Austin City Lofts

Austin, TX

Project Description

This 82-unit, 14-story tower provides an anchor and landmark for a mixed-use district in the southwest quadrant of downtown Austin. Along busy 5th Street, a three-story horizontal stone volume houses the entry lobby, deep stacked porches and a modest retail strip off a shady arcade. Parking for 150 vehicles is tucked behind and below. Along Shoal Creek a garden, pool and cookout area are edged by the stacked stone porches and a five-story metal-clad series of units with great views up and down the creek. Atop the carefully articulated base rises a long, thin tower with primary views south to Lady Bird Lake and north to the Capitol Building and the University of Texas. Two-story thru-units in much of the tower command vistas in both directions. Materials for the tower are fair-face concrete, metal panels and copper shingles. The project is within a 100-year flood plain, which required extensive flood prevention measures for the lower levels of the building.



AIA Austin Merit Award
Austin AIA Honor Award / Loft Interiors
Austin Commercial Real Estate Awards
Dream Home, Best Condominium / Loft
Dream Home, Best Interior Design for Condominium / Loft
IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter Residential Design Excellence Award
Texas Society of Architects Design Award

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