Austin Foundation for Architecture - Discover Design Over Dinner (DDOD)

Discover Design Over Dinner (DDOD)

April 26, 2018
Bumble Headquarters, Austin

6:30 to 8:30pm
Bumble is located at 1105 W 41st Street

Before Bumble moved in to the commercial building in the Rosedale neighborhood of Austin, Texas, the collaborative team at Mark Odom Studio was already at work restoring the space to its original early-60s aesthetic. As an adaptive reuse project, Mark Odom and his team drew inspiration from photographs of what used to be a Floorcraft Carpets in its original form and worked to creatively mimic the textiles and details of that era.

When Whitney Wolfe Herd and her team at Bumble were looking for an architect to make their vision come to life in the space, Mark was a natural fit, already knowing the space and proving he could think creatively to imagine a space like none other. Drawing inspiration from photos provided by Bumble and the interior design team at JEI Design, Inc., the architects at Mark Odom Studio made visions of hexagon wall coverings and a lifestyle-focused environment a reality.

It was important to Bumble that its new headquarters feel like home vs. a traditional office and desired a commercial space that felt residential. Mark Odom Studio led the team to ensure that the architectural elements and spatial design complimented their wishes while also remaining in code with the city’s protocol.

Photography by Casey Dunn


The only design-oriented dinner series of its kind in Austin. These are memorable evenings hosted by local architects and designers set in Austin’s most iconic buildings and homes. DDOD evenings happen several times a year. Each offers a rare opportunity to enjoy dinner and good conversation in well-designed places that are seldom open to the public. Past dinners have taken place at the Seaholm Power Plant, T3 (The Think Tank), Texas Society of Architects HQ, The Thinkery, Cirrus Logic, and the McGarrah Jessee Building.

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