Waxwing Design Studio was founded in 2015 by Wilson Hanks, Assoc. AIA. Wilson graduated with a B.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) from the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving her degree, she worked with Dick Clark + Associates in Austin, TX,  gaining experience in both residential and commercial projects before starting her own small-scale design firm in 2015. Her first project, a 650 sqft residential remodel was published both nationally and internationally. In addition to running her company, Wilson is an active member of both the Austin Chapter of the AIA and the Texas Society of Architects. In 2016, Wilson was named "Associate of the Year" by AIA Austin.