Denisse Hudock AIA
Denisse Hudock has practiced architecture for more than a decade and attributes her success to her dedication and curiosity. She is motivated by the fact that she believes her work makes a difference in people’s lives and her unrelenting need to understand how buildings are put together.
“You have to know how and why things are the way they are in order to pull them apart and push the limits of what is possible and to innovate,” she says. “Ultimately, I love collaborating with people who challenge me to move the whole design process to new levels.”
Denisse grew up in Mexico in a bi-cultural family and traveled to Texas frequently during her childhood. She emphasizes that the duality of being both Mexican and American has shaped her perspective on everything—noting that she is more apt to keep her eyes open, to question the status quo and to appreciate the beauty in every new experience.
Her portfolio ranges from high-rise luxury residential to corporate/commercial and healthcare sectors. She enjoys all types of projects and the challenges they present. One of her favorite projects was a residential tower where she was one of the project architects on a majority female design team. Denisse built strong relationships with her colleagues and many years later, the group still gathers for a monthly “Boss Babes Supper Club.”
Denisse is a mother of two and is passionate about causes that involve children, education and civil rights. She has been a guest speaker and fundraiser for Con Mi Madre, an organization supporting Latina girls and their mothers as both generations pursue post-secondary education. Last year, Denisse became a Volunteer Deputy Registrar for Travis County and she is a member of the League of Women’s Voters. She also finds time to participate on several AIA Austin committees. She is serving as the 2019 co-chair for the awards committee and is part of the new Leadership Collective class of 2019.
Denisse is an avid reader and self-described book hoarder who loves to cook and eat. Her talents include calligraphy and lettering. And as a former figure skater, she can still do a decent spin and a couple of jumps.
When it comes to favorite quotes, she likes the vision of the innovator and futurist Nikola Tesla: “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”
Denisse holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Texas at San Antonio.