CSC Financial Services Group Headquarters

Austin, TX

Project Description

The two 350,000-square-foot buildings on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin occupy one of the most critical sites in the revitalization of the city’s core. Designed for the Computer Science Corporation Financial Services Group, the six-story buildings create an appropriately scaled edge to the lake and the parkland alongside it. On the south face of each block a courtyard is carved out of the building’s mass, opening views out to the lake and parkland and taking full advantage of the south light. The buildings are located on two blocks of the six-block segment of the Second Street District planned by Page. The simple, modest massing of the buildings defers to the civic plaza and city hall between them. The historic Schneider Building on the northeast corner of the westernmost block is carefully integrated into the ensemble of office buildings and open spaces.

The buildings accommodate the needs for easy ingress / egress of employees at all hours, high levels of security, frequent visitor access, large floor plates and proximity to outdoor spaces and recreation. The design solution creates direct connections between parking and office floors, large “loft” studios, a “village” of communal spaces on each floor, locker rooms with connections to Lady Bird Lake Park, and generous lobbies which can be used for internal as well as community social functions.



AIA Austin Design Award, Honor Award
Downtown Austin Alliance Design IMPACT Award
Society of American Registered Architects Design Awards
Associated General Contractors of America Award for Projects Over $30M
Austin Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal

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