About

Red Design Studios was founded in 2008 by Jennifer H. Keaton, AIA, a registered Architect and Interior Designer. Jennifer has practiced all around the country in such metropolitan areas as Boston, Atlanta, Portland, and Raleigh/Durham. Throughout her 23 year career, Jennifer has produced award-winning, nationally-recognized, and locally-admired work. When she moved to Austin in late 2007, she knew that she had everything necessary to start her own firm: the experience, the talent, and the charisma; and thus, Red Design Studios was born.

Red Design Studios analyzes every budget, space, schedule, preferences, and company philosophy. Jennifer personally ensures that these needs are successfully interpreted into an efficient physical environment that projects the client’s desired image. Jennifer is well versed in every aspect of interior projects from property searches, programming needs, design, material and fixture selections, documentation, project management, and construction observation. She finds that documenting the design herself allows for better coordination resulting in a more complete set of detailed documents for the contractor and therefore, a harmonized environment for the client at a conclusive price.

Previous clients include large companies such as Manulife, OneBeacon Insurance, and Covidien as well as boutique entities such as advertising firms in search of a distinctive environment. She has also maintained long term relationships with building owners such as Trammell Crow, Equity Office, and Spectrum Properties maintaining their stacking plans, providing BOMA calculations, and satisfying all the tenant’s needs.

The name, Red Design Studios, stems from the red hair Jennifer inherited from her great Aunt Clairol. The logo was designed with sparks to symbolize her passion for lighting design and the recognition she has had in that field. Jennifer loves the challenge of renovations but also the evolution of shell buildings and spaces. She specializes in corporate interiors but has also designed, documented, and managed several restaurants, medical-office suites, retail tenants, furniture specifications and bid packages, corporate cafeterias, shell buildings, and hospitality spaces.

The Keaton family is glad to be back in the South where sweet tea is a staple on the menu and the sunshine generates good moods. Austin is everything The Keatons ever wanted in a hometown and it will be the place where their children grow up. The industry in Texas has been supportive and welcoming. Red Design Studios looks forward to establishing more long term relationships in Texas and being a part of its continuing growth.