goal of the plan for “The Jewel of Austin” was to propose appropriate additions and renovations to the swimming pool, its buildings and its grounds, that respect the fragility of this unique natural and historical setting, and also accommodate the significant user demands of Austin’s most popular park amenity. Their recommended short-term improvements ($6.2 million) are nearing completion, notably, the redevelopment of the south entry sequence, which includes environmentally-sensitive new parking, enhanced landscape and an accessible pathway featuring a scenic “walk in the woods” that terminates at the water’s edge.
Limbacher & Godfrey Architects is a woman-owned business. The firm maintains minority business certification with the State of Texas as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and with the City of Austin as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). The firm is a Texas Corporation.
Laurie Limbacher and Alfred Godfrey are both registered Architects and Interior Designers in the State of Texas. Their work has received numerous awards at the local, regional and national levels. They have been married to each other for 30 years.