Kristin Wiese Hefty
Kristin Hefty is a 2003 graduate of the University of Texas-Austin and has held architectural internships at internationally-acclaimed architecture firms Leeser Architecture (New York, NY) and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (New York, NY). During her time at KPF, Kristin was an integral member of the design team for the Shanghai World Trade Center, the tallest building in mainland China and the second tallest building in the world at that time.
After graduation in May of 2003, Kristin joined Lake|Flato Architects and worked on the master plan and facility expansion of the Francis Parker School (San Diego, CA), the Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center (Orange, TX), the University Of Texas Health Science Center (Houston, TX), and multiple single family residential projects.
After her 5-year tenure with Lake|Flato, Kristin ventured off with the creation of Wiese Hefty Design Build. With the help of her husband and construction partner Clay Hefty, the firm compiled a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial and retail projects. Notable projects include the corporate headquarters for Sweet Leaf Tea (Austin, TX), the Monterey Restaurant (San Antonio, TX), and the Granary Cue N’ Brew on the Pearl campus (San Antonio, TX).
Kristin and Clay announced their new venture in January 2013 as Dado Group, dedicated to providing high quality architecture and construction services under one roof. Kristin is a fully licensed architect, a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and a LEED (Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.
Member, American Institute of Architects
Former Co-Chair, AIA Young Architects Forum
Member, Urban Land Institute
Member, Urban Land Institute Young Leader’s Committee
Member, LOOP San Antonio
Board Member, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
Member, Texas Biomedical Research Institute Founder’s Council
Member, San Antonio Public Library Foundation First Edition Society