Dave Fazio graduated from Auburn University in 1978. He began his apprenticeship at KPS Architecture Group in Birmingham before moving to Rome Italy in 1980 to continue his studies. After a brief stint at the University of Rome he chose to work as a designer for Orsi and Koerner, a multi-disciplinary international firm specializing in Urban Planning projects around the world. David was project manager for the design of a town near Misurata, Libya. He then worked as a designer/illustrator in the studio of Paulo Portoghesi. There he collaborated on many designs, including museums, religious buildings, master planning schemes and housing projects for Mr. Portoghesi.
Returning to the United States in 1982 he pursued his Master Degree at the University of Texas at Austin specializing in the perceptual characteristics of design. After graduate school he was project manager/designer on a number of large scale institutional projects. David has received a number of design awards throughout his career and is considered an artist as much as an architect.
Fazio Architects has been in business for 22 years, providing planning and design services for clients around the world. Today Mr. Fazio is the principal in charge of design. He has provided leadership on a multitude building types including municipal facilities, educational buildings, medical office buildings, and complex renovation projects.
Mr. Fazio’s realistic attitude towards project management has made his projects well known in the community and a success for his clients. He is committed to the implementation of sustainable design principals.
Meredith Hayford grew up in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. She then spent a few years in East Texas where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Stephen F. Austin State University and then continued her education by completing her Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University. While attending Texas A&M, Meredith’s final study was selected by the graduate program as part of the program’s “Celebration of Excellence.”
Meredith leverages her unique background in both interior design and architecture to bring an exceptional design experience with every project. Her goal is to become both a licensed Interior Designer and Architect, so that she can focus on bridging the gap between the two disciplines and allow herself to be involved in all aspects of design, detailing and construction.
In addition to the many talents that she brings to the design team, her extensive knowledge of Revit and baking skills is what makes her an invaluable member of the team. Outside of work her interests include spending as much time with her husband as their schedules allow, cooking new dishes and crafting projects for their home.
Justin Oscilowski attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a B.A. in Architecture and a Business Foundations Certificate. Growing up, he split his time between the Northeast and Austin but is now proud to call the “Live Music Capitol of the World” his home. He has worked at a variety of award winning design firms in the Northeast and Texas. With a keen interest in both design and business, Justin looks to bring a balanced approach to team projects. He has worked at a variety of different scales in many market sectors. Justin grew up playing Jazz saxophone and he sees many similarities between Jazz improvisation and architectural design.
Outside of the office Justin enjoys catching live music, getting out into nature, exercising, cooking, volunteering, catching comedy shows, and studying the Austin real estate market. He has been very involved in the AIA at the Regional and National levels and is a licensed Architect in the State of Texas.
Keith Gregg received his B.A. in Architecture from Texas A&M in 1986. His career began working in Southern California for Charles Kober Architects.
Returning to Texas in 1995 he was the on-site construction manager for Croslin & Associates for a number of large scale institutional projects. He has been with Fazio Architects since 1999 and has been a registered architect for 23 years. Keith brings a broad range of project management and construction administration experience that includes municipal, medical, office, retail , higher education and residential. Keith is well versed in handling new construction and complex renovation projects.
He is committed to the implementation of a thorough approach to creative cost effective solutions.
Cody Gatlin grew up in North Carolina and graduated from the School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte in 2011, with a BA in Architecture and an Art minor. After spending his last semester studying Architecture and Art History in Rome, Italy, he decided to move to Austin for a change of scenery and the intentions of attending Graduate School at UT Austin.
Cody has developed a wide range of creative skills over the years through his work in the fields of graphic design, landscaping sales, glass-blowing, interior faux-finishing, and bartending. His interest in architecture revolves around the principles of learning and implementing the most advanced tools and technologies in the industry, in order to create the most exciting and innovative projects possible, and also serving the community through responsible design and humanitarian practices.
Outside of work, Cody enjoys reading, playing guitar, listening to old classic rock records, watching movies, and being outdoors.
Sandi Fazio spent her youth living in Spain and Hawaii as a military dependent. She graduated from Northwest Florida State College and has spent the majority of her career as a Financial Coordinator for a number of prestigious architecture firms around the country. She brings to Fazio Architects a sense of financial detail and acumen that allows the architects to focus on the Architecture.
Greg Hayslett graduated with his Master of Architecture from Tulane University. As a man of many interests and possibly a short attention span, he has a myriad of experiences ranging from bartender to youth minister to street performer to cook. He has explored Architecture and Construction at many scales; from the small scale, working for himself as a furniture designer and fabricator, to the larger scale, on a crew building houses with Habitat for Humanity and a student designed house in post-Katrina New Orleans. In his early career, working for a firm in Dallas, he learned to draw, both in and out of the Architectural field, in order to design innovative and intuitive solutions in a variety of programs, including commercial, residential, religious, institutional and industrial. While there, he advanced to the position of project manager and never stopped pining for his return to Austin. Greg joined Fazio Architects in 2013 as a project manager, working on residential and commercial projects. In his free time, he travels whenever possible, spends all the time he can with his wife and friends, learns new hobbies, and does the dishes if he absolutely has to.
An Austin native, Saskia Fazio-McPhail attended the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.
After graduation, she had the distinct privilege of working with a reputable and award-winning design firm where she eventually opened and ran their San Antonio studio. Her time with this firm was invaluable and gave her the opportunity to lead many large scale, high-end hospitality projects across the country, and build her reputation for designing spaces with a sophisticated fresh edge.
Through her design-build experience, study abroad and world travels, Saskia has fostered a deep respect and understanding for art, architecture and the importance of precision and detail. She has a keen passion for architectural form and believes that interior design should not only bring a client’s vision to life, but should embrace the characteristics of its users and the local vernacular.
Saskia is a Registered Interior Designer.