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Request for Proposals

Historic Preservation, Expansion, and Unification Plan            

Proposals due by: May 1st, 2023

Project Overview:

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum, in partnership with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, seeks a historic preservation architectural firm to develop a Historic Preservation, Expansion, and Unification Plan for the UMLAUF. We are seeking a capable partner with the imagination, means, and experience to bring a truly exceptional project to life in this iconic green space in central Austin.


The UMLAUF Historic Preservation, Expansion, and Unification Plan will be the vital first phase for the institution to improve access to and expand the use of the 5.86-acre sculpture garden, museum, and grounds, while preserving and incorporating the adjacent 1.93-acre site that includes the home of Angeline and Charles Umlauf, their private sculpture garden, and the artist’s studio. The HPEU Plan shall include detailed design and implementation strategies and recommend a progressive and inclusive approach, setting the stage for the public and community to gain full access to the site and its numerous assets. The result will be to plan a cohesive, integrated, vibrant, fully accessible, unique arts and cultural destination.  


Site Visits:

Because the area to be addressed includes both the existing property at 605 Azie Morton Road and the private home/studio site at 506 Barton Blvd, we recommend a pre-proposal site visit with the UMLAUF staff. Firms may sign up for one of two available group tours to view the properties. Firms that intend to make a site visit must notify the UMLAUF Executive Assistant by email, at with the following information:  

  • The tour date planned to attend  

  • The expected number of people attending  

  • The name, email and phone number of the Firm’s main contact person  

  • The name of the Firm they are representing  

Available Tour Dates:  

  • April 5th 2-4 PM  

  • April 12th 2-4 PM  


Interested Firms should submit a hard copy and an electronic copy of their proposal to:  


UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum 
c/o Amanda Valbracht, Director of Operations & Administration 605 Azie Morton Rd. Austin, Texas 78704  


Electronic proposals must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on May 1st, 2023. Questions related to this RFP can be directed to Amanda Valbracht at

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